The Jack-Knife Man


Read by Roger Melin

(4.6 stars; 21 reviews)


A lighthearted tale which revolves around old Peter Lane, who lives in a houseboat on the Mississippi River and mostly whiles away his time whittling with his jack-knife and not really doing much else. That is, until one night, a sickly woman knocks at his boat door holding her son in her arms. This encounter would change Peter's life, as the old man befriends little Buddy and is determined to keep him and raise him as his own, provided he is able to keep a host of others from laying claim to the orphan.

(Note - While the online text for this book appears that there is no chapter 7, no chapters have been omitted from this recording.) - Summary by Roger Melin

(5 hr 46 min)

Chapters

The Jack-Knife Man 26:09 Read by Roger Melin
Peter's Guests 10:53 Read by Roger Melin
Peter Lodges Out 20:39 Read by Roger Melin
The Scarlet Woman 28:51 Read by Roger Melin
Buddy Steers the Boat 28:40 Read by Roger Melin
'Booge' 28:30 Read by Roger Melin
Rivals 19:18 Read by Roger Melin
Peter Gives Warning 10:35 Read by Roger Melin
A Violent Incident 11:51 Read by Roger Melin
Peter Hears News 17:15 Read by Roger Melin
The Return of 'Old Kazoozer' 9:13 Read by Roger Melin
Aunt Jane 31:30 Read by Roger Melin
A Ray of Hope 14:07 Read by Roger Melin
An Encounter 19:07 Read by Roger Melin
Jail Uncles 15:06 Read by Roger Melin
Funny Cats 16:53 Read by Roger Melin
More Funny Cats 19:42 Read by Roger Melin
Peter Goes to Town 9:56 Read by Roger Melin
Peter Gets His Clock 8:12 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews

a great listen

(5 stars)

really well read thoroughly enjoyed the book. je

one of my favorite readers

(3 stars)

Cute story.