We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
 >   > 
Blott on the Landscape Audiobook

Blott on the Landscape

Regular Price:£16.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

When philandering Sir Giles Lynchwood decides it's time to wriggle free of his monumentally unattractive wife, Lady Maud, he knows divorce is out of the question. He can't leave her and keep her cash; a reversionary clause on her ancestral home, Handyman Hall, has taken care of that. Lady Maud, for her own special reasons, is also dying to see the back of Sir Giles. Sir Giles dreams of motorways ploughing through the front door of Handyman Hall, of compulsory purchase orders, of loot and no wife. Lady Maud bellows. Blott the gardener watches from his inner sanctum, the greenhouse, and listens...and waits.

©1975 Tom Sharpe;

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (167 )
5 star
 (102)
4 star
 (49)
3 star
 (11)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.5 (124 )
5 star
 (78)
4 star
 (32)
3 star
 (13)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.7 (127 )
5 star
 (96)
4 star
 (24)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ian Callington, United Kingdom 02/11/2005
    Ian Callington, United Kingdom 02/11/2005 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    230
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Driving hazard!"

    Danger, warning! Do not listen to this audiobook whilst driving as giggling leads to erratic driving and swerving all over the road and you do not want to become another blot on the landscape do you?

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Maggie 01/08/2014
    Maggie 01/08/2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    119
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    83
    82
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    23
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Pure joy!"
    Any additional comments?

    If you read the book, you'll love this. If you remember the television series with Geraldine James, George Cole, Julia McKenzie and David Suchet himself, you'll love this. David Suchet brings everyone completely to life, and his Mrs Forthby's "yes, yes" should rate some sort of audio-reader Oscar in itself. Wonderfully funny story, brilliantly read, and perfect from start to finish.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathryn Bacup, Lancs, United Kingdom 07/07/2007
    Kathryn Bacup, Lancs, United Kingdom 07/07/2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    23
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Excellent plot cunningly carried out"

    Bring on more Tom Sharpe.
    This is a brilliant story well read by Suchet.
    If you like a good, well laid out story with a dose of retribution thrown in, this is for you.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mark Sanford-Wood 24/08/2015 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A not-so-timeless classic"

    I love Tom Sharpe and came to this having read Porterhouse Blue. Blott On The Landscape features the same quirky style, but gets a little bogged down. This kind of humour requires careful handling and a light touch that is sometimes lacking.

    David Suchet's performance is astonishingly good, and it is a shame there is not a six star category.

    If you like Sharpe then this will be an enjoyable listen, particularly given the performance. If you have never come across his eccentric style of plot development then Porterhouse Blue would be a better entry into his madcap world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ieva Babite, Latvia 04/12/2013
    Ieva Babite, Latvia 04/12/2013 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    46
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    71
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "English humor at its best"
    What did you like most about Blott on the Landscape?

    As stated in the headline- English humor at its best, or the way we all imagine the English humor should be. Good entertaining story, which never loses ones attention. David Suchet's performance is splendid, great role play which easily and vividly builds the picture before one's eyes. Listening already for the second time.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Keith Elland, United Kingdom 01/12/2013
    Keith Elland, United Kingdom 01/12/2013 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent writing & humour"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Blott on the Landscape to be better than the print version?

    Better, no. Different and worth getting yes - excellent choice in David Suchet and will be looking for more Tom Sharpe for my collection


    What about David Suchet’s performance did you like?

    Excellent all round. Clear, easy to hear, the right tone and mood to match the story and characterisation. Can't recommend enough.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Livia G 13/04/2013
    Livia G 13/04/2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Well read and really funny"

    Read this book years ago - downloaded the audio because I was curious to see if it was as good as I remembered.

    No - it's better. It's classic Tom Sharpe funny but David Suchet makes it so much more. He sounds like he's sitting with you, regaling you with the tale, rather than reading lines from a book. Clear diction, consistent character voices and name pronunciation, very easy on the ear.

    Word of warning though - you may find yourself completely losing track of time listening to this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Richard Pascoe 16/03/2017
    Richard Pascoe 16/03/2017 Member Since 2009
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    55
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Suchets Narrative brings this to life"

    One of my favourite Tom Sharpe novels brought to life by David Suchets narrative. I could picture each character as they spoke which added a new dimension for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    michael 02/03/2017
    michael 02/03/2017 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Bundle of laughs from start to finish"
    Would you listen to Blott on the Landscape again? Why?

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. David's reading really brings out Tom Sharpes best


    What about David Suchet’s performance did you like?

    It was Tom Sharpes humour at its best


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 16/01/2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sachet is a genius!"

    This kept us laughing all the way to work which is quite an achievement !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Linda
    FOUNTAIN HILLS, ARIZONA, United States
    05/07/06
    Overall
    "Sharpe at his best..."

    I can't stress enough, just how good Mr. Sharpe's writing is. It's classic Sharpe, can't hold back the laughter. He's wonderful, what a great read.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • julie
    13/06/08
    Overall
    "Riotously funny!"

    Sharpe has given us a hysterically funny romp through British politics and marital problems among the country gentry. I chortled the whole way through. Be advised: there are mature themes (sexuality, in particular), and the liberal dropping of the F-bomb by one character in particular.

    I must say that David Suchet truly brought all the eccentric, stereotypic British "country house set" characters to life brilliantly. I've been looking at the other Sharpe books, but none of them are narrated by Suchet, so I can't decide if I want to get them, as well.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Virginia Waldron
    21/08/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Stupendous Performance"

    The story is hilariously farcical. David Suchet is simply perfect for this book. HIs narration added so much to my enjoyment.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • James
    London
    19/03/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent reading of a very funny book."

    Suchet's realisation of the characters of Sharpe's wittily satirical novel is masterful. His Lady Maude is perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leslie G
    MA United States
    18/02/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Suchet is excellent!"

    Despite the fact that some of the humor is crass, I ended up laughing out loud many times during this audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Book lover
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    28/10/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love the story"

    Great performance by mr suchet
    Funny!! love lady maud and blot
    The characters were classic reminds me of living in shropshire

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arnold
    toronto, ON, Canada
    01/07/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So unrelentingly funny and creative"

    Tom Sharpe's masterpiece and one of the top ten all time funny novels. The narrator is great too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.