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In Brief Authority

F. Anstey

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Description:

Satiric comedy from 1915 about a nouveau riche British family and their nanny who get whisked off to Maerchenland ('the land of Fairy Tales') one evening in a car drawn by storks. The matron of the family, a thorough snob, is crowned Queen of the country by mistake. She is quick to accept her new position and is determined to introduce British social niceties in her realm. And this really is the land of Fairy Tales, with gnomes, giants, a dragon, magic, a fairy godmother and more. Trouble quickly starts to brew as the royal couple and their son introduce things like capitalism and golf. When gradually a few people find out who should actually have been the new ruler, things get more and more complicated. A bit of romance is thrown into this mixture as well. You'll have to listen to find out whether everyone lives happily ever after. In the preface and epilogue, the author won't let his audience forget the troubled times in the real world, in the heat of World War I. (Summary by Anna Simon) Proof-listeners were Rapunzelina and April Gonzales.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

30:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

35:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

42:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:19