Pieces of Hate and other Enthusiasms

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4 stars; 3 reviews)

This book is a collection of humorous short stories about ordinary instances in daily life. We learn many interesting things about life, such as how to court women successfully, what it feels like to be a god, and why sometimes it would be a good idea to exchange one's own newborn baby for a better one at the hospital. (Summary by Carolin) (6 hr 4 min)


Preface 5:22 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Not Impossible Sheik 9:37 Read by Phil Chenevert
John Roach Straton 5:09 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Private Ownership of Offspring 6:05 Read by Phil Chenevert
G. K. C. 8:11 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
On Being a God 7:20 Read by Phil Chenevert
Chivalry is Born 8:22 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Ruth vs. Roth 6:35 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
The Bigger the Year 9:23 Read by wendy
For Old Nassau 7:35 Read by wendy
Mr. Dempsey's Five-Foot Shelf 11:12 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Sport for Art's Sake 11:43 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Jack the Giant Killer 10:45 Read by Michael Packard
Judge Krink 3:54 Read by Joyce Couch
Frankincense and Myrrh 4:25 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Excelsior Movement 6:53 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
The Dog Star 7:18 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Altruistic Poker 3:40 Read by Joyce Couch
The Well Made Review 8:20 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
An Adjective a Day 6:05 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
The Unknown Soldier 2:42 Read by Ezwa
A Tortoise Shell Home 7:26 Read by Rosie
I'd Die for Dear Old Rutgers 7:19 Read by Rosie
Are Editors People? 8:10 Read by Wendy Almeida
We Have With Us This Evening ---- 10:50 Read by Rosie
The Young Pessimists 9:26 Read by Caeliveres
Glass Slippers by the Gross 7:16 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
A Modern Beanstalk 5:54 Read by Ezwa
Volstead and Conversation 8:10 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Life, the Copy Cat 9:53 Read by Ezwa
The Orthodox Champion 6:30 Read by David Cummings
With A Stein on the Table 10:23 Read by David Cummings
Art for Argument's Sake 11:44 Read by David Cummings
No 'Rahs for Ray 6:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
"At Aboy!" 8:08 Read by Bill Mosley
How to Win Money at the Races 6:57 Read by Phil Chenevert
One Touch of Slapstick 10:32 Read by Bill Mosley
Danger Signals for Readers 8:58 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Adventure Made Painless 18:21 Read by Jules Hawryluk
The Tall Villa 8:46 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Professor George Pierce Baker 8:37 Read by Jules Hawryluk
What Shakespeare Missed 22:48 Read by Caeliveres
Censoring the Censor 11:16 Read by Ezwa


Among the best

(5 stars)

Oh man, this one is so funny. Much of the humor is sooo dry & hilarious. And the reader is just right for this book, making it even funnier.

Four Stars.

(4 stars)

Just agreeing with the last review.