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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,111 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jerome K. Jerome Narrator: Canongate Scottish Collection Publisher: Canongate Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The follow up to best-selling audio Three Men in a Boat, Three Men on the Bummel features delightful, gentle, comic writing. First published in 1900, the story revives the three companions from Three Men in a Boat, this time taking them on a bicycle tour through the German Black Forest.

Written during the Victorian era bicycle-craze, it is a light-hearted commentary on German culture at the time, told through the eyes of the hapless British tourist. The narrator fills us in further: A Bummel is described as a journey, long or short, without an end, the only thing regulating it being the necessity of getting back within a given time to the point from which one started. Sometimes it is through busy streets, and sometimes through the fields and lanes.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Narayanan | 2/5/2014

    " This book is drudgery in the name of humour. It may be that Jerome K. Jerome desired that plain nonsense would make the readers laugh but it turned out to be counter-productive. Making asses of readers is no the hallmark of a good author. Boring book. Laughable but repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny | 2/4/2014

    " I read Three Men in a Boat, and I really enjoyed it! The humor is incredibly dry and requires an excellent grasp of tone. It's a slight little book, and well worth a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cory | 1/30/2014

    " Connie Willis apparently said this was the funnies novel in the English language ... I am inclined to agree. I was snickering throughout "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by DoctorM | 1/26/2014

    " "Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing Of The Dog)"...simply put, one of the great comic gems of the last century and a half. (There's a late-'70s film version with Tim Curry and Michael Palin--- go find it...now!) Witty, clever, hilarious, a bit melancholy. In the tradition of "Tristram Shandy" more than Wilde. A major favourite--- and a very well-done send up of travel lit. Highly recommended. "

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