The Efficiency Expert


Read by Delmar H Dolbier

(4.6 stars; 136 reviews)

Our hero, Jimmy Torrance, Jr., has a hard time finding suitable employment after a brilliant (athletically, at least) college career, despite all kinds of assistance from his friends in the underworld and the wealthy and sophisticated young woman with whom he falls in love. Set in contemporary America, mostly Chicago, this 1921 short novel is one of a handful of Burrough’s works that does not take us to a fantasy or an exotic setting. (Delmar H. Dolbier) (5 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Jimmy Torrance, Jr. 11:19 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Jimmy Will Accept A Position 13:16 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Lizard 14:20 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Jimmy Hunts a Job 10:25 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Jimmy Lands One 13:13 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Harold Plays the Raven 10:56 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Jobless Again 9:28 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Bread From the Waters 9:51 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Harold Sits in a Game 10:48 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
At Feinheimer’s 6:59 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Christmas Eve 15:41 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Up Or Down? 12:15 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Harriet Philosophizes 7:35 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
In Again - Out Again 8:48 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Little Eva 10:19 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Jimmy Throws a Bluff 14:01 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Jimmy on the Job 8:19 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Efficiency Expert 12:20 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Plotting 12:01 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
An Invitation to Dine 8:32 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Jimmy Tells the Truth 13:50 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
A Letter From Murray 10:09 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Laid Up 6:50 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
In the Toils 10:18 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Circumstantial Evidence 12:43 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
‘The Only Friends He Has’ 12:02 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Trial 11:08 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Verdict 13:41 Read by Delmar H Dolbier

Reviews

ken lunstrum

(4.5 stars)

A splendid narration of a very good story. The near raider does a fantastic job with all the voices.

(5 stars)

Firstly, thank you for the excellent naration. Secondly, my goodness, what an excellent story from E.R.B. This is an absolutely must read, or listen, as the case may be. I found myself chuckling and laughing out loud repeatedly throughout this narration due to the outstanding character observations, situations, and conversations expressed within this dark hilarious tale. I think this story epitimizes the underappreciated genius of Mr. Burroughs.

A simple story of good vs. evil

(5 stars)

+... told by an excellent narrator with energy and enjoyment on his and my part. I especially enjoyed the 1920's contemporary language and the many idioms of the time used by ERB. I enjoyed every chapter as read by the reader. Well done.

GOODNESS WILL TELL

(5 stars)

Certainly a surprise from ERB, but a really clever and enjoyable lark. The reader did a magnificant job. Don't miss this one.

very enjoyable

(5 stars)

ERB is great and this was an enjoyable tale easy to follow whilst working. Unfinished business though with an early character.

Great read

(4.5 stars)

Not exactly the normal ERB storyline, so a little surprised I enjoyed as much as the others.

masterful writing

(5 stars)

This is a take that will grab your attention and keep you rooted till the end

(4.5 stars)

Another Burroughs great. A compelling tale from start to end, well read, and worth every second of listening.