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The World's Greatest Short Stories

features dramatizations of classic shorts stores like Tell Tale Heart, The Pickwick Papers, The Little Wife and more.

18 old time radio show recordings
available in the following formats:

1 MP3 CD
or
5 Audio CDs


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"The Tell Tale Heart"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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PoeThe World's Greatest Short Stories features dramatizations of classic shorts stores like Tell Tale Heart, The Pickwick Papers, The Little Wife and more. The announcer claims that the short stories in this program are "Those stories that constitute our rich heritage of excellent entertainment all blessed with a touch of genius" 

These are the classic short stories that you "promised yourself" that you would read.  Put down the book and turn on the radio because these renditions of class literature are top notch.  The World's Greatest Short Stories was heard at 10:00 on Sunday night.

See also:

This program is not to be confused with the popular religious program, Greatest Story Every Told.  For other literature-based see also: American Novels, Authors Collection, The Author Meets the Critics, Author's Playhouse, Best Plays, Living Fiction,  Favorite Story, Great Plays, NBC University Theater, New Theater, Theater Guild on the Air, Tell It Again, Theater Royal, World's Greatest Novels, and Your Playhouse of Favorites.

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    18 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 21 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 4 hours 21 minutes
      1. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 400906 Quality.mp3
      2. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 400930 Tell Tale Heart.mp3
      3. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401001 Last Class.mp3
      4. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401007 Pickwick Papers.mp3
      5. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401008 Little Wife.mp3
      6. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401009 Monsieuraldimar.mp3
      7. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401014 Man And Snake.mp3
      8. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401015 Rappacinis Daughter.mp3
      9. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401018 Success Story.mp3
      10. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401111 Lie.mp3
      11. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401112 Coward.mp3
      12. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401127 Letter A Paragraph.mp3
      13. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401130 Occur Owl Creek Bridge.mp3
      14. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401225 Tomorrows Paul.mp3
      15. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 410108 Moonlight.mp3
      16. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 410113 Death Of Olivier.mp3
      17. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 410114 What Was It.mp3
      18. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 410115 Markheim.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    18 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 21 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      18 shows - total playtime 4 hours 21 minutes
      1. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 400906 Quality.mp3
      2. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 400930 Tell Tale Heart.mp3
      3. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401001 Last Class.mp3
      4. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401007 Pickwick Papers.mp3
      5. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401008 Little Wife.mp3
      6. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401009 Monsieuraldimar.mp3
      7. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401014 Man And Snake.mp3
      8. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401015 Rappacinis Daughter.mp3
      9. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401018 Success Story.mp3
      10. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401111 Lie.mp3
      11. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401112 Coward.mp3
      12. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401127 Letter A Paragraph.mp3
      13. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401130 Occur Owl Creek Bridge.mp3
      14. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401225 Tomorrows Paul.mp3
      15. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 410108 Moonlight.mp3
      16. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 410113 Death Of Olivier.mp3
      17. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 410114 What Was It.mp3
      18. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 410115 Markheim.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    18 recordings on 5 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 21 min

    Disc A001

    1. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 400906 Quality
    2. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 400930 Tell Tale Heart
    3. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401001 Last Class
    4. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401007 Pickwick Papers

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    Disc A002

    1. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401008 Little Wife
    2. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401009 Monsieuraldimar
    3. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401014 Man And Snake
    4. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401015 Rappacinis Daughter

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    Disc A003

    1. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401018 Success Story
    2. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401111 Lie
    3. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401112 Coward
    4. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401127 Letter A Paragraph

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    Disc A004

    1. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401130 Occur Owl Creek Bridge
    2. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 401225 Tomorrows Paul
    3. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 410108 Moonlight
    4. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 410113 Death Of Olivier

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A005

    1. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 410114 What Was It
    2. Worlds Greatest Short Stories 410115 Markheim

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00