By: Luis Alberto Urrea
Narrated by: Luis Alberto Urrea
Length: 6 hours 22 minutes
This hard-hitting, beautiful short story collection from one of America's preeminent literary voices “reflect[s] both sides of his Mexican-American heritage while stretching the reader's understanding of human boundaries” (Kirkus).
Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Urrea reveals his mastery of... Read more
By: Lauren Groff
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
Length: 9 hours 36 minutes
Lauren Groff presents nine stories of astonishing insight and variety, each revealing a resonant drama within the life of a twentieth-century American woman.
In "Sir Fleeting," a Midwestern farm girl on her honeymoon in Argentina falls into lifelong lust for a French playboy. In "Blythe," an attorney who has become a stay-at-home mother takes a... Read more
By: H. G. Wells, H. Rider Haggard & Hugh Walpole
Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
Length: 17 hours 5 minutes
A rich and varied anthology of inventive classic tales by some of the world's top storytellers.
'A Deal in Ostriches' by H. G. Wells
'The Scarecrow' by G. Ranger Wormser
'Only a Dream' by H. Rider Haggard
'The Magic Shop' by H. G. Wells
'The Business of Madame Jahn' by Vincent O'Sullivan
'The Old Portrait' by Hume Nisbet
... Read more
By: Megan Milks
Narrated by: Megan Milks
Length: 5 hours 27 minutes
A woman metamorphoses into a giant slug; another quite literally eats her heart out; a wasp falls in love with an orchid; and hair starts sprouting from the walls. These stories slip and slide between genres—from video games to fan fiction, body horror to choose-your-own-adventure—as characters cycle through giddying changes in gender,... Read moreView audiobook
By: Lydia Davis
Narrated by: Janet Metzger
Length: 6 hours 17 minutes
A new collection of short stories from the woman Rick Moody has called "the best prose stylist in America"
Her stories may be literal one-liners: the entirety of "Bloomington" reads, "Now that I have been here for a little while, I can say with confidence that I have never been here before." Or they may be lengthier investigations of the havoc... Read more
By: Truman Capote
Narrated by: Scott Brick, Nancy Linari & Sarah Scott
Length: 3 hours 44 minutes
The early fiction of one of the nation’s most celebrated writers, Truman Capote, as he takes his first bold steps into the canon of American literature
Recently rediscovered in the archives of the New York Public Library, these short stories provide an unparalleled look at Truman Capote writing in his teens and early twenties, before he penned... Read more
By: Tori Bovalino
Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg & Chanté McCormick
Length: 7 hours 3 minutes
These are the stories that haunt us
A cemetery full of the restless dead. A town so wicked it has already burned twice, with the breath of the third fire looming. A rural, isolated bridge with a terrifying monster waiting for the completion of its summoning ritual. A lake that allows the drowned to return, though they have been changed by the... Read more
By: Jorge Luis Borges
Narrated by: Castulo Guerra
Length: 8 hours 38 minutes
Full of philosophical puzzles and supernatural surprises, these stories contain some of Borges’s most fully realized human characters. With uncanny insight he takes us inside the minds of an unrepentant Nazi, an imprisoned Mayan priest, fanatical Christian theologians, a woman plotting vengeance on her father’s “killer,” and a man awaiting his... Read moreView audiobook
By: George Saunders
Narrated by: George Saunders, Tina Fey, Michael McKean, Edi ...
Length: 7 hours 6 minutes
MacArthur "genius" and Booker Prize winner George Saunders returns with a collection of short stories that make sense of our increasingly troubled world, his first since the New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist Tenth of December
The “best short story writer in English” (Time) is back with a masterful collection that explores... Read more
By: Ted Chiang
Narrated by: Todd McLaren & Abby Craden
Length: 10 hours 23 minutes
This new edition of Ted Chiang's masterful first collection, Stories of Your Life and Others, includes his first eight published stories. Combining the precision and scientific curiosity of Kim Stanley Robinson with Lorrie Moore's cool, clear love of language and narrative intricacy, this award-winning collection offers listeners the dual... Read moreView audiobook
By: Kelly Link
Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Dan Stevens, Dominic Hoffman, K...
Length: 7 hours 50 minutes
Seven ingeniously reinvented fairy tales that play out with astonishing consequences in the modern world, from one of today’s finest short story writers—MacArthur “Genius Grant” fellow Kelly Link, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Get in Trouble
Finding seeds of inspiration in the Brothers Grimm, seventeenth-century French lore,... Read more
By: Agatha Christie
Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
Length: 9 hours 53 minutes
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
"Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.” —Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of the Dublin Murder Squad novelsAn all-new collection of winter-themed stories from the Queen of Mystery, just in time for the... Read more
By: Jonathan Escoffery
Narrated by: Torian Brackett
Length: 8 hours
"If I Survive You is a collection of connected short stories that reads like a novel, that reads like real life, that reads like fiction written at the highest level. There are no limits to where Jonathan Escoffery will go." —Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House
"Torian Brackett's skillful narration fully embodies the family at the center of... Read more
By: Aoko Matsuda
Narrated by: Sarah Skaer
Length: 6 hours 36 minutes
A busybody aunt who disapproves of hair removal; a pair of door-to-door saleswomen hawking portable lanterns; a cheerful lover who visits every night to take a luxurious bath; a silent house-caller who babysits and cleans while a single mother is out working. Where the Wild Ladies Are is populated by these and many other spirited women-who also... Read moreView audiobook
By: Carmen Maria Machado
Narrated by: Amy Landon
Length: 8 hours 41 minutes
In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado... Read moreView audiobook
By: Tom Hanks
Narrated by: Tom Hanks
Length: 10 hours 1 minute
A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.
A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and... Read more
By: Danielle Evans
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Nicole Lewis, Brittany Pr...
Length: 7 hours 13 minutes
WINNER OF THE 2021 JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY O MAGAZINE, THE NEW YORKER, THE WASHINGTON POST, REAL SIMPLE, THE GUARDIAN, AND MORE
FINALIST FOR: THE STORY PRIZE, THE L.A. TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE, THE CHAUTAUQUA PRIZE
“Sublime short stories of race, grief, and belonging . . . an extraordinary... Read more
By: Agatha Christie
Narrated by: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Nigel Hawthorne, Isl...
Length: 35 hours 4 minutes
At last, a single volume that gathers together all of the short stories featuring Agatha Christie's most famous creation, Hercule Poirot. The dapper, mustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head and curious mannerisms has solved some of the most puzzling crimes of the century—and, in his own humble opinion, is "probably the greatest... Read moreView audiobook
By: Jhumpa Lahiri
Narrated by: Matilda Novak
Length: 6 hours 15 minutes
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of cultures and generations.
In A Temporary Matter, published in the New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple faces the heartbreak of a... Read more
By: Yukiko Motoya
Narrated by: Natalie Naudus, Brian Nishii, Erin Bennett, Ric...
Length: 5 hours 9 minutes
A housewife takes up bodybuilding and sees radical changes to her physique―which her workaholic husband fails to notice. A boy waits at a bus stop, mocking businessmen struggling to keep their umbrellas open in a typhoon―until an old man shows him that they hold the secret to flying. A woman working in a clothing boutique waits endlessly on a... Read moreView audiobook
By: A.A. Milne
Narrated by: Stephen Fry, Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Geof...
Length: 4 hours 27 minutes
POOH GOES VISITING and other stories
Story 1 In which we are introduced
Story 2 In which Pooh goes visiting and gets into a tight place
Story 3 In which Pooh and Piglet go hunting and nearly catch a Woozle
Story 4 In which Eeyore loses a tail and Pooh finds one
Story 5 In which Piglet is entirely surrounded by water
Story 6 In... Read more
By: Paul Tremblay
Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Graham Halstead, Cassandra Campbe...
Length: 11 hours 59 minutes
A chilling collection of psychological suspense and literary horror from the multiple award-winning author of the national bestseller The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts.
A masterful anthology featuring nineteen pieces of short fiction, Growing Things and Other Stories is an exciting glimpse into Paul Tremblay’s... Read more
By: Neil Gaiman
Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, George Guidall, Lenny Henry & Leon...
Length: 27 hours 2 minutes
An outstanding array—52 pieces in all—of selected fiction from the multiple-award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, curated by his readers around the world, and introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author Marlon JamesSpanning Gaiman’s career to date, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction is a captivating... Read moreView audiobook
By: John Grisham
Narrated by: Jeff Daniels, Ethan Hawke, January LaVoy & John...
Length: 9 hours 57 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham is the acknowledged master of the legal thriller. In his first collection of novellas, law is a common thread, but America’s favorite storyteller has several surprises in store.
“Homecoming” takes us back to Ford County, the fictional setting of many of John Grisham’s unforgettable stories. Jake... Read more