The Wrong Box

  • by Robert Louis Stevenson, Lloyd Osbourne
  • Narrated by Jim Killavey
  • 6 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Robert Louis Stevenson, know mostly for his tales of adventure and horror, also had a humorous side. This black comedy of errors deals with a coffin that keeps disappearing, and then showing up again in very strange places.


Audible Editor Reviews

Jim Killavey’s interpretation of the rip-roaring comic novel The Wrong Box by beloved Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson and his stepson, Lloyd Osbourne, is delightful. Joseph Finsbury, one of two surviving members of a tontine, is facing financial ruin. His two nephews, John and Morris - whom he raised - are banking on his victory. When a train wreck appears to have killed Joseph, the younger two men are reluctant to relinquish their uncle’s claim to the tontine. Their devious plan? Ship the body home and pretend that Joseph is still alive and well. Comedy ensues.


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Customer Reviews

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Perfect Halloween comedy, amusing any time

It gets off to a slow start, because the plot is complicated and all the characters must make entrances. They it becomes a romp. Well written and well read.
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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-23-2008
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings