Madcap


Read by Tony Oliva

(4.5 stars; 12 reviews)

Quote: "To the quiet Titine her mistress created an impression of bringing not only herself into the room, but also the violent horse and the whole of the out-of-doors besides." --Chapter 1 of Madcap. --In the same chapter, Hermia Challoner, this force of nature pitted against the nature of her social milieu, laughingly tells her maid, "Better die living--than be living dead."

--And thus starts the beginning of an early 20th century quest for something beyond the bored and politely veiled cynicism of class and wealth; beyond oneself. --Add to that a little mischief, a bit of Puckish misdirection. And a bit of romance. (Tony Oliva) (11 hr 49 min)

Chapters

Hermia 17:42 Read by Tony Oliva
The Gorilla 16:40 Read by Tony Oliva
The Ineffectual Aunt 21:18 Read by Tony Oliva
Marooned 17:42 Read by Tony Oliva
Bread and Salt 15:12 Read by Tony Oliva
The Rescue 18:01 Read by Tony Oliva
Wake Robin 24:51 Read by Tony Oliva
Olga Tcherny 21:36 Read by Tony Oliva
Out of His Depth 22:08 Read by Tony Oliva
The Fugitive 19:44 Read by Tony Oliva
The Gates of Chance 25:27 Read by Tony Oliva
The Fairy Godmother 31:44 Read by Tony Oliva
Vagabondia 22:05 Read by Tony Oliva
The Fabiani Family 28:08 Read by Tony Oliva
Danger 22:32 Read by Tony Oliva
Manet Cicatrix 14:38 Read by Tony Oliva
Pere Guegou's Roses 24:12 Read by Tony Oliva
A Philosopher in a Quandary 26:16 Read by Tony Oliva
Mountebanks 33:07 Read by Tony Oliva
The Empty House 34:45 Read by Tony Oliva
Nemesis 26:26 Read by Tony Oliva
Great Pan is Dead 26:22 Read by Tony Oliva
A Lady in the Dusk 29:01 Read by Tony Oliva
The Wings of the Butterfly 29:39 Read by Tony Oliva
Circe and the Fossil 26:33 Read by Tony Oliva
Mrs. Berkeley Hammond Entertains 29:28 Read by Tony Oliva
The Seats of the Mighty 30:49 Read by Tony Oliva
The Brass Bell 23:51 Read by Tony Oliva
Duo 29:25 Read by Tony Oliva

Reviews

Thank You Tony for an Exceptional Reading


(5 stars)

As a musician I and other musicians often refer to songs we like as having "soul." By which we mean that the rendering of the music was done so well that it really didn't matter what the merits of the song were. But let me hasten to say that the merits of this excellent story were read so well and with so much feeling that you aided the author in painting vivid word pictures of the characters and situations. I know from having performed professionally for many years how much it "takes out" of a person to put " soul" into their song. I am grateful to you and to God for such people as you who so unselfishly give of their time, energy, and self their wonderful gifts for the benefit of others. I hope you will read more as you are an excellent and "soulful" reader (and the story was very moving as well).

DEFINITELY MADCAP


(5 stars)

Gibbs always gives you full value in his novels. I always wonder at the interest generated by his admittedly offbeat stories, but I never fail to just relax and enjoy the ride. TO reads flawlessly, both grammatically and dramatically.


(4.5 stars)

Wonderful! Fabulous and entertaining story, vocabulary and flow. Narrator did such an outstanding job capturing every detail, personality and mood!

One of my favorite narrators


(3 stars)

The story does grab ones attention.

Madcap


(4 stars)

Great story. Well written and well read.