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The Chronicles of Clovis

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(4,825 Sterne; 20 Bewertungen)

This is the third collection of short stories by Saki, following on from “Reginald” and “Reginald in Russia”. Although some of the stories have characters that do not appear elsewhere in the collection, many of them are loosely centred round the young Clovis Sangrail (effectively a reincarnation of Reginald). (Summary by Graham Redman) (6 hr 40 min)

Chapters

Introduction by A.A. Milne

9:07

Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)

Esme

12:16

Read by Graham Redman

The Match-Maker

6:53

Read by Graham Redman

Tobermory

19:51

Read by Graham Redman

Mrs. Packletide's Tiger

10:28

Read by Graham Redman

The Stampeding of Lady Bastable

8:39

Read by Graham Redman

The Background

9:28

Read by Graham Redman

Hermann the Irascible - A Story of the Great Weep

8:01

Read by Graham Redman

The Unrest-Cure

17:09

Read by Graham Redman

The Jesting of Arlington Stringham

9:48

Read by Graham Redman

Sredni Vashtar

14:45

Read by Graham Redman

Adrian

10:32

Read by Graham Redman

The Chaplet

10:47

Read by Graham Redman

The Quest

13:13

Read by Graham Redman

Wratislav

7:54

Read by Graham Redman

The Easter Egg

11:42

Read by Graham Redman

Filboid Studge, the Story of a Mouse That Helped

8:49

Read by Graham Redman

The Music on the Hill

17:02

Read by Graham Redman

The Story of St. Vespaluus

21:59

Read by Graham Redman

The Way to the Dairy

17:29

Read by Graham Redman

The Peace Offering

13:49

Read by Graham Redman

The Peace of Mowsle Barton

19:55

Read by Graham Redman

The Talking-Out of Tarrington

7:32

Read by Graham Redman

The Hounds of Fate

20:34

Read by Graham Redman

The Recessional

11:16

Read by Graham Redman

A Matter of Sentiment

11:06

Read by Graham Redman

The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope

21:03

Read by Graham Redman

"Ministers of Grace"

27:19

Read by Graham Redman

The Remoulding of Groby Lington

22:19

Read by Graham Redman

Bewertungen

Hilarious stories, wonderfully read

(5 Sterne)

Saki is one of the funniest writers in English and is sadly overlooked except for a few stories, some of which aren't even his best. "Chronicles of Clovis" is a good place to begin with his fiction. Here all the stories are extremely well-read, distinct, clear, and aware of the humour. If you like these tales, go on to read "Beasts and Super-Beasts," which is recorded with the same high quality of readership. Excellent!

Brilliant

(5 Sterne)

Graham Redmond has the perfect voice for this witty, sarcastic collection of tales. while the humor is often dry and a bit dark, Saki was quite the marvel of funny writing. I fully intend to foist this recording on all of my friends and acquaintances at the soonest possibility.

(5 Sterne)

Supburb reading by Graham, he captures the quintessential Saki. Voice. Some of Sakis best works all in one volume. Fantastically entertaining no matter. How many times you listen.

(5 Sterne)

excellent narrator. enchanting short stories. third time enjoying this collection. sakis wit is one of a kind, and still fresh, after 100+ years

(5 Sterne)

A fantastic reading: well recorded, an excellent voice, and superb variation across the characters. Thank you very much, Graham!

other version with other narrators available also

(5 Sterne)

here in LibriVox: https://archive.org/details/the_chronicles_of_clovis_1605_librivox So there is more choice

Witty and cruel

(4 Sterne)

Excellent humorous work.