Three Men

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 891 ratings

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) Publisher's Summary

Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them just fine. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather forecasts, and tins of pineapple chunks---not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J.'s small fox-terrier Montmorency.

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) was an instant success when it appeared in 1889, and, with its benign escapism, authorial discursions, and wonderful evocation of the late-Victorian clerking classes, it hilariously captured the spirit of its age.

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  • Book 1

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

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them just fine. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather forecasts, and tins of pineapple chunks---not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J.'s small fox-terrier Montmorency.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Very Funny Misadventure

    • By Ilana on 08-03-12

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Three Men in a Boat

    • By: Jerome K Jerome
    • Narrated by: Sir Timothy Ackroyd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    A witty account of three friends' boating adventure along the River Thames. Written in the 19th century, the humour is still accessible to a modern audience. Read by leading celebrated British Actor, Sir Timothy Ackroyd.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • just lovely

    • By Michal on 01-06-18

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Three Men in a Boat

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    In this comedic masterpiece, three young men, increasingly given to thoughts of hypochondria, decide to embark on a journey along the river Thames. Confident that the fresh air and daily exercise will grant them immunity from a myriad of illnesses and diseases, they pack up their frying pans, toothbrushes, food and canine companion, Montmorency, and set off on an unexpected adventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless humor

    • By Jerri C on 12-04-11

    Regular price: $13.93

    • Three Men in a Boat

    • To Say Nothing of the Dog
    • By: Jerome K Jerome
    • Narrated by: Nickolas Grace
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Three Men in a Boat was intended to be a serious travel guide. It failed dismally in this respect but succeeded in becoming an hilarious account of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. The three men were based on the author and two of his friends. The holiday was a typical boating holiday of its time, carried out on what was known as a Thames camping skiff. The dog, Montmorency, however, was entirely fictional, but, as Jerome remarked, 'had much of me in it'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious

    • By S. Wood on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Three Men in a Boat

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome tells the story of three friends and their dog after they decide to take a boating trip along the Thames River. Taking a boat along the river was a popular way to spend a few days at the time, but most people who indulged in the activity probably didn't have as adventurous a time as J, George, Harris, and Montmorency the fox terrier when they came upon the perfect way (at least, it seems like this at the time) to spend their summer holidays.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, unsuitable performance

    • By Alexander on 03-12-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Three Men in a Boat

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: John Rainer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    It could have been an idyllic, relaxing trip down the Thames, if George hadn't insisted on camping, if someone had remembered a can-opener, and if Harris had steered clear of those old men and their fishing lines. Join in the comedy of a mishap-filled boat trip with 3 buddies and their dog. The journey may not be a smooth one, but it is sure to be filled with hilarity.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Just awful sound quality

    • By ficta on 05-17-05

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Three Men in a Boat [Classic Tales Edition]

    • To Say Nothing of the Dog
    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Even when the sailing is smooth, the stories never stop in Jerome K. Jerome's comic novel. Plaster fishes, dead water rats, near-death escapes, and many, many jocose anecdotes create a colorful narrative of holiday life on the river. For once three hypochondriacs self-diagnose themselves as "clearly overworked", the rest practically writes itself!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic, Funny Tale

    • By maethorwen on 09-20-17

    Regular price: $7.69

    • Three Men in a Boat

    • (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An absolute gem of a book!

    • By Fara on 04-07-09

    Regular price: $20.97

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

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 430
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 256

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dry and Hilarious

    • By James on 01-09-08

    Regular price: $18.95

  • Book 2

    • Three Men on the Bummel

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    George, Harris, and J. decide to take a cycling trip through the Black Forest - to be accomplished on a tandem plus one. Whether it is Harris's harrowing experience with a Hanoverian road-waterer or George's valiant attempt to buy a cushion for his aunt, their experiences are hilarious - - and they may even offer some important lessons to all who may be contemplating a cycling trip in the U.S.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Fine Trip

    • By Jerri C on 05-16-10

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    • Three Men on the Bummel

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    When three late-Victorian gentlemen escape from their claustrophobic suburban life to go on a cycling tour in the Black Forest of Germany, their trip turns into a comic expedition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Three Men on the Bummel

    • By Simeon on 04-16-06

    Regular price: $19.59