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Larry's Party

Narrated by: William Roberts
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
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Larry's Party covers the life of Larry Weller, a modern man in the 20th century. Following Larry between the ages of 27 and 47, from 1977 to 1997, the novel illustrates what it’s like to be a man in Larry’s era, and how men have had to change; exploring how masculinity is defined in the post-feminist world. Read by William Roberts.

©1997 Carol Shields (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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An unexpected pleasure.

I've had this book in my Library for ages and never quite got round to listening to it. However I've greedily listened to it over a few days as i've been unable to stop! It's not that it's gripping, it's just a beautifully crafted and insightful listen. I loved it!

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So disappointing

This is a wonderful book, it unfolds in layers and we slowly learn so much about Larry and his life. I am afraid it was ruined by William Roberts’ reading. It was a brash, harsh delivery and the accents attempted by Mr Roberts are on a level, I’m afraid, with Dick van Dyke’s attempts at a cockney accent in Mary Poppins. Such a pity as the story is such a subtle tale