The Holiday Round


Read by Kirsten Wever

(4.1 stars; 6 reviews)

Alan Alexander Milne, popularly known as A. A. Milne, is best known – perhaps to most people only known – for his children’s book, Winnie the Pooh. Yet he was an incredibly prolific author. He published dozens of successful plays, myriad humorous articles written for internationally prominent journals, a wide range of social, political, and other nonfiction works, and even a murder mystery.

This collection is humorous throughout, but humorous in a particularly Milnesque way: he consciously and quite openly rejected the bitterness of satire in favor of a peculiarly gentle, often self-deprecating humor. Included here are dozens of short essays showing, among other things, Milne’s extraordinary capacity to understand – and be understood by – children, and his special affinity for women, as friends and as lovers. - Summary by Kirsten Wever (8 hr 17 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 - Holiday Time 47:56 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 2 - The House-Warming 45:03 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 3 - At Play 42:53 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 4 - Two Stories 40:29 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 5 - An Odd Lot 49:40 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 6 - Little Plays for Amateurs 1:00:56 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 7 - A Chapter of Accidents 55:53 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 8 - Stories of Successful Lives 54:45 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 9 Part 1 - A Few Friends 32:11 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 9 Part 2 - A Few Friends 57:36 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 10 - Epilogue 9:39 Read by Kirsten Wever

Reviews


(5 stars)

a lot of little short stories. nice for an easy listen or just to help pass time.