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Selected Shorts: Family Matters

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Recorded live at the 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 some of their favorite tales read aloud by an assortment of distinguished actors.


Hilarious and color
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Audio CD, 3 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Symphony Space
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Ana Maria Rînceanu
Shirley Jackson's "Charles" - Laurie's parents are dying to meet the most misbehaved boy in school. (3 stars)

Frank O'Connor's "First Confession" - A guilt-ridden Irish lad fears his first confession may be his last. (3 stars)

Toure's Solomon's Big Day: A Children's Story" - A little boy named Solomon escapes into the magical world of his paintings. (4 stars)

Grace Paley's "The Loudest Voice" - This year's Christmas pageant stars a Jewish girl. (3 stars)

Diane Leslie's "A Life of Crime" - Love and p
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Megan "Jude Rosenberg" Bernard
Jun 13, 2012 Megan "Jude Rosenberg" Bernard rated it really liked it
It was hilarious to listen to! There's at least one thing for everyone who listens to relate to.
MCate51
Oct 19, 2016 MCate51 rated it really liked it
Another great accompaniment to a long car trip. I especially enjoyed "Charles" by Shirley Jackson and "First Confession" by Frank O'Connor. I did have a 3 1/2 year old along on the car trip with me and thought he'd enjoy hearing the one that was called "Solomon's Big Day: A Children's Story." That was a bit misleading. I had to turn that down very quickly. Definitely not a children's story.
Jo
Aug 02, 2016 Jo rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: lovers of short stories, childhood memories, humour
Brilliant collection of short stories centred around families and children.
Although this is only a small collection (6 stories) it is a really well put together selection.
Laugh out loud funny in parts this is a selection you should check out if you can.
I listened to the downloadable audio book version and am off to trawl the library catalogue to see if they hold other titles in the Selected Shorts series. :)
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Shelves: anthology, fiction
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