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The Enchanted Typewriter

Gelesen von Cate Barratt

(4,4 Sterne; 70 Bewertungen)

The Enchanted Typewriter is a collection of short stories by the American author John Kendrick Bangs, written in 1899 in the style that has become known as Bangsian fantasy. Bangs attributes many of the stories to the late (and invisible) James Boswell, who has become an editor for a newspaper in Hades, and who communicates with the author by means of an old typewriter. The fantasy stories in this book are part of the author's Hades series, named for the stories' setting. (Summary by Wikipedia) (2 hr 41 min)

Chapters

01 - The Discovery

15:46

Read by Cate Barratt

02 - Mr. Boswell Imparts Some Late News of Hades

13:33

Read by Cate Barratt

03 - From Advance Sheets of Baron Munchausen's Further Recollections

17:48

Read by Cate Barratt

04 - A Chat With Xanthippe

16:04

Read by Cate Barratt

05 - The Editing of Xanthippe

15:01

Read by Cate Barratt

06 - The Boswell Tours: Personally Conducted

15:43

Read by Cate Barratt

07 - An Important Decision

15:07

Read by Cate Barratt

08 - A Hand-Book to Hades

12:37

Read by Cate Barratt

09 - Sherlock Holmes Again

25:31

Read by Cate Barratt

10 - Golf in Hades

14:43

Read by Cate Barratt

Bewertungen

Funny to the extreme

(5 Sterne)

It is such a hilarious account that couldn't help but laugh heartily. One book I cpuld listen to again and still find it amusing. The narrator did it complete justice. Being said a collection of stories it is in fact a series all connected.

A highly recommended read!!

(5 Sterne)

This book was absolutely amazing, and an introduction to John Kendrick Bangs on my behalf. Each chapter is intriguing and leaves you wanting more. A very comical. and novel approach to the description of life after death and all its associated politics seen from the point of view, of an editor of an afterlife newspaper. The lady who reads this book has a very expressive. and interesting voice, so it is extremely easy to listen and imagine all the farcical scenarios.

Good, silly, devilish fun

(4 Sterne)

A virtual tour through hell. Funny, insightful, entertaining.

The Enchanted Typewriter

(5 Sterne)

PERFECT... Story is a good listen and is well read - Thanks!

1899

(5 Sterne)

An amazing story that is both of its time and thoroughly modern.

(4 Sterne)

A most excellent reader. quirky and entertaining stories.

Wonderful Whimsy

(5 Sterne)

Enthusiastically and expertly read by Cate Barratt. I generally enjoy whimsy (Dave Barry, Alan Coren) but had never heard of John Kendrick Bangs - who probably features in the literary pedigree of both of the aforesaid humourists. Having enjoyed another reading by Cathy Barrett, I made a quick search to see what else she had read - which led me to this reading. [She also appears to have made readings of all of the Arsene Lupin canon and the Raffles canon, as well as everything written by J. K. Bangs.] Recommended for all Bangsians.

(4 Sterne)

Not as good as Toppletons client but good fun to listen to when you want something lighthearted and fun with Trolley parties and well read by cate as always