Cape Cod Stories


Read by David Wales

(4.7 stars; 44 reviews)

This book (eleven short stories) was also published under the title of “The Old Home House”. Joseph Crosby Lincoln (1870 – 1944) was an American author of novels, poems, and short stories, many set in a fictionalized Cape Cod. Lincoln's work frequently appeared in popular magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post and The Delineator.... Lincoln claimed that he was satisfied "spinning yarns" that made readers feel good about themselves and their neighbors. Two of his stories have been adapted to film. Lincoln's literary career celebrating "old Cape Cod" can partly be seen as an attempt to return to an Eden from which he had been driven by family tragedy. His literary portrayal of Cape Cod can also be understood as a pre-modern haven occupied by individuals of old Yankee stock which was offered to readers as an antidote to an America that was undergoing rapid modernization, urbanization, immigration, and industrialization.... Lincoln died in 1944, at the age of 73, in Winter Park, Florida. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales) (5 hr 47 min)

Chapters

01 Two Pairs Of Shoes 34:44 Read by David Wales
02 The Count And The Manager 29:05 Read by David Wales
03 The South Shore Weather Bureau 27:22 Read by David Wales
04 The Dog Star 32:12 Read by David Wales
05 The Mare And The Motor 25:15 Read by David Wales
06 The Mark On The Door 37:21 Read by David Wales
07 The Love Of Lobelia 'ankins 29:04 Read by David Wales
08 The Meanness Of Rosy 31:50 Read by David Wales
09 The Antiquers 27:35 Read by David Wales
10 His Native Heath 32:52 Read by David Wales
11 Jonesy 40:06 Read by David Wales

Reviews

Hilarious stories & excellent reader


(5 stars)

I've lost count of the number of times I've listened to these stories. Partly because it takes a couple of 'listens' to understand what's going on. The writer's phrasing and expressions are hilarious, e.g, "box that fact up in your forget-a-tory" (AND) "that plaster cast in a crazy quilt"!! David Wales' reading makes them even funnier! I don't think they would be as funny if it weren't for David's accents. Kudos to David Wales!


(5 stars)

Lincoln is utterly hilarious as I’ve come to expect, and what a great match to have this particular reader telling the stories so well – great job!! My ancestors are from Cape Cod and it was such an enjoyable couple of weeks listening to the stories bringing the area and the quirky characters (that could just as easily be related to me as anyone of my current relatives) come to life! I’m terribly sad to be done…

Unbelievably well done.


(5 stars)

I am possibly the only Native American sailor on earth, and as such Mr Wales has got to be the only reader I know of who is able to present these stories as they should be told. the writer is excellent. I recommend these stories to any sailor or person with a sense of humor.


(5 stars)

Now if this don't grease your funny bone you got the worst case of tennis elbow ever


(5 stars)

The most humorous book I've indulged in for a long while.

One of my favorite readers


(3 stars)

some good "yarns"