Barks and Purrs

COLETTE (1873 - 1954)

Barks and Purrs is a collection of seven episodes in the lives of Toby-Dog, a French Bulldog, and Kiki-the-Demure, a Maltese cat, living in a comfortable household. The episodes cover a hot afternoon, a train ride, and what happened when dinner was late or their mistress was ill. We hear about the first fire in autumn, a heavy storm, and about a visitor in the household.

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette-Willy was throughout her life a controversial French novelist. She published around 50 novels; the best known is "Gigi". (Summary by Availle)

Dramatis personae:

Kiki-the-Demure, a Maltese cat - Bob Gonzalez
Toby-Dog, a French bull-dog - Troy Bond
HE, master (of minor importance) - Matthew Reece
SHE, mistress (of minor importance) - Roseanne Schmidt
The Little Dog - rashada
Narrator - Sandra G
Audio edited by Availle

Genre(s): Dramatic Readings, General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface and Dramatis Personae Group 00:08:58
Play 02 Sentimentalities 00:20:07
Play 03 On the train 00:14:18
Play 04 Dinner is late 00:16:51
Play 05 She is ill 00:16:27
Play 06 The first fire 00:20:07
Play 07 The storm 00:12:12
Play 08 A Caller 00:13:57