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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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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • 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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  • Generale
    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.

2 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    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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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Professor Scotty
  • 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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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kbee
  • 08/01/2021

Absolutely a delight!

Wonderful characters, pleasant setting, and a heart lifting ramble through literature and olden days when it was honorable to be and live in an honorable way. The characters were extraordinarily relatable and felt like old friends by the end of the book. The narrator, Nadia May was believable and drew me in within a few minutes of the beginning of her narration.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Bananas
  • 10/12/2020

Great little story.

This seems like a good little story but I can't seem to finish it.
I think that is because I'm not interested in a true story at this time (and I've got no idea whom this guy is).
As for the narrator I know who she is because I've listened to books with her reading and she's very good. But with this story she's not.
I would like to know how a narrator is picked because sometimes it's like how in the world did they pick this person because they're alful.
Anyways I would still recommend this book.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anders P Morley
  • 28/11/2020

Makes me want my own rolling bookshop

This novella tells a delightful story, filled with charm and humanity. It’s sure to please anyone who loves books and the idea of living a life devoted to them. Nadia May does a wonderful job assuming the personality of the narrator, and she has a fine reading voice. This is a perfect book for listening.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kim Southwell
  • 22/03/2019

Fun, dreamy escape for a book liver

Shows that there's life after 40 and dreams to be had. I especially enjoyed the voice artist.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • T. Arcangel
  • 13/10/2018

If you love books...

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! If you love the countryside or have ever dreamed of owning a bookstore, I think you'll enjoy it too. I won't recap the story except to say that it involves a turn-of-the-century farm woman finding adventure. Although the story is quaint, it is plausible and fun.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Happy Girl
  • 02/10/2018

Sweet and funny!

I was pleasantly surprised by this simple yet sweet and funny story. It was the perfect story for an autumn listen. Gentle romance and adventure with a love of books. Couldn't ask for more!

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • 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.