When three late-Victorian gentlemen escape from their claustrophobic suburban life to go on a cycling tour in the Black Forest of Germany, their trip turns into a comic expedition. Many of their humorous adventures and mishaps relate to the nuances in language and customs; one attempts to board a train unconventionally to avoid German procedures; when riding the Bummel in Dresden one butts and rolls into German passengers who, being familiar with the route know how to brace themselves and don't see the humor, "the dull lot"; another tries to buy his aunt a cushion and gets angry after he pays for it because he gets only a kiss from a young girl instead. Three Men on the Bummel is one of the most popular classics in English comic fiction.More
Three Men on the Bummel reintroduces audiences to the three humorous friends from Jerome K. Jerome's earlier book, Three Men in a Boat. In this sequel, the boat is replaced with bicycles as the three men try, with many comical mishaps and misunderstandings, to navigate the German Black Forest. Grammy-nominated performer, David Case, handles the production of this audiobook, and with his sarcastic and sly delivery, the comedy hits full force. Despite having been written over 100 years ago, Jerome K. Jerome's comic tale, with help from the energetic performance of Case, remains one of the favorite English comeic novels.
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Three Men on the Bummel
Great remedy for a gloomy or bad day!
Anything written by Jerome K. Jerome should be required reading. His stories should be a movie, an animation, a play, a stop-motion picture.. basically what I am saying is that everyone should be exposed to this humorous writer. I wish I had someone like him to chronicle my adventures while traveling. I had a friend suggest the first book 'Three men in a boat, to say nothing of the dog' That friend rose in even higher esteem after I listened to it. I generally don't laugh out loud while listening to or reading stories, but both this story and that one have. While I was at work no less. :D I suggest purchasing not only this story but 'Three men in a boat, to say nothing of the dog' as well, and start with that one as it is the first. Why do the Brits promote Shakespeare so much, when they had Jerome K. Jerome?
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