The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol


Read by David Wales

(4.7 stars; 25 reviews)

This 1912 collection of short stories is of lighthearted adventures of an irresponsible -- and irrepressible -- Frenchman in England and Paris. The author (1863-1930) was a popular British novelist, dramatist, and playwright, known especially for his short stories. Several of his works were made into London and Broadway stage plays as well as motion pictures (starring Mary Pickford, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and more). - Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales (7 hr 29 min)

Chapters

The Adventure Of The Fair Patronne 44:34 Read by David Wales
The Adventure Of The Arlesienne 44:48 Read by David Wales
The Adventure Of The Kind Mr Smith 46:33 Read by David Wales
The Adventure Of The Foundling 52:33 Read by David Wales
The Adventure Of The Pig's Head 52:30 Read by David Wales
The Adventure Of The Fleurette 46:58 Read by David Wales
The Adventure Of The Miracle 47:46 Read by David Wales
The Adventure Of The Fickle Goddess 57:40 Read by David Wales
The Adventure Of A Saint Martin's Summer 56:19 Read by David Wales

Reviews

So charming!


(5 stars)

The "short stories" are actually more like chapters in a novel. I've been enjoying this author very much as Simon Evers has done a great job in reading a few books of his lately, and I'm grateful for David Wales' marvelous reading of this entertaining work. At times I found myself laughing out loud!

Good old good humoured scoundrel Aristide Pujol.


(5 stars)

Very good feeling stories of a roustabout Frenchman who never lets life get him down. I enjoyed these tales immensely. Very well read by the ever expert David Wales. Top notch.

The Joyous Adventure of reading Aristide


(5 stars)

Witty and touching. This is the only 5 star I have ever used. i enjoy William John Locke enormously. Aristide is a simple and complex soul: his adventures are told with smiling irony and sharp satire reminiscent of P.G. Wodehouse but from a very different perspective. Many thanks to the very good reader.

Wonderful


(5 stars)

Wonderful story very well read !