Five Beloved Stories by O. Henry


Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.3 stars; 44 reviews)

O. Henry wrote over 600 short stories. Naturally I have my personal top 20 stories that just seem to stand out because of their form, writing style and ability to convey real personalities in a very few words. From these 20 I've chosen five that seem outstanding examples of the short story art form. Stories like The Gift of the Magi; The Cop and the Anthem; Man about Town; A Cosmopolite in a Cafe and Mammon and the Archer. So this is a collection of just five O.Henry stories that many people, including me, have loved and remembered over the years. And this time, thanks to LibriVox, I have the enormous pleasure of not just reading them to myself, but also the joy of reading them aloud! What fun, eh? (Summary by Phil Chenevert) (1 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Gift of the Magi, The 15:13 Read by Phil Chenevert
Cosmopolitan in A Cafe, A 15:08 Read by Phil Chenevert
Cop and the Anthem, The 17:05 Read by Phil Chenevert
Man About Town 12:48 Read by Phil Chenevert
Mammon and the Archer 16:12 Read by Phil Chenevert

Reviews

Good stories and a dramatic reader

(5 stars)

O. Henry was a master of his niche of short story. The reading was clean and had a good tempo, but possibly a bit more dramatic than necessary... perhaps.

Five Beloved Stories by O. Henry

(5 stars)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!