The Courage of the Commonplace

Read by Roger Melin

(4.6 stars; 42 reviews)

The short story of a young man who came to terms with himself and became a man on a day when he had proven to be a failure to his family, his friends, his classmates, the girl he liked, and most importantly to himself. (Summary by Roger Melin) (1 hr 20 min)


1 - Section 1 24:36 Read by Roger Melin
2 - Section 2 18:15 Read by Roger Melin
3 - Section 3 19:58 Read by Roger Melin
4 - Section 4 17:21 Read by Roger Melin


Excellent short story

(4 stars)

This is an excellent short story interwoven with lessons of character and humility. It also serves as a bit of a history lesson on the senior societies and traditions of Yale. Roger Melin does an excellent job reading this solo project for libribox.

Enjoyed this

(5 stars)

Enjoyable story reminding one not to overlook what appears to be the 'commonplace.' The narration was excellent.

What a sweet story !!

(5 stars)

thank you for your precious time - Great Feeling Story ..

Roger is one of the best!!

(5 stars)

Roger is one of the best narrators. The story is wonderful. Talent may get you into the position that you desire. Character determines your length of stay.


(5 stars)

Real heroes do come out of the commonplace! Thank you, Roger Melin, for another highly enjoyable reading of a wholesale story with a good message. Thank you, Libravox, for making it available.

nice little short tale

(4.5 stars)

well read too .

The Courage...

(3 stars)

Meh. Boring & melodramatic.