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Three Men In A Boat

Lu par : Hugh Laurie
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Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a ‘T’. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather-forecasts and tins of pineapple chunks – not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J.’s small fox-terrier Montmorency.

Three Men in a Boat was an instant success when it appeared in 1889, and, with its benign escapism, authorial discursions and wonderful evocation of the late-Victorian ‘clerking classes’, it hilariously captured the spirit of its age.

©2011 Talking Classics (P)2011 De Agostini UK 2010
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  • biggvsdiccvs
  • 12/08/2019

This is an abridged version

The original version of "Three Men in a Boat" contains many more musings about history, country side and the meaning of life.

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  • Ralph B Campbell
  • 07/09/2019

Utterly joyful, a jolly good ride

The river of life, really, is the theme told through this hilarious short river adventure of three dignified older English gentlemen and a dog. Hugh Laurie’s narration is captivating, giving life to little known author Jerome’s wit and witticisms of British life and manners. I’d swear John Cleese and friends were on deck. Not to be missed, and I’m so glad I didn’t!

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  • IG2605Helix
  • 04/01/2019

Heavily Abridged

Hugh Laurie's narration is fantastic, but be warned that this edition is heavily abridged: it's missing about half of the text. I wouldn't have bought it had I known this. Many of my favorite passages from the book are missing.

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  • G R
  • 17/08/2019

Completely enjoyable

This is a story of three men in questionable times. It is funny. With a humorous bent that is soooo lacking in most current books. Very enjoyable.

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  • Gina V
  • 01/04/2019

Love Hughes Laurie reading this English classic

Love Hughes Laurie reading this English comedy classic gold. Very British indeed. They could be the Kardashians

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  • Dragonfly Samurai
  • 06/03/2019

Pick Steven Crossley's version

Hugh Laurie did a good job. There were quite a few good moments that are missing from this abridged version.

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  • Dina Fiman
  • 16/12/2018

Brilliant narration of a dull, dull book

I know how much of a classic this is, but Three Men is a tedious book. There is nothing I like about it. Laurie's narration is, however, fantastic. The peak was the gloomy, forlorn performance of "two black eyes". I actually giggled, at long last.

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  • Paranatural
  • 15/05/2018

Maybe I missed something.

I'd heard so much about this book so I figured I'd try it out. It tried from the get-go to be funny, and occasionally succeeded. Three men, at turns lazy and incompetent but not unlikable set off for a two week boating trip. The flowery description parts were flowery and descriptive, the 'humorous interludes' were sometimes fun in a satirical way. It was surprisingly relate-able while still being a period piece. Short enough that I might give it another listen, but I'm still not certain why it's so well regarded.

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  • GiGi
  • 05/05/2018

Witty- especially in the beginning.

You really can't go wrong with Mr. Laurie, and his quirky humor is well matched in the story line. It is very funny or silly at times. Reminds me of Jeeves and Wooster. I wish he narrated more books!

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  • Krishnan S. Raghavan
  • 24/07/2017

Rip roaring comedy

Brilliant rendering by Hugh Laurie. My best scene would be , where he explains how the stomach controls the brain.