After his final trip up the river Thames with his three companions - - Harris, George, and Montmorency the dog - - Jerome K. Jerome sat down to write his proposed book, The Story of the Thames. But before he could tackle the work in the serious manner intended, his humor took over and gave birth to a masterpiece of unquenchable comedy. This is a classic of English humor, justifiably loved around the world.
©2006 Jerome K. Jerome; (P)1991 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
When I first saw this book, it came with the advice that one should not read it if one were in a place where sudden fits of uncontrollable laughter were frowned upon. What good advice that was. The story is an absolute stitch and the narrator perfect for it. I most heartily recommend it.
This is one of those books that you find authors referring to in the oddest places. After reading... or rather listen to...Connie Willis' "to Say nothing of the Dog" I was excited to see this in Audible. Now I will have to go back and re-listen to Willis's book.
The humor is so dry and so very British. You can see the the influence of this book on so many of the great British humorists of the modern day.
The author occasionally drifts in his descriptions but you will still want to reserve a seat on a boat on the Thames. A delightful listen to escape the commute.
His accents and different intonation for separate characters are delightful.
Yes, almost. I knew I couldn't do that entirely, but it would have been my preference
Print version is engaging but the Audible version captured more of the humor
Very, very funny in a classic British fashion and read in a way that beautifully showcases the humor. It's remarkable how well it's aged.
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