The Inventions of the Idiot (dramatic reading)


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(4.2 stars; 18 reviews)

"It was before the Idiot's marriage, and in the days when he was nothing more than a plain boarder in Mrs. Smithers-Pedagog's High-class Home for Single Gentlemen, that he put what the School-master termed his "alleged mind" on plans for the amelioration of the condition of the civilized." This humorous story by the editor of Puck magazine describes how the Idiot sets out to improve the lot of civilized man through his inventions - the lot of barbarian man already being well tended to by missionaries and other do-gooders. (Introduction by peac)

Cast:
Narrator: peac
The Idiot: Algy Pug
Mrs. Smithers Pedagog: TriciaG
Mr. Pedagog (aka The Schoolmaster): Adam Bratcher
The Doctor: Raken
Bibliomaniac: Availle
Mr. Poet:Matthew Reece
Mr. Whitechoker: Aidan Brack
The Genial Old Gentleman who sometimes imbibed: om123

(2 hr 37 min)

Chapters

Dramatis Personae 0:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter I: The Culinary Guild 12:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter II: A Suggestion for the Cable-cars 13:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter III: The Transatlantic Trolley Company 13:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter IV: The Incorporation of the Idiot 14:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter V: University Extension 12:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter VI: Social Expansion 14:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter VII: A Beggar's Hand-book 14:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter VIII: Progressive Waffles 12:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter IX: A Clearing-house for Poets 12:43 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter X: Some Electrical Suggestions 13:29 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter XI: Concerning Children 11:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter XII: Dreamaline 12:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Mr. Idiot


(4 stars)

Mr Idiot being the Idiot and giving his self opinions on all things.and what he feels will improve life. Great job by.each reader reading the part of one person.at the table in house he resides in. I like the Mr Idiot series and enjoyed this. Thanks to all the readers great job

Why Do They Let Her Talk?


(3 stars)

It was funny. Like reading sketch comedy. Entertaining, but not a lot. But the voice performances sucked. Especially the wife. Can't remember her name. The same lady read for Hound of the Baskervilles. Enough to make you wanna shove a pencil in your ear.

The idiot


(4 stars)

I really enjoyed this and Algy Pug is really a great Idiot! Found this full of many chuckles.

Unlistenable


(2 stars)

Half the readers cannot be understood even just to introduce their characters and themselves. The ones who can be understand beyonf the introduction are terrible in their own right.

Good story


(4.5 stars)

some character readings were poor quality but, overall a very enjoyable story.


(3 stars)

Doing it with character readers helped.