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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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  • Gillian
  • 19 05 2015

The Magical Mystery Tour: The Parnassus!

And it's pulled by a fat horse named Peg (short for Pegasus), followed by a spry dog named Bock, and led by the intrepid Helen McGill and the feisty Roger Mifflin.
This absolute charmer of a book is told from the point of view of Helen McGill, a woman getting on in years (thirty-nine...oh, my!), who, for the first time in her life, does something for herself: namely, buys the Parnassus book mobile in an effort to keep it away from her book loving, suddenly-famous-author brother and goes on the road herself. On the way, she and Roger Mifflin have many adventures of their own, enjoyable conversations, meet delightful people, and, well, just make this one of the flat-out best audible experiences I've ever had. Nadia May nails not only Helen, but every single one of the characters, male/female, gruff/sophisticated, reserved/hysterical. She was absolutely made for this book.
If you get the kindle whispersync version (or with the free kindle app if you don't have a kindle), this is an inexpensive listen that is sooooooo worth the time. Especially as it's so delightful, the smile will stay with you for many a day.
HIGHLY recommended!

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • A. J. McConachie
  • 12 09 2010

A Jewel of a Novella

Let me ask you this... Are you tired of Listening to graphic sex. foul language, The crippling or mutilation, even murder of another person?
While these do have their place, I would urge you to sit back and enjoy
Parnassus on Wheels.
What a delight to hear. There is everything you could want in this little Gem.
Romance + Adventure + Mystery + Humor, and a wee bit of the blarney... You will love it.

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • S. Stambler
  • 16 05 2010

Old Fashioned Wonderful Read For The Whole Family.

The kind of story that is a wonderful read. It reminded me a bit of Dickens but a few hundred years later. I love books. The character in this book loves books. As I said in the title, this is a wonderful sit down for the entire family.

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  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Joe K.
  • 18 10 2008

This reader was perfect for this book.

Cute story although it is very different, for some reason, it reminds me of "The Rainmaker" with Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • kaylady
  • 14 02 2018

The bookstore on wheels

A charming story of an older version of a sort of bookmobile, with an older codger who drives it around selling books. He decides he wants to take a break and write his own book, so he sells it to an author's sister. Adventures follow.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Brandy
  • 07 02 2018

sweet story

Fun, quick book but I wish the narrator had used different voices for the characters. It's a sweet love story.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27 01 2018

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Debbie Ann Baker
  • 02 09 2017

Enjoyable

I really enjoyed this sweet love story. The parts describing the value of books was described my thoughts well.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Ralene
  • 12 05 2017

Charming fun sweet

I had never heard of this book before, and I'm glad Audible suggested it. What a fun time I had listening to it!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • PTL6KDS
  • 10 10 2016

Delightful!!!

Where does Parnassus on Wheels rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was quaint with great description. The performance gave it life!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Parnassus on Wheels?

It did not increase my interest in books but supported the interest I already had.

What does Nadia May bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Such fun detail of this time period and the colorful descriptions bring the people and the time period to life.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Loved the narrator. Found nothing wrong. Enjoyed it very much.

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  • Vivienne F
  • 09 08 2015

Charming little tale

Any additional comments?

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