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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: July 2012 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhi | 1/26/2014

    " Sorry Bond - I still think this book is awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 1/25/2014

    " Hilarious. Who knew failure to launch existed 100 years ago? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 1/22/2014

    " Outstanding. Fresh as if it were written last year and not in 1889. Funny and light and makes me all the more excited to leave for blighty. Huzzah for the comic novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 1/19/2014

    " Two comedies by JKJ in one book. The first (Boat) is better structured and is extremely amusing, whereas the second (Bummel) is extremely haunting to read as it is essentially a commentary on the German people. However, it was written before both World Wars, so knowing what we know today, that chapter is alternately prescient and tragically ironic. There is some hilarity as well though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy White | 1/19/2014

    " Read this book for a Book Club. Enjoyed it - very funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leti | 1/18/2014

    " umor englezesc at its best :). desi s-a mai diluat putin la trecerea celor 3 din barca pe biciclete si entuziasmul meu initial fata de scriitura lui Jerome K. Jerome a scazut direct proportional. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharonrosewheeler | 1/2/2014

    " One of my most loved books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaethe | 12/27/2013

    " Connie Willis brought me here, thanks to her. After reading To Say Nothing of the Dog I felt compelled to go back to the source. Sometimes humor holds up extremely well. "

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

    " One friend loved it. One friend hated. I'm w/ the latter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ann | 12/4/2013

    " Hilarious! Three British bachelor's go on adventures. My copy is two books in one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/29/2013

    " what a great laugh out loud book. I don't usually laugh out loud in reading books! You can't beat British humor. I identified a lot with some situations..kind of btdt! I loved the tin of pineapples episode! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katherine | 8/9/2013

    " I can't finish it. I tried. I really tried. Some parts were brilliant and hysterical. But the vast majority read like a travel guide for late 1800's vacationers. It's possible that my ignorance of, and disinterest in, English history and geography kept me from enjoying this more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francie | 4/21/2013

    " I liked this book and it's British wit, but perhaps my mood when I read it made me feel beleaguered with the descriptions. My favorite character was the dog, montmorency, which left me saying 'oh get on with it you doddering fools, tell us what the dog got in to' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nolan | 3/30/2013

    " These two books are hilarous. Both of them are about the misadventures of late 1800's men trying to go camping or touring on bicycles. Pretty funny stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zechy | 3/27/2013

    " Brilliant, funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Morgan Bruyneel | 3/26/2013

    " =not as hilarious as I had hoped or was led to believe. Not entirely bad but I wouldn't recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viswanathan Venkataraman | 10/5/2012

    " Read it may be in the 60's. Was so funny and a laugh riot. Will it be same today? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 7/25/2012

    " This is a funny and lighthearted novel. It's well-written and a quick and enjoyable read. Bon voyage! "

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Author Jerome K. Jerome

Jerome K. Jerome (1859–1927), English humorist, novelist, and playwright, was born in Staffordshire and brought up in London. After a series of jobs including clerk, schoolmaster, actor, and journalist, he became joint editor of the Idler in 1892 and launched his own twopenny weekly, To-Day. His magnificently ridiculous Three Men in a Boat (1889) established itself as a humorous classic of the whimsical. His other books include Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886); Three Men on the Bummel (1900); Paul Kelver (1902); the morality play The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1907); and his autobiography, My Life and Times (1926).