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Joyce E. McCarty
AudioFile, August 2002

This collection presents two stories of Katherine Mansfield and Kate Chopin and one of Virginia Woolf. One of the the stories—"The Daughters of the Late Colonel"—is abridged. The selected stories offer an opportunity to sample the work of three important writers from the twentieth century. Teresa Gallagher, Carole Boyd, and Liza Ross are powerful narrators, who draw out the style of these remarkable women writers. Musical segues between the stories and notes that provide time for each side are helpful although turning to a particular story will take some hunting. Listing times by story on a particular side would make this less of a challenge. In any event, this is a nice collection, well read. 2003 Audie Award Winner.

Francisca Goldsmith
School Library Journal, April 2002

"Five short stores by three women, each from a different English speaking culture and each recognized as both a short story writer and early feminist, are read here by three accomplished Narrators... None of the individual stories is abridged, although each appears in print within different collections. The publisher's typical musical interludes are chosen well to offset the period moods of both the parts and whole."

Publishers Weekly, February 2002

"This fine collection of classic tales by women is complemented by appropriate unobtrusive classical music from the Naxos music catalogue, along with a booklet with biographies of the authors and readers. All of the narrators are exemplary, but Teresa Gallagher's performance of Virginia Woolf's 'The Mark on the Wall' stands out."

Rochelle O'Gorman
The Hartford Courant

"A British company that produces a superior product is Naxos AudioBooks, which marries literature with classical music. The audiobooks are housed in attractive plastic cases adorned with reproductions of well-known paintings. 'Classic Women's Short Stories' features the works of Katherine Mansfield, Kate Chopin and Virginia Woolf.

Three British actresses bring these atmospheric stories to life. Piano and string music breaks up the passages, and the women adopt fresh tones and accents for different characters as they capture the authors' isolation, suffering and sly humor."

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