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(4.3 stars; 39 reviews)

One of Maugham's most famous short stories, Rain unfolds in a soggy tropical paradise marred by self-righteous hypocrites trying to force their moral beliefs on a girl who basically just wants to have fun. At a running time of approximately 2 1/2 hours, it is too long for inclusion in a Short Story collection. (Summary by BellonaTimes) (1 hr 44 min)


Part 1 44:32 Read by Bellona Times
Part 2 26:45 Read by Bellona Times
Part 3 33:02 Read by Bellona Times


Great story, good recording

(4 stars)

A great, disturbing story. I was quickly drawn in by the reading. The American-sounding male reader does caricaturish versions of some characters' voices, but not to excess -- in my opinion it's very effective.

great reading, tragic classic tale

(5 stars)

Engaging story with a poignant ending. Character voices were amusing. Thanks, Bellona Times!

(5 stars)

very well written and absorbing short story.


(3 stars)

entertaining, predictable, and nicely read.