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The Gentle Grafter

Gelesen von Leslie Walden

(4,483 Sterne; 30 Bewertungen)

If Jefferson "Parleyvoo" Pickens had appeared in print just a few years later, he might have been the "Gentle Grifter" instead of the "Gentle Grafter", the name O. Henry picked for him. His situation as an ethical graft artist gives Jeff an extra impediment in pursuing his craft, but he never wanted it to be too easy. The result is fourteen delightful tales for us and a number of new partners for him. With those partners (he always has at least one) he works his way through a number of confidence games. Some they win, some they lose, some go into extra innings. They seem never to end just the way you figure they will. In the end he conquers almost all, except for the English language, which often seems to defeat him. (Intro by Leslie Walden) (4 hr 36 min)


01 - The Octopus Marooned


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02 - Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet


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03 - Modern Rural Sports


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04 - The Chair of Philanthromathematics


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05 - The Hand That Riles the World


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06 - The Exact Science of Matrimony


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07 - A Midsummer Masquerade


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08 - Shearing the Wolf


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09 - Innocents of Broadway


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10 - Conscience in Art


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11 - The Man Higher Up


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12 - A Tempered Wind


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13 - Hostages to Momus


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14 - The Ethics of Pig


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Well Read, Fun Stories

(4 Sterne)

Sometimes the swindler gets swindled, which adds to the charm of these stories. Very well read and good quality recordings. Warning: Story 12 or 13 (I cannot remember which) has some racial attitudes and terminology that is not acceptable today. It is towards the beginning of the story, describing how Jeff hooked up with his partner for their latest adventure.

Very humorous and a great reader

(4 Sterne)

I've gotten a lot of chuckles out of the GG stories but I think it's partly due to Leslie Walden's voice and the way he reads; it just makes them funnier. More Leslie Walden, please!

gentle grafter

(4,5 Sterne)

love the book. thanks for reading, Mr Leslie Walden! !!!!