The Paying Guest (version 2 dramatic reading)

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 27 reviews)

Clarence and Emmeline Mumford are in for a real treat when they take in the young, outspoken Miss Louise Derrick as their guest. Shedding a light on class struggles in the Victorian era, The Paying Guest offers a look at just what "proper society" expects. (Summary by Amanda Friday)

Narrator: Elizabeth Klett
Clarence Mumford: AllenJohns
Emmeline Mumford: Arielle Lipshaw
Louise Derrick: Amanda Friday
Mrs. Higgins: Kristingj
Mr. Bilton/Man: Noel Badrian
Mr. Cobb: Robert Hoffman
Servant: April Gonzales
Dr. Billings: Ernst Pattynama
Mrs. Grove: Tiffany Halla Colonna

Audio edited by: Amanda Friday (2 hr 42 min)


Chapter 1 23:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2 17:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 3 16:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 4 16:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 5 16:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 6 23:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 7 11:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 8 16:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 9 21:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


charming quick read

(5 stars)

this book would lend itself very well to a play! so funny to see the characters personality change by the end. a fast moving and still interesting bit on social classes, money, and who should marry who. great job by the readers as well.

short, simple, fun. excellent.

(5 stars)

some of the readers did a tremendous job. one or two read a bit too dramatically, which made it a tad awkward. but very enjoyable all the same. thanks to all.

Enjoyable Tale

(5 stars)

An enjoyable tale and a warning to all of us about how having others in our home for a time can change our lives...and not always for the better!

(5 stars)

The first dramatic reading I've listened to. Theatre for my ears! Very well executed! Thankyou Librivox! Thank you volunteers!

if this is dramatised to this century this would be quite fittin

(5 stars)

a very nice rivetting short story

closure to fast in the end

(3.5 stars)