Atlantic Narratives: Modern Short Stories; Second Series

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(4.3 stars; 11 reviews)

This book is composed of 24 short stories, published in 1918 by the Atlantic Monthly Press, and is the second collection of "modern short stories" edited by Charles Swain Thomas. They appeared in the Atlantic monthly magazine around the turn of the century and are written by various authors as follows: Mary Antin, Elizabeth Ashe, Kathleen Carman, Cornelia A. P. Comer, Mazo De La Roche, Annie Hamilton Donnell, James Edmund Dunning, Rebecca Hooper Eastman, William Addleman Ganoe, Lucy Huffaker, Joseph Husband, S. H. Kemper, Christina Krysto, Ellen Mackubin, Edith Ronald Mirrielees, Margaret Prescott Montague, E. Morlae, Meredith Nicholson, Kathleen Norris, Laura Spencer Portor, Lucy Pratt, Elsie Singmaster, Charles Haskins Townsend, Edith Wyatt. This audio compilation begins with the stories themselves, each Section followed by the editor's Biographical and Interpretive Notes. Some of these stories are happy, some are sad, some might be downright tragic, but hopefully they will leave you thinking about life a little bit differently. (Summary by Arie) (0 hr 40 min)


Introduction 4:55 Read by Arie
The Lie 56:58 Read by Arie
Blue Reefers 19:20 Read by Natalie Paula
The Debt 24:03 Read by Mike Pelton
Seth Miles and the Sacred Fire 39:53 Read by Michele Fry
Buried Treasure 47:37 Read by Mike Pelton
The Princess of Make-believe 11:46 Read by Garess Espinosa
The Two Apples 15:16 Read by Roger Melin
The Purple Star 39:43 Read by Michele Fry
Ruggs—R.O.T.C. 39:27 Read by Anusha Iyer
The Way of Life 28:27 Read by Mike Pelton
A Year in a Coal-mine 48:53 Read by fshort
Woman’s Sphere 18:56 Read by nomorejeffs
Babanchik 40:38 Read by Jack Daniel
Rosita 27:53 Read by ScottReyonoldsVoice
Perjured 37:03 Read by Katharina Huang
What Mr. Grey Said 25:36 Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz
A Soldier of the Legion 48:48 Read by MaryAnn
The Boulevard of Rogues 23:39 Read by Lucretia B.
What Happened To Alanna 38:08 Read by helenjjacobs
Spendthrifts 44:05 Read by MaryAnn
Children Wanted 24:46 Read by Garess Espinosa
The Squire 22:39 Read by Jordan Heron
Gregory and the Scuttle 15:08 Read by Mike Pelton
In November 17:14 Read by Piper Hale


great stories and some excellent readers

(5 stars)

The stories are well written in beautiful English that you don’t hear any more. Several of the readers were superb. Listening to the questions after each story gives you reason to think back on what you heard and ponder the answers.

short stories

(5 stars)

I like the stories, not always crazy about the breakdown of these after each story but sometimes it makes you think about it more.