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Publisher's Summary

John Self is addicted to life. Porn freak and jetsetter, a aficionado of wealth and women, Self is the shameless heir to a fast-food culture where money beats out an insistent invitation to futile self-gratification. Out in New York, mingling with the mighty, making a fortune but spending more, Self is embroiled in the corruption, the brutality, and the obscenity of the money conspiracy.

©1984 Martin Amis; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Terribly, terminally funny; laughter in the dark, if ever I heard it." (The Guardian)

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    Simon Exeter, United Kingdom 10/11/2009
    Simon Exeter, United Kingdom 10/11/2009 Member Since 2009
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    "Spot on performance."

    This is a brilliantly performed narration of an enormously entertaining novel. Stephen Pacey gets the mid-Atlantic tone of John Self exactly as I'd hoped. Great value for money over 16 hours. Recommended.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    GizzleDizzle 31/05/2016
    GizzleDizzle 31/05/2016
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    "Get on with it man"

    Let's start with a positive, Steven Pacey offers the most impressive performance I've heard from an audiobook. Indeed it was Pacey who got me through it, because boy oh boy did I nearly give up. The superfluous use of language soon grinds on you, it gets in the way of the plot and prevents you from really empathising with any character. Very pleased this one is done with

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Philip 22/05/2016
    Philip 22/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "A full throttle drink/porn fueled monologue..."

    Whilst fully acknowledging that Martin Amis is obviously an incredibly talented writer, I struggled in places with this book. It reads like a boozy porn-fueled rant. I found the narration and plot line a little too erratic and jumpy in places. Overall, I would rank it as "good entertainment" and incredibly evocative of 1980s largesse. Definitely worth a listen to for Stephen Pacey's amazing performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    michael william cain liverpool, merseyside United Kingdom 02/02/2015
    michael william cain liverpool, merseyside United Kingdom 02/02/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent performance and book"

    Read this many years ago. Superb turns if phrase and brilliantly performed. A little laboured in parts, still a modern classic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Camberley, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    Robert Camberley, United Kingdom 13/04/2013 Member Since 2015
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    "Really deserves 4.5"

    This book only narrowly misses out on the top spot by not being the best Amis book on offer, London Fields is almost certainly better, but that is not to say that this is any short of excellent. Stephen Pacy's narration is spot on, and the humorous satire will keep you entertained, even if it doesn't have you rolling in the isles. strongly recommend however.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    clint Coventry, United Kingdom 27/03/2013
    clint Coventry, United Kingdom 27/03/2013 Member Since 2011
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    "Good, but not great"

    A witty, funny satire on wealth and showbiz which gradually turns repetitive and tedious and so outstaying its welcome. The narrator Steven Pacey is excellent though and keeps it hurtling on to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris London, United Kingdom 21/05/2012
    Chris London, United Kingdom 21/05/2012
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    "A Real Pleasure"

    Beautifully written, and excellently narrated; a real pleasure from beginning to end.

    I'm wondering which of Amis' other books to listen to next.

    Absolutely loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Hitchin, United Kingdom 19/04/2012
    Stephen Hitchin, United Kingdom 19/04/2012
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    "On the Money"

    Read this book. It is a work that perfectly describes the 80s and the Thatcher decade. The book gets better with each passing chapter. Its points are both subtle and obvious. Its characters named in modern Dickensian style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Helen YORK, United Kingdom 04/09/2011
    Helen YORK, United Kingdom 04/09/2011 Member Since 2014
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    "impressive"

    I read this book a long time ago and decided to re-visit via the audio version. The novel stands the test of time and Steven Pacey's narration brings John Self alive in all his awful but engaging glory. The Amis book and this production is not for the faint hearted but hugely entertaining. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steve G 19/08/2011
    Steve G 19/08/2011
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    "First Audiobook - Great Narration"

    The book is, of course, amazing - two decades old and still as relevant as ever.

    I found the narration superb, Steven Pacey nailed the character and made him sound exactly like I thought he would. It was my first unabriged audio book and it flew by.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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