The Four Million


Read by Marian Brown

(4.3 stars; 19 reviews)

Born in 1862 and died in 1910, O. Henry’s birth name is William Sydney Porter; however, he adopted the pen name O. Henry while in prison. He published 10 collections and over 600 short stories during his lifetime.

The Four Million is the second book written by O. Henry while he served time for embezzlement in a penitentiary in Ohio. The book is a series of short stories which take place in New York City in the early years of the 20th century and are representative of the surprise endings that popularized O. Henry’s work. They also capture his use of coincidence or chance to create humor in the story. O Henry wrote about ordinary people in everyday circumstances. He is quoted as once saying, “There are stories in everything. I’ve got some of my best yarns from park benches, lampposts and newspaper stands.”

I hope you enjoy the following readings as much as I enjoyed recording them.

(Summary by Marian Brown)

(5 hr 31 min)

Chapters

Tobin’s Palm 16:44 Read by Marian Brown
Gift of the Magi, The 12:49 Read by Marian Brown
Cosmopolite in a Cafe, The 13:14 Read by Marian Brown
Between Rounds 12:49 Read by Marian Brown
Skylight Room, The 14:28 Read by Marian Brown
Service of Love, A 12:42 Read by Marian Brown
Coming-Out of Maggie, The 15:54 Read by Marian Brown
Man About Town 10:59 Read by Marian Brown
Cop and The Anthem, The 14:45 Read by Marian Brown
Adjustment of Nature, An 12:05 Read by Marian Brown
Memoirs of a Yellow Dog 10:31 Read by Marian Brown
Love-Philtre of Ikey Schoestein, The 11:24 Read by Marian Brown
Mammon and the Archer 14:04 Read by Marian Brown
Springtime a la Carte 14:29 Read by Marian Brown
Green Door, The 17:12 Read by Marian Brown
From the Cabby’s Seat 11:05 Read by Marian Brown
Unfinished Story, An 15:26 Read by Marian Brown
Caliph, Cupid and Clock, The 15:00 Read by Marian Brown
Sister of the Golden Circle 14:40 Read by Marian Brown
Romance of a Busy Broker, The 9:34 Read by Marian Brown
After 20 Years 7:40 Read by Marian Brown
Lost on Dress Parade 15:09 Read by Marian Brown
By Courier 8:25 Read by Marian Brown
Furnished Room, The 16:03 Read by Marian Brown
Brief Debut of Tildy, The 13:57 Read by Marian Brown

Reviews

The Four Million

(4.5 stars)

O. Henry's stories are always great to read, or, listen to, as with these audiobooks. First time I have heard a whole book read by Marian Brown and it was perfectly enjoyable. Thank you.