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The Inventions of the Idiot (dramatic reading)

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(4,211 Sterne; 19 Bewertungen)

"It was before the Idiot's marriage, and in the days when he was nothing more than a plain boarder in Mrs. Smithers-Pedagog's High-class Home for Single Gentlemen, that he put what the School-master termed his "alleged mind" on plans for the amelioration of the condition of the civilized." This humorous story by the editor of Puck magazine describes how the Idiot sets out to improve the lot of civilized man through his inventions - the lot of barbarian man already being well tended to by missionaries and other do-gooders. (Introduction by peac)

Cast:
Narrator: peac
The Idiot: Algy Pug
Mrs. Smithers Pedagog: TriciaG
Mr. Pedagog (aka The Schoolmaster): Adam Bratcher
The Doctor: Raken
Bibliomaniac: Availle
Mr. Poet:Matthew Reece
Mr. Whitechoker: Aidan Brack
The Genial Old Gentleman who sometimes imbibed: om123 (2 hr 37 min)

Chapters

Dramatis Personae

0:59

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Chapter I: The Culinary Guild

12:15

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Chapter II: A Suggestion for the Cable-cars

13:08

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Chapter III: The Transatlantic Trolley Company

13:41

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Chapter IV: The Incorporation of the Idiot

14:14

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Chapter V: University Extension

12:41

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Chapter VI: Social Expansion

14:27

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Chapter VII: A Beggar's Hand-book

14:04

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Chapter VIII: Progressive Waffles

12:18

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Chapter IX: A Clearing-house for Poets

12:43

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Chapter X: Some Electrical Suggestions

13:29

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Chapter XI: Concerning Children

11:40

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Chapter XII: Dreamaline

12:15

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Bewertungen

Mr. Idiot

(4 Sterne)

Mr Idiot being the Idiot and giving his self opinions on all things.and what he feels will improve life. Great job by.each reader reading the part of one person.at the table in house he resides in. I like the Mr Idiot series and enjoyed this. Thanks to all the readers great job

Why Do They Let Her Talk?

(3 Sterne)

It was funny. Like reading sketch comedy. Entertaining, but not a lot. But the voice performances sucked. Especially the wife. Can't remember her name. The same lady read for Hound of the Baskervilles. Enough to make you wanna shove a pencil in your ear.

The idiot

(4 Sterne)

I really enjoyed this and Algy Pug is really a great Idiot! Found this full of many chuckles.

Unlistenable

(2 Sterne)

Half the readers cannot be understood even just to introduce their characters and themselves. The ones who can be understand beyonf the introduction are terrible in their own right.

Good story

(4,5 Sterne)

some character readings were poor quality but, overall a very enjoyable story.

more idiocy

(5 Sterne)

Well read, with some great ideas... who couldn't love progressive waffles?

(3 Sterne)

Doing it with character readers helped.