Crucial Instances

Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.3 stars; 83 reviews)

This is Edith Wharton's second published collection of short stories (1901). One of these seven stories, "Copy: A Dialogue," is written as a short play. The role of Hilda is read by Arielle Lipshaw, and the role of Ventnor by Mark F. Smith. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) (5 hr 6 min)


The Duchess at Prayer 43:03 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Angel at the Grave 37:17 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Recovery 42:29 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Copy 26:32 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Rembrandt 37:10 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Moving Finger 36:18 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Confessional, part 1 42:49 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Confessional, part 2 40:33 Read by Elizabeth Klett


(4 stars)

Overall the stories and the reading were great, particularly "The Rembrandt". I didn't really enjoy "Copy" because the male reader used a ridiculously unnatural voice.

Wharton & Klett

(5 stars)

Exceptional! Every story has it’s own charm and Miss Klett’s narration brings every story to us in earnest joy. So much fun!

Wharton Short Stories Very Pleasing

(5 stars)

It is good to find the genius of Wharton extended to full character developmen, even in abbreviated short story format. Wonderfully read.

Not for me

(3 stars)

Way too many adverbs and adjectives. I called it quits after about 5 minutes.

Well written.

(4 stars)

Well written stories with themes that stand the test of time. Beautifully read.


(5 stars)

Fantastic set of stories (with some surprise endings) and wonderfully read by Elizabeth Klett!

She did it again!

(5 stars)

And by that I mean both Wharton and Klett :)

Another good one

(5 stars)

Not too long but interesting