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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,398 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jerome K. Jerome Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781452670959
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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 just fine. 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 (To Say Nothing of the Dog) 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan Strnad | 2/15/2014

    " This book has some of the funniest writing I've ever encountered in literature. Jerome may have been writing in the early 19th century, but his sense of humor is right up there with P. G. Wodehouse, James Thurber and Dave Barry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Denney | 2/11/2014

    " Such a cute book. Charming tongue-in-cheek understated British humor mixed in with glorious descriptions of boating on the Thames. And I loved Montmorency's meeting with a cat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Helm | 2/4/2014

    " If you have a great British accent, then read this book. Otherwise it is best to get it on tape. A very funny at witty book, it will have you laughing all the way through. A great book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeni | 2/3/2014

    " I enjoyed this, but the novel it inspired, "To Say Nothing of the Dog" is far superior in my estimate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don Gubler | 1/23/2014

    " Very funny but not quite a funny as I was led to believe. Dated which may be good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew White | 1/22/2014

    " Jerome K. Jerome combines the classic adventure & travel novel with genuine humour to create a thoroughly enjoyable read. While the plot couldn't be simpler; a commentary of three (boating-novice) friends look to break free of their static lives by touring the Thames against a backdrop of a Victorian London, the set-pieces and incidents are tightly woven together to create an exceptionally fast-moving and entertaining story. In novels where camaraderie and friendship are at the forefront, finely crafted characterisation is an essential mark to hit, and the three titular 'men in a boat' are very likeable and serve as the deliverers of a true cult classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 1/20/2014

    " I read this book years ago and could not stop laughing. I remember giving it to my Dad to read at the cottage one summer and lying in my bed hearing him bursting out laughing from the next room. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 1/20/2014

    " This isn't really about three men in a boat, it is about Jerome being funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Britz | 1/13/2014

    " I thought this book was hilarious! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 1/12/2014

    " Very funny. And Hugh Laurie reading was perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pater Edmund | 1/12/2014

    " This is the funniest book I have ever read. 1 Example: "I woke at six the next morning; and found George awake too. We both turned round, and tried to go to sleep again, but we could not. Had there been any particular reason why we should not have gone to sleep again, but have got up and dressed then and there, we should have dropped off while we were looking at our watches, and have slept till ten. As there was no earthly necessity for our getting up under another two hours at the very least, and our getting up at that time was an utter absurdity, it was only in keeping with the natural cussedness of things in general that we should both feel that lying down for five minutes more would be death to us." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 1/6/2014

    " This book is one of the funniest books I've ever read! Loved it! :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 vindhya | 12/23/2013

    " Such delightful humour. I will never not love this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Louise | 12/22/2013

    " I read this book to the end as it is fairly short but I really struggled to get into the story. I was completely bored by the end. But glad I finished it as I hate leaving books unfinished, you never know when the story might change for the better. Unfortunately, this book didn't get better for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Thrift | 12/14/2013

    " My first read of Jerome. Three stars isn't enough, but he's no Wodehouse, so it will have to do. Great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandrine | 12/13/2013

    " Interesting book but not much pleasure reading it. Quite out-dated "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gerald Curtis | 12/7/2013

    " I thought this was going to be fun. And it was for the first hour. If you like Mark Twain wit and satire, this is even better. But it is so constant and overwhelming that I could not finish the book. There was zero story in which to showcase the humor - just one clever satire after another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse | 11/16/2013

    " There are laugh-out-loud bits here, and there are entertaining diversions, but there's a lot of stretching to fit a word count as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori | 11/14/2013

    " Clever, but not the "funniest book you'll ever read" as reported on NPR. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kinga | 11/12/2013

    " A light-hearted and mildly amusing tale of 3 friends (to say nothing of the dog!) and their adventures on a 2-week holiday on the river Thames. Quite funny in places with plenty of "this reminds me of a time when..." stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 11/12/2013

    " Three young men and a dog take a rowing and sailing trip up the Thames in 19th century England. This is a fun lightweight read. It reminded me of the travel writing of Mark Twain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nora | 5/8/2013

    " Enjoyable bubbly journey that didn't really go anywhere... much like a trip down a river I imagine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 4/21/2013

    " I was amused. And it made me want to go on a boating holiday on the Thames, but only if I could also be Edwardian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Semiche | 2/14/2013

    " I listened to Hugh Laurie's reading of this book. It's delicious, and he's absolutely the perfect choice for developing this kind of humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 12/29/2012

    " If you read "To Say Nothing of the Dog", then you must read this. Jerome K Jerome is Bertie Wooster's lost lost twin - too much inherited wealth, too much time on his hands, and an inimitable way with words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 12/28/2012

    " This book is one of the funniest books I've ever read! Loved it! :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckinley | 8/28/2012

    " British humor. A fortnight's outing on the Thames. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 6/27/2012

    " my romance is Jerome Klapka's Three Men in a Boat! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arun Raj | 5/25/2012

    " a boat trip of three friends and a dog.......a "voyage" full of humor and witty happenings...Jerome k jerome illustrated the things in his own awesome way...hats off J.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kidsbookworm | 5/11/2012

    " I saw that this book would give me a flavor of Britain, so I picked it up. I didn't expect it to be laugh out loud funny, but that's what it is in parts. I enjoyed reading about the English countryside, as seen from the Thames. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sweetman Sweetman | 4/17/2012

    " This was the funniest book I have read in a long time. So witty and sarcastic, I laughed the entire time reading it. Mr. Jerome K. Jerome mastered sublime hilarity in this little masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisol | 4/4/2012

    " Funny, clever. It is not about the story but about its narrative "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tikker | 2/20/2012

    " Read it years ago and loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivan | 1/2/2012

    " A charmer; full of wit and whimsy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kedar | 9/12/2011

    " Brilliant book. Really enjoyable humour. Shades of Wodehouse, but stands on its own in a unique way. I am sure that I will revise the rating to a 5 star once I read it again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian Grover | 6/28/2011

    " I'm sure this was a really funny book if you were British and read it in 1910 or whenever it was written, but I suspect a lot has been lost in translation. We get it, they're a bunch of lazy, bumbling dandies. Disappointing the dog didn't have a larger part as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yuval | 5/20/2011

    " An English-styled, humorous novel, written wittingly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 5/16/2011

    " Iw was funny and for a fan of humorous writing a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 5/12/2011

    " One of the funniest things I have ever read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Willow | 5/11/2011

    " I didn't like this book. It seemed like the author was trying too hard to be funny. It was really boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 5/5/2011

    " Funny in that lovely understated late-Victorian way. Which is to say not really laugh-out-loud funny, but pleasantly amusing at times. "

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About the Author
Author Jerome K. Jerome

Jerome K. Jerome (1859–1927), English humorist, novelist, and playwright, was born in Staffordshire and brought up in London. His other books include Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; Three Men on the Bummel; Paul Kelver; the morality play The Passing of the Third Floor Back; and his autobiography, My Life and Times.

About the Narrator

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.