The Gods and Mr Perrin


Read by Simon Evers

(4.5 stars; 14 reviews)

The book is probably better known under the title ‘Mr Perrin and Mr Traill’, later made into a well-known film in 1948.
Perrin and Traill are masters at a grim old-fashioned second-rate boarding public school in Cornwall – Perrin has been there many years and the youthful Traill has just arrived. The book concerns the growing antagonism between the two which turns into active dislike following an unfortunate incident and which eventually has devastating consequences.
The author vividly captures the dreadful nature of such a cloistered society and the stultifying effect it has on the pupils, their teachers and the other adults in the community. - Summary by Simon Evers (6 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Dedication 1:15 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 1 14:39 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 2 25:00 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 3 29:47 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 4 28:41 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 5 22:48 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 6 26:20 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 7 24:31 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 8 21:38 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 9 32:07 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 10 28:32 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 11 28:16 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 12 29:01 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 13 33:42 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 14 30:15 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 15 24:39 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews

Simply amazing.


(5 stars)

I can't believe it was intended based on when this book was written, but this story has an amazing insight into schizophrenia. The author is simply superb at understanding his characters and giving us heartfelt insight into their motivations. And the reader ......... there are not enough superlatives to explain how amazing his performance is. This is the best author and the best reading I have ever heard.

Thank You Mr. Evers!


(5 stars)

Henry James was a great influence on Hugh Walpole, and this intriguing character study does both justice. Making a psychological crucible out of a boy’s school and a tyrannical headmaster is as relevant today as any present work environment where the masters play their servants against one another. Don’t we all wish to have the courage to one day break free? This is a beautiful, engaging, and inspiring story. Great thanks and appreciation to Simon Evers for his latest contribution to the LibriVox catalog. If he chooses to invest his time into a work, we can assume that he has done so for everyone’s benefit. He brings his perfected skill craft as a talented and disciplined artist to all his work, but this one is truly a masterpiece.

excellent


(5 stars)

Takes a bit ti get into the story, but it’s well written and well read.