Mr. Prohack


Read by Simon Evers

(4.7 stars; 36 reviews)

Mr Prohack, an ordinary official in the Treasury and leading a hum-drum life, suddenly and unexpectedly inherits a large sum of money which, with a lucky investment, he turns into a fortune. This humorous book follows his progress and that of his wife, son and daughter who all, in their different ways, slowly get used to their new lives. - Summary by Simon Evers (12 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 20:40 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 2 18:51 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 3 15:04 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 4 20:08 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 5 12:59 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 6 17:52 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 7 22:48 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 8 33:40 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 9 47:36 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 10 22:03 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 11 25:45 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 12 29:23 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 13 24:10 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 14 44:37 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 15 58:52 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 16 28:44 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 17 26:53 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 18 33:46 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 19 23:16 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 20 (part 1) 39:13 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 20 (part 2) 36:29 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 21 (part 1) 25:18 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 21 (part 2) 23:56 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 22 (part 1) 27:36 Read by Simon Evers
Chpater 22 (part 2) 27:30 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 23 24:17 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews

Enjoyable

(4 stars)

Arnold Bennett is one of my favorite authors, and this was an interesting study in human nature. I agree that Simon Evers is an excellent reader. And yet, the final half-dozen chapters it sounded as if he was getting tired or something. The narration parts were quiet to the point of whispering, and when I turned the volume up there were certain syllables and phrases that just about blew my speakers out of the wall. It was quite irritating, be warned. I listen to audio books while driving, so even though I have a quiet vehicle, that might have made it more challenging rather than sitting in a dead quiet room with headphones on.

Delicious Fun!

(5 stars)

This was a fun listen and Arnold Bennett always brings out each of his character's idiosyncrasies. Simon Evers was born to read Mr. Bennett's books and he was flawless as usual. I did not have any problem with hearing the final chapters, as one reviewer stats) but I do listen in a quiet room or with air pods. Lovely story that is very entertaining.

loved it

(5 stars)

first of all Simon Evers is one of the top five narrator's on LibriVox hands down. this book is so funny laugh out loud at times but you have to take the time and get to know the characters don't give up after the first couple of chapters!

Excellent reader, talented writer, good book.

(5 stars)

Excellent reader, Simon Evers, one of my favorites. Arnold Bennett’s writing is always expert. This book is charming and engaging. Sound quality of recording is good.

(4 stars)

Simon Evers is at least half the book. What a reader! I listened just because he read it.

(5 stars)

Mr. Prohack could be my favorite Arnold Bennett! It’s delightful and Simon Evers was at his best!!

totally enjoyable

(4.5 stars)

Reader was excellent The plot was completely consistent with a good listen

great!

(5 stars)

Lovely book excellently read. A real delight, I’m sad it’s over.