Master Flea


Read by Bob Neufeld

(4.1 stars; 15 reviews)

Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann (1776 – 1822), better known by his pen name E.T.A. Hoffmann (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann), was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. Hoffmann's stories were very influential during the 19th century, and he is one of the major authors of the Romantic movement. He is the subject and hero of Jacques Offenbach's famous but fictional opera The Tales of Hoffmann, and the author of the novelette The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, on which the famous ballet The Nutcracker is based. The ballet Coppelia is based on two other stories that Hoffmann wrote. Also Schumann's Kreisleriana is based on one of Hoffmann's characters. Master Flea was published in 1822. (Introduction by Wikipedia) (5 hr 23 min)

Chapters

First Adventure Part 1 26:35 Read by Bob Neufeld
First Adventure Part 2 27:43 Read by Bob Neufeld
Second Adventure Part 1 27:07 Read by Bob Neufeld
Second Adventure Part 2 17:21 Read by Bob Neufeld
Third Adventure Part 1 26:48 Read by Bob Neufeld
Third Adventure Part 2 25:01 Read by Bob Neufeld
Fourth Advemture Part 1 16:30 Read by Bob Neufeld
Fourth Advemture Part 2 17:42 Read by Bob Neufeld
Fifth Adventure 30:04 Read by Bob Neufeld
Sixth Adventure Part 1 32:04 Read by Bob Neufeld
Sixth Adventure Part 2 15:04 Read by Bob Neufeld
Seventh Adventure Part 1 28:09 Read by Bob Neufeld
Seventh Adventure Part 2 33:39 Read by Bob Neufeld

Reviews

Excellent reader, meh story

(2 stars)

But there is much more to the story. It was no coincidence that Master Flea sought refuge from Perrigrene, because Perrigrene is a key figure in the story, he just doesn't know it yet. This is a fantasy story (not my genre) about mystical creatures who take the shape of humans to do whatever it is they are trying to do. Honestly, I found it confusing. The author skipped around and tried to weave together too many story lines. The reader did an excellent job, tho, so if you are into fantasy stories, you might like this better than I did.

amazing reader but...

(2 stars)

amazing reader but the story is horrendous. quit listening by the end of the third adventure...

could get into it

(3 stars)

Fine reading. Story didn’t grab me.