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3.00045315509233 out of 53.00045315509233 out of 53.00045315509233 out of 53.00045315509233 out of 53.00045315509233 out of 5 3.00 (8,827 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kingsley Amis Narrator: Paul Shelley Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN:
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Jim Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of Britain's new redbrick universities. A moderately successful future in the History Department beckons if he can survive the probationary year. Not the least of his problems is the necessity to keep in with his eccentric Professor Welch, who although detested and despised by Jim, has sufficient influence in the faculty to affect the continuation of his appointment. But first Jim must survive a madrigal-singing weekend at the Professor's, deliver a lecture on Merrie England, and resist Christine, the hopelessly desirable girlfriend of Welch's awful son Bertrand. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 dd | 5/15/2016

    " great "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 GARANCE | 1/8/2016

    " I can't find enough superlatives for Paul Shelley's reading of the classic. I loved it before, I adore it now I've heard this. Without a doubt one of the very best readings of any book I have listened to. What a terrific actor, with great comic timing. Particularly liked his take on the neurotic Margaret Peel and the abominable Professor Welch. Have this on tape, but would love it on CD "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Henderson | 2/14/2014

    " Liked it - very funny in a grumpy sort of way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kam | 2/11/2014

    " Lucky Jim was so funny! I couldn't believe all the predicaments that he got into. The writing style seemed to match the subject matter--a British university community. Jim Dixon was smart and funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Springheelednic | 2/3/2014

    " Amis' characters shone brilliantly in this comic tale, although to describe it as comic could do the novel a large disservice as it does contain some emotionally well thought out moments. The characters definitely drive what is a fairly simple plot, even the bit part players such as Michie (Jim's frustratingly keen student) are brilliantly captured. Jim as the protagonist can make you want to tear your hair out as he bounds with hapless abandon into another display of buffoonery, but despite his idiocy you feel a sense of kinship for him as he finds himself at the mercy of the bureaucratic and intensely boring Mr Welch his egotistical son, and the hysterical presence of Margaret Definitely worth a read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alison Smith | 1/30/2014

    " I've never liked Kingsley Amis, and gave up reading him years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jorn Barger | 1/28/2014

    " Funniest novel ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Antoine | 1/21/2014

    " Contains the funniest description of a hangover that I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 B | 1/13/2014

    " The classic comic novel of a lowly English professor and his not so lucky love life and not so lucky professional life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/12/2014

    " It straddled the border (that I never knew existed) between light-heartedness and sarcasm. I recommend it to anyone exasperated with academic life or life in general. Very funny but I wanted more from the conclusion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/4/2014

    " Funny! Loved it. They said it's in the style of Evelyn Waugh, so now I am reading Waugh's "Decline and Fall." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nattroop | 12/22/2013

    " You must read this book if you can find it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gilly McGillicuddy | 12/6/2013

    " This was actually quite fun. And funny. The final climax of Dixon rushing to meet Christine was great. XD Also? Quite snarky at times. I approve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathaniel | 12/3/2013

    " Funniest story ever! About a man bent on destroying himself "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hana Slivova | 12/1/2013

    " I love british sense of humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal Riley | 11/30/2013

    " Old-school funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Piette | 8/16/2013

    " Martin "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 8/1/2013

    " I thought this book was ok. I kept waiting for the funny parts. I did find them but they were few and far between. I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I was involved in academia. I am glad I read this story but I would not read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan Paflas | 4/5/2013

    " One of the books I liked but not as much as everyone else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 3/6/2013

    " I think I read an abridged version of the book but I really enjoyed its British wit and the silly little tale of this little closed-off utterly bizarre world of 1960s English academia. I think I'd read it again if I found an extended version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 1/11/2013

    " If you have ever worked in academia, this book will heal you. Either that, or it will enrage you because it's all so true... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 11/5/2012

    " There must be something wrong with me - I just don't find this as funny as everyone else does. Don't be put off by my idiocy though. Everyone with good taste likes it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Reidy | 9/16/2012

    " Amis' writing is so comically alive. Unbelievable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 8/20/2012

    " "The one indispensable answer to an environment bristling with people and things one thought were bad was to gone on finding new ways in which one could think they were bad." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Masha | 7/9/2012

    " Best description of a hangover ever. I would reiterate it here but I returned the book to my beloved and most brilliant friend Celeste who loaned it to me. Also excellent descriptions of facial expressions meant to portray emotions that have no room to be in the world otherwise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jpaflas | 6/13/2012

    " Another I can't beleive I missed from NU days. Knigsley Amis is a bloody genius and this is about the funniest book you'll ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 5/1/2012

    " A wonderful, hilarious novel of a university instructor, Jim Dixon, and his antics at a small college in England. Jim is quite a character and in his quest to stay in the periphery, really muddles things up! I truely enjoyed this book and can't wait to pick it back up someday! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbz | 12/25/2011

    " I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this book. I can't really say there was anything all that spectacular about it, but it was a pleasant read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Louise Gibbard | 10/23/2011

    " I will save my thoughts for book club! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 5/13/2011

    " Wonderful view into twisted English academia and a main character devoid of conscious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heyheybrett | 5/5/2011

    " Amis has a great sense of humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/24/2011

    " Laughed out loud reading this book. Although it was not until I was 75% of the way through that I wanted to pick it up and carry on reading for the books sake, rather than just because it was for bookclub. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 4/9/2011

    " It's a shame that the only Kingsley Amis book I ever see on the shelf at the bookstore is Lucky Jim, because, after reading it, I want to read a whole lot more. Oh, Amazon, thank goodness you're there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete | 4/3/2011

    " A few very funny bits but I can't see what all the fuss (flawless comic novel?) is about - maybe you have to have been there in the 50's to appreciate it?
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 4/2/2011

    " Fantastic read - sad that this gem has fallen out of the known world of "classics".

    I read most of this on an airplane and there were a couple of scenes that I had to restrain myself from laughing out loud.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deedee374 | 3/29/2011

    " I have read this book so many times, and each time it makes me laugh and laugh. Jim's horrible experiences as would-be academic would have to resonate with anyone who's ever had a job and/or boss he or she loathes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marin | 3/24/2011

    " Fabulous dry British humor. Masterful writing full of intelligent whimsy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 3/20/2011

    " This is one of the books I love to re-read. It's hilarious.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 matejcik | 3/18/2011

    " great style and dry humor "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Colleen | 3/4/2011

    " i just hated the main character which can REALLY spoil a book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 3/2/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book - a look at the changing times of the 1960's within the old uni's and the new red brick uni's. Also very funny "

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