The Enchanted Typewriter


Read by Cate Barratt

(4.3 stars; 57 reviews)

The Enchanted Typewriter is a collection of short stories by the American author John Kendrick Bangs, written in 1899 in the style that has become known as Bangsian fantasy. Bangs attributes many of the stories to the late (and invisible) James Boswell, who has become an editor for a newspaper in Hades, and who communicates with the author by means of an old typewriter. The fantasy stories in this book are part of the author's Hades series, named for the stories' setting. (Summary by Wikipedia) (2 hr 41 min)

Chapters

01 - The Discovery 15:46 Read by Cate Barratt
02 - Mr. Boswell Imparts Some Late News of Hades 13:33 Read by Cate Barratt
03 - From Advance Sheets of Baron Munchausen's Further Recollections 17:48 Read by Cate Barratt
04 - A Chat With Xanthippe 16:04 Read by Cate Barratt
05 - The Editing of Xanthippe 15:01 Read by Cate Barratt
06 - The Boswell Tours: Personally Conducted 15:43 Read by Cate Barratt
07 - An Important Decision 15:07 Read by Cate Barratt
08 - A Hand-Book to Hades 12:37 Read by Cate Barratt
09 - Sherlock Holmes Again 25:31 Read by Cate Barratt
10 - Golf in Hades 14:43 Read by Cate Barratt

Reviews

Funny to the extreme


(5 stars)

It is such a hilarious account that couldn't help but laugh heartily. One book I cpuld listen to again and still find it amusing. The narrator did it complete justice. Being said a collection of stories it is in fact a series all connected.

A highly recommended read!!


(5 stars)

This book was absolutely amazing, and an introduction to John Kendrick Bangs on my behalf. Each chapter is intriguing and leaves you wanting more. A very comical. and novel approach to the description of life after death and all its associated politics seen from the point of view, of an editor of an afterlife newspaper. The lady who reads this book has a very expressive. and interesting voice, so it is extremely easy to listen and imagine all the farcical scenarios.

Good, silly, devilish fun


(4 stars)

A virtual tour through hell. Funny, insightful, entertaining.

The Enchanted Typewriter


(5 stars)

PERFECT... Story is a good listen and is well read - Thanks!

1899


(5 stars)

An amazing story that is both of its time and thoroughly modern.


(4 stars)

A most excellent reader. quirky and entertaining stories.

Cute, Humourous, and Entertaining


(4 stars)

Another excellent reading, by Cate.

Well read but tales are unengaging


(1.5 stars)