Showing results by author "Joe Dunthorne" in All Categories

Categories

5 results
Sort by
    • The Adulterants

    • By: Joe Dunthorne
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunthorne
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Ray is not a bad guy. He mostly did not cheat on his heavily pregnant wife. He only sometimes despises every one of his friends. And though his career as a freelance tech journalist is dismal and he spends his afternoons churning out third-rate listicles in his boxer briefs, he dreams of making a difference. But Ray is about to learn that his special talent is for making things worse.

    Regular price: £10.39

    • One for the Trouble

    • Book Slam, Volume One
    • By: Irvine Welsh, Jon Ronson, William Boyd, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Milward, Hari Kunzru, Simon Armitage, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    One for the Trouble: Book Slam, Volume One is the first release from the UK’s premier literary event. Eighteen Book Slam alumni, from household names like Irvine Welsh and William Boyd to newcomers like Kate Tempest and Sophie Woolley, were approached to take a song title for inspiration for a new short story or poem. Some took this literally (Jon McGregor’s moving reimagining of A House’s 'Endless Art', for example); others suggestively....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How could someone rate this as one star?

    • By Brian on 08-06-12

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Submarine

    • By: Joe Dunthorne
    • Narrated by: Craig Roberts
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Hello. I'm Oliver Tate, the protagonist. I am likely to use words like protagonist and, moments later, words like twonk. My ambitions are as follows: to find out why my father sometimes stays in bed for days at a time; to find out why my mother's getting surfing lessons - and probably more - from a hippy-looking twonk; and to lose my virginity before it becomes legal - in just over a year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Knowing, witty and absurd

    • By LG on 29-06-17

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Wild Abandon

    • By: Joe Dunthorne
    • Narrated by: Tommy Lawrence
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Kate and Albert, sister and brother, have grown up on a secluded communal farm. Now their home is disintegrating, taking their parents' marriage with it. Ignoring their attempts to escape, Don - father of the family, leader, and maker of elaborate speeches - sets to work on reunifying the commune. But to bring it into the modern age, he’ll need self-sufficiency, charisma, and a rave with a 10k soundsystem....

    Regular price: £15.64

    • O Positive

    • By: Joe Dunthorne
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunthorne
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Adopting a sunny, genial tone, Dunthorne lures the listener to darker places, exploring death and dread, failure and regret - the 'lounge of our suffering'. Often, he catches us off-guard: a 'whiplash' effect where poems shift from laughter to slaughter in a moment. Impertinent owls, an immersive theatre troupe, ancient men from the Great War and idiot balloonists - such characters dramatise our human fancies and foibles, joining the protagonist in scenarios both humorously bizarre and all too familiar. 

    Regular price: £12.49