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Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.5 stars; 52 reviews)

This sparkling collection of 7 short stories by Ferber includes some that are considered her all time best like The Woman Who Tried To be Good and The Maternal Feminine. Writing for and about women, Edna Ferber touches the very heart and soul of what it means to be human; to make good choices and bad; to be weak and strong. This was a very popular book when published in 1913 (Summary by phil chenevert) (5 hr 7 min)


1 - THE WOMAN WHO TRIED TO BE GOOD 28:25 Read by Phil Chenevert
2 - THE GAY OLD DOG 51:34 Read by Phil Chenevert
3 - THAT'S MARRIAGE 56:08 Read by Phil Chenevert
4 - FARMER IN THE DELL 57:13 Read by Phil Chenevert
5 - UN MORSO DOO PANG 56:25 Read by Phil Chenevert
6 - LONG DISTANCE 12:15 Read by Phil Chenevert
7 - THE MATERNAL FEMININE 45:03 Read by Phil Chenevert


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(5 stars)

Edna Ferber was one of the USA's finest writers. Hard to understand why she is not more widely read. Her stories of small town life and independent women in the upper Mid West still sparkle across the decades. And her characters -- so well drawn they just pop off of the page. I always think of Dickens when I read Ferber. And that's a compliment to the former! Phil's reading is outstanding (as usual) with just the right intonation and humour. Thanks, Phil, on behalf of your cousins across the pond. TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)

(4 stars)

Another amazing read by Phil Chenevert. I always know it will be good listening if Mr Chenevert is the reader. Good stories as well. Many with the theme of war in the background and most with poignant endings. The stories are all wonderful.

Neat collection of short stories

(5 stars)

Some are sad, some are happy, but all teach a lesson or two in being a better person. Phil does an excellent job with reading. Thanks Phil!


(5 stars)

sweet story . reader excellent as always We miss him but are always thankful for his readings. A wonderful gift to leave for us

gotta love these shorts!

(5 stars)

great shorts! fantastic job by Phil Chenevert

Five Stars.

(5 stars)

Just to agree with the previous two reviewers.