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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

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This is not a whole book...

Many chapters missing and suddenly after 2h you hear a completely separate story/diary of Sue Townsend read by herself, and then some other random story with new random characters not related to the previous ones at all! I am very disappointed at this and I wish there was another audiobook on audible with the full version of this book that I could purchase

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What a load rubbish.

The first part was good. Typical Adrian Mole. The rest was some frightfully dull dirge of story about some wretched holiday the author went on. I had to stop it. I didn’t buy this for a self indulgent recounting of Townsend’s holiday. I purchased this to hear of the tales of Adrian Mole. Codswallop!

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Can't wait to delete it from my player.

The 'Adrian Mole' part was alright, but then quite unexpectedly when it ended, this woman (Ms Townsend, presumably?) bizarrely goes into the most boring (self-indulgent?) monologue about the unlikely events that happened to her on a holiday in Spain, during which she repeatedly (at LEAST a thousand times!) referred to the erstwhile currency as pesAYtas, and apparently encountered every eccentric and pervert in that country: Then, just as I was beginning to lose the will to live, she suddenly switches on a 'little girl' voice and becomes a young Margaret Hilda Thatcher growing up in Grantham). I didn't hear the end of it, and deleting it is at the top of my today's TO DO list!!

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Disappointed

Ends very abruptly. Contains only half an Adrian Mole story, the rest are separate stories...

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Felt disjointed and incomplete - was this a full version of the book?

I felt this audio book jumped around and didn't make much sense. Like sections had been missed out. It also felt quite short and there was a long section at the end about the authors holiday which I found a bit strange and not especially entertaining. I wouldn't bother listening to this again. Shame because I really enjoyed the other Adrian mole books. Not sure whether this is just the book itself or the way it has been made into audio version.

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Not a hole Mole!

What disappointed you about The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole?

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.

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Suddenly changes?!

About 2 hours in, you suddenly have diary entry’s from a random woman! When her diary entry’s are done, you have a random girls diary! This is a very strange book. Not a full Adrian mole.

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Disappointing : not a complete book

This is a selection of chapters on Adrian Mole, not a full book. Description is misleading. Would not recommend. Audible, please correct description.

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Disappointed not a complete book

Disappointed to discover this book was only HALF an Adrian Mole book and the rest Sue Townsend talking about some stuff from her life.
This was not made clear when I purchased the book and I feel very short-changed.
Avoid this one if possible.

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Awful!

The First two books are great ... this is not!! I would.miss this one out of the collection

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