Adrian Mole

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 959 ratings

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

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  • Book 1

    • 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 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Growing Pains Of Adrian Mole

    • By Susan Random on 27-04-17

    Regular price: £10.49

  • Book 3

    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

  • Book 4

    • 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 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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

  • Book 5

    • 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 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 47

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny As Ever

    • By Lovecatx on 19-04-18

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 6

    • Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Paul Daintry
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    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

  • Book 7

    • The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001

    • By: Sue Townsend
    • Narrated by: Daniel Coonan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little off form for Sue Townsend

    • By The Stray Man on 31-07-18

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 8

    • 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 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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