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Short Stories by Saki

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Hector Munro, writing under the pseudonym of Saki, is justly renowned for his urbane and witty short stories. His eccentric characters, humorous dialogue and engaging domestic situations all reveal a penetrating and sometimes disturbing insight into human nature. As a quixotic tour guide, Saki leads the reader from garden party to pig sty to political convention with the ease of one who is intimately familiar with the cares and foibles of the human condition, showing us this vista of life through the well tempered lens of his gentle, British irony. In this definitive collection of stories we can browse and sightsee at our leisure, cross borders of fresh insight, admire and enjoy each whimsical tale as we journey through the imaginative landscape of a truly artful writer.

(P)1997 by Blackstone Audiobooks

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    "Read more Saki!"

    Nadia May seems to be a very popular reader, judging by the number and quality of her productions so far, but somehow she doesn`t seem to agree with my ears. I simply cannot stand these high-pitched female voices that rise to painfully shrill and even strident tones at the slightest provocation, notably in dialogue situations, of which there are many here. Or is this perhaps just a technically bad recording?
    Frederick Davidson, now, is a special case. His unabashed toffee-nosed snobbery is rather adequate for the likes of Saki, Wodehouse, Waugh etcetera, but if you listen long enough you might want to hang him on the nearest lantern post and join the people's revolution.
    Anyway, this experience has sent me back to my battered print editions of Saki's witty satirical short stories. Pure joy!

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