Read by Eric Meyers, Laurel Lefkow & Christopher Ragland (Unabridged: 3hrs 12mins)
The lives of the everyday person are beautifully observed in Anderson’s beguiling prose. These miniature gems draw us in to streets, towns and situations that, in his words, reveal perhaps a truer and more realistic document of America than reality ever can.
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 Ten - Sherwood Anderson - An Introduction
02 - Hands by Sherwood Anderson
03 - An Awakening by Sherwood Anderson
04 - Adventure by Sherwood Anderson
05 - The Strength of God by Sherwood Anderson
06 - Death by Sherwood Anderson
07 - Seeds by Sherwood Anderson
08 - The Other Woman by Sherwood Anderson
09 - Brothers by Sherwood Anderson
10 - War by Sherwood Anderson
11 - Discovery of a Father by Sherwood Anderson