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The Very Best of O. Henry

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This volume contains twenty of O. Henry's finest short stories, including "The Gift of the Magi," "The Ransom of Red Chief," and "The Making of a New Yorker."

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Published December 27th 2010 by Tantor Media, Inc.
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Frederick
This audiobook of stories by O. Henry was narrated by a dynamic voice-actor, Peter Berkrot. Because he gives voice to O. Henry's humor, a lot of the prose, which, if simply read silently off the printed page, would seem a bit mechanical, pours forth harmoniously.
I have kept O. Henry at arm's length ever since childhood, when my aunt gave me a book of his stories. But, I was at the library last week and thought I'd borrow an audiobook, as is my wont. I saw this and gave it a try.
There are greate
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Patrick
Tommy Tucker's mother, The Cisco Kid, O. Henry wrote great short stories and some of his characters made their way into the culture without due credit. Oh well!


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O. Henry, the pseudonym of the American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), is best known for writing stories full of wit, wordplay, and warm characterizations, and particularly for their clever twist endings. This volume contains 20 of O. Henry's best and best-loved stories. They are marked by coincidence and surprise
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Josef
Though his stories were ground-breaking for characters and plot twists, going through the entire volume as a 21st century reader, I feel I should get hazard pay.
Amy
I forced Sara to listen to most of this on our recent drive to the coast. I'm not sure she loved O. Henry as much as I do but it was great fun to revisit my favorites: the Last Leaf, A Retrieved Reformation and Springtime a la Carte. Some of the CDs were damaged so we missed the Gift of the Magi.
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William Sydney Porter lends the pen name "O. Henry" to surprise endings signed officially as Sydney Porter. His biography shows where he found inspiration for his characters. Their voices and his language were products of his era.

He was born 1862 Greensboro, North Carolina. When he was three years old, his mother died from tuberculosis. He left school at fifteen, worked five years in uncle's drugs
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