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WordTheatre has recorded over 600 stories at our events in America and England with the authors present to hear their work come alive through the brilliant interpretations of actors. Currently, WordTheatre is preparing to roll out our extraordinary archive. Soon you will be able to download the world’s best short stories read by today’s most celebrated actors. Each collection will be comprised of 9 short stories arranged thematically or in award-based groupings. Here’s a preview of some of the COLLECTIONS NOW ON AUDIBLE with plenty more to come!


Families & Other Natural Disasters – Volume 1

Halley Feiffer reading “Ask for Pain” by Julie Orringer
James Franco reading “The Odds It Would Be You” by Alice Mattisonfamiliesandothernaturaldisastersvolume1
Gary Dourdan reading “Bug Juice” by Christine R. Lincoln
Danielle Panabaker reading “The Escape” by Joyce Carol Oates
Ian Hart reading “Distant Ships” by Simon Van Booy
Robin de Jesus reading “The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue” by Manuel Munoz
CCH Pounder reading “Pet” by Deb Olin Unferth
Vincent Piazza reading “Three Thursdays in the Bronx” by David Prete
Nicki Micheaux reading “Vacuum” by Brad Watson


Heart Matters – Volume 1

Hallee Hirsh reading “The Ages” by Ramona Ausubel
Mark Moses reading “The Meeting” by Aimee Benderheartmattersvol1
Nicholas Brendon & Kirsten Vangsness reading “Billboard” by Richard Bausch
Mary Stuart Masterson reading “A Preference for Native Tongue” by Don Lee
Sharon Lawrence reading “Widow” by Michelle Latiolais
Elisabeth Moss reading “Note to Sixth-Grade Self” by Julie Orringer.
Kathryn Erbe reading “Out of the Fray” by Mary Gordon
Dinah Lenney reading “When Writing is an Emergency” by Mary Otis
Maggie Siff reading “Double-Blind” by Alethea Black


Lost & Found – Volume 1

Vanessa Aspillaga reading “Lucho” by Patricia Engel
Dean Chekvala reading “To Psychic Underworld” by Dan Chaon
Cassidy Freeman reading “The Summer Before” by Alethea Blacklostandfoundvol1
Mae Whitman reading “Swan Lake” by Meg Howrey
Gary Cole reading “Walls” by Tod Goldberg
Justin Chambers reading “Loser” by Aimee Bender
Vincent Piazza reading “White Angel” by Michael Cunningham
Eliza Pryor Nagel reading “The Russian Children Aren’t Happy” by Ellen Slezak
Dana Delany reading “Sea World” by Janet Grillo


Love & Loss – Volume 1

Michael Zegen reading “Grief” by Pamela Painter
Amy Brenneman reading “The Life of the Body” by Jane Smileyloveandlossvol1
Adrian Pasdar reading “Dancer Horse” by Hal Ackerman
Ian Hart reading “Business Class” by Evgenia Citkowitz
Emily Bergl reading “Damned Spot” by Michelle Latiolais
Richard Burgi reading “Here We Aren’t So Quickly” by Jonathan Safran Foer
Anson Mount reading “Her Favorite Story” by Mark Richard
Brian Cox reading “The Problem of Human Consumption” by Steve Almond
Sarah Clarke reading “Two-Step” by Maile Meloy


Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award – Volume 1

Rhashan Stone reading “It’s Not Yours” by David Vann
Juliet Stevenson reading “The Family Whistle” by Gerard Woodwardsundaytimesvolume1
Julian Sands reading “The Current” by Tom Lee
Daphne Cheung reading “Where the Gods Fly” by Jean Kwok
Damian Lewis reading “The Deep” by Anthony Doerr
Harriet Walter reading “Comma” by Hilary Mantel
Ben Miller reading “East Coast, West Coast” by Will Cohu
Bhasker Patel reading “The Fluorescent Jacket” by Roshi Fernando
David Morrissey and Ian Hart reading “Beer Trip to Llandudno” by Kevin Barry


Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses – Volume 1

Vincent Piazza reading “Forky” by Andre Dubus III
Amber Tamblyn reading “The Kiss” by Pamela Painterpushcartvolume1
CCH Pounder reading “By Love Possessed” by Lorna Goodison
Sean Young reading “Not the Plaster Casters” by Janice Eidus
Samantha Mathis reading “Three Girls” by Joyce Carol Oates
Robert David Hall reading “The Pass” by Steve Almond
Amy Irving reading “The Dead Boy at Your Window” by Bruce Holland Rogers
Jackson Rathbone reading “The Bank Robbery” by Steven Schutzman
John Heard reading “Tomorrow’s Bird” by Ian Frazier


Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses – Volume 2

Linus Roache reading “Joyas Voladoras” by Brian Doyle
Brian Cox reading “The Human Table” by Marvin Cohenpushcartvolume2
Janel Moloney reading “Recorded Message” by Philip Dacey
Nicholas Brendon reading “Stay” by David Schuman
Gil Bellows reading “Oblivion, Nebraska” by Peter Moore Smith
Wendy Makkena reading “Self Knowledge” by Richard Bausch
Carla Gugino reading “Gina’s Death” by Charles Baxter
Christopher McDonald reading “Today Will Be A Quiet Day” by Amy Hempel
Emily Meade reading “The River Nemunas” by Anthony Doerr.


Ahhh, Xmas – Volume 1

Donal Logue reading “H Street Sledding Record” by Ron Carlson.
Craig Bierko reading “The Birds for Christmas” by Mark Richard.ahhhhh_xmas
Rachel Boston reading “Isabelle’s House” by Lou Ann Walker.
John Heard reading “A Chaparral Christmas Gift” by O. Henry.
Gregg Henry reading “The Swing” by Margaret McMullan.
Sean Maguire reading “Reginald’s Christmas Revel” by Saki.
Sally Brooks reading “O Holy Night or The Year I Ruined Christmas” by Laurie Notaro.
Stephen Tobolowsky reading his own story “A Christmas Memory”.
Christopher Gorham reading “Home for Christmas” by Jeffrey Shaffer.