Adrian Mole is an adult. At least that's what it says on his passport. But living at home, clinging to his threadbare cuddly rabbit 'Pinky', working as a paper pusher for the DoE and pining for the love of his life, Pandora, has proved to him that adulthood isn't quite what he expected. Still, without the dilemmas of modern life what would an intellectual poet have to write about...
©1989 Sue Townsend (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
Loved this at first.the first one and a half to two Hours were good but then WHAT Happen WHO is this woman i have little interest in. No longer a Adrian Mole to see.
Having enjoyed the first two installments of Adrian Mole, this, the third in the series left me disappointed as it is not entirely devoted to the main character. Half the audiobook is, but the last two hours comprise of Sue Townsend's own diary, plus some ramblings from a certain young Margeret Hilda Roberts.
The Adrian Mole part sadly is too short and is not the usual daily diary entries that made the first two books so enjoyably funny. Instead, we are given snapshots into the main events of Adrian's life over a five year period. Though, still hilarious, I felt it would have been a lot better if we did not miss out on large chunks of Adrian's latter teenage years.
The non-Adrian Mole material, though not that bad once you start listening to it, does not sit well here. I am at loss as to why the author chose to include it here! The Sue Townsend piece was quite engaging, and the young Margeret Thatcher parody had some priceless moments, but really both should have been published elsewhere.
Still, the performances from all three narrators were commendable, and helped to make the best of the material here.
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