The Red Room


Read by William Peck

(3.6 stars; 12 reviews)

A young idealistic civil servant, Arvid Falk, leaves the drudgery of bureaucracy to become a journalist and author. As he explores various social activities ā€” politics, publishing, theatre, philanthropy, and business ā€” he finds more hypocrisy and corruption than he thought possible. He takes refuge with a group of "bohemians", who meet in a red dining room in Berns Salonger to discuss these matters. (Introduction adopted from Wikipedia) (10 hr 4 min)

Chapters

01 - A Bird's-Eye View of Stockholm 29:34 Read by William Peck
02 - Between Brothers 18:05 Read by William Peck
03 - The Artists' Colony 26:44 Read by William Peck
04 - Master and Dogs 41:06 Read by William Peck
05 - At the Publisher's 22:00 Read by William Peck
06 - The Red Room 31:15 Read by William Peck
07 - The Imitation of Christ 13:51 Read by William Peck
08 - Poor Mother Country 24:26 Read by William Peck
09 - Bills of Exchange 11:01 Read by William Peck
10 - The Newspaer Syndicate 'Grey Bonnet' 23:29 Read by William Peck
11 - Happy People 22:08 Read by William Peck
12 - Marine Insurance Society 'Triton' 20:28 Read by William Peck
13 - Divine Ordinance 19:43 Read by William Peck
14 - Absinth 24:16 Read by William Peck
15 - The Theatrical Company 'Phoenix' 23:36 Read by William Peck
16 - In the White Mountains 26:40 Read by William Peck
17 - Natura.... 5:40 Read by William Peck
18 - Nihilism 20:16 Read by William Peck
19 - From Churchyard to Public-House 23:45 Read by William Peck
20 - On the Altar 8:21 Read by William Peck
21 - A Soul Overboard 11:07 Read by William Peck
22 - Hard Times 12:11 Read by William Peck
23 - Audiences 10:46 Read by William Peck
24 - On Sweden 34:01 Read by William Peck
25 - Checkmate 29:24 Read by William Peck
26 - Correspondence 16:11 Read by William Peck
27 - Recovery 9:07 Read by William Peck
28 - From Beyond the Grave 17:57 Read by William Peck
29 - Revue 18:31 Read by William Peck
30 - Epilogue 9:03 Read by William Peck

Reviews


(1.5 stars)

Omg.. If you have ever seen the MASH episode where he tries to become a writer... This is how this book is read. The story whilst old fashioned seems good, but I just can't get thru another chapter of the disjointed was it is read.