HOME —English Language Learning—
Home
Listen & Read
Short Stories

>>> Intermediate and Advanced <<<

 

The Dancing Bear 
by Michael Morpurgo

“The Dancing Bear” by Michael Morpurgo is a poignant tale set in a tranquil French village that is transformed by the arrival of an abandoned bear cub. The story follows the journey of Roxanne, an orphaned girl with a voice of an angel, who adopts the cub and names it Bruno. As Bruno grows, he becomes an integral part of the village, endearing himself to the residents and contributing to the village’s fame for its honey. However, the harmony is disrupted when a film crew arrives to shoot a music video, starring the pop sensation Niki as the Pied Piper, and Roxanne is thrust into the limelight. This touching narrative explores themes of love, loss, and the bittersweet nature of fame, leaving readers with a lasting impression of the bond between a girl and her bear.

Part One   (19 min. at normal speed)
Part Two   (24 min. at normal speed)

ESL English Listening - Audiobooks - esl-bits.org
More Short Stories
  Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream   by Joan Didion
Part One  
 (24 min. at normal speed)
Part Two   
(22 min. at normal speed)
  The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
(Total listening time = 29 minutes at normal speed)
  Strider by Beverly Cleary
(Total listening time = 2 hours at normal speed)
  I Know What You Need   by Stephen King
Part One   (27 min. at normal speed)
Part Two   (28 min. at normal speed)
  The King of the Elves    by Philip K. Dick
Part One   (17 min. at normal speed)
Part Two   (22 min. at normal speed)
  Miss Marple Tells a Story    by Agatha Christie
(23 min. at normal speed)
The Case of the Caretaker   by Agatha Christie
(31 min. at normal speed)
  Farmer Giles of Ham   by J.R.R. Tolkien
Part 1 (26 min. at normal speed) 
Part 2
(27 min. at normal speed) 
Part 3 (26 min. at normal speed)
Part 4 (28 min. at normal speed)
  Those Who Seek Forgiveness   by Laurell K. Hamilton
(Listening time = 28 min. at normal speed)
  How to Talk to Girls at Parties   by Neil Gaiman
(Listening time = 30 min. at normal speed)
  Slouching Towards Bethlehem    by Joan Didion
Part One   (37 min. at normal speed)
Part Two   (36 min. at normal speed)
 

Santaland Diaries  by David Sedaris
  [ ADVISORY: Written for adults; not for children. Contains adult content, adult language ]
Part 1 (22 min. at normal speed) 
Part 2
(21 min. at normal speed) 
Part 3 (22 min. at normal speed) 

  The Man from Budapest    by Walter Tevis
Part One   (25 min. at normal speed)
Part Two   (22 min. at normal speed)
  Jane in Search of a Job    by Agatha Christie
Part One  (22 min. at normal speed)
Part Two     (22 min. at normal speed)
  Unlighted Lamp    by Sherwood Anderson
Part One  (25 min. at normal speed)
Part Two  (23 min. at normal speed)
  The Raft    by Stephen King
Part One  (32 min. at normal speed)
Part Two  (30 min. at normal speed)
  Safety First by Sara Paretsky
(Listening time = 36 min. at normal speed)
  Miss Attila the Hun   by Dean Koontz
Part One  (32 min. at normal speed)
Part Two  (29 min. at normal speed
  Journey to Jo'burg by Beverley Naidoo
(Listening time = 1 hour 20 minutes at normal speed)
  Lullaby   by Anna North
Part One  (23 min. at normal speed)
Part Two  (23 min. at normal speed)
  Two 'Just So Stories'   by Rudyard Kipling
The Cat That Walked by Himself  (29 min. at normal speed)
The Elephant's Child  (20 min. at normal speed)
  Animal Rescue   by Dennis Lehane
Part One  (26 min. at normal speed)
Part Two  (30 min. at normal speed)
  A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. by Carson McCullers
(Listening time = 22 min. at normal speed)
  The World's End   by Agatha Christie
Part One  (23 min. at normal speed) 
Part Two  (25 min. at normal speed)
  Obits by Stephen King
Part One  (30 min. at normal speed) 
Part Two  (28 min. at normal speed) 
Part Three  (39 min. at normal speed) 
  The Girl Detective by Kelly Link
(Listening time = 46 min. at normal speed)
  The Ledge by Stephen King
(Listening time = 43 min. at normal speed)
  To Build a Fire by Jack London
(Listening time = 43 min. at normal speed)
  The Moons of Jupiter by Aice Munro
(Listening time = 29 min. at normal speed)
  Rip Van Winkle   by Washington Irving
Part One  (25 min. at normal speed) 
Part Two  (18 min. at normal speed) 
 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
by James Thurber
   (13 min. at normal speed)
Plus:
The Dog That Bit People   
   (13 min. at normal speed)

The Night the Ghost Got In
   (12 min. at normal speed)

  Three Southern Stories by Bailey White
The Green Bus    (25 min. at normal speed)
The Telephone Man    (20 min. at normal speed)
What Would They Say in Birmingham    (25 min. at normal speed)
  An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
(Listening time = 29 min. at normal speed)
 

David Sedaris in Paris  -  Three humorous short stories
Me Talk Pretty One Day    (12 min. at normal speed)
Make That a Double    (7 min. at normal speed)
I Pledge Allegiance to the Bag    (12 min. at normal speed)

  Blood Pressure by Damon Runyon
(Listening time = 34 min. at normal speed)
  The Sealed Room by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(Listening time = 38 min. at normal speed)
 

Four Stories For The Winter Festivities and Holidays
The Gift of the Magi   (12 min. at normal speed)
Santaland Diaries   (6 min. at normal speed) 
Matchless: A Christmas Story  (21 min. at normal speed) 
Wolf Christmas  (6 min. at normal speed) 

  Five Stories by Kate Chopin
The Story of an Hour   (7 min. at normal speed) 
The Kiss   (8 min. at normal speed) 
Ma'ame Pélagie  (22 min. at normal speed) 
A Respectable Woman  (11 min. at normal speed) 
A Pair of Silk Stockings  (13 min. at normal speed)
  Five Stories by Ruskin Bond
The Cherry Tree   (10 min. at normal speed) 
The Night Train at Deoli   (9 min. at normal speed) 
The Woman on Platform 8  (10 min. at normal speed) 
The Prospect of Flowers  (13 min. at normal speed) 
The Thief   (12 min. at normal speed)
  When the World Was Young by Jack London
(Listening time = 38 min. at normal speed)
  The Night Johnny Ace Died   by James Lee Burke
Part One  (25 min. at normal speed) 
Part Two  (22 min. at normal speed) 
  The End of Love   by Nina LaCour
Part One  (33 min. at normal speed) 
Part Two  (37 min. at normal speed) 
  Sneakers   by Stephen King
Part One  (18 min. at normal speed) 
Part Two  (18 min. at normal speed) 
Part Three  (20 min. at normal speed) 
  The Best Girlfriend You Never Had by Pam Houston
(Listening time = 45 to 56 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  The Scarlet Plague   by Jack London (1912)
Part One  (24 min. at normal speed) 
Part Two  (18 min. at normal speed) 
Part Three  
(20 min. at normal speed) 
Part Four  
(20 min. at normal speed) 
Part Five  (20 min. at normal speed)
Part Six    (15 min. at normal speed)
  Tales of El-ahrairah  by Richard Adams
1– The Blessing of El-ahrairah
2– The King's Lettuce
3– The Trial of El-ahrairah
4– El-ahrairah and the Black Rabbit of Inlé
5– Rowsby Woof and the Fairy Wogdog
  Debarking  by Lorrie Moore
Part One  (21 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two  (19 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Three  (21 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Four  (19 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  The Machine Stops  by E. M. Forster
Part One  (32 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available
Part Two  
(29 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Three
 (26 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  A Casual Affair  by W. Somerset Maugham
(23 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  When It Happens  by Margaret Atwood
(25 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  Smith of Wootton Major   by J.R.R. Tolkien
Part One   (19 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
Part Two   (24 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Three  (23 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  Word Processor of the Gods  by Stephen King
(Listening time = 41 to 51 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  Betty Knox and Dictionary Jones in The Mystery
of the Missing Teenage Anachronisms
  by Jack Campbell
Part One   (27 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
Part Two   (26 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Three  (24 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  Animal Rescue  by Dennis Lehane
Part One   (12 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
Part Two   (14 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Three  (15 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Four   (14 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  The Spectator [Le spectateur]  by Irène Némirovsky
Part One  (18 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two  (20 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  Breaking and Entering  by Sherman Alexie
(Length = 28 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  War of the Worlds — Radio Brodcast directed by Orson Welles
Part One  (18 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two  (22 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest  by Sherman Alexie
(Length = 20 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  'A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas in a Foreign Land'  
by David Sedaris
(Length = 20 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  Two Creepy Stories by Edgar Allen Poe
Part One  (18 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two  (22 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey by Haruki Murakami
Part One  (19 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two  (18 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  Close Behind Him by John Wyndham
Part One  (18 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two  (18 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
 

The Mystery of the Spanish Chest  by Agatha Christie
Part One   (16 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
Part Two   (22 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Three  (18 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Four (17 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
Part Five  (12 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)

  The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates  by Stephen King
(Length = 20 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  The Fly by Beorge Langelann
Part One and Two (16 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Three   (16 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Four   (20 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
Part Five   (26 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  This Morning I Met a Whale by Michael Morpurgo
Part One  (23 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two  (24 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  Which Is More Than I Can Say About Some People by Lorrie Moore
Part One  (23 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two  (24 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo
Part One  (31 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two   (32 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Three   (30 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  The Latecomer by Mavis Gallant
Part One  (30 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two   (30 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  A Manual for Cleaning Women  by Lucia Berlin
(Length = 29 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  Rooms by the Sea by Nicholas Christopher
Part One  (20 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two   (18 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  The Third and Final Continent by Jhumpa Lahiri
Part One  (25 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two   (24 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  Thank You for Having Me  by Lorrie Moore
(Length = 29 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim  by Agatha Christie
(Length = 32 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  Santaland Diaries  by David Sedaris
  [ ADVISORY: Contains adult content, adult language ]
Part 1 (22 to 27 min.)  Part 2 (21 to 25 min.)  Part 3 (22 to 26 min.)
  Four Stories. by Bailey White
A Good-For-Nothing and His Dog  (17 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
A Kind of Love   (22 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
The Second Hand or The Roach  (20 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
The Wedding Horse   (18 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  Creation. by Don DeLillo
Part One  (18 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two   (20 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  Office at Night  by Warren Moore
(Length = 31 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  The Adventure of the Dorset Street Lodger by Michael Moorcock
Part 1   (18 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
Part 2
  (22 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part 3    (23 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  Pros and Cons. by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
Part One  (19 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two   (21 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  The Story of Caroline. by Jill D. Block
Part One  (19 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two   (21 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  The Ghost of a Model T  by Clifford D. Simak
(Length = 31 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  Greenshaw's Folly. by Agatha Christie
Part One  (32 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two  (22 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  Blood Drive  by John Grisham
Part One  (24 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two  (26 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Three  (24 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  You're Ugly, Too. by Lorrie Moore
Part One  (26 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two (25 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  Quitters, Inc. by Stephen King
Part One  (24 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part Two  (24 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  The Judge's House by Bram Stoker
Part 1  (24 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part 2
 (24 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  Laurie by Stephen King
Part 1  (25 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part 2
 (28 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  Big Blonde by Dorothy Parker
Part 1  (29 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part 2
 (27 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  'Parker Pyne Investigates - 2 stories by Agatha Christie
The Case of the City Clerk
  (31 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
The Case of the Rich Woman
  (31 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)

  Three Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Lost Decade
(~9 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
Three Hours Between Planes
(~13 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
The Bridal Party
Part One   (~21 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
Part Two 
(~20 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty  by James Thurber
(Length = 14 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  You Know They Got a Hell of a Band by Stephen King
Part 1   (20 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
Part 2
   (2o min.at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part 3    (19 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)

Part 4   
(17 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
Part 5  
 (18 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
Part 1   (20 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
Part 2
  (21 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part 3    (19 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
Part 1  (23 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part 2
 (19 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
Part 1   (18 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available)
Part 2
  (17 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
Part 3    (16 min.at normal speed - Various speeds available)
  Midnights by Rainbow Rowell
Part 1 (Listening time = 23 minutes - more or less depending on chosen listening speed)
Part 2
( Listening time = 27 minutes - more or less depending on chosen listening speed)
  Harrington and Whitehill by John O'Hara
Part 1 (19 to 23 min.)     Part 2  (21 to 25 min.)       Part 3  (19 to 23 min.)
  The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor  (30 to 36 min.)  by Agatha Christie
The Adventure of the Cheap Flat
  (31 to 37 min.)  by Agatha Christie
  Homage to Switzerland  by Ernest Hemingway
(Length = 23 to 28 min.depending on chosen listening speed)
  Agatha's First Case  by M.C. Beaton
Part 1  (19 to 23 min.)     Part 2  (9 to 10 min.)    Part 3  (11 to 14 min.)  Part 4  (12 to 14 min.)
  The Lottery   by Shirley Jackson
(Length = 25 to 30 min.depending on chosen listening speed)
  A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. by Carson McCullers
(Length = 22 to 26 min.depending on chosen listening speed)
  The Singular Habits of Wasps by Geoffrey A. Landis
Part 1 (21 to 25 min.)     Part 2  (20 to 24 min.)       Part 3  (17 to 21 min.)
  No Time Left by David Baldacci
(Length = 34 to 41 min.depending on chosen listening speed)
  That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French by Stephen King
Part 1 (20 to 24 min.)    Part 2  (23 to 28 min.)
  Such a Lucky, Pretty Girl  by Persia Walker
Part 1 (19 to 23 min.)    Part 2  (26 to 32 min.)
  THE HUMAN MYSTERY by Tanith Lee
Part 1 (19 to 23 min.)  Part 2  (9 to 10 min.) Part 3  (11 to 14 min.)  Part 4  (12 to 14 min.)   Part 5  (24 to 28 min.)
  A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury 
   Part 1  (17 to 21 min.)       Part 2  (18 to 22 min.)
  You Are Released by Joe Hill
   Part 1  (24 to 28 min.)       Part 2  (21 to 25 min.)       Part 3  (17 to 21 min.)
  The Disintegration Machine by Arthur Conan Doyle
Part 1  (21 to 25 min.)    Part 2  (19 to 23 min.)
  The Kidnapped Prime Minister by Agatha Christie
Part 1  (21 to 25 min.)    Part 2  (20 to 24 min.)
  Season's Greetings  by David Sedaris
  [ ADVISORY: Contains adult content, adult language ]  (Length = 38 to 45 min.depending on chosen listening speed)
  The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb by Agatha Christie
Part 1  (18 to 22 min.)    Part 2  (15 to 18 min.)
  October in the Chair
by Neil Gaiman   (28 to 36 min.depending on chosen listening speed)
  I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison
Part 1  (22 to 27 min.)    Part 2  (15 to 19 min.)
  The Case of the Discontented Soldier by Agatha Christie
Part 1  (22 to 27 min.)    Part 2  (15 to 19 min.)
  The Horror of the Many Faces  by Tim Lebbon
Part 1  (16 to 20 min.)    Part 2  (15 to 19 min.)      Part 3  (20 to 24 min.)  
  Christmas Crumble  by M.C. Beaton
Part 1  (32 to 38 min.)       Part 2  (36 to 42 min.)
  The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain
Part 1 (Adam)  (24 to 30 min.)      Part 2 (Eve)  (36 to 45 min.)  
  Those Who Seek Forgiveness  by Laurell K. Hamilton
(Length = 28 to 35 min.depending on chosen listening speed)
  Christmas Even by Michael Connelly
Part 1  (27 to 32 min.)         Part 2  (27 to 32 min.)
  The Twits by Roald Dahl
Part 1  (15 to 19 min.)     Part 2  (16 to 20 min.)       Part 3  (18 to 23 min.)
  Three Very Short Stories Featuring Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie
The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman (24 to 30 min.)   
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery  (21 to 27 min.)    
The Case of the Missing Will  (20 to 25 min.)  
  Those Happy Shores    (Les rivages heureux)  by Irène Némirovsky
Part 1  (24 to 30 min.)    Part 2  (25 to 32 min.)
  Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut by Stephen King
Part 1  (24 to 30 min.)    Part 2  (25 to 32 min.)       Part 3  (22 to 29 min.)
  The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan by Agatha Christie
Part 1  (17 to 21 min.)    Part 2  (18 to 22 min.)
  Stationary Bike  by Stephen King
Part 1  (18 to 23 min.)    Part 2  (12 to 15 min.)    Part 3  (12 to 15 min.)    
Part 4
 (13 to 16 min.)    Part 5  (11 to 14 min.)    Part 6  (23 to 29 min.)
  The Adventure of the 'Western Star' by Agatha Christie
Part 1  (21 to 26 min.)    Part 2  (25 to 31 min.)
  The Five-Forty-Eight by John Cheever
Part 1
 (19 to 24 min.)    Part 2  (19 to 24 min.)
  Long Lost by Jeffrey Archer
Part 1
 (23 to 29 min.)    Part 2  (17 to 22 min.)     Part 3  (24 to 30 min.)    Part 4  (20 to 25 min.)
  The Endgame by Jeffrey Archer
Part 1
 (23 to 29 min.)    Part 2  (24 to 30 min.)     Part 3  (26 to 32 min.)    Part 4  (27 to 33 min.)
  Betty Knox and Dictionary Jones in The Mystery of the Missing Teenage Anachronisms by Jack Campbel
Part One  (27 to 34 min.)        Part Two  (26 to 32 min.)        Part Three  (24 to 32 min.)
  The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson
Part One (23 to 29 min.)        Part Two (25 to 32 min.)
  The Adventure of the Extraordinary Rendition   - by Cory Doctorow
Part One (27 to 34 min.)        Part Two (23 to 29 min.)
  The Ice Wagon Going Down the Street  by Mavis Gallant
Part One (21 to 27 min.)        Part Two (23 to 29 min.)           Part Three (25 to 32 min.)
  The Ballad of Paul Nonetheless by Sherman Alexie
Part One (25 to 33 min.)      Part Two (25 to 32 min.)
  The Golden Gopher by Susan Straight
Part One (21 to 25 min.)        Part Two (20 to 24 min.)        Part Three (23 to 27 min.)
 
Herman Wouk Is Still Alive by Stephen King
Part 1 - 2 (22 to 26 min.)      Part 3 - 6 (22 to 26 min.)
  The Belated Russian Passport by Mark Twain
Part 1 - 2 (16 to 19 min.)      Part 3 - 4 (24 to 29 min.)
  Car Wars by Cory Doctorow
(34 to 41 minutes long, depending on chosen listening speed)
  Mr. Cosway and the Landlady by Wilkie Collins
Part One (22 to 26 min.)      Part Two (19 to 23 min.)          Part Three (18 to 21 min.)
  The Athens Solution  Brad Thor     
Part One (17 to 20 min.)      Part Two (18 to 22 min.)      
  Uncle Otto's Truck by Stephen King  
Part One (21 to 25 min.)      Part Two (23 to 27 min.)  
  The Method by Janet Fitch      [ ADVISORY:  Adult content, adult language, & violence ]
Part One (21 to 25 min.)      Part Two (20 to 24 min.)      Part Three (16 to 20 min.)
  Nettles by Alice Munro
Part One (19 to 23 min.)      Part Two  (23 to 27 min.)       Part Three  (19 to 23 min.)
  When the World Screamed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Part One (28 to 33 min.)  Part Two (28 to 34 min.)   Part Three (28 to 34 min.)
  Yaqui  by Zane Grey
Part One (21 to 25 min.)  Part Two (20 to 24 min.)   Part Three (21 to 25 min.)
  Afterlife by Stephen King
(34 to 41 minutes long, depending on chosen listening speed)
  Season's Greetings by David Sedaris     [ ADVISORY: Contains adult content, adult language ]
(38 to 45 minutes long, depending on chosen listening speed)
 
Rain  by W. Somerset Maugham
Part One (24 to 29 min.)  Part Two (23 to 28 min.)  Part Three (24 to 29 min.)  Part Four (26 to 31 min.)
  Human Readable  by Cory Doctorow
Part One (26 to 31 min.)  Part Two (26 to 31 min.)  Part Three (23 to 27 min.)  Part Four (16 to 19 min.)
  Striding Folly  by Dorothy L. Sayers
(31 to 27 minutes long, depending on chosen listening speed))
  The Listerdale Mystery  by Agatha Christie
Part One (18 to 21 min.)  Part Two (21 to 25 min.) 
  The Tunnel Under The World   by Frederik Pohl
Part One (19 to 23 min.)  Part Two (21 to 25 min.)  Part Three (21 to 25 min.)  Part Four (16 to 19 min.)
  Debarking   by Lorrie Moore     [ ADVISORY: Contains adult content, adult language ]
Part One (21 to 25 min.)   Part Two (19 to 23 min.)   Part Three (21 to 25 min.)    Part Four (19 to 23 min.
  Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro
Part One (24 to 30 min.)  Part Two (25 to 31 min.)  Part Three (25 to 32 min.)  Part Four (22 to 27 min.)
  Night Surf (22 to 26 min.)   and    [ ADVISORY: Contains adult content, adult language ]
I Am the Doorway (33 to 39 min.)
 - Two storie by Stephen King
  The Letter by W. Somerset Maugham
Part One (21 to 15 min.)  Part Two (21 to 25 min.)  Part Three (21 to 25 min.)  Part Four (21 to 26 min.)
  The Clothes They Stood Up In by Alan Bennet
Part One (26 to 31 min.)   Part Two (25 to 30 min.)   Part Three (27 to 32 min.)   Part Four (23 to 28 min.)
  I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon by Philip K. Dick
Part One (24 to 28 min.)  Part Two (22 to 26 min.)
  Too Many Coincidences by Jeffrey Archer
Part One (30 to 36 min.)  Part Two (31 to 37 min.)
  The Shadow on The Glass by Agatha Christie
Part 1 (24-29 minutes)   Part 2 (23-28 minutes)
  Old Indian Trick    (16 to 19 minutes)      Ministerial Aid    (22 to 26 minutes)
Two Sheriff Walt Longmire stories by Craig Johnson
  The Window of Time by Richard Matheson
  Sometimes They Come Back by Stephen King    [Contains adult content, adult language ]
Part 1 (23-28 minutes)   Part 2 (21-26 minutes)   Part 3  (23-28 minutes)
  1- Car Crash While Hitchhiking  (13-15 minutes) 2- Emergency  (23-28 minutes)
by Denis Johnson  (Two stories from Denis Johnson's book of eleven short stories - Jesus' Son.)
  Philomel Cottage by Agatha Christie
Part 1 (16-20 minutes)   Part 2 (17-21 minutes)   Part 3  (17-21 minutes)
  Cannibalism in the Cars / Case of Smith vs. Jones by Mark Twain
("Cannibalism" = 26 to 31 minutes)   ("Smith vs. Jones" = 16 to 19 minutes)
  Three-Ten to Yuma by Elmore Leonard
(Listening time = 33 to 39 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  Tales of El-ahrairah by Richard Adams
5 stories about the legendary El-ahrairah, and his trusty companion, Rabscuttle
  The Singular Habits of Wasps by Geoffrey A. Landis
Part 1    (21 to 25 min)   Part 2    (20 to 24 min)  Part 3    (17 to 21 min)
  Five Short Stories by Saki - 1) Gabriel-Ernest     —  (18 to 21 min.)  
2) Sredni Vashtar    —  (15 to 18 min.)   3) The Penance       —  (17 to 20 min.)
4) The Story-Teller  —  (13 to 15 min.)    5) Tobermory           —  (21 to 25 min.)
  The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God - and other stories — by Etgar Keret
One  (9 to 11 min.)   Two  (11 to 13 min.)   Three  (6 to 7 min.)  Four  (10 to 12 min.)    Five  (7 to 8 min.)
   
Six  (5 to 7 min.)    Seven (12 to 14 min.)

  The Coming of Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie
Part One   (19 to 23 min.)    Part Two   (21 to 25 min.)
  The Case of the Bloodless Sock by Anne Perry
Part One   (25 to 30 min.)    Part Two   (24 to 29 min.)
  Salt
by Sherman Alexie      (32 to 38 min. )
  The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie
Part 1 (16-19 min)   Part 2 (16-19 min)   Part 3  (16-19 min)
Part 4
 (16-19 min)
  Part 5 (16-19 min)   Part 6  (11- 13 min)
  Grace Notes by Sara Paretsky
Part 1  (20 to 25 min)   Part 2 (22 to 27 min)  Part 3  (19 to 23 min)     Part 4  (20 to 25 min)
  The Road Virus Heads North by Stephen King
Part 1  (23 to 26 min)    Part 2 (22 to 25 min)    Part 3  (17 to 20 min)
  Too Near Real
by Jonathan Safran Foer   (33 to 37 min. )
  Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Agatha Christie (31 to 37 min.)
The Dream
by Agatha Christie
 Part One   (25 to 30 min.)    Part Two   (24 to 29 min.)
  War Dances  by Sherman Alexie     (* Advisory: contains adult language)
 Part One   (20 to 24 minutes)    Part Two   (20 to 24 minutes)    Part Three   (20 to 24 minutes)
  Three Stories by John Cheever
The Enormous Radio  
(25 to 29 minutes) The Swimmer  (27 to 33 minutes)
Goodbye, My Brother  Part One   (listening time = 27 to 33 min)  Part Two   (listening time = 25 to 30 mi)
  A Study in Emerald
by Neil Gaiman
   (49 to 65 min.)
  Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Part 1   (19 to 26 min)      Part 2  (19 to 25 min)    Part 3   (25 to 34 min)
  Duel by Richard Matheson
Part 1  (19 to 26 min)      Part 2 
(21 to 28 min)     Part 3  (22 to 29 min)
  The Limited / Breaking and Entering by Sherman Alexie
(Listening time = 29 to 34 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)  
  Almost The Last Story By Almost The Last Man  by Scott Edelman
Part 1  (26 to 35 min)   Part 2  (24 to 32 min)  Part 3  (23 to 31 min)
  The Kite by W. Somerset Maugham
Part 1  (23 to 28 min)    Part 2  (24 to 30 min) 
  Monsieur Rose by Irène Némirovsky
Part 1  (21 to 26 min)    Part 2  (21 to 25 min)
  The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman
Part 1  (20 to 25 min)    Part 2  (18 to 23 min)  
  Part 3  (21 to 26 min)    Part 4  (22 to 28 min) 
  The Book Signing by Pete Hamill
Part 1  (21 to 27 min)    Part 2  (16 to 21 min) 
  The Emperor by Frederick Forsyth
   Part 1  (20 to 25 min)    Part 2  (20 to 25 min)  
   Part 3  (20 to 25 min)    Part 4  (18 to 23 min)
 
Animal Rescue by Dennis Lehane
Part 1 (23-29 minutes) Part 2 (25-31 minutes) Part 3 (22- 28 minutes) Part 4 (24- 30 minutes) 
  Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Part 1  (23 to 29 min)    Part 2  (24 to 31 min)  
  Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket  by Jack Finney
Part 1  (25 to 30 min)    Part 2  (23 to 27 min)  
  Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde
Chapter 1  (23 to 29 min)    Chapter 2  (7 to 9 min)   
Chapter 3  (16 to 21 min)    Chapter 4  (6 to 8 min)   
Chapter 5  (23 to 29 min)    Chapter 6  (3 to 4 min)
  The Man in the Black Suit by Stephen King
Part 1  (22 to 28 min)      Part 2  (22 to 27 min)      Part 3  (22 to 27 min)
  The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
Part One (22 - 28 minutes)    Part Two (20 - 24 minutes)
  No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth
Part One (25 - 31 minutes)    Part Two (26 - 33 minutes)
  We Can Remember It for You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick
Part One (24 - 30 minutes)    Part Two (27 - 34 minutes)
  The Night Flier by Stephen King
Part One (23-29 minutes)    Part Two (25-31 minutes)
  How To Talk To Girls At Parties by Neil Gaiman
(Listening time = 30 to 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  Five Short Stories by Raymond Carver
  1) - I Could See the Smallest Things   (25-31 minutes)         2) - Mr. Coffee & Mr. Fix-it    (6-7 minutes)
  3) - Sacks  (15-19 minutes)          4) - So Much Water So Close To Home
  (16-20 minutes) 
  5) - What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
 (31-39 minutes)
  The Snowstorm by Leo Tolstoy
Part One  (22 to 28 minutes)    Part Two  (22 to 28 minutes)     Part Three  (26 to 31 minutes)
  Four Short Short Stories by Anton Chekhov    1) - Hush!   (28 to 36 minutes)  
2) - The Chorus Girl  (28 to 36 minutes)   3) - The Beggar  (28 to 36 minutes)   4) - The Trousseau
(28 to 36 minutes)
  Three Short Short Stories by D.H. Lawrence
1 - The Shades of Spring   (15 to 18 minutes) 2 - Rawdon's Roof   (14 to 18 minutes) 3 - Goose Fair   (14 to 18 minutes)
  The Adjustment Team by Philip K. Dick
Part One   (28 to 36 minutes)     Part Two  (28 to 36 minutes)
  The Birds by Daphne du Maurier
Part One (23-29 minutes) Part Two (25-31 minutes) Part Three (22- 28 minutes) Part Four (24- 30 minutes) 
  The Good Deed by Pearl S. Buck
Part One  
(27 to 33 minutes)     Part Two  (25 to 31 minutes)
  The Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Part One  
(27 to 33 minutes)     Part Two  (25 to 31 minutes)
  The End of The Whole Mess by Stephen King
Part One  
(32 to 40 minutes)     Part Two  (30 to 37 minutes)
  The Colonel's Lady by W. Somerset Maugham
Part One  (27 to 34 minutes)     Part Two  (28 to 35 minutes)
  I Know What You Need by Stephen King
Part One  (27 to 34 minutes)     Part Two  (28 to 35 minutes)
  Confido by Kurt Vonnegut 
(Listening time = 29 to 34 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
 
  The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber  by Ernest Hemingway
Part One  (32 to 40 minutes)     Part Two  (33 to 41 minutes)
  The Long Rain by Ray Bradbury
 (Listening time = 36 to 45 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)  
  A Casual Affair by W. Somerset Maugham
Part One  (23 to 29 minutes)     Part Two (23 to 28 minutes)
  Four Stories For The Winter Festivities and Holidays
 The Gift of the Magi     (Listening time = 12 to 16 minutes)
 Santaland Diaries     (Listening time = 6 to 8 minutes)
 Matchless: A Christmas Story     (Listening time = 21 to 26 minutes)
 Wolf Christmas     (Listening time = 6 to 7 minutes)
  Three Stories by Bailey White    
What Would They Say in Birmingham
(25 to 32 minutes)
The Green Bus (25 to 31 minutes)   The Telephone Man (20 to 25 minutes)
  The Abominable History of the Man with Copper Fingers  by Dorothy Sayers
Part One  ( 20 to 25 minutes)     Part Two  (21 to 26 minutes)
  Sanctuary by Agatha Christie
Part One  ( 25 to 31 minutes)     Part Two  (19 to 24 minutes)
  The Ledge by Stephen King
Part One  ( 22 to 26 minutes)     Part Two  (23 to 28 minutes)
  Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver
Part One  ( 22 to 26 minutes)     Part Two  (23 to 28 minutes)
  You're Ugly, Too by Lorrie Moore
Part One  (25 to 32 minutes)     Part Two  (24 to 31 minutes)
  The Girl Detective by Kelly Link
(Listening time = 47 to 58 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  The German Refugee by Bernard Malamud
(Listening time = 33 to 42 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  The Night Johnny Ace Died by James Lee Burke
(Listening time = 46 to 58 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  A Little Cloud by James Joyce
(Listening time = 29 to 36 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  A Mother by James Joyce
(Listening time = 30 to 37 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  A Painful Case by James Joyce
(Listening time = 25 to 31 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  An Occurrence at Owl Creek by Ambrose Bierce
(Listening time = 30 to 35 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  Araby by James Joyce
(Listening time = 13 to 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  Crazy Sunday by F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Listening time = 40 to 51 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  Eveline by James Joyce
(Listening time = 13 to 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  The Best Girlfriend You Never Had by Pam Houston
(Listening time = 45 to 56 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  The Boarding House by James Joyce
(Listening time = 17 to 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
Part One  (24 to 30 minutes)     Part Two  (28 to 34 minutes)      Part Three   (28 to 34 minutes)
  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Part One  (26 to 33 minutes)     Part Two  (29 to 37 minutes) 
  The Magic Shop by H.G. Wells
(Listening time = 27 to 33 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe
(Listening time = 15 to 18 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs
Part One  (10 to 13 minutes)     Part Two  (6 to 8 minutes)      Part Three   (8 to 11 minutes)
  The Open Window by Saki
(Listening time = 8 to 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  The Other Woman by Sherwood Anderson
(Listening time = 23 to 28 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  The Reach by Stephen King
Part One  (18 to 23 minutes)     Part Two  (27 to 33 minutes) 
  The Sisters by James Joyce
(Listening time = 23 to 28 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  The Star by H.G. Wells
(Listening time = 30 to 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

  To Build a Fire by Jack London
(Listening time = 41 to 51 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  Two Gallants by James Joyce
(Listening time = 25 to 32 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
  When the World Was Young  by Jack London
(Listening time = 38 minutes at normal speed - Various speeds available) 
  Word Processor of the Gods by Stephen King
(Listening time = 41 to 51 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
   
   
 
s