Snarleyyow


Read by Arnold

(4.7 stars; 25 reviews)

This is a quite amusing nautical tale of the British Navy of the around the year 1700. While, as with much early 'humor', it is somewhat heavy-handed, the sympathies of the author are clear and good, and cruelty is often averted by good fortune or background characters. First published under the title 'The Dog Fiend', the primary characters are an evil captain of a cutter and his dog. The dog seems indestructible, as is the poor cabin boy who is the butt of the captain's ill humor, and who often is chewed on by the dog. The cutter is sent against smugglers, transporting ' Alamodes and lute strings' - a term for foreign silks. But, the smugglers really are Jacobites plotting against King William, and much of the action relates to politics of that time. ( Arnold Banner)

(16 hr 52 min)

Chapters

Introduction of Divers Parties and a Red-Herring 14:19 Read by Arnold
Showing what Became of the Red-Herring 9:34 Read by Arnold
A Retrospect, and Short Description of a New Character 13:17 Read by Arnold
In which there is a Desperate Combat 9:10 Read by Arnold
A Consultation in which there is much Mutiny 18:46 Read by Arnold
In which as often happens at Sea when Signals are not made out, Friends exchang… 13:15 Read by Arnold
In which Mr Vanslyperken goes on Shore to woo the Widow Vandersloosh 8:53 Read by Arnold
In which the Widow lays a Trap for Mr Vanslyperken, and Smallbones lays a Trap … 15:04 Read by Arnold
A Long Chapter, in which there is Lamentation, Singing, Bibbling, and Dancing 32:18 Read by Arnold
In which is explained the Sublime Mystery of Keelhauling—Snarleyyow saves Small… 22:56 Read by Arnold
In which Snarleyyow does not at all assist his Master’s Cause with the Widow Va… 13:32 Read by Arnold
In which Resolutions are entered into in all Quarters, and Jemmy Ducks is accus… 15:54 Read by Arnold
In which the Ship’s Company join in a Chorus, and the Corporal goes on a Cruise 22:17 Read by Arnold
In which some new Characters appear on the Stage, although the Corporal is not … 21:50 Read by Arnold
In which the Crew of the Yungfrau lose a Good Prize, and Snarleyyow loses his C… 12:28 Read by Arnold
In which we change the Scene, and the Sex of our Performers 19:43 Read by Arnold
In which there is a Great Deal of Plotting, and a Little Execution 25:31 Read by Arnold
The whole of which has been fudged out of the History of England, and will ther… 10:42 Read by Arnold
In which Smallbones is sent to look after a Pot of Black Paint 21:35 Read by Arnold
In which Mr Vanslyperken proves False to the Widow Vandersloosh, and Many Stran… 30:46 Read by Arnold
In which are narrated the Adventures which took place in the Corporal’s Cruise … 20:55 Read by Arnold
In which Snarleyyow proves to be the Devil, and no Mistake 24:49 Read by Arnold
In which Mr Vanslyperken finds Great Cause of Vexation and Satisfaction 21:37 Read by Arnold
In which Mr Vanslyperken has Nothing but Trouble from the Beginning to the End 28:43 Read by Arnold
In which Mr Vanslyperken proves that he has a Great Aversion to Cold Steel 15:04 Read by Arnold
In which Mr Vanslyperken sees a Ghost 13:14 Read by Arnold
In which Mr Vanslyperken is taught a Secret 17:55 Read by Arnold
In which we have at last introduced a Decent Sort of Heroine, who, however, onl… 25:37 Read by Arnold
In which Jemmy Ducks proves the Truth of Moggy’s Assertion, that there was no o… 27:04 Read by Arnold
In which Mr Vanslyperken treats the Ladies 35:12 Read by Arnold
In which Snarleyyow again triumphs over his Enemies 19:28 Read by Arnold
Listeners never hear any Good of Themselves 26:50 Read by Arnold
In which there is nothing very Particular or very Interesting 14:06 Read by Arnold
Besides other Matter, containing an Argument 21:04 Read by Arnold
In which the Agency of a Red-Herring is again introduced into our Wonderful His… 19:49 Read by Arnold
In which Mr Vanslyperken, although at Fault, comes in for the Brush 18:48 Read by Arnold
In which Mr Vanslyperken drives a very Hard Bargain 14:20 Read by Arnold
In which Mr Vanslyperken is taken for a Witch 11:40 Read by Arnold
In which is recorded a most Barbarous and Bloody Murder 25:33 Read by Arnold
In which a most Horrid Spectre disturbs the Equanimity of Mr Vanslyperken 15:53 Read by Arnold
In which is shown how Dangerous it is to tell a Secret 18:42 Read by Arnold
In which is shown the Imprudence of sleeping in the Open Air, even in a Summer’… 13:07 Read by Arnold
In which Smallbones changes from a King’s Man into a Smuggler, and also changes… 20:23 Read by Arnold
In which Mr Vanslyperken meets with a Double Defeat 20:27 Read by Arnold
In which Mr Vanslyperken proves his Loyalty and his Fidelity to King William 18:26 Read by Arnold
In which there is much Bustle and Confusion, Plot and Counter-Plot 20:20 Read by Arnold
Which is rather interesting 14:54 Read by Arnold
In which there is a Great Deal of Correspondence, and the Widow is called up ve… 18:43 Read by Arnold
In which is related much Appertaining to the “Pomp and Glorious Circumstance” o… 14:56 Read by Arnold
In which the Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Rank and File, are all se… 12:19 Read by Arnold
In which the Jacobite Cause is Triumphant by Sea as well as by Land 12:23 Read by Arnold
In which a Great Deal of Loyalty is shown to counterbalance the Treason of Vans… 15:33 Read by Arnold
Trial and Execution of two of the Principal Personages in our History 13:30 Read by Arnold
In which Affairs begin to wind up 12:45 Read by Arnold
In which we trust that Everything will be arranged to the Satisfaction of our R… 16:12 Read by Arnold

Reviews

(5 stars)

The narrator was perfect for this hilarious Marryat yarn about Snarlyyow , a demon dog with a mysterious origin, and his equally malevolent owner.

great listen

(4.5 stars)

well read plot a lottle here and there but really enjoyed it . narration excellent.

mtm

(5 stars)

A very entertaining story, excellent job by the reader!

What a fun listen!

(5 stars)

Good job!

Excellent Story & a Awesome Reader

(5 stars)