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Selected Shorts: A Touch of Magic: A Celebration of the Short Story (Selected Shorts)

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Publisher Comments:

Recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City and at venues across the United States, these audio anthologies feature short stories from the Selected Shorts program that airs nationwide. More than 300,000 listeners tune in to this offering weekly to hear spellbinding tales read aloud by an assortment of terrific actors.
 
By turns funny, moving, romantic, and surreal, each of the tales on this magical lineup is filled with unexpected twists and turns. Stephen Colbert performs Ray Bradburys tale about a room that can take one anywhere in the world—sometimes with dangerous consequences. From a romance between a mermaid and an imp to a wonderful ghost story about a trinket with terrible powers, this eclectic collection also features narratives by W. W. Jacobs, Andrew Lam, Saki, and T. C. Boyle as well as performances by John Lithgow, James Naughton, Daniel Gerroll, and René Auberjonois.

Review:

"In this latest collection from Symphony Space, there are, oddly enough, no magicians, but the art of illusion is broadly represented. Jacobs's 'The Monkey's Paw,' performed to perfection by John Lithgow, represents the overworked gift of three wishes that the wise decline. Bradbury's 'The Veld,' read with wit and perfect timing by Stephen Colbert, centers on an African-themed nursery that comes menacingly to life. Some of the stories are light and funny, including Safran Foer's 'The Sixth Borough,' read by Jerry Zaks, in which an original sixth borough of New York City breaks away. Like many anthologies, the selections are uneven: Brockmeier's 'The Year of Silence' seems no longer than its title. However, through the magic of the fast forward button, listeners can enjoy the vast majority of excellent stories while skipping the rest. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Symphony Space is a performing arts center based in New York City that fosters artistically and culturally diverse performing arts, literary, and film programs that bring artists and audiences together in an atmosphere of exploration and intimacy. This organization reaches audiences throughout New York City, the wider metropolitan area, and—through distribution of programs via media such as radio, recordings, podcasts, and touring—the nation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934033135
Author:
Symphony Space
Publisher:
Symphony Space
Manufactured by:
Symphony Space
Manufactured:
Symphony Space
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Compact Disk
Abridged:
Y
Series:
Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Pages:
3
Dimensions:
5 x 5.5 x 0.7 in 0.37 lb
Media Run Time:
180

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Product details 3 pages Symphony Space - English 9781934033135 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this latest collection from Symphony Space, there are, oddly enough, no magicians, but the art of illusion is broadly represented. Jacobs's 'The Monkey's Paw,' performed to perfection by John Lithgow, represents the overworked gift of three wishes that the wise decline. Bradbury's 'The Veld,' read with wit and perfect timing by Stephen Colbert, centers on an African-themed nursery that comes menacingly to life. Some of the stories are light and funny, including Safran Foer's 'The Sixth Borough,' read by Jerry Zaks, in which an original sixth borough of New York City breaks away. Like many anthologies, the selections are uneven: Brockmeier's 'The Year of Silence' seems no longer than its title. However, through the magic of the fast forward button, listeners can enjoy the vast majority of excellent stories while skipping the rest. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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