The Truth about Pyecroft

  • by H.G. Wells
  • Narrated by David Ian Davies
  • 0 hrs and 20 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Pyecroft, an obese man who cannot stop eating, becomes a member at the club H.G. belongs to, his corpulence becomes a disturbance and a distraction. Soon, Pyecroft gets wind of the fact that H.G. has some mystical weight loss remedies given to him by his grandmother, and he begs H.G. to let him have one. Finally, H.G. lets him have the information, and Pyecroft disappears from the club. Not long after his disappearance, H.G. receives a note of emergency to come alone to his home. He finds Pyecroft floating on the ceiling. The recipe was for weightlessness not losing fat, but H.G. saves the day by coming up with the solution of attaching weights around Pyecroft's body so that he can once again enter society.

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bad audio quality

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Good short story. Poor recording quality.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Truth about Pyecroft?

The ending.


What didn???t you like about David Ian Davies???s performance?

Hard to hear him due to poor recording quality.


Do you think The Truth about Pyecroft needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes. Needs to be re-recorded.


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- Gary B. Orin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-18-2000
  • Publisher: One Voice Recordings