Tales of Betrayal

audiobook (Unabridged) Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story

By John Biguenet

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"He had ruined her life... For years, he'd allowed himself to imagine she had forgotten Ben, or at least stopped remembering... What consolation could he give her now?" - From Devotion by Adam Haslett

In this compilation characters make choices that define their lives and suffer consequences often dire or disquieting. Abraham prepares to slay Isaac; siblings fall in love with the same man; a Thai man hides his secret guilt from his best friend on draft selection day; delve into the secret lives of people and discover what drives them to betrayal.

John Biguenet's I Am Not a Jew

Read by David Strathairn

A tourist comes face-to-face with a gang of neo-Nazis.

Adam Haslett's Devotion

Read by John Shea

A brother and sister await a guest from their past.

John Cheever's The Worm in the Apple

Read by Anne Meara

A family too perfect to be true.

Tessa Hadley's Mother's Son

Read by Shohreh Aghdashloo

A son confides in his mother.

Galina Vromen's Sarah's Story

Read by Jane Curtin

Abraham's story from his wife's point of view (a dramatic retelling).

Rattawut Lapchraroensap's Draft Day

Read by B.D. Wong

On the day of the draft lottery, a Thai man keeps a secret from his best friend.

Selected Shorts is an award-winning, one-hour program featuring readings of classic and new short fiction, recorded live at New York's Symphony Space. One of the most popular series on the airwaves, this unique show is hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and produced for radio by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio.

"One of the Best Audiobooks of 2007" - AudioFile Magazine

"...giving listeners an eclectic sampling of some excellent short fiction." - LibraryJournal.com

Tales of Betrayal