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Summary

Three friends, one dog, one boat, one river. What could go wrong? Plenty.

Even when the sailing is smooth, the stories never stop in Jerome K. Jerome's comic novel. Plaster fishes, dead water rats, near-death escapes, and many, many jocose anecdotes create a colorful narrative of holiday life on the river. For once three hypochondriacs self-diagnose themselves as "clearly overworked", the rest practically writes itself!

Public Domain (P)2015 B. J. Harrison

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  • maethorwen
  • 20-09-17

A Classic, Funny Tale

If you could sum up Three Men in a Boat [Classic Tales Edition] in three words, what would they be?

Everything Goes Wrong

Who was your favorite character and why?

You get to be the most familiar with "J", the one telling the story. As such, he became my favorite. I felt the other two were there just to provide him with partners in this misadventure.

Which character – as performed by B. J. Harrison – was your favorite?

Jerome, or "J", the one telling the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were numerous moments in this book that had me laughing out loud.

Any additional comments?

The antics of the three young men and the dog can be downright hilarious as just about everything goes wrong. Along the way they also share stories about things that happened to family, friends or friends of friends. The story add even more amusing dimensions to this funny tale.
If you are looking for a fairly short funny classic, this one is for you.

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  • Marie
  • 19-12-17

pleasant

Nice, comical, well written story...just not my cup of tea. Those who are not addicted to stories with action will probably enjoy.

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  • Frog Lady
  • 10-07-16

P G Wodehouse it's NOT

My husband and I take many car trips and love to listen to books - we've listened to every P G Wodehouse we could find and were totally charmed. Three Men and a Boat left us cold. After the ridiculous train scene where not even the engineer knew where the train was going, we gave up and didn't finish listening. If you've listened to and loved P G Wodehouse, I would recommend giving Three Men and a Boat a pass.

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