A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories


Read by Don W. Jenkins

(4.4 stars; 4 reviews)

Bill Nye was a respected journalist who also became known as a humorist. His short pieces range from a description of a visit to a friend residing in Ludlow prison, to “advice” to a son, to a wry commentary on his visits to Oakland, California. From real estate “investments” to accounts of less than ideal train passengers, Mr. Nye had his eye trained on the ironies of life, addressing them in the only sure way to preserve sanity, with humor. (Summary by Don W. Jenkins) (4 hr 39 min)

Chapters

01 - A Guest at the Ludlow 12:30 Read by Don W. Jenkins
02 - Old Polka Dot's Daughter 9:40 Read by Don W. Jenkins
03 - A Great Cerebrator 11:20 Read by Don W. Jenkins
04 - Hints for the Household 9:49 Read by Don W. Jenkins
05 - A Journey Westward 10:27 Read by Don W. Jenkins
06 - A Prophet and a Piute 13:08 Read by Don W. Jenkins
07 - The Sabbath of a Great Author 5:16 Read by Don W. Jenkins
08 - A Flyer in Dirt 12:45 Read by Don W. Jenkins
09 - A Singular "Hamlet" 11:23 Read by Don W. Jenkins
10 - My Matrimonial Bureau 7:21 Read by Don W. Jenkins
11 - The Hateful Hen 10:10 Read by Don W. Jenkins
12 - As a Candidate 16:50 Read by Don W. Jenkins
13 - Summer Boarders and Others 11:51 Read by Don W. Jenkins
14 - Three Open Letters 10:33 Read by Don W. Jenkins
15 - The Dubious Future 12:44 Read by Don W. Jenkins
16 - Earning a Reward 5:54 Read by Don W. Jenkins
17 - A Plea for Justice 5:40 Read by Don W. Jenkins
18 - Grains of Truth 13:29 Read by Don W. Jenkins
19 - A Scamper Through the Park 9:07 Read by Don W. Jenkins
20 - Hints to the Traveler 13:15 Read by Don W. Jenkins
21 - A Medieval Discoverer 7:50 Read by Don W. Jenkins
22 - How to Pick Out a Birthplace 10:18 Read by Don W. Jenkins
23 - On Broadway 4:26 Read by Don W. Jenkins
24 - My Trip to Dixie 6:26 Read by Don W. Jenkins
25 - The Thought Clothier 5:23 Read by Don W. Jenkins
26 - A Rubber Esophagus 10:00 Read by Don W. Jenkins
27 - Advice to a Son 11:12 Read by Don W. Jenkins
28 - The Automatic Bellboy 10:13 Read by Don W. Jenkins

Reviews

get a load of these household hints!

(5 stars)

I enjoyed the recipe for floor cleaner..e.g.. 'until you can look at it quite a while without getting nauseous'... but where would I find that much pokeberry juice? Thanks Don for a wonderful reading. your voice is perfect for this author.

(4 stars)

Love the humour. The narrator does his usual awesome job