The Coming of Bill (or: Their Mutual Child; or: The White Hope)


Read by Don W. Jenkins

(4.5 stars; 49 reviews)

The Coming of Bill tells the story of Kirk Winfield, his marriage to Ruth, and their child called Bill. Bill's upbringing is threatened by the interference of Ruth's busybody writer aunt, Mrs Lora Delane Porter (Introduction by Wikipedia)

(8 hr 19 min)

Chapters

01 - Book 1, Ch. 1: A Pawn of Fate 25:24 Read by Don W. Jenkins
02 - Book 1, Ch. 2: Ruth States Her Intention 17:52 Read by Don W. Jenkins
03 - Book 1, Ch. 3: The Mates Meet 15:56 Read by Don W. Jenkins
04 - Book 1, Ch. 4: Troubled Waters 24:12 Read by Don W. Jenkins
05 - Book 1, Ch. 5: Wherein Opposites Agree 25:30 Read by Don W. Jenkins
06 - Book 1, Ch. 6: Breaking the News 15:59 Read by Don W. Jenkins
07 - Book 1, Ch. 7: Sufficient Unto Themselves 27:04 Read by Don W. Jenkins
08 - Book 1, Ch. 8: Suspense 16:54 Read by Don W. Jenkins
09 - Book 1, Ch. 9: The White Hope Is Turned Down 20:10 Read by Don W. Jenkins
10 - Book 1, Ch. 10: An Interlude of Peace 11:05 Read by Don W. Jenkins
11 - Book 1, Ch. 11: Stung to Action 13:06 Read by Don W. Jenkins
12 - Book 1, Ch. 12: A Climax 12:53 Read by Don W. Jenkins
13 - Book 2, Ch. 1: Empty-Handed 16:19 Read by Don W. Jenkins
14 - Book 2, Ch. 2: An Unknown Path 26:05 Read by Don W. Jenkins
15 - Book 2, Ch. 3: The Misadventure of Steve 19:33 Read by Don W. Jenkins
16 - Book 2, Ch. 4: The Widening Gap 15:50 Read by Don W. Jenkins
17 - Book 2, Ch. 5: The Real Thing 13:06 Read by Don W. Jenkins
18 - Book 2, Ch. 6: The Outcasts 19:41 Read by Don W. Jenkins
19 - Book 2, Ch. 7: Cutting the Tangled Knot 35:29 Read by Don W. Jenkins
20 - Book 2, Ch. 8: Steve to the Rescue 8:17 Read by Don W. Jenkins
21 - Book 2, Ch. 9: At One in the Morning 16:26 Read by Don W. Jenkins
22 - Book 2, Ch. 10: Accepting the Gifts of the Gods 14:32 Read by Don W. Jenkins
23 - Book 2, Ch. 11: Mr. Penway on the Grill 18:52 Read by Don W. Jenkins
24 - Book 2, Ch. 12: Dolls with Souls 20:06 Read by Don W. Jenkins
25 - Book 2, Ch. 13: Pastures Anew 11:40 Read by Don W. Jenkins
26 - Book 2, Ch. 14: The Sixty-First Street Cyclone 16:11 Read by Don W. Jenkins
27 - Book 2, Ch. 15: Mrs. Porter's Waterloo 16:28 Read by Don W. Jenkins
28 - Book 2, Ch. 16: The White-Hope Link 5:17 Read by Don W. Jenkins

Reviews

Not your typical Wodehouse book

(5 stars)

This is a more emotional story than the usual satire of the Wodehouse book, but it still has a few laughs, and some deep thoughts as well. Don Jenkins does a great job with this story; the recordings are excellent. Enjoy!

Excellent! Fantastic!

(5 stars)

I like the characters in this book; PG Wodehouse captures the essence of many different types of people in this novel, with all their foibles, hopes, and strengths. The storyline entertains throughout. Excellent Librivox volunteer reader, too!

Wodehouse + Eugenics ... what's not to love?

(5 stars)

plus a lively reader to move the story along... thanks, wonderful LibriVOX volunteers. I think this is hard to find on audio, so it is an extra thing!

(4.5 stars)

Four stars for the story. Five stars for the reader.