Read by Michael Thomas Robinson

(4.2 stars; 19 reviews)

The first significant published short story of French author Guy de Maupassant, and generally acknowledged as his greatest work, "Ball-of-Fat" (French title: Boule de Suif) is the touching story of an interrupted coach ride from Rouen to Le Havre during which occurs the corruption of a principled prostitute by immoral and hypocritical members of the upper class. The story is set during the occupation of Rouen at the time of the Franco-Prussian War. (Summary by Michael Thomas Robinson) (1 hr 51 min)


Part 1 37:31 Read by Michael Thomas Robinson
Part 2 44:36 Read by Michael Thomas Robinson
Part 3 29:08 Read by Michael Thomas Robinson


(5 stars)

I cried at the end over the heartless betrayal of the poor girl! humans especially of the "upper class" are the most vile creatures.

Great job!

(4 stars)

You've done a great job with this story, Michael. Many thanks for taking the time to do this!

pretty good

(3 stars)

the voice actor mispronounces many words, and there are moments when his declamation sounds down right goofy

(5 stars)

Slow to pick up, but great afterwards.