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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Evelyn Waugh Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781619693913
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Following the death of a friend, the poet and pets’ mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday—and Dennis gets drawn into a bizarre love triangle with Aimée Thanatogenos, a naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr. Joyboy, a master of the embalmer’s art. Waugh’s dark and savage satire on the Anglo American cultural divide depicts a world where reputation, love, and death cost a very great deal.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fiendishly entertaining book…Mr. Waugh has never written more brilliantly.”

    New York Times

  • “The industry provides a perfect foil for Waugh's deadpan wit—and an apt metaphor for the movie business.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanda | 12/11/2013

    " Good way to keep my head in Scripture daily by reading portions of the Psalms. They also included inspiration from personal stories of people's faith that push you closer to Jesus. Looking for a good replacement book as a daily devotional. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evelyn | 11/29/2013

    " This book brought the Psalms to life for me. It has helped give me a deeper understanding of one of my favorite books of the Bible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gigi Emerson-follick | 4/7/2013

    " This is such a great book. I have given so many as gifts and everybody loves it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 dee | 3/13/2013

    " I love this book and keep it by my bedside at all times. I have read it over and over and have turned to it in my deepest and darkest hours. "

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About the Author
Author Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966) was born October 28, 1903 in London, England. After short periods as an art student and schoolmaster, he devoted himself to travel and to the writing of novels. His novels are unusually highly wrought and precisely written. Those written before 1939 may be described as satirical. During World War II his writing took a more serious and ambitious turn. Waugh also wrote travel books. 

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.