Tales of the Long Bow


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(3.9 stars; 12 reviews)

These tales concern the doing of things recognized as impossible to do; impossible to believe; and, as the weary reader may well cry aloud, impossible to read about. Did the narrator merely say that they happened, without saying how they happened, they could easily be classified with the cow who jumped over the moon or the more introspective individual who jumped down his own throat. In short, they are all tall stories; and though tall stories may also be true stories, there is something in the very phrase appropriate to such a topsy-turvydom; for the logician will presumably class a tall story with a corpulent epigram or a long-legged essay. (From the book) (5 hr 56 min)

Chapters

The Unpresentable Appearance of Colonel Crane 57:39 Read by Wayne Cooke
The Improbable Success of Mr. Owen Hood 47:18 Read by Kingsnake
The Unobtrusive Traffic of Captain Pierce 33:11 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
The Elusive Companion of Parson White 39:45 Read by Owlivia
The Exclusive Luxury of Enoch Oates 32:12 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
The Unthinkable Theory of Professor Green 44:44 Read by Devorah Allen
The Unprecedented Architecture of Commander Blair 51:16 Read by Wayne Cooke
The Ultimate Ultimatum of the League of the Long Bow 50:46 Read by Wayne Cooke

Reviews

Chapter 3


(0.5 stars)

I had to skip this, the young girl reading obviously was in a great rush!

Entertaining


(5 stars)

This must be the most entertaining political tract I have ever come across. For a Brit, it gives an insight into the political and social thought of the early 20th century. As a lifelong resident of the south west of England, I was also delighted that Chesterton set the birthplace of revolution in the West Country. Though I know in my heart that most revolutions sprang from the Midlands and North!

Prescient


(5 stars)

The technology has changed, but this is so similar to today.