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Welcome to 1001 Classic Short Stories and Tales Audio Podcast!  This is a hand-picked collection of favorites from writers like Jack London, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, Edgar Allen Poe, Rudyard Kipling, and many more. I narrate the stories and often add background music and sound effects to bring the stories to life. These are suitable for the entire family, enjoyed by all ages and levels of literary experience, and often make great discussion starters for students who are just getting exposed to literature. 

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Jon Hagadorn/1001 Stories Podcast Network


Feb 10, 2016

The Monkey's Paw is set in the White family home in England. It begins on a dark and stormy night. The Whites-Mr. and Mrs. White and their adult son Herbert-are inside enjoying a cozy fire and a game of chess. Soon Sgt. Major Morris arrives. He's been in the army in India and the Whites are looking forward to hearing of his adventures. During the conversation he shows them a shriveled monkey's paw which he claimed had a spell attached to it- an evil spell that brought harm to those who used it. The Whites use the talisman after their friend leaves, and disaster strikes.  William Wymark Jacobs was born in Wapping, London, in 1863, as is best known for this horror story The Monkey's Paw, but he has a large body of work recognized for his humor. His stories are well written and the average read is about fifteen minutes per story. Listen to 1001 Classic Short Stories & tales at 1001 Heroes and THE STORYTELLERS are at