Three friends, one dog, one boat, one river. What
could go wrong? Plenty. 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!
When you purchase this product,
you will be offered the audiobook in 3 formats:
A delightful surprise!
From Margaret L Murdock of Astoria, Oregon on 9/21/2016.
Never having heard of Jerome K Jerome, I didn't expect much when I got this audiobook. But if you enjoy the humor of PG Wodehouse, you will enjoy this book. This travelogue starring three idle and ridiculous young men is surprisingly witty, informative, and at times even profound. Once again BJ makes the characters sparkle with a variety of voices and UK dialects. The descriptions of boating on the Thames above London in the late 19th century opened my eyes to a life I had no idea existed. I found . . .
3 men in a boat
From Tom Adler of Webster, New York on 8/11/2016.
Great job projecting this story and capturing the feeling and attitude of the trials and tribulations of a boating and camping holiday in the 19th century. Some things don't change.I particularly loved the introductory reflections on hypochondirasis. That for sure has not changed.
From Anonymous of Melbourne, Australia on 6/20/2016.
Perfect. BJ Harrison's voice is wonderfully suited to the text. I enjoyed every moment - often laughing out loud (thankfully not in public).
Gentle English Humor
From Anonymous of Wilmington, Delaware on 4/14/2016.
The book dates from the nineteenth century. Trains now carry freight that once traveled by barge on the Thames, making the river more welcoming to casual travelers. Three such are the gentlemen in the boat.The book started as a travel guide, and it shows to advantage. The historical reflections nicely show the importance of the river, dating back as far as records exist. The humor - and there is plenty - is generally low-key. It is based on the foibles and inconsistencies of the three men . . .
Three Men in a Boat
From Braam of Manhattan, Illinois on 4/1/2016.
Three Men in a Boat, written by Jerome K. Jerome, was the first Classic Tales audio book I have purchased, although I have listened to B. J. Harrison's performances of many stories through his podcast. As with the podcast editions, Three Men in a Boat was absolutely satisfying. Mr Harrison takes care to express and exploit, for the benefit of the audience, every humorous turn and intonation of Jerome's work. The vocalization of the various characters were distinct and distinguished. The style was . . .
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