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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,415 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tony Parsons Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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After Alfie Budd’s beloved wife dies, he returns to England to find his parents feuding and his grandmother’s health failing. Alfie’s ambitions to be a writer are fading as well. But when he begins tutoring a young single mother for her A level exams, his bewildering life is suddenly transformed.

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  • “A heartfelt, true-to-life look at a young man grappling with the death of his wife…filled with details and observations that are moving, painful, and compellingly true. Another winner from Parsons.”


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Elaine | 2/9/2014

    " Not a bad book to read, half way through the book I started to like the people in the book and started to get into the book and enjoy it, I think the writer has written a lot about his personal life as its told from a typical man's point of view on life and I wonder how much of the story is about his life! I might be tempted to read another book by this writer at a later date but Im not in any hurry as I like to have a break and read something totally different after each book I read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bri_laughs_a_lot. | 1/24/2014

    " Kind of boring. Decent plot, but definitely not the best read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mari | 1/21/2014

    " Similar to Man and Boy but maybe better. These books are like candy and you can't put them down. To me that's a sign of a good author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Aimee | 1/15/2014

    " I keep going back and forth about how I feel about this book. I despise the main character at times, and love him at other times. I think the bad feelings outweigh the good, though. The way he chooses to grieve and recover from his wife's death is just wrong, wrong, wrong, and I can't make myself like him a whole lot after that. I felt a little dirty being inside the head of this man, like I was kind of responsible for his messed up actions. Ugh. He sort of redeems himself through taking care of his Nan and helping a little girl navigate the minefields of adolescence, but it's just not enough for me. I love his Nan, his mom, Jackie and Plum, and, of course, the Changs. Great characterizations, very good storytelling. I might read a Parsons book again if someone recommended it to me. "

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About the Author

Tony Parsons left school at sixteen and was working on the night shift at Gordon’s Gin Distillery in Islington when he was offered his first job in journalism on the New Musical Express. Since then he has become an award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist whose books have been translated into more than forty languages, most recently Vietnamese. His semiautobiographical novel Man and Boy won the Book of the Year prize.