Shorty McCabe


Read by Scotty Smith

(4.2 stars; 8 reviews)

Yes, it's been a couple of years since I quit the ring. . . . I slid into a quiet corner for a month or so, and then I dropped into the only thing I knew how to do, trainin' comers to go against the champs. It ain't like pullin' down your sixty per cent of the gate receipts, but there's worse payin' jobs.

Course, there's times when I finds myself up against it. It was durin' one of them squeezes, not so long ago, that I gets mixed up with Leonidas Dodge, and all that foolishness. Ah, it wa'n't anything worth wastin' breath over. You would? Honest? Well, it won't take long, I guess. - Summary by Sewell Ford (6 hr 51 min)

Chapters

CHAPTER I 33:27 Read by Scotty Smith
CHAPTER II 39:04 Read by Scotty Smith
CHAPTER III 33:51 Read by Scotty Smith
CHAPTER IV 35:31 Read by Scotty Smith
CHAPTER V 31:54 Read by Scotty Smith
CHAPTER VI 28:36 Read by Scotty Smith
CHAPTER VII 25:23 Read by Scotty Smith
CHAPTER VIII 23:34 Read by Scotty Smith
CHAPTER IX 23:00 Read by Scotty Smith
CHAPTER X 23:16 Read by Scotty Smith
CHAPTER XI 21:56 Read by Scotty Smith
CHAPTER XII 20:30 Read by Scotty Smith
CHAPTER XIII 22:15 Read by Scotty Smith
CHAPTER XIV 24:34 Read by Scotty Smith
CHAPTER XV 24:14 Read by Scotty Smith

Reviews

Fun!


(5 stars)

The main character and narrator, Shorty McCabe, is a former boxing champion who seems to get into crazy situations through no fault of his own. Somehow he always manages to come out on the right end of them, through his quick thinking and dumb luck. He tells the stories with plenty of color and flavor. The many cultural references that pass over our heads (I assume famous celebrities at the time) don't distract. The nicknames for taxis, motorcars, and so forth are picturesque. The reader is wonderful. I don't know if he assumed the accent or if it's his own, but the Brooklyn/New York accent adds greatly to the enjoyment, as it feels like the character is really speaking. Great stuff - thanks, Scotty!

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(1 stars)

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