Fifty-one Tales (version 2)


Read by Rosslyn Carlyle

(4.5 stars; 14 reviews)

A multitude of very short stories populated with things that lurk in the dark corners of human imagination. Wonderfully crafted and sometimes ending with an unexpected outcome, these stories are well rooted in mythology and speak of things beyond the thin veil of reality. - Summary by Rosslyn Carlyle (2 hr 15 min)

Chapters

The assignation. Charon. The death of Pan 6:56 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
The sphinx at Giza. The hen. Wind and fog 9:22 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
The raft-builders. The workman. The guest 8:55 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Death and Odysseus. Death and the orange. The prayer of the flower 5:53 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Time and the tradesman. The little city. The unpasturable fields 5:48 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
The worm and the angel. The songless country. The latest thing 5:40 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
The demagogue and the demi-monde. The giant poppy. Roses 5:01 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
A mistaken identity. The true history of the hare and the tortoise. Alone the i… 10:44 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
A moral little tale. The return of song. Spring In town 10:23 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
How the enemy came to Thlunrana. A losing game. Taking up Picadilly 9:06 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
The man with the golden ear-rings. The dream of King Karna-Vootra. The storm 9:34 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
After the fire. The city. The food of Death 4:42 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
The lonely idol. The sphinx in Thebes (Massachusetts). The reward 8:07 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
The trouble in Leafy Green Street. The mist. Furrow-maker 7:03 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Lobster salad. The return of the exiles. Nature and time 11:24 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
The song of the blackbird. The messengers. The three tall sons 11:22 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Compromise. What we have come to. The tomb of Pan 5:35 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle

Reviews

Strange tales of nature and men


(4 stars)

Recurring themes of nature, death, time and mankind. Some real gems but quite a few are inscrutable. Author clearly very concerned with man turning his back on nature. 4 stars as a terrific reading with good intonation.

Great stories but strange


(4 stars)

the stories in this book are quite unique. they are short and weird and you can feel meaning behind them even if it's sometimes hard to grasp.

Fantastic tales, fantastically read.


(5 stars)

Dunsany is hard to do justice to, but the reader here nails it!

Poetry in Prose


(5 stars)

Dreamy micro-stories, ranging from mythic to topical satire. Beautifully read.