The Village That Voted The Earth Was Flat


Read by Tony Addison

(2 stars; 2 reviews)

Possibly as relevant today as it ever was, this story tells the tale of an English village, Huckley, that is beguiled into voting the Earth was flat. How? And why? That is what this beguiling tale of Kipling's sets out to tell us; how the local Huckley squire, Sir Thomas Ingell, having lured two newspaper proprietors, a reporter and an MP into committing a speeding violation, has the tables turned on him by their making his village (and, thereby, him) an international laughing stock - with the help of Bat Masquerier, music hall proprietor, example of The Totally Amoral Soul and Personal Devil (to quote one of his co-conspirators). The dancing of the Gubby, the totally imaginary Huckley village dance, in the Houses of Parliament serves as a climax and a high spot of the tale. This story can be found in the Kipling collection "A Diversity of Creatures". ( Tony Addison) (1 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Part One 20:25 Read by Tony Addison
Part Two 26:20 Read by Tony Addison
Part Three 22:40 Read by Tony Addison
Part Four 25:34 Read by Tony Addison
Part Five 20:14 Read by Tony Addison

Reviews

The Village That Voted The Earth Was Flat

(1.5 stars)

Very very difficult comprehension of reader , Gait /cadence is most surreal sounds like a stilted robot reading from a 50's B class SciiFi movie- a real shame E for effort was unable to manage more than 15 minutes of a tortuous listen -- so sorry this story has not been taken up by other readers in a second version. The story deserves another try, thanks!