The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories


Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

(4.9 stars; 58 reviews)

Twenty-two short stories by Arnold Bennett, mainly set in the 'Five Towns', Bennett's name for the pottery manufacturing towns of the English midlands (Summary by Andy Minter) (10 hr 28 min)

Chapters

The Matador of the Five Towns Pt 1 39:26 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Matador of the Five Towns Pt 2 42:07 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Mimi 37:36 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Supreme Illusion 15:16 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Letter and the Lie 16:09 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Glimpse 24:46 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Jock-at-a-Venture 42:56 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Heroism of Thomas Chadwick 30:40 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Under the Clock 17:12 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Three Episodes in the Life of Mr Cowlishaw, Dentist 28:40 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Catching the Train 26:08 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Widow of the Balcony 18:47 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Cat and Cupid 29:45 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Fortune Teller 27:13 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Long Lost Uncle 32:00 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Tight Hand 16:12 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Why the Clock Stopped 29:22 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Hot Potatoes 29:46 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Half a Sovereign 13:08 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Blue Suit 27:11 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Tiger and the Baby 30:54 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Revolver 17:12 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
An Unfair Advantage 36:28 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

Reviews

TALES OF EVERYDAY INTEREST


(5 stars)

Arnold Bennett is one of the finest storytellers ever. He could describe someone reading an electric meter and make it enjoyable. Then, Andy Minter would bring it to life with his inimitable flair. How we are going to miss Andy.

A Find!


(5 stars)

What a find: Arnold Bennett, and short stories, and read by Andy Minter, narrator extraordinaire. Don't miss !

Enjoying Arnold Bennett AND Andy Minter


(5 stars)

Thoroughly enjoying all the “five town” stories AND the reader, Andy Minter. His accent and the way his voice changes for the different characters along with his timing are superb! I wish he would read more Arnold Bennett stories!

Don't miss!


(5 stars)

This set of stories is rich in history and characters; a do-not-miss for anyone who loves a good story, and especially if you are interested in this period on British history.

A fun collection of small town humor


(4.5 stars)

I truly believe between the authors great descriptive writing style and the narrators voice they could make a trip to the refrigerator an interesting tale.

Five stars.


(5 stars)

Just to endorse the last reviewer's comments. There are many books, all superbly read by Andy Minter (1934-2017), including many by Arnold Bennett, available, for us to enjoy.


(5 stars)

What an enjoyable book! Arnold Bennett and Andy Minter is the perfect combination! February 2022


(5 stars)

Arnold Bennett tells amusing tales and Andy Mentor brings them to life.