The Top Ten Short Stories - American (Audiobook)
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Read by Eric Meyers, Christopher Ragland & Laurel Lefkow (Unabridged: 7hrs 22mins)

Featuring stories by O Henry, HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville & others.

The top 10 short stories of all time written by American authors.

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.

The American Short Story literary tradition is wide and dynamic.  In this volume the grand sweep and intimate details are tellingly captured by the authors of these stories as they present the very finest of their works across a range of genres.  Genius has many names.

In this compilation - 

1 - The Top 10 - The Americans - An Introduction
2 - Hands by Sherwood Anderson
3 - An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
4 - Desirees Baby by Kate Chopin
5 - The Open Boat by Stephen Crane
6 - The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
7 - The Gift Of The Magi by O Henry
8 - To Build A Fire by Jack London
9 - The Call of Cthulhu by H P Lovecraft
10 - Bartleby, The Scrivener by Herman Melville
11 - The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe