Short Story Collection Vol. 084

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.2 stars; 8 reviews)

And so we present the 84th Librivox Short Story Collection! Each tale is selected and read by a Librivox volunteer. Once again, we have a wide variety of stories, from the amusing to the perplexing. Zane Grey, Maxim Gorky and H.G. Wells are among the authors selected this time round. (5 hr 44 min)


The Apparition of Mrs. Veal by Daniel Defoe 22:51 Read by Lynne T
The Artful Touch by Charles Dickens 5:39 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
The Beggars by Lord Dunsany 8:23 Read by Dale Grothmann
Christmas Night with Satan by John Fox, Jr. 24:42 Read by April6090
The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving 32:06 Read by Tomewing
Experiments with Old Cheese by Bill Nye 1:15 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Great Slave by Zane Grey 40:30 Read by KevinS
The Great Stone Face by Nathaniel Hawthorne 58:40 Read by Grace Buchanan
Heap Gone by Bill Nye 3:21 Read by Dale Grothmann
He Was Not a Burglar by Bill Nye 1:02 Read by Dale Grothmann
How Pearl Button was Kidnapped by Katherine Mansfield 11:32 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Ingenious Patriot By Ambrose Bierce 2:55 Read by Dale Grothmann
An Old Maid by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie 12:29 Read by Kelly S. Taylor
The Oval Portait by Edgar Allan Poe 9:39 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
The Pair of Gloves by Charles Dickens 12:32 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
The Sofa by Charles Dickens 7:01 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
Thomas the Rhymer by Mary MacGregor 33:56 Read by Scott Danneker
Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy 8:36 Read by ChadH94
Under the Knife by H.G. Wells 38:43 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
The Writer by Maxim Gorky 8:33 Read by Neslihan Stamboli


good readings spoiled by uneven volume

(3 stars)

I found this set of stories less engaging than average but a good job by all the readers, especially in light of that. However the volume between readers/stories was very uneven which detracted from the overall experience.