Penrod


Read by Jonathan Burchard

(4.5 stars; 70 reviews)

Join Penrod Schofield and his wistful dog Duke, in a hilarious romp through turn of the century Indianapolis, chronicling his life, loves, and mostly the trouble he gets into. (Summary by Jonathan) (6 hr 3 min)

Chapters

01 - A Boy and His Dog 10:02 Read by Jonathan Burchard
02 - Romance 11:30 Read by Jonathan Burchard
03 - The Costume 8:36 Read by Jonathan Burchard
04 - Desperation 9:31 Read by Jonathan Burchard
05 - The Pageant of the Table Round 10:55 Read by Jonathan Burchard
06 - Evening - Evils of Drink 11:41 Read by Jonathan Burchard
07 - School 6:55 Read by Jonathan Burchard
08 - Soaring 7:26 Read by Jonathan Burchard
09 - Uncle John 13:55 Read by Jonathan Burchard
10 - Fidelity of a Little Dog 10:09 Read by Jonathan Burchard
11 - Miss Rennsdale Accepts 15:29 Read by Jonathan Burchard
12 - The Smallpox Medicine 10:54 Read by Jonathan Burchard
13 - Maurice Levy's Constitution 14:27 Read by Jonathan Burchard
14 - The Two Families 17:46 Read by Jonathan Burchard
15 - The New Star 18:50 Read by Jonathan Burchard
16 - Retiring from the Show-Business 11:04 Read by Jonathan Burchard
17 - Music 14:48 Read by Jonathan Burchard
18 - The Inner Boy 11:18 Read by Jonathan Burchard
19 - Brothers of Angels 8:44 Read by Jonathan Burchard
20 - Rupe Collins 11:56 Read by Jonathan Burchard
21 - The Imitator 17:18 Read by Jonathan Burchard
22 - Coloured Troops in Action 8:45 Read by Jonathan Burchard
23 - Little Gentleman 13:31 Read by Jonathan Burchard
24 - Tar 22:55 Read by Jonathan Burchard
25 - The Quiet Afternoon 16:35 Read by Jonathan Burchard
26 - Conclusion of the Quiet Afternoon 10:06 Read by Jonathan Burchard
27 - Twelve 10:23 Read by Jonathan Burchard
28 - Fanchon 7:42 Read by Jonathan Burchard
29 - The Birthday Party 15:34 Read by Jonathan Burchard
30 - Over the Fence 5:07 Read by Jonathan Burchard

Reviews

penrod


(5 stars)

this audio helped my daughter to understand the book easier.


(0.5 stars)

Unfortunately, the narrator's cadence is very jerky, he spews out individual words rapidly like a machine gun. There is no verbal flow into sentences which makes comprehension an ordeal. Many simple words are pronounced incorrectly, i.e. "wands" instead of "wounds". It's as if he hasn't read the text ahead of time and therefore has no idea of the meaning of the words or that there are sentences there. He needed to take a breath, relax, take his time and read the story. Good try but I had to take a pass which was disappointing because Penrod is one of my all time favorite characters. The book is laugh out loud funny, as is Penrod and Sam.

world of young boy 100 years ago


(5 stars)

Thank you, Jonathan! It is joy to listen to your reading. I love your easy to understand accent (English in my second language and some accents are too hard for me to understand). I laughed aloud hearing Penrod's interpretation of his world. Although stereotyping of "color people" is not politically correct, the book shows true face of the society. We have to remember when and where book was written, but is modern society much different from the one described by Booth Tarkington?...


(5 stars)

A charming, funny book beautifully read by the narrator. An earlier reviewer suggested that the narrator had not read the text before narrating the story but the narrator pronounced the words as they were written in the story. His use of different voices for the different characters was beautifully done.

More Penrod Please!


(5 stars)

Hello Jonathan Burchard. We were wondering if you have any plans on recording the third Penrod book titled Penrod Jashber? My family and I loved your first two Penrod books and would appreciate it if you would polish off the third one as well. Thank you.

So much fun !


(5 stars)

Superb reading of a very funny book ! The reader’s ability to assume different voices adds so much to the enjoyment of this story.

well-read, highly amusing, highly racist


(3.5 stars)

Very well-delivered reading. The story itself is hilarious, but is blighted by the tremendous evolutionary racism common to Tarkington's times.

Penrod Jashber


(0 stars)

FYI, Penrod Jashber was first published in 1929, so it won't be out of copyright until January 2025.