©2002 Ben Elton; (P)2002 Random House Audiobooks
"A fix of high comedy from a writer who provokes almost as much as he entertains." (Daily Mail)
Once again a smooth and gripping Ben Elton Story.Highly researched and completely believable.
The characters are just Top Drawer.
All brought together by a brilliant Rik Mayall.
Made a long boring drive to Grimsby most enjoyable..
I wanted to hear this title because the subject appealed to me on a political level. But even though this novel takes a good hard romp through the halls of power (be they in Westminster or a Birmingham brothel) the tragic and compelling human stories were interwoven so skillfully in this narrative that in the end, I cared more about the people than the issues.
Rik Mayall just nails it down to the shag rug. His accents and characterizations are convincing and enthralling. The best read audio book I've ever heard.
I've been listening to audiobooks for a long time and I think they are a wonderful way to absorb literature in a hectic world.
Rik Mayall was a truly excellent choice to read this book and I found myself laughing not just at the great dialogue by Ben Elton but also by Rik Mayall's superb take on it. It's the combination of the writer and the narrator that really makes this wonderfully entertaining and if it doesn't have you laughing in short order I'd be surprised.
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