The Thirteen Travelers


Read by David Wales

(4.3 stars; 17 reviews)

The year is 1919 and peace has sprung upon the world after the unspeakable carnage of World War I. The place is Hortons, a building of expensive flats on Duke Street just off Piccadilly, London. Social structures are disintegrating, expectations are not being met, people are confused, life is different. Each story is about a person who lives or works at Hortons, all struggling to adjust to life as it has radically changed. Twelve short stories, published in 1921, by the early twentieth century very popular English writer, Hugh Walpole. - Summary by david wales (7 hr 23 min)

Chapters

Absalom Jay 35:20 Read by David Wales
Fanny Close 27:41 Read by David Wales
The Hon. Clive Torby 29:12 Read by David Wales
Miss Morganhurst 29:20 Read by David Wales
Peter Westcott 35:54 Read by David Wales
Lucy Moon 42:27 Read by David Wales
Mrs. Porter And Miss Allen 32:11 Read by David Wales
Lois Drake 40:11 Read by David Wales
Mr. Nix 38:54 Read by David Wales
Lizzie Rand 35:04 Read by David Wales
Nobody 50:18 Read by David Wales
Bombastes Furioso 47:06 Read by David Wales

Reviews

INTERESTING STUDIES


(5 stars)

While obviously not a factual representation of the whole European society of post WWI, these anecdotal studies do show pictures of a changing society. They would be just as timely after any major conflict or any great societal upheaval. Well read.


(4 stars)

Excellent reader. Some of the stories are more interesting than others but they are combined to give me a picture of 1918