The Wrong Box


Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

(4.6 stars; 119 reviews)

The Wrong Box is a comedy about the ending of a tontine (a tontine is an arrangement whereby a number of young people subscribe to a fund which is then closed and invested until all but one of the subscribers have died. That last subscriber then receives the whole of the proceeds). The story involves the last two such survivors and their relations, a train crash, missing uncles, surplus dead bodies and innocent bystanders. A farce really. (Summary by AJM) (6 hr 20 min)

Chapters

In Which Morris Suspects 27:48 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
In Which Morris takes Action 30:35 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Lecturer at Large 23:08 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Magistrate in the Luggage Van 9:06 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Mr Gideon Forsyth and the Gigantic Box 19:12 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Tribulations of Morris: Part the First 30:36 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
In Which William Dent Pitman takes Legal Advice 25:14 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
In Which Michael Finsbury Enjoys a Holiday 38:21 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Glorious Conclusion of Michael Finsbury's Holiday 31:14 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Gideon Forsyth and the Broadwood Grand 19:25 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Maestro Jimson 33:22 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Positively the Last Appearance of the Broadwood Grand 19:53 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Tribulations of Morris: Part the Second 20:49 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
William Bent Pitman Hears of Something to his Advantage 28:45 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Return of the Great Vance 13:47 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Final Adjustment of the Leather Business 8:47 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

Reviews

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(5 stars)

I don't know when I've enjoyed a story more. Maybe there weren't any pirates but this character-driven story is truly hilarious and wonderful and Andy Minter's reading brings it brilliantly to life.

Robert Louis Stevenson "lite"


(3 stars)

This is a fun frolic, quite amusing and intriguing for the first half but grew a bit stale by the second. Mr. Minter's narration was excellent and was probably the reason why I stuck with book long after I grew bored with the tale. Probably would be more enjoyable if you don't go into it expecting one of Stevenson's "yipping good yarns" but rather a light comedy.

superbly red farce


(5 stars)

another superlative reading from the late Andy Minter.. Once again. he provides a distinctive voice to each of the characters thus giving extra vitality to an already lively text the story itself is a ripping yarn packed with well-developed characters, coincidences and intrigue. This is definitely well worth investing your time in..

The Wrong Box is delightful


(5 stars)

I havent laughed so hard in a long time! What a hidden gem of book, who knew Stevenson had such a sense of humour when weaving this intricate tale.


(5 stars)

Very funny indeed! And read sublimely. Thank you Librivox for saving my sanity with this zany novel, and thanks eternally to Andy Minter, may he rest in any way that suits him!

Fantastic reader


(5 stars)

Loved this reader. so many characters and he did a great job keeping each voice. I did find the story a bit confusing, lots of characters! Worth the listen.

Such a funny story


(5 stars)

Oh what a tangled web we weave... the turns and tangles of this story made for a very enjoyable listen. The reader did an excellent job!

GREAT FARCE


(4.5 stars)

The least likely RLS story ever.It would make a great Peter Sellers movie. Mr. Minter's narration was the iceing on the cake. Enjoy!