William Tell Told Again


Read by Mark F. Smith

(4.4 stars; 74 reviews)

This is the classic story of William Tell - Swiss patriot and great apple-shooter - as seen through the eyes of English humorist P.G. Wodehouse. No Swiss were (permanently) injured in the telling of this story; however, results differed for Austrian tyrants. The original volume also included a humorous poem encapsulating the whole Tell legend, written by John W. Houghton to accompany the sixteen color illustrations. For this audiobook, the stanzas have been collected and read as a single poem. (Introduction by Mark F. Smith)

(1 hr 44 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapters 1 & 2 16:00 Read by Mark F. Smith
02 - Chapters 3 & 4 12:26 Read by Mark F. Smith
03 - Chapters 5 & 6 12:18 Read by Mark F. Smith
04 - Chapters 7 & 8 11:57 Read by Mark F. Smith
05 - Chapters 9 & 10 13:21 Read by Mark F. Smith
06 - Chapters 11 & 12 12:12 Read by Mark F. Smith
07 - Chapters 13 & 14 14:01 Read by Mark F. Smith
08 - Chapter 15 & The Rhymed Story of Tell 11:46 Read by Mark F. Smith

Reviews

(5 stars)

wow. I am impressed with the narration! Thank you Mark F. Smith. It does seem like Wodehouse was really trying to make a simple story longer; there are some sections that are a bit tedious. As a story it could have been told more briefly in some places. The poem at the end, however, is wonderful! Witty and intelligent.

Excellent and very English retelling of the old tale

(5 stars)

A nice morality tale, engagingly told, about taxation, the right to bear arms, and the importance of the maxim sic semper tyrannis. Told a decade before the outbreak of WWI, it poignantly but humorously explains how much we have to lose when we suffer tyranny.

Good story

(5 stars)

Energetically read by Mark Smith, who is one of Libravox's best readers. Wodehouse retells the story of William Tell, with the typical dry wit and humor that is his signature. It is a pretty short story, but well worth it. Enjoy!

ALL WE NEEDED WAS THE OVERTURE

(5 stars)

PGW lends his humor to this well-known tale without detracting from it in the least. Tho poem at the end was priceless. Of course, Mark Smith made it even more enjoyable with his distinctive flair.

William Tell Told Again

(5 stars)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!

great

(5 stars)

Fantastic reader. A story worth listening to.

a fine retelling of an old Tale

(4 stars)

(5 stars)

Fun humorous little story. Well read