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Parnassus on Wheels

By: Christopher Morley
Narrated by: Nadia May
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Summary

Parnassus on Wheels is the story of a marvelous man, small in stature, wiry as a cat, yet Olympic in personality. Roger Mifflin is part pixie, part sage, part noble savage, and all God's creature. With his traveling book wagon, named Parnassus, he moves through the New England countryside of 1915 on an itinerant mission of enlightenment. Mifflin's delight in books and authors (if not publishers) is infectious. With his singular philosophy and bright eyes, he comes to represent the heart and soul of the book world.

A roaring good adventure yarn spiced with fiery roadside brawls, the most groaning boards in the history of Yankee cookery, heroic escapes from death, and a rare love story, Roger Mifflin's story shows how bookselling can be one of the world's highest callings: dispelling ignorance while causing constant delight.

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This is such a cute story. had me chuckling away all the way through. Thoroughly recommended. I have just downloaded the sequel! It was also free so what's not to love.

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Superb

Fabulous, I hope you enjoy this little story as much as I did. Lovely characterisation

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Charming

The story and narrator are well matched.This is a charming listen , short but very sweet.

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Brilliant from beginning to end

A romantic adventure that feels very true to life. The characters could easily be people I know; this despite the book being published over a century ago. Contemporary at the time, with few period details, and yet it's still a world and a society that feels all too familiar. I'm so glad I read this, and I'm looking forward to listening to the following book.

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What a find!

A lovely funny warm-hearted book, something of the Good Companions and Cold Comfort farm. I’m really pleased to have discovered it.

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A little gem!

What a lovely little story. Gorgeously written and beautifully narrated. Well worth a couple of hours of your time. Left me smiling.

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Nice and light

The performance was super nice and story is quite light and nice. I recommned it

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Charming little tale

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Short, simple and delightful tale from a bygone era, with an endearing narrative voice.

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Loved it

A sweet little story about books and love.
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Absolutely wonderfil

Nadia May is always a first class narrator and this story is an exact match for the quality of her performance.

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