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Category: written in 20th century

The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne

Source: LibriVox (zipped mp3’s | iTunes) Length: 6 hr, 55 minReader: Kristen Hughes The book: Arriving at a friend’s house

House of Mirth by Edith Warton

Source: LibriVox (zipped mp3s | iTunes) Length: 12 hr, 32 minReader: Elizabeth Klett The book: Lilly Bart, an unmarried woman

“The Wine Breath” by John McGahern

Source: The New Yorker Fiction Podcast (mp3)Length: 39 minutesReader: Yiyun Li The story: Each year, The Reading Life hosts Irish Short

“The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst

Source: Miette’s Bedtime Story Podcast (mp3)Length: 39 minutesReader: Miette The story: When I first read this short story in early high school,

“Second Variety” by Phillip K. Dick

Source: Librivox (Part 1 | Part 2)Length: 1 hour, 24 minutesReader: Greg Margarite The story: In case you haven’t noticed,

“The Interior Castle” by Jean Stafford

Source: Miette’s bedtime podcast (mp3)Length: 1 hour, 1 minuteReader: Miette The story: In 1938, Stafford was seriously injured in a

“Pigeons from Hell” by Robert E. Howard

Source: Gremlin Radio (mp3)Length: 1 hrReader: various The story: Robert E. Howard is best known for his Conan the Barbarian

“That Damned Thing” by Ambrose Bierce

  Source: Naxos Audiobooks (mp3)Length: 20 minutesReader: Johnathan Keeble The story: “Seeing is believing.” Unlike most other mammals, we primates

The Willows by Algernon Blackwood

Source: LibriVox (zipped mp3s)Length: 2 hours, 21 minutesReader: Michael Thomas Robinson The book: Considered one of the greatest stories in

“A & P” by John Updike

Source: The New Yorker Fiction Podcast (mp3)Length: 29 minutesReader: Allegra Goodman The story: People don’t grow up all at once.