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Tales of the Long Bow

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(3,977 Sterne; 22 Bewertungen)

These tales concern the doing of things recognized as impossible to do; impossible to believe; and, as the weary reader may well cry aloud, impossible to read about. Did the narrator merely say that they happened, without saying how they happened, they could easily be classified with the cow who jumped over the moon or the more introspective individual who jumped down his own throat. In short, they are all tall stories; and though tall stories may also be true stories, there is something in the very phrase appropriate to such a topsy-turvydom; for the logician will presumably class a tall story with a corpulent epigram or a long-legged essay. (From the book) (5 hr 56 min)

Chapters

The Unpresentable Appearance of Colonel Crane

57:39

Read by Wayne Cooke

The Improbable Success of Mr. Owen Hood

47:19

Read by Kingsnake

The Unobtrusive Traffic of Captain Pierce

33:12

Read by Adele de Pignerolles

The Elusive Companion of Parson White

39:45

Read by Owlivia

The Exclusive Luxury of Enoch Oates

32:12

Read by Adele de Pignerolles

The Unthinkable Theory of Professor Green

44:44

Read by Devorah Allen

The Unprecedented Architecture of Commander Blair

51:16

Read by Wayne Cooke

The Ultimate Ultimatum of the League of the Long Bow

50:46

Read by Wayne Cooke

Bewertungen

(5 Sterne)

Good for the brain, and easy to gain. But listen again for more remains.

Prescient

(5 Sterne)

The technology has changed, but this is so similar to today.

Chapter 3

(0,5 Sterne)

I had to skip this, the young girl reading obviously was in a great rush!

Entertaining

(5 Sterne)

This must be the most entertaining political tract I have ever come across. For a Brit, it gives an insight into the political and social thought of the early 20th century. As a lifelong resident of the south west of England, I was also delighted that Chesterton set the birthplace of revolution in the West Country. Though I know in my heart that most revolutions sprang from the Midlands and North!

not enough gay sex

(5 Sterne)

I expect all my stories to be filled with stories of white males oppressing BIPOCs. Also they must be filled with nonbinary sexual orgies. There weren't any non-normative gender roles present in any of these otherwise whimsical stories. I demand this story be pulled from Librvox and replaced with a copyrighted stories. Bezos needs the money so he can continue the good fight against white privilege.