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    • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Barnes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

    • By Susan Random on 19-04-17

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Ark Hadfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Adrian Mole is 39 and a quarter. Due to his financial situation he has been forced to move next door to his parents. And his numerous nightly visits to the lavatory lead him to suspect prostate trouble. As his worries multiply, a phone call to his old flame ignites powerful memories and makes him wonder - is she the only one who can save him now?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • superb

    • By Steven on 28-03-10

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: James Carcaterra, Anna Bentinck, Harriet Carmichael
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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…

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This is not a whole book...

    • By Katarzyna on 21-02-18

    Regular price: £8.69

    • The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Barnes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    The troubled teenager continues to struggle valiantly against the slings and arrows of growing up and his own family's attempts to scar him for life. In between the ups and downs of his relationship with the divine Pandora and worrying that his genius is going unrecognized, Adrian Mole chronicles the pains and pleasures of a misspent adolescence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, will listen again and again. Funny

    • By Mr. On York on 07-03-19

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years

    • Adrian Mole Series Book 5
    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Paul Daintry
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    It's 1997. Adrian, 30, is a chef at an up-market restaurant, selling down-market food for ridiculous prices. There, the only person who seems to notice he can't cook is AA Gill. But problems abound when, in a fit of madness, he agrees to become a TV chef on the show Offally Good.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book but why is narrator now from Lancashire

    • By Anonymous User on 26-09-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Paul Daintry
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Adrian Mole is 34 and three quarters, almost officially middle-aged, when Mr. Blair tells Parliament that Weapons of Mass Destruction can be deployed in 45 minutes and can reach Cyprus. Adrian is worried that he might not get a refund on his holiday. But that's not all that is bothering him. There's his odd girlfriend Marigold who has become distressingly New Age. And his son Glenn who is in Deepcut Barracks. Would Mr. Blair have been quite so keen if it had been his son manning a roadblock?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Moley

    • By Martin on 19-04-08

    Regular price: £31.39

    • Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Barnes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Finally given the heave-ho by Pandora, Adrian Mole finds himself in the situation of living with the love of his life as she goes about shacking up with other men. Worse, as he slides down the employment ladder, from deskbound civil servant in Oxford to part-time washer-upper in Soho, he finds that critical reception for his epic novel, Lo! The Flat Hills of My Homeland, is not quite as he might have hoped.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, but a bit disappointing

    • By Y on 08-10-17

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Daniel Coonan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Adrian Mole has entered early middle age and is now 'the same age as Jesus was when he died' (33). Father to the grammatically challenged Glenn, and William, who takes a 'Big Boy Arouser' condom to nursery school as his innocent contribution to a hot air balloon project.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovingly Crafted!

    • By Princess on 13-02-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Queen and I

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Angela Thorne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    When a Republican party wins the general election, they strip the royal family of everything and send them to live on a housing estate in the Midlands. Exchanging caviar for boiled eggs, servants for a social worker named Trish, the queen and her family learn what it means to be poor among the great unwashed. Is their breeding sufficient to allow them to rise above their changed circumstance, or deep down are they really just like everyone else?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • so funny

    • By susan smith on 12-08-16

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Queen Camilla

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    For the past 13 years, as England became an increasingly unhappy and fearful place, Prince Charles has been living quietly on a bleak council estate with his wife and love of his life, Camilla. He enjoys gardening and poultry keeping while Camilla spends her days doing as little as possible. But life is about to change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Nicholas on 21-01-08

    Regular price: £19.89

    • The Queen and I

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Marina Livanova
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    When the British government evicts the royal family, they move into housing flats and learn, the hard way, about life outside Buckingham Palace. By the author of the children's book, "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4", and an utterly entertaining novel "Rebuilding Coventry".

    Regular price: £3.49

    • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mangan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first publication of Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole, Penguin Audiobooks are re-releasing the audiobook edition of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 in downloadable audio. This classic of comic fiction is hilariously read by Stephen Mangan, who played Adrian Mole in the The Cappuccino Years and also starred in The Green Wing as the hapless Guy Secretan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the full story...

    • By LittleLiverbird on 30-12-17

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Rebuilding Coventry

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Coventry Dakin's tale begins with her accidental killing of her neighbour. Forced to flee the law, she deserts her council estate, her boring husband and two demanding children for the anonymity of London's cardboard city. Originally published in 1988, Rebuilding Coventry is a brilliantly observed satire of Eighties Britain and the hypocrisy of the middle and upper classes.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narration

    • By Jane on 09-05-14

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Public Confessions of a Middle Aged Woman

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Carolyn Oldershaw
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    For over 10 years, Sue Townsend has written a monthly column for Sainsbury’s Magazine, which covers everything from hosepipe bans and Spanish restaurants to writer’s block and the posh middle-aged woman she once met who'd never heard of Winnie the Pooh. Collected now for the first time, these columns from one of Britain’s most popular and acclaimed writers are funny, perceptive, and touching.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • bring back adrian mole

    • By Lesley on 11-04-13

    Regular price: £13.09

    • Ghost Children

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Rob Crossan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Sue Townsend, creator of the much-loved Adrian Mole series, tells a compassionate and gritty story of love and loss in Ghost Children. Seventeen years ago Angela Carr aborted an unwanted child. The child's father, Christopher Moore, was devastated by the loss and retreated from the world. However, when he makes a horrifying discovery on the heath, he finds that he is compelled to confront Angela about the past. As they start seeing each other again, can they avoid past mistakes? And will their future together be eclipsed by the mistakes of yesterday?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor narration

    • By Mercutio on 09-08-17

    Regular price: £6.09

    • Rebuilding Coventry

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Marina Lisovets
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Coventry Dakin's tale begins with her accidental killing of her neighbour. Forced to flee the law, she deserts her council estate, her boring husband and two demanding children for the anonymity of London's cardboard city. Originally published in 1988, "Rebuilding Coventry" is a brilliantly observed satire of eighties Britain and the hypocrisy of the middle and upper classes.

    Regular price: £3.49