Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow

Read by Czechchris

(4.7 stars; 53 reviews)

Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, published in 1886, is a collection of humorous essays by Jerome K. Jerome. It was the author’s second published book and helped establish him as a leading English humorist. The book consists of 14 independent articles arranged by themes. (Summary from Wikipedia) (5 hr 1 min)


Dedication and Preface 3:07 Read by Czechchris
On Being Idle 18:33 Read by Czechchris
On Being in Love 22:03 Read by Czechchris
On Being in the Blues 14:14 Read by Czechchris
On Being Hard Up 17:01 Read by Czechchris
On Vanity and Vanities 22:18 Read by Czechchris
On Getting on in the World 18:05 Read by Czechchris
On the Weather 22:49 Read by Czechchris
On Cats and Dogs 29:52 Read by Czechchris
On Being Shy 20:48 Read by Czechchris
On Babies 20:03 Read by Czechchris
On Eating and Drinking 21:54 Read by Czechchris
On Furnished Apartments 22:54 Read by Czechchris
On Dress and Deportment 20:55 Read by Czechchris
On Memory 26:43 Read by Czechchris


Lovely book, lovely recording.

(5 stars)

Fourteen humorous essays on such themes as Love, Eating and Drinking, Cats and Dogs and other eternal questions. Banal topics? Not at all, because it's not so much what is said as how it's said, which is highly diverting. Nobody like Jerome K. Jerome for the confirmed anglophile and modern-day Victorian connoisseur! Many thanks to Czechchris: a fine and entertaining recording!

A wonderful affectionate reading

(5 stars)

Thank you CzechChris for this wry and gentle celebration of Jerome K Jerome's wry and gentle essays. Listener, Chris has a warm hint of the north in his accent and reads with care and quiet gravitas, with just the right balance of humour. A treasured gift to be enjoyed again and again.

excellent and poignant reflections on life

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed listening to this book and what an excellent reader

Very good!

(4 stars)

The essays are humorous, yes; but they're also thought provoking and philosophical. Very enjoyable! CzechChris channeled JKJ, I think. He made the essays so conversational, it's as if the author is sharing his thoughts for the first time in the room with you, and someone then transcribed from this audio for his book. Chris was that good. Technical quality is OK to good; some background static, but it fades from consciousness as you listen to what is being said.

Mixed Blessing

(3 stars)

The reader has exactly the accent I like in a reader. Nothing but praise for that. These thoughts are not quite 'idle thoughts.' They are better than that. The essays are often amusing and insightful. Unfortunately, they are also occasionally irreverent, wherein occur the redefining of certain vices as virtues.

So Very Beautiful!

(5 stars)

there is so much humor and wisdom throughout this entire book..I thoroughly enjoyed every part of this! and the reader,, I shall be keeping my eye out for him, what a fantastic reading! Thank you, CzechChris, and thanks again to Librivox!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

perfect match

(5 stars)

I doubt there is a better reading of a better book.

very amusing

(5 stars)

Jerome is hilarious and fantastic narration. Loved it!