An Irishman's difficulties with the Dutch language


Read by Anna Simon

(4.7 stars; 9 reviews)

Jack O'Neill, an Irishman, has just returned from a month's holiday in The Netherlands. Before he left, he had boasted to his friends that he would learn the Dutch language within a fortnight. On his return, he has to admit that it wasn't quite that easy... He tells his friends stories about his clumsy attempts to speak Dutch, leading to many funny scenes.
This audiobook contains both "An Irishman's difficulties with the Dutch language" and its sequel "Jack O'Neill's further adventures in Holland".

N.B. Audiobook read by native Dutch woman, so there is no Irish accent of the English language bits, and the Dutch is done in native Dutch pronunciation (except where the text asks for mispronunciation). (Summary by Anna Simon) (4 hr 59 min)

Chapters

Chapter I - O'Neill's Great Plans 6:17 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter II - Grammar and Phrase Book 15:19 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter III - The Recitations in the Wood 4:52 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter IV - The Purchase of the Pens 12:22 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter V - Local Colour 8:33 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter VI - A Wash-List in Dutch 14:44 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter VII - Some Misunderstandings 5:20 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter VIII - Out for a Walk 20:15 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter IX - The Quest of Mijnheer Hiernaast 11:24 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter X - The Parcel Post 16:33 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XI - A Succesful Interview 12:09 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XII - Dutch Correspondence 6:12 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XIII - Where did O'Neill's Dutch come from? 4:39 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XIV - Some Characteristics of the Compendious Guide to Dutch 10:24 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XV - How O'Neill learnt to pronounce 4:35 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XVI - An Interlude and an Application 6:20 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XVII - The Wegwijzer on Dutch Syntax 6:57 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XVIII - The Grammatical Caress 6:17 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XIX - A Gossipy Letter 12:35 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XX - The Surprises of the Maas 14:58 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XXI - The Thunderstorm 16:42 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XXII - The Devoted Nurse 9:52 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XXIII - Gossip and Diplomacy 8:10 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XXIV - A Study in Character 17:36 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XXV - Belet! 8:58 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XXVI - The Day-Train 10:29 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XXVII - Supper at a Boerderij & Epilogue 27:14 Read by Anna Simon

Reviews

excellent.


(5 stars)

This was laugh out loud funny, but I think it would be hard to get the jokes if you do not know Dutch.