Three Men on the Bummel

Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The follow up to best-selling audio Three Men in a Boat, Three Men on the Bummel features delightful, gentle, comic writing. First published in 1900, the story revives the three companions from Three Men in a Boat, this time taking them on a bicycle tour through the German Black Forest.

Written during the Victorian era bicycle-craze, it is a light-hearted commentary on German culture at the time, told through the eyes of the hapless British tourist. The narrator fills us in further: A "Bummel" is described as a journey, long or short, without an end, the only thing regulating it being the necessity of getting back within a given time to the point from which one started. Sometimes it is through busy streets, and sometimes through the fields and lanes.

©2012 Jerome K. Jerome (P)2012 Canongate Books Ltd

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I'm sure the story is good

Sounds like it was recorded in a bathroom and I can hear the narrator's lips. I can't focus on the story because the audio quality is so poor.

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  • Mr. M. C. Sexton
  • 01-10-20

Extremely funny read in the required silky voice.

Extremely funny, capturing life in Germany. The reader's silky voice is perfect for this publication.