Diary of a Pilgrimage

Read by Szindbad

(4.7 stars; 36 reviews)

A possibly fictionalised account by the comic novelist Jerome K. Jerome of a trip to Germany that he undertook with a friend in order to see the famous Passion Play at Oberammergau. The journey takes in London, Dover, Ostend, Cologne, Munich, Oberau, Oberammergau and then back to London via Heidelberg. As one might expect from the author of 'Three Men in a Boat', much goes wrong along the way, including seasickness, strange food, stranger beds, misleading guidebooks, bewildering train timetables, and numerous cultural and linguistic misunderstandings. (Summary by Szindbad) (3 hr 56 min)


01 - Preface and Monday, 19th 11:18 Read by Szindbad
02 - Thursday, 22nd 10:58 Read by Szindbad
03 - Friday, 23rd 17:02 Read by Szindbad
04 - Saturday, 24th 11:57 Read by Szindbad
05 - Saturday, 24th - Continued 14:25 Read by Szindbad
06 - Half of Saturday 24th, and Some of Sunday, 25th 21:39 Read by Szindbad
07 - End of Saturday, 24th, and Beginning of Sunday, 25th - Continued 21:19 Read by Szindbad
08 - The Rest of Sunday, the 25th 20:16 Read by Szindbad
09 - Sunday, 25th - Continued 24:07 Read by Szindbad
10 - Tuesday, the 27th 13:21 Read by Szindbad
11 - Tuesday, the 27th - Continued 10:55 Read by Szindbad
12 - Tuesday, the 27th - Continued 8:41 Read by Szindbad
13 - Friday, 30th or Saturday, I am Not Sure Which 22:39 Read by Szindbad
14 - Monday, June 9th 27:27 Read by Szindbad


Very enjoyable!

(5 stars)

Jerome K. Jerome starts out saying he's writing a serious travelogue - but can JKJ ever be really serious? His ability to see the funny side of things creates a very enjoyable account of his trip to rural Germany. Did all events happen exactly as he writes them? Probably not. But that's beside the point. Very well read. I felt like JKJ was doing the reading.

Great Read!

(5 stars)

This is one of my favorite LibriVox titles! The reader has an amazing voice, and the story is engaging and interesting. Definitely recommend listening to this one. Jerome K Jerome was an incredible writer, and makes you feel like you're actually there with him wherever he's writing about.


(4 stars)

not as funny as 3 men and a boat but well worth listening to. Excellent reader,worth listening to for him alone.

well-read, good story

(4 stars)

good story, but not quite up to 3 Men in a Boat or On the Bummel

(5 stars)

Very interesting in view of the subsequent history of Germany.

(4.5 stars)

Very fun and enjoyable book. We'll read too.

Hilarious as always. Superb reader, thank you!

(5 stars)


(5 stars)

Excellent story very well read !!