Ball of Fat (Boule de suif) Version 2

Read by Bob Neufeld

(4.8 stars; 53 reviews)

Boule de Suif (1880) is a short story by the late-19th century French writer Guy de Maupassant. It is arguably his most famous short story, and is the title story for his collection on the Franco-Prussian War, entitled "Boule de Suif et Autres Contes de la Guerre" ("Boule de Suif and Other Stories of the War"). John Ford said that his film Stagecoach was in many ways a western rewrite of Boule de Suif. (Summary by Wikipedia) (1 hr 44 min)


Part 1 41:02 Read by Bob Neufeld
Part 2 28:49 Read by Bob Neufeld
Part 3 34:37 Read by Bob Neufeld


excellent reader! I really enjoy Bob’s reading style. it is theatre at its best!

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(4 stars)

Quaint and very well narrated! Sad and funny, clever and quick. Full of Napoleonic era quips and quirks. It's certainly sexist from our modern perspective, so take this as a trigger warning for those who might need it regarding sexual exploitation and coersion.

top notch

(5 stars)

A very good story with vivid imagery. It is a moving look into human nature.

Great glimpse into how cruel and bigoted civilized society is

(4.5 stars)

ball of fat

(5 stars)

a good story read well.

sad story well read

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Title says it all

Good story. Excellent author

(5 stars)

Very well read!