Short Story Collection Vol. 079

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 18 reviews)

A diverse collection of short stories selected and read in English by Librivox readers. The ever-popular detective stories of Arthur Conan Doyle, dark stories from Algernon Blackwood and the quirky from Bill Nye, Ambrose Bierce and O. Henry will keep you entertained and amused in this, the 79th Librivox Short Story Collection brought to you by some of your favorite readers. (6 hr 34 min)


The Adventure of the Abbey Grange by Arthur Conan Doyle 1:00:54 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
The Adventure of Black Peter by Arthur Conan Doyle 53:07 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
The Bet by Anton Chekhov 14:36 Read by Josh Kibbey
The Cow Industry by Bill Nye 7:25 Read by Dale Grothmann
Detected by the Camera by Lucy Maud Montgomery 17:24 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
A Fatal Thirst by Bill Nye 4:43 Read by Dale Grothmann
Indenture from Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels by Johann Goethe tr… 16:33 Read by Craig Campbell
My Friend, the Murderer by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 44:38 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
The New Melusina (excerpt) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe translated by Thomas C… 39:44 Read by Craig Campbell
The Pied Piper by James Howell 3:34 Read by Craig Campbell
A Redeeming Sacrifice by L.M. Montgomery 14:52 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
Smith : An Episode in a Lodging House by Algernon Blackwood 40:38 Read by Lynne T
Snaking by Ambrose Bierce 7:48 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Sun and Moon by Johann Gottfried Herder 3:57 Read by Craig Campbell
The Strange-Looking Man by Fanny Kemble Johnson 9:24 Read by Dale Grothmann
Taking the Veil by Katherine Mansfield 14:06 Read by Rob Marland
Transition by Algernon Blackwood 15:44 Read by Dale Grothmann
Two Brothers by Carolyn Wells 1:29 Read by Dale Grothmann
Two Cases for the Doctor by Steele Rudd 10:28 Read by Son of the Exiles
Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen by O. Henry 13:11 Read by Cy Young


Odd Collection

(4.5 stars)

This set has a mix of stories that includes short, very dated morality tales and plain entertainment. The morality tales are of historical we change in our thinking. The others are simple entertainments. All seem to be the journeyman work of writers for the periodicals of their day and needing to make a living. No fault there.