Roast Beef, Medium

Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.5 stars; 95 reviews)

This book follows the adventures of Emma McChesney, a smart and savvy divorced mother who travels the Midwest as a sales representative for a large skirt and petticoat manufacturer. Her many adventures with people, (including predatory salesmen and hotel clerks), are funny and poignant. She is hardworking and able to outsell the slickest of the men salesmen. She has learned to focus on her work and her seventeen-year-old son, Jock. Experience has taught her that it is usually best to stick to roast beef, medium and not get stomach ache with fancy sauces and exotic dishes. This is the first of three volumes following the career and adventures of Emma McChesney. (Introduction by Phil Chenevert)

(4 hr 48 min)


Foreword 2:56 Read by Phil Chenevert
Roast Beef, Medium 23:59 Read by Phil Chenevert
Representing T. A. Buck 25:13 Read by Phil Chenevert
Chickens 24:43 Read by Phil Chenevert
His Mother's Son 26:36 Read by Phil Chenevert
Pink Tights and Ginghams 28:24 Read by Phil Chenevert
Simply Skirts 26:40 Read by Phil Chenevert
Underneath The High Cut Vest 27:00 Read by Phil Chenevert
Catching Up With Christamas 32:51 Read by Phil Chenevert
Knee Deep In Knickers 34:52 Read by Phil Chenevert
In The Absence Of the Agent 34:59 Read by Phil Chenevert



(5 stars)

This is my first time reading Edna Ferber and I am not disappointed . it is a delightful tale and I was so sad when it ended . the ending is fine, I just wanted more . you can be sure I'll be reading more of her work . as for the reader , I absolutely love the way Phil readss. His nuances in voice and emotion always are just right . You will definitely be entertained and caught up in this great little story .

(5 stars)

A truly wonderful story with fantastic nuance, perspective and an excellent recasting of the one against the many storyline. Here, as always, the heroine suffers with great humility and dignity while winning a reluctant acceptance by the foes she vanquishes without destroying them. This story is made even more attractive by Phil's narration, accents, and stylistics. An excellent pairing of this auditory feast.


(5 stars)

Phil C,. makes this series of books come alive. one gains a look into an interesting time in our history through the main characters eyes. The perspective on living one's life that is stated in the final chapter is true today as it was in the early 1900s. thank you for this book recording

Engaging story, good reader

(4 stars)

No wonder that Ferber won awards throughout her career. The ending is abrupt, though, to say the least. Reader had good expression and pace.

This was an excellent book

(5 stars)

Well read, easy to get involved with the characters. I liked Emma immediately. Philly did a great job reading this book.


(5 stars)

Change of pace for me... intrigued by the description and one of my favorite narrators. Kept my interest from the first to the last.


(5 stars)

This engaging humorous story is wonderfully narrated by one of my favorite readers. I enjoyed every minute of it.

Gave up

(2 stars)

It isn't the story. It's the reader. Too fast and too cheery.