A Touch of Magic
audiobook (Unabridged) ∣ Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story
By Andrew Lam
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"Remarkable how the nursery caught the telepathic emanations of the
children's minds...The children thought lions, and there were lions..."
-From The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
By turns funny, moving, romantic and surreal, and filled with unexpected twists and turns, each of the tales on this lineup has a magical element.
performed by James Naughton
A chance encounter on a bus between a fortune-teller and a teenage boy
performed by Stephen Colbert
A room which can take you anywhere in the world - sometimes with dangerous consequences
The Monkey's Paw
performed by John Lithgow
A wonderful ghost story about a trinket with terrible powers
The Occasional Garden
performed by Daniel Gerroll
If you can't grow a garden; poof! - you can rent one
performed by Maria Tucci
There's something suddenly in the sky in midtown Manhattan...
The Year of Silence
performed by Anthony Rapp
What if everything went quiet?
Jonathan Safran Foer's
The Sixth Borough
performed by Jerry Zaks
Yes, New York had a Sixth Borough, but it drifted away...
performed by Bernadette Quigley
A romance between a mermaid and an imp
The Little Green Monster
performed by Dana Ivey
A piece of Murakami magic: Is this a monster I see before me?
performed by René Auberjonois
This story's weather forecast: Very windy and very funny
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.