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Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) | [Jerome K. Jerome]

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

Here is one of the greatest English comic novels read by incontrovertible king of English comic audiobook readers, Martin Jarvis. Three men, worried about their health and in search of different experiences, set off 'up the river' in a boat. Jerome's delightful novel, dating from 1900, paints a vivid picture of innocent fun.
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Here is one of the greatest English comic novels read by incontrovertible king of English comic audiobook readers, Martin Jarvis. Three men, worried about their health and in search of different experiences, set off 'up the river' in a boat. Jerome's delightful novel, dating from 1900, paints a vivid picture of innocent fun.

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    Fitzwoman 07-02-14
    Fitzwoman 07-02-14

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    "Exceedingly entertaining"
    If you could sum up Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious English humor


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Montmorency, of course


    Any additional comments?

    I am so glad that I listened to this version instead of any other. Narrator Martin Jarvis is incredibly talented and his tone and inflections are perfect. The story itself is fabulously funny, but the narration adds to it tremendously. I do love Connie Willis's book "To Say Nothing of the Dog," and this original tale is a great companion to it. If you haven't yet read it, I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason P. Stanford 06-13-14
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    "One of my favorite audiobooks and a wonderful read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version. I heard the audiobook first, after references to it in Connie Willis' "To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last" (another favorite). I had no clear idea of what to expect other than what the title literally suggested. I laughed out loud through much of my listening. It's so well written.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Montmorency. His three young keepers must have entertained him tremendously.


    What about Martin Jarvis’s performance did you like?

    Martin Jarvis is one of the best narrators I've heard. He is very easy to understand. His diction is excellent. His voices are apropos to the character, consistent throughout, and all characters easily differentiated. His performance for this book is a perfect match.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Read the book, or listen to Martin Jarvis read it. I do not think this type of book would translate to cinema. (Maybe if Stanley Kubrik directed.)


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of my all-time favorites. It's beautiful prose, the wonderful reading, and the timely and beautiful classical music just works so well together. It's an excellent production overall.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    laura Eugene, OR, United States 06-06-14
    laura Eugene, OR, United States 06-06-14 Member Since 2013

    I am a fiber artist and teacher. I love moderate action, plot twists, diverse characters and much romance.

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    "silly silly silliness"

    If you like British word-play oriented humor, listen to this book. The narration was spot on. If you think Seinfeld is about nothing, and love it for it, you will love this, too. I gave it 4 stars for story, as I do enjoy a Bit More of a Plot, than 3 men went down the river in a boat (to say nothing of the dog). You will not be made a better, stronger, faster, more character laden person for listening to this, but you will be made a happier one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas S. Ashton 05-09-13
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    "An enjoyable "Poor Man's Pickwick" novel."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Sure. It's funny, light, an easy listen. What's not to enjoy?


    What about Martin Jarvis’s performance did you like?

    I have listened to several of Jarvis' performances. He always does a fantastic job.


    Could you see Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It would make a fine film or series if heavily expanded which would be easy as it is a travelling story in which the protagonists see new places and meet new people daily.


    Any additional comments?

    As my title states, this is a "Poor Man's Pickwick". It is very similar in many respects and enjoyable but no where near as enjoyable as the Dicken's classic. The characters aren't as fleshed out. Just about any of them could have their name exchanged with one of the others and you wouldn't know the better of it.

    Go try The Pickwick Papers if you liked this book. You'll like it even more. This (http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B0031AP0WE) is the version I have purchased here from Audible.

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    Sabyasachi Sengupta Bangalore, India 12-18-12
    Sabyasachi Sengupta Bangalore, India 12-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I definitely liked the audio version better than the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was good overall, but no one incident stands out.


    What does Martin Jarvis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Jarvis' wonderful insertion of emotion and intonations added a lot of color to the story line and made it interesting.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it was not the "un put downable" kind.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Truitt Halifax, VA, United States 05-30-11
    Truitt Halifax, VA, United States 05-30-11 Member Since 2009
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    "ugh"

    This is the first audible book I didn't finish. Thought it was tedious. The only thing I really liked about it was the title.

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    John MENLO PARK, CA, United States 11-22-08
    John MENLO PARK, CA, United States 11-22-08 Member Since 2007
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    "This WAS supposed to be funny right?"

    After hearing so many people RAVE about this book, I gave it a try.

    I'm at a loss. I think I laughed once. Having said that, I think a P.G. Wodehouse fan would find it hilarious. Give me Bill Bryson any day.

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