Selected Shorts: Pets!

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Recorded live at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City and at venues across the United States, these audio anthologies feature short stories from the Selected Shorts program that airs nationwide. More than 300,000 listeners tune in to this offering weekly to hear some of their favorite tales read aloud by an assortment of distinguished actors.
 
The cast of characters in this compilation is a menagerie of animals—cats, dogs, ...

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Overview

Recorded live at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City and at venues across the United States, these audio anthologies feature short stories from the Selected Shorts program that airs nationwide. More than 300,000 listeners tune in to this offering weekly to hear some of their favorite tales read aloud by an assortment of distinguished actors.
 
The cast of characters in this compilation is a menagerie of animals—cats, dogs, birds, even a dragon—and their owners. Included in the funny and unexpected stories about people, pets, and their problems are T. C. Boyle’s "Heart of a Champion" read by Isaiah Sheffer; Robertson Davies’ "The Cat That Went to Trinity" read by Charles Keating; Molly Giles’ "Pie Dance" read by Kate Burton; Gail Godwin’s "St. George" read by Jane Curtin; and Max Steele’s "The Cat and the Coffee Drinkers" read by Paul Hecht.

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Earphones Award  and Best AudioBooks of 2007 from AudioFile

Listen Up Awards: The Best Audios of 2007 from Publishers Weekly

"A must-hear, three-disk recording . . . with some of the audience-favorite, animal-focused readings, including T.C. Boyle's 'Heart of a Champion.'"  —Bark

"Although just about every fiction writer has a few reasonably commonplace stories about pets, there's absolutely nothing ordinary here."  —AudioFile

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A must-hear, three-disk recording with some of the audiences'-favorite animal-focused readings, including T.C. Boyle's 'Heart of a Champion.'
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Symphony Space is a performing arts center based in New York City that fosters artistically and culturally diverse performing arts, literary, and film programs that bring artists and audiences together in an atmosphere of exploration and intimacy. This organization reaches audiences throughout New York City, the wider metropolitan area, and—through distribution of programs via media such as radio, recordings, podcasts, and touring—the nation.

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