The Man Who Lost Himself


Read by Roger Melin

(4.7 stars; 79 reviews)

Best known for his literary work The Blue Lagoon, which has been made into film several times over, H. De Vere Stacpoole’s first publication was a book titled The Intended in 1894. Stacpoole was disappointed at its lack of commercial success, and felt the story was too good to let go. He eventually re-worked the book, culminating in The Man Who Lost Himself, a light-hearted story of a luckless American visiting London on yet another of his failed business ventures, when he happens upon a gentleman of status and wealth, who also just happens to be his exact look-alike. (Summary by Roger Melin) (8 hr 16 min)

Chapters

01 - Jones 8:37 Read by Roger Melin
02 - The Stranger 7:19 Read by Roger Melin
03 - Dinner and After 3:00 Read by Roger Melin
04 - Carlton House Terrace 33:15 Read by Roger Melin
05 - The Point of the Joke 5:43 Read by Roger Melin
06 - The Net 12:58 Read by Roger Melin
07 - Luncheon 16:05 Read by Roger Melin
08 - Mr. Voles 22:53 Read by Roger Melin
09 - More Intruders 17:40 Read by Roger Melin
10 - Lady Plimlimon 15:23 Read by Roger Melin
11 - The Coal Mine 17:45 Read by Roger Melin
12 - The Girl in the Victoria 27:00 Read by Roger Melin
13 - Teresa 4:12 Read by Roger Melin
14 - The Attack 9:23 Read by Roger Melin
15 - The Attack (continued) 9:00 Read by Roger Melin
16 - A Wild Surprise 20:11 Read by Roger Melin
17 - The Second Honeymoon 17:46 Read by Roger Melin
18 - The Mental Trap 9:13 Read by Roger Melin
19 - Escape Closed 26:06 Read by Roger Melin
20 - The Family Council 38:34 Read by Roger Melin
21 - Hoover's 20:57 Read by Roger Melin
22 - An Interlude 17:04 Read by Roger Melin
23 - Smithers 12:57 Read by Roger Melin
24 - He Runs To Earth 7:16 Read by Roger Melin
25 - Moths 11:34 Read by Roger Melin
26 - A Tramp, and Other Things 39:49 Read by Roger Melin
27 - The Only Man in the World Who Would Believe Him 17:28 Read by Roger Melin
28 - Pebblemarsh 15:09 Read by Roger Melin
29 - The Blighted City 9:40 Read by Roger Melin
30 - A Just Man Angered 9:14 Read by Roger Melin
31 - He Finds Himself 13:12 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews

Enjoyable story!


(5 stars)

Jones finds himself in London with only 10 pounds in his pocket, not enough to get back to Philadelphia, after a business deal falls through. He sees a man whom he recognizes, but cannot remember his name. Turns out he recognizes him because the man is the mirror image of himself! After a bit too much alcohol with the man (and perhaps being drugged), he wakes up the next morning in a luxurious home, and is addressed as "my lord." The earl has changed places with him. Was it as a joke, or for a serious purpose? And can he extricate himself before being called out as an impostor - if he even wants to? A very enjoyable story, very nicely read by Roger Melin.

is he Rodchester or Jones? hmm


(4 stars)

a really great reader and recording quality. an interesting tale, not to deep or intellectual. at times i would wonder if the writer was misleading readers & that left me wondering if maybe the man was or was not who i thought he was. a satisfying ending as well.

one of my favorite readers


(4 stars)

say, I liked this story. I don't know how I missed it before. I especially liked how he was able to right the wrongs. The hide and seek fiascos were pretty funny, too.

very entertaining


(5 stars)

i enjoyed this tale a lot with its bits of humor, the cleverness of the hero, and the excellent reading by Roger Melin. It kept me totally interested.

EAW


(4 stars)

Good listen. A few chapters in the middle drawn out but worth listening to the end. Great narrative by Roger

Great book


(5 stars)

This was a great book though the ending was a bit abrupt. Great reading by RM.


(5 stars)

The book was good so was the reader. Entoyed the book much, would recommend!

the man who lost himself


(5 stars)

Mr Melin reading makes any book interesting!!! very interesting