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The William Hurt Collection

Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story

by Aleksandar Hemon Author · Richard Ford Author


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"As a boy, he himself had wanted nothing more than the chance to dream...Why should he begrudge his son what he had most desired?"

-From Nightingale by Tobias Wolff

A collection of poignant, romantic and funny tales performed by Academy Award -winning actor William Hurt. This collection includes a bonus track of an exclusive interview with William Hurt. Hurt's readings are thoughtful, tender, romantic, and resonant. A treasure.

Tobias Wolff's


A bullying father suddenly has doubts on his drive with his stoic son to military school to "toughen up" the boy

Ron Carlson's

Towel Season

A tender story of a scientist and his wife's rocky moments as he works on a tough math proof

Richard Ford's


A teenage boy's relationship to his single mother and her new boyfriend against the background of the stark Montana landscape

Aleksandar Hemon's

Blind Jozef Pronek

The stories tell of a Bosnian man struggling to make a new life in America

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.

"From the solemn to the amusing, Hurt illustrates his range in front of an audience. Hurt works well with the different tones and styles of the stories, and his delivery is well received by the audience" - from Publishers Weekly

"The collections on offer by Selected Shorts are of a uniformly high quality, and this group is no exception-The reason you can't hear the audience? They're quiet enough to hear a pin drop-Hurt is that good. He breathes fire into these stories." -from AudioFile Magazine

Publication Details

Symphony Space, Inc
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Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story


  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 81.3 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 81.2 MB


Author :
Aleksandar Hemon
Actor :
William Hurt
Author :
Ron Carlson
Author :
Tobias Wolff
Author :
Richard Ford
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