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3.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 5 3.59 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Sharpe Narrator: Griff Rhys Jones Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN:
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To Porterhouse College, Cambridge, famous for rowing, low academic standards. and a proud cuisine, comes a new Master, an ex-grammar-school boy, demanding Firsts, women students, a self-service canteen, and a slot-machine for contraceptives. There is considerable opposition to this challenge to the established order, in the form of Skullion, the intransigent porter at Porterhouse, who is determined that the hallowed traditions of the College will never change. 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 Lottie | 2/5/2014

    " very funny book, had me in stitches. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maki | 2/5/2014

    " A newly appointed college Master struggles to impose changes on a stubbornly traditional Cambridge college. The story twists and turns with traps and intrigues. If you have visited Cambridge, you can just picture the colleges and other venues and the story becomes even more alive (which is not a must, but definitely a bonus). Very witty. "

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

    " Somewhat dated now, and the subject matter is more for upper class readers, but very funny and a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 2/2/2014

    " I found this book at a yard sale or used book store years ago, had never even heard of the author. If you're and Oxford Grad, an Englishman or Anglophile (Gabe, I'm looking at you...), then you'll probably enjoy this book. I am none of these, but I found this hilarious. It basically chronicles the pettiness, in-fighting, and less then stellar academic standards of one of the lesser universities in Cambridge. Very British, and perhaps a bit dated (i think it was published in the early '70's), but I was laughing out loud the whole time. Any books that manages to use a case of frozen prophylactics as a major plot point can't be all bad! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simone | 1/25/2014

    " Made me laugh out-loud at night in bed. Hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Riley | 1/22/2014

    " Great read. Sharpe has more control in this novel than over his other works so that the bitter satire is complete with its black humor. It also offers one of the most bizarrely humorous sequences you could hope to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Louise | 1/20/2014

    " Odd, really, really odd "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/18/2013

    " This book reminded me of Catch 22 in terms of the style of Tom Sharpe's writing. It's humorous and energetic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kis | 10/14/2013

    " Condoms can kill! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 manwithoutqualities | 10/6/2013

    " I'm a sucker for any well-written Oxbridge based novels - and there are several. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe Stamber | 8/30/2013

    " Another satire from TS, this time based on a posh, stiff upper lip, college. Okay, but not his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefany | 6/13/2013

    " Alweer een fantastisch boek! Zeker een aanrader voor fans van Sharpe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isaac | 5/27/2013

    " HA hah har har hee hee For a good laugh this book is first class. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johan | 4/19/2013

    " Plezierig "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josi | 2/1/2013

    " The book was an okay read overall, the setting of an old Cambridge college was certainly fresh. Yet the plot didn't capture me, nor was the humor quite my style. The thing that saved this book from only 2 stars was Zipler's adventures with the FLs, a picture I am still laughing at days later. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jon Choi | 1/8/2013

    " Tepid and pointless. Satire of hoity-toity Oxbridge life interspersed with painful attempts at sexual humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gareth Evans | 5/13/2012

    " Entertaining farce, with a tradition vs. modernity theme and some outrageous scenes. Good fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 3/25/2012

    " This satire skewers British university life: humorous, but not nearly as funny as some of his other works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noel | 3/24/2012

    " ridiculously funny satire for anyone who has studied at Cambridge and knows the traditions, locations, and characters mentioned. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Swanny | 1/1/2012

    " seen the film??? now read the book ,much more enjoyable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 10/20/2011

    " Wonderfully funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice Dove | 9/24/2011

    " Rather good fun, not an edge of the seat read but good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 3/15/2011

    " Another satire from TS, this time based on a posh, stiff upper lip, college. Okay, but not his best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C. | 12/3/2010

    " A huge influence, this, on my own university-based graphic novel, 'The Sword of Lochglen'. This is one I can read over and over again - defnitely Sharpe's best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 11/24/2009

    " I'm not sure which Tom Sharpe book I was reading, but once on a bus in New Zealand, I was laughing so hard at Sharpe's work that the driver pulled over to the side of the road to see if I was having a fit or something.

    There are several gut-busting scenes in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 6/21/2009

    " What can't Americans be funny and trenchant at the same time? Tom Sharpe does it without breaking a sweat. This is keen-edged black humor(note avoidance of too-cute alternative to "keen.") that combines witty prose with broad situation comedy.(The BBC four-episode series is fun too.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simone | 10/29/2008

    " Made me laugh out-loud at night in bed. Hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 10/24/2008

    " One of the best comedy novels of all time. Tom Sharpe uses his experiences at Cambridge University to paint this hilarious picture of a ficticious college (Porterhouse) which is governed by an over self-indulgent and corrupt staff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianna | 8/8/2008

    " All the Wilt books are funny. Poor Wilt is so inept he gets into all sorts of scrapes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josi | 8/7/2008

    " The book was an okay read overall, the setting of an old Cambridge college was certainly fresh. Yet the plot didn't capture me, nor was the humor quite my style. The thing that saved this book from only 2 stars was Zipler's adventures with the FLs, a picture I am still laughing at days later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefany | 7/10/2008

    " Alweer een fantastisch boek! Zeker een aanrader voor fans van Sharpe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isaac | 4/8/2008

    " HA hah har har hee hee For a good laugh this book is first class. "

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