Parnassus on Wheels

Read by Dawn Larsen

(4.8 stars; 150 reviews)

Parnassus on Wheels is about a fictional traveling book-selling business. The original owner of the business, Roger Mifflin, sells it to 39-year-old Helen McGill, who is tired of taking care of her ailing older brother, Andrew. (summary from Wikipedia) (3 hr 48 min)


Letter to David Grayson and Chapter 01 13:48 Read by Dawn Larsen
Chapter 02 12:21 Read by Dawn Larsen
Chapter 03 11:24 Read by Dawn Larsen
Chapter 04 23:32 Read by Dawn Larsen
Chapter 05 21:25 Read by Dawn Larsen
Chapter 06 16:51 Read by Dawn Larsen
Chapter 07 14:46 Read by Dawn Larsen
Chapter 08 23:17 Read by Dawn Larsen
Chapter 09 10:41 Read by Dawn Larsen
Chapter 10 21:16 Read by Dawn Larsen
Chapter 11 15:27 Read by Dawn Larsen
Chapter 12 12:48 Read by Dawn Larsen
Chapter 13 12:38 Read by Dawn Larsen
Chapter 14 12:42 Read by Dawn Larsen
Chapter 15 5:45 Read by Dawn Larsen


Parnassus on Wheels

(5 stars)

I liked this little book very much. Christopher Morley must have had a good sense of humor, and also sensibility enough to understand a woman's feelings. Dawn Larsen's portrayal of the main character gave her reality and sweetness, while the clarity of her voice made the story quite enjoyable. Many thanks from a happy listener.

A Treat

(5 stars)

I’ve listened through this recording more than once now, and I have to say it is a real treat. The humor and straightforwardness of the story and characters shine through in this excellent reading. Thank you!

Great read, fun book

(5 stars)

The reader does an excellent job on this book. The book itself is a fun, light read. It is definitely a Morley book and includes his humor, although subdued compared to his essays.

Wonderful story & reader

(5 stars)

What a delightful story and Dawn Larsen is an excellent reader. The premise of the story reminded me a bit of the bookmobile that used to stop in our neighborhood every so often.

Fun, mild, gentle adventure.

(5 stars)

First time I have heard a story with an overweight 40 year old female protagonist who knows her own mind and takes an active part in the action. It's very well read.

A bookmobile romance

(5 stars)

Fantasy but fun; middle aged woman, stuck on the farm baking bread and taking care of her brother, runs away with a roving bookseller in his horse drawn wagon, and finds true romance.

(5 stars)

An excellent reading of an enchanting story. Light-hearted and, at times, laugh out loud hilarious. Anyone that appreciates books, literature, and a simple kind of life should make space in their days for this story.


(4 stars)

Having already listened to The Haunted Bookshop, I was happy to find this prequel, and the reader clearly took as much delight in narrating the story as I did listening to it.