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.

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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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Enjoyed the story, but pity about US narrator

This was one of my mother's favourite books, and she often told me how funny it was, and I have to agree with her - it is genuinely funny, even after all these years.
However, I found it a distraction having an American accent reading the story, in particular because of the mispronunciation of some place names.
But generally - great fun, and very good value!
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- Serena

Book Details

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