• David Wright

    Thrilling Tales: March 5, 2012

    Need a mid-day break? Every first and third Monday, you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings of captivating short stories from a wide range of popular and literary authors. This week's featured stories are: "The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin and "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov. Recorded on March 5, 2012.

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  • Thrilling Tales

    Thrilling Tales: October 3, 2011

    Need a mid-day break? Every first and third Monday, you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings of captivating short stories from a wide range of popular and literary authors. This week's featured stories: "John Charrington's Wedding" by E. Nesbit and "The Voice in the Night" by William Hope Hodgson. Recorded on Oct. 3, 2011.

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  • David Wright

    Thrilling Tales, May 27, 2011

    Today's stories are "Uncle Abraham's Wedding" and "In the Dark" by E. Nesbit. Recorded on May 27, 2011.

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  • David Wright

    Thrilling Tales: October 25, 2010

    Listen to "Thrilling Tales," a story time for grown-ups. This week David Wright reads two classic ghost stories from 1906: "The Ghost Child" by Bernard Capes and "The Furnished Room" by O Henry. Recorded on Oct. 25, 2010.

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  • David Wright

    Thrilling Tales: June 21, 2010

    Listen to "Thrilling Tales," a story time for grown-ups, recorded at the Central Library. A "Festival of Classic Short Short Stories" was presented by The Seattle Public Library Fiction Department: "The Open Window," by Saki; "The Romance of a Busy Broker," by O Henry; "John Mortonson's Funeral," by Ambrose Bierce; "The Story Teller," by Saki; and "Revolt of the Gods," by Ambrose Bierce. Recorded on June 21, 2010.

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  • David Wright

    Thrilling Tales: May 17, 2010

    Listen to "Thrilling Tales," a story time for grown-ups. Presented by The Seattle Public Library Fiction Department: "Man Overboard!" by Winston S. Churchill. In just one instant, a daydreaming sailor becomes a bit of terrified flotsam in the wide Red Sea. "The Magic Shop" by H.G. Wells. One might have expected to find it there amidst the tricks and trinkets: after all, it was advertised on the sign. Recorded on May 17, 2010.

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  • David Wright

    Thrilling Tales: April 2, 2007

    Listen to a "Thrilling Tales" adult story time recorded at the Central Library. One morning a supercilious bureaucrat wakes up to find his nose has vanished, but that's almost normal compared to what happens next! Step into this great 19th century Russian author's version of The Twilight Zone. Gogol's strange tale was recorded in honor of the 2007 Seattle Reads selection, "The Namesake." Recorded on April 2, 2007.

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