Read by David Shaw-Parker, Eve Karpf & Richard Mitchley (Unabridged: 6hrs 1min)
The name H H Munro is obscured beneath the literary mantle of his nom de plume; Saki. A writer of his times, the stories perfectly portray society’s whims and tastes in a delicate yet at times, barbed humour. A divine wit who conjured words into quite extraordinary works.
Short stories have always been a sort of instant access into an author’s brain, their soul and heart. A few pages can lift our lives into locations, people and experiences with a sweep of landscape, narration, feelings and emotions that is difficult to achieve elsewhere.
In this series we try to offer up tried and trusted ‘Top Tens’ across many different themes and authors. But any anthology will immediately throw up the questions – Why that story? Why that author?
The theme itself will form the boundaries for our stories which range from well-known classics, newly told, to stories that modern times have overlooked but perfectly exemplify the theme. Throughout the volume our authors whether of instant recognition or new to you are all leviathans of literature.
Some you may disagree with but they will get you thinking; about our choices and about those you would have made. If this volume takes you on a path to discover more of these miniature masterpieces then we have all gained something.
In this compilation -
01 - The Top 10 - Saki - An Introduction
02 - The Lumber Room by Saki
03 - Tobermory by Saki
04 - The Open Window by Saki
05 - The Reticence of Lady Anne by Saki
06 - The Hounds of Fate by Saki
07 - Mrs Packletide's Tiger by Saki
08 - The Unrest Cure by Saki
09 - The Music on the Hill by Saki
10 - Sredni Vashtar by Saki
11 - The Interlopers by Saki the pseudonym for H H Munro