• by Thorne Smith
  • Narrated by Barrett Whitener
  • 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Topper is a hilarious, ribald comedy about a mild-mannered bank manager and two capricious ghosts, George and Marion Kerby, who make it their mission to rescue Topper from the drab "summer of suburban Sundays" that is his life.


What the Critics Say

"Barrett Whitener successfully brings the varied characters to life....This is a delightful, thought-provoking read." (AudioFile)
"[Thorne Smith] created the modern American ghost. A ghost with style and wit. A ghost that haunts us still." (The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

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Delighful ride in a haunted car

When I started Topper it seemed a bit slow, but as soon as the ghosts of Toppers new car arrive it was a blast. Topper was written in the 1920's and is a delightful trip back in time. Thorne's character Cosmo Topper is hillarious.
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- Gary Luedemann "goldwinger"

It's a mistake to revisit the past

When I read this book forty-odd years ago I thought it was the funniest thing ever written. Revisiting it as an audiobook was a huge disappointment. The humour seems so puerile and downright cringe-making. Not the fault of the author - it was hilarious in its time, but it hasn't survived the test of time like the great classics.
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- Shirley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-24-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.