A Great Man: a Frolic


Read by Simon Evers

(4.5 stars; 75 reviews)

Subtitled 'A Frolic', this light-hearted book follows the fortunes of Henry Shakespeare Knight who, rather to his own surprise, writes a best-selling novel. (Summary by Simon Evers) (6 hr 21 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 8:28 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 2 9:36 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 3 9:04 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 4 11:18 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 5 14:18 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 6 9:11 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 7 16:22 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 8 14:50 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 9 10:49 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 10 11:06 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 11 14:17 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 12 18:44 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 13 14:10 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 14 14:47 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 15 8:59 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 16 12:40 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 17 15:24 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 18 6:49 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 19 14:14 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 20 12:03 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 21 15:24 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 22 11:19 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 23 7:19 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 24 19:36 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 25 18:40 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 26 21:11 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 27 18:37 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 28 13:39 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 29 8:33 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews


(4.5 stars)

I stumbled across Arnold Bennett’s work accidentally quite recently and I’ve become a great fan. I enjoy his tongue in cheek and down to earth approach. Makes me smile. This book is beautifully narrated by Mr Evers ( one of the best narrators in my opinion- some books need to be read by English speaking narrators.) my only disappointment was the sound quality. There is a buzzing noise throughout most chapters. I still recommend listening to it though. Well done to all concerned.

A Great Man


(5 stars)

A wonderful piece of prose. The structure of Bennett's stories are a lesson to would-be writers in atmosphere, humour, and pacing. Hard to understand why hardly anyone reads him -- except for Anna of the Five Towns, which I see a lot in airport bookshops. I'm working my way through Simon Evers' recordings for LibriVox with great pleasure. His calm and understated style of narration fits particularly well with this gentle, very English novel. Thank you Simon! TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)

Great Fun!


(5 stars)

This book was a lot of fun to listen to and I was sorry it ended. It’s pretty hard to beat Arnold Bennett read by Simon Evers. The story has characters that one cares for and some laugh out loud moments. Simply wonderful!

THE GIFTED ARE DIFFERENT


(5 stars)

Bennett is one of the gifted, in that he can make even the most mundane things exciting and interesting. Having said that, it is also a fact that Simon Evers possesses a rare gift of narration. In tandem they are unbeatable.

fun easy listening story


(5 stars)

This is a funny story, with very likeable characters. As usual the reader is superb, he has the talent to make one recognize characters by the voices he uses for each one.

Brilliant!


(5 stars)

Arnold Bennett has become a favorite of mine. Love his humorous self-help books and novels. Simon is a terrific reader... many thanks.

Delightful


(5 stars)

This is a lovely little story with a likable cast of characters, read by one of the Best LibriVox Volunteers, Simon Evers.

good one


(5 stars)

A pleasant story, fun to listen to, and narrated beautifully as usual by Simon Evers.