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Summary

Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. Writing candidly about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, and his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', Adrian's painfully honest diary is still hilarious and compelling reading thirty years after it first appeared.

©1982 Sue Townsend (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

Critic reviews

"We laugh both at Mole and with him. A wonderful comic read, that, like all the best comedy, says something rather meaningful." ( Heat)

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

Growing up, this was one of my favourite books of the eighties and Nicholas Barnes' narration takes it to a new level. Given Mole's naive teenage canter through the early part of that decade is just sublime to hear.

I'm planning to buy the whole series on Audible. Sue Townsend: you're hugely missed.

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Always a classic

Took a few chapters to get used to the voice which was pretty flat. I suppose the narrator was deliberately monotone because he was acting the part of a 13 year old. The humour was brilliant and laugh out loud in parts. Nicholas Barnes really comes into his own in the next book in the series but this one is still a classics will listen to again.

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still just as funny

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

of course......
for anyone who grew up in the 80's this was one of THE books to read.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved grandma, she was funny and warm....and of course we see our family in them.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Christmas........

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I have, and re-listened

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Great fun

Read the book watched the TV adaption and have listened to the audio book great bit of fun probably down load the others

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Brilliant

Read this book 33 years ago , loved it. Just listened to it on a road trip with two 13year old boys. A trip down memory lane for me, loving the adult humour that I missed as a child. The two boys giggled all the way through . Such a classic

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Wonderful

Great story, fantastically performed. I would highly recommend this to anyone whether they are familiar with the book or not.

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life is always a day long

One diary entry at a time we look into the life of an adolescent boy with all round dysfunctional relations.

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Brilliant book. Dull narration.

Brilliant book. Dull and uninspired narration. Doesn’t do this utterly funny and well-written story justice.

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Entertaining!

Very odd listening to the inner think of a 13 & 3/4 year old boy. Very entertaining!

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A very simple listen with peculiar sniggers

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Not really. But to anyone who wants a easy-listen I would

Any additional comments?

It doesn't really have a goal. It's the daily babblings of a teenager and by the end, you could have easily listened to more but you would have neither gained much from it, other than a slight distraction on a walk home.

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  • Paula
  • 12-11-16

Funny

I Very funny book. I enjoyed it very much. Would recommend for a good chuckle!

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  • K Sto
  • 04-06-18

Funny little book

I enjoyed it. And it was a quick listen. There was some great laugh out loud moments!