Listen To: Short Stories

Shorten your commute, add an incentive to your housekeeping, or liven up your evening run by listening to one of these collections of short stories. All of these titles are located in the Adult Audiobook section of the Library.

Story samplers
Notable collections
Classic story collections

Story Samplers

These collections run the gamut of genres, from crime stories, to Haitian tales, to vampires on vacation, to science fiction. Not only will these story compilations give you variety, but you might also find a new favorite author along the way!

Death's Excellent Vacation. (813.0876 D).

First Thrills: High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors. (813.008 F).

Haiti Noir. (808.83872 H).

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. (823.0872 I).

Love is Murder. (808.83 L).

My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding: A Collection of New Short Stories. (808.83876 M).

Mystery Writers of America Presents -- The Prosecution Rests: New Stories About Courtrooms, Criminals, and the Law. (813.0872 M).

New American Stories. (813.0108 N). Winner of 2012 Audie Award for Audiobook Short Stories/Collections.

Stories: All-New Tales. (808.83 S). Winner of 2011 Audie Award for Audiobook Short Stories/Collections.

Two of the Deadliest: New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder from Outstanding Women of Mystery. (813.0872 T).

Warriors. (813.0108 W).

Zombies vs. Unicorns.  (808.83876 Z).

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Notable Collections

Immerse yourself in stories written by a single author with these collections from notable authors. These collections are shelved alphabetically using the author's last name.

Akpan, Uwem. Say You're One of Them.

Archer, Jeffrey. And Thereby Hangs a Tale.

Barnes, Julian. Pulse.

Berg, Elizabeth. The Day I Ate Everything: And Other Small Acts of Liberation.

Black, Robin. If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This: Stories.

Boyle, T. Coraghessan. Wild Child and Other Stories.

Campbell, Bonnie Jo. American Salvage: Stories.
     Available: eAudiobook

Diaz, Junot. This is How You Lose Her.

Donoghue, Emma. Astray. Winner of 2013 Audie Award for Audiobook Short Stories/Collections.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Doyle, Roddy. Bullfighting: Stories.

Edwards, Kim. The Secrets of a Fire King.

Eggers, Dave. How We Are Hungry: Stories.

Englander, Nathan. For the Relief of Unbearable Urges.

Englander, Nathan. What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.

Fallon, Siobhan. You Know When the Men Are Gone.

Forsyth, Frederick. The Kill List.

Gilbert, Elizabeth. Pilgrims.

Grisham, John. Ford County: Stories.

Haigh, Jennifer. News from Heaven: The Bakerton Stories.

Hamill, Pete. The Christmas Kid and Other Stories.

Ishiguro, Kazuo. Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall. One of Audiofile’s Best Audiobooks of 2010.

Kellerman, Faye. The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights.

Lahiri, Jhumpa. Unaccustomed Earth.

Lehane, Dennis. Coronado.

Li, Yiyun. Gold Boy, Emerald Girl.

Martin, George R.R. Selections from Dreamsongs. One of Audiofile’s Best Audiobooks of 2008.

Munro, Alice. Dear Life. Alice Munro is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Munro, Alice. Runaway: Stories. Winner of 2006 Audie Award for Short Stories.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Murakami, Haruki. The Elephant Vanishes.

Oates, Joyce Carol. Sourland: Stories.

Parameswaran, Rajesh. I Am an Executioner: Love Stories.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Robinson, Peter. Not Safe After Dark & Other Stories.

Russell, Karen. Vampires in the Lemon Grove.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Saunders, George. Tenth of December.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Shepard, Jim. You Think That's Bad: Stories.

Straub, Emma. Other People We Married.

Updike, John. The Maples Stories.

Walter, Jess. We Live in Water.
     Available: eAudiobook

Weiner, Jennifer. The Guy Not Taken.

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Classic Story Collections

Enjoy stories from these favorite authors. These collections are shelved alphabetically using the author's last name unless otherwise noted.

Bradbury, Ray. We'll Always Have Paris: Stories.

Faulkner, William. Collected Stories.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Tales.

Great Classic Science Fiction: Eight Stories. (808.83876 G).

Hardy, Thomas. Wessex Tales.

Hemingway, Ernest. The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories.

Joyce, James. Dubliners.

Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich. The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov.

Poe, Edgar Allan. Poe's Detective: The Dupin Stories.

Poe, Edgar Allan. Selected Shorts. Poe!.

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