Arms and the Man


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.6 stars; 76 reviews)

Arms and the Man is a comedy by George Bernard Shaw that takes place in 1885, during the Serbo-Bulgarian War. Raina Petkoff is engaged to the gallant Sergius Saranoff, hero of the recent Bulgarian victory over the Serbs. But she is distracted by the abrupt arrival of Captain Bluntschli, a Swiss mercenary who fought for the Serbian army. He takes refuge in her bedroom after the battle and although he is initially threatening, reveals that he carries chocolate creams instead of bullets. Will Raina marry the posturing Sergius or the chocolate cream soldier? Extra intrigue is provided by saucy servant girl Louka, her dour fiance Nicola, and Raina's hand-wringing parents. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Cast (in order of speaking):

Narrator: Availle
Catherine Petkoff: Karen Savage
Raina Petkoff: Elizabeth Klett
Louka: Arielle Lipshaw
Captain Bluntschli: mb
Officer: David Lawrence
Nicola: Barry Eads
Major Petkoff: Robert Keiper
Sergius Saranoff: Mark F. Smith

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett
(2 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Act 1 44:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 45:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 58:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

HILARIOUS!


(5 stars)

These Librivox readers did a great job acting out this one! So much fun. I laughed all the way through.


(5 stars)

Charming! Very well read and dramatized.

Outstanding!


(5 stars)

These excellent volunteers took an OK story and "nailed it"! They acted the hell out of it! My personal favorite was MB, he did an awesome job! Beautiful narration by Availle. Thank you all for your hard work and performances ✌

love it


(5 stars)

This play is funny,witty,interesting and exciting.I enjoyed it thoroughly.I recommend it to everyone. Thanks to all readers and co-ordinators. This recording was very good and enjoyable . :)

So practical is Blunchley


(5 stars)

I love the practical nature possessed by Shaw, and he manifests it in Blunchley


(5 stars)

Great text, what a man and what a audio book

Arms and the Man


(5 stars)

Excellent comedy. Excellent readers. Thank you.

have fallen in love with it.


(5 stars)