The White Feather


Read by Mark F. Smith

(4.6 stars; 80 reviews)

Sheen, a member of Seymour's House at Wrykyn School, flees from an unexpected assault by town boys. His colleagues wade into the fight with relish, acquiring bruises and sore heads, but in the fracas, Sheen is missed, and the story makes the rounds of Wrykyn that when blows were traded, Sheen "funked it."

Honor in such institutions depends on reliably standing with your House. As punishment for his defection, Sheen is "cut" - treated as if he did not exist.

In a later expedition into town, Sheen is set upon by the town bullies and finds that when retreat is no option, he can take their blows and fight against odds. Seeing his pluck, bystander Joe Bevan, an ex-champion boxer, offers to tutor Sheen.

Surprisingly, Sheen finds he has a knack for boxing. And with that discovery comes a plan: he will fight for his House in the Lightweight division and win back his honor.

But the best-laid plans... may go awry!

Wodehouse, a humorist, picks up the sober topic of cowardice but treats it with his customary panache.

(4 hr 56 min)

Chapters

Expert Opinions 16:05 Read by Mark F. Smith
Sheen at Home 11:54 Read by Mark F. Smith
Sheen Receives Visitors and Advice 11:23 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Better Part of Valour 12:13 Read by Mark F. Smith
The White Feather 14:31 Read by Mark F. Smith
Albert Redivivus 12:18 Read by Mark F. Smith
Mr. Joe Bevan 11:39 Read by Mark F. Smith
A Naval Battle & Its Consequences 13:11 Read by Mark F. Smith
Sheen Begins His Education 12:23 Read by Mark F. Smith
Sheen's Progress 12:45 Read by Mark F. Smith
A Small Incident 12:11 Read by Mark F. Smith
Dunstable and Linton Go Up the River 9:49 Read by Mark F. Smith
Deus ex Machina 13:20 Read by Mark F. Smith
A Skirmish 10:36 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Rout at Ripton 14:13 Read by Mark F. Smith
Drummond Goes Into Retirement 10:33 Read by Mark F. Smith
Seymour's One Success 13:08 Read by Mark F. Smith
Mr. Bevan Makes a Suggestion 13:39 Read by Mark F. Smith
Paving the Way 12:59 Read by Mark F. Smith
Sheen Goes to Aldershot 10:20 Read by Mark F. Smith
A Good Start 6:48 Read by Mark F. Smith
A Good Finish 12:14 Read by Mark F. Smith
A Surprise for Seymour's 17:37 Read by Mark F. Smith
Bruce Explains 11:01 Read by Mark F. Smith

Reviews

(5 stars)

Very well written & Mark Smith is the best narrator of all Lilbrovox volunteers. One of the best books & stories I’ve heard in 8 years of listening, A GP story. But I like these stories about the hapless teen who wins out over bullying & overcomes his own fears to triumph!! ELS

A DIFFERENT SIDE OF PGW

(5 stars)

As one commentator has already said, it is not the typical PGW with lots of belly laughs. But, it is almost allegorical, and the author still emblazons his special stamp on it. I always enjoy Mark Smith, but this may be his best read yet.

wonderful reading

(5 stars)

it was great!! a little bouncing about and kind of scattered but over all, it was a pleasure to listen to! again, Mark Smith, you did a terrific job reading as always! I sincerely hope you do more!!

(5 stars)

This gave me pleasure to listen to. Good honest people will always win out over evil,just look at WW 11. Thank you for another great listen.

Flawless reading

(5 stars)

The narration is smooth and has a nice flow as expected from Mark. Always love listening to your books!

Not quite typical Wodehouse

(5 stars)

Mark Smith is an excellent reader. I always enjoy his books. Thanks Mark!

(5 stars)

A slow starter but gets along quite well at the end. Pip, pip!

(4 stars)

A good story for teens to learn perseverance in overcoming peer stigma