The Four Million (Version 2)

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(3.5 stars; 5 reviews)

The man with the surprise endings: that was O. Henry's trademark. This is the second published collection of short stories by O. Henry originally released in 1906. There are twenty five stories of various lengths including several of his best known works such as "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Cop and the Anthem". The book's title refers to the then population of New York City where many of the stories are set. Some society snobs has the opinion that there were only 'Four Hundred' people in New York City who were really worth noticing. But O. Henry felt that every person in New York was worth noticing and had their own story which is explains the title of this collection little stories of the 'Four Million.'" To O. Henry, everyone in New York counted. And everyone had a story. (5 hr 36 min)


01 - TOBIN'S PALM 17:07 Read by Mike Pelton
02 - THE GIFT OF THE MAGI 14:32 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
03 - A COSMOPOLITE IN A CAFÉ 12:02 Read by Reeses118
04 - BETWEEN ROUNDS 12:06 Read by Reeses118
05 - THE SKYLIGHT ROOM 13:34 Read by Reeses118
06 - A SERVICE OF LOVE 13:46 Read by William Tomcho
07 - THE COMING-OUT OF MAGGIE 16:13 Read by Mike Pelton
08 - MAN ABOUT TOWN 11:52 Read by William Tomcho
09 - THE COP AND THE ANTHEM 15:07 Read by Winston Tharp
10 - AN ADJUSTMENT OF NATURE 10:30 Read by Mudlark
11 - MEMOIRS OF A YELLOW DOG 11:23 Read by William Tomcho
13 - MAMMON AND THE ARCHER 12:05 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
14 - SPRINGTIME À LA CARTE 15:15 Read by Mike Pelton
15 - THE GREEN DOOR 17:23 Read by William Tomcho
16 - FROM THE CABBY'S SEAT 10:35 Read by Debra
17 - AN UNFINISHED STORY 15:19 Read by Adina Owen
18 - THE CALIPH, CUPID AND THE CLOCK 12:19 Read by rdmagpie
19 - SISTERS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE 15:10 Read by Kristin G.
20 - THE ROMANCE OF A BUSY BROKER 10:13 Read by eye hear voices
21 - AFTER TWENTY YEARS 7:25 Read by Robert G. Smith
22 - LOST ON DRESS PARADE 14:33 Read by Kristin G.
23 - BY COURIER 8:57 Read by Mike Pelton
24 - THE FURNISHED ROOM 21:08 Read by Linda Ciano
25 - THE BRIEF DÉBUT OF TILDY 17:41 Read by Linda Ciano