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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (123 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Barr McCutcheon Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9781455199389
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Would you be able to spend a million dollars in cash and leave yourself penniless if it meant you would then be given many more millions? That’s poor Monty Brewster’s dilemma in this charming tale.

Just as poor Monty Brewster, twice heir to a fortune, is beginning to adjust to his cold and distant grandfather’s “paltry” million-dollar bequest, an even more mysterious benefactor emerges offering to leave him some “real” wealth. All he has to do is be penniless at nine o’clock on the morning of his twenty-sixth birthday. It seems like an easy task, but Monty discovers that it is no simple matter to divest oneself of a million dollars, especially as the bank insists on paying him $19,607.84 in interest per day. And what can you do when each ridiculous “sure-loss” suddenly skyrockets when you invest in it? Money seems to flow in faster than a person can throw it overboard. And then there are Peggy and Barbara; how are they going to react to each attempt to squander a fortune? Can Monty keep the girl while losing the money?

First published in 1902 under the pseudonym Richard P. Greaves, Brewster’s Millions was one of George Barr McCutcheon’s most successful titles. The prolific author was noted for his ability to write page-turners, full of vivid characters and with an attention to detail. There have, in fact, been six movie versions of this one book, most recently starring Richard Pryor and John Candy. That is vivid testament to a great story well told.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] ingenious plot…[Brewster’s] difficulties make very entertaining reading, for, as with all favorites of fortune, his luck is phenomenal.”

    Outlook

  • “Adults and teens alike will be drawn in to this riotous comedy, sweating it out as Monty comes down to the wire.”

    SoundCommentary.com (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 11/13/2013

    " I read it because when I came across it I remembered the Richard Prior movie and thought it would be interesting to read the original story. It was very different, mostly because it was set in a different time and place, and social circle. Therefore it put forth a different message, I think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/9/2013

    " Entertaining little early 20th century romp (nope, no Richard Pryor here). Download if for free on Project Gutengerg! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/3/2013

    " This book is just a good old-fashioned enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 10/3/2013

    " A great story. How to get rid of a million dollars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 5/6/2013

    " Another novels that opens a door on an unappreciated era of history and , through the assumptions of the author, gives us a better understanding of our forefathers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 4/29/2013

    " Cute novel from 1903...kind of a cross between P.G. Wodehouse, Jerome K. Jerome and Grace S. Richmond...humorous, wholesome, romantic adventure in NYC and abroad. Fluffy--but apparently it's been made into a film four times! And I'd never heard of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat Hardy | 11/26/2012

    " A fascinating angle on the million dollar storyline..Held my attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nev Px | 7/27/2012

    " I really liked this book, having not seen the up-to-date film....I read this with no pre-conception - a brilliant read and a great twist at the end "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill | 5/22/2012

    " This book was rife with vaguery and lacking in discernible or enticing plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 2/19/2012

    " We listened to this book in the car. Very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Millie Chidester | 2/7/2012

    " Very entertaining book with clean, likeable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Gordon | 11/1/2011

    " Great book. Funny Richard Pryor movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 gregory | 8/8/2011

    " movie with richard pryor was better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Outofmyarse | 4/24/2011

    " I really liked this book, having not seen the up-to-date film....I read this with no pre-conception - a brilliant read and a great twist at the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 2/9/2011

    " Cute in its main character -- a very "simple" man -- the mystery of his daughter (left on his front porch as an infant) and the her romance -- an unsophisticated story but fun to read. (Another free download to my Kindle) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 1/26/2009

    " Another novels that opens a door on an unappreciated era of history and , through the assumptions of the author, gives us a better understanding of our forefathers. "

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About the Author

The novels of George Barr McCutcheon (1866–1928) made him a millionaire, but despite the great popularity accorded him during his lifetime, most of today’s readers are wholly unfamiliar with his name and writings. An extremely prolific author, he not only produced over forty novels but wrote several plays, short stories, and essays as well. He invested his novels with a good deal of humor and with a warm humanity which charmed his audiences and made him one of the most popular writers of his time.

About the Narrator

Bronson Pinchot, an Audie Award–winning narrator, received his education at Yale University, which filled out what he had already received at his mother’s knee in the all-important areas of Shakespeare, Greek art and architecture, and the Italian Renaissance. He restores Greek Revival buildings and appears in television, film, and on stage whenever the pilasters and entablatures overwhelm him.