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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,218 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Townsend Narrator: Stephen Mangan Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first publication of Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole, Penguin Audiobooks are re-releasing the audiobook edition of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 in downloadable audio. This classic of comic fiction is hilariously read by Stephen Mangan, who played Adrian Mole in the The Cappuccino Years and also starred in The Green Wing as the hapless Guy Secretan.

Friday January 2nd: I felt rotten today. It's my mother's fault for singing 'My Way' at two o'clock in the morning at the top of the stairs. Just my luck to have a mother like her. There is a chance my parents could be alcoholics. Next year I could be in a children's home.

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, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', Adrian's painfully honest diary is still hilarious and compelling reading 30 years after it first appeared.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alain Lewis | 2/14/2014

    " Astonishingly Proustian really, I've been transported back to those formulative years of the early eighties. I suppose we all have lately, with the reevaluation of Mrs T after her death. I love this book and often laugh out loud at the brutal truth and honesty within it. The book of the eighties indeed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristen | 2/9/2014

    " Turbulent adolescent in the same house as mid-life and self absorbed parents(or you can read that as immature and selfish parents if you like). A recipe for the destruction of a family. I slogged through for about three months of the diary and didn't want to see any more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurah | 2/7/2014

    " Read this book at thirteen, learned a lot about British slang for penises, welfare and British culture icons. Apparently, Princess Diana's wedding was a really big deal. Also, the kid is as weird and as pervy as I was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fiona | 1/27/2014

    " Really amusing view into the self-absorbed mind of a pimply teenage boy. My favourite diary-writer since Bridget Jones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olga Podobed | 1/21/2014

    " Great! I like it very much! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eilis | 1/11/2014

    " Everyone should read this book. That is all. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 See Kee | 1/11/2014

    " I wanted to enjoy it so much but just couldn't. Sigh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrienn | 1/5/2014

    " It is one of the funniest books I've ever read. It really gives you an insight into what its like to be teenager, boy or girl it doesn't matter. If you want to laugh out loud you should definately give the Adrian Mole diaries a go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KC | 1/1/2014

    " My absolute fave part of this book was the field trip account. Adrian reminded me of a male Georgia Nicolson. Very, very marvy and fab! Must find the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 12/27/2013

    " Hilarious British comedy. Dead funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zahidjavali | 12/11/2013

    " One of the funniest book I have read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip Haller | 11/24/2013

    " I grew up with Adrian "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Taylor | 11/22/2013

    " You know, it's my British obsession. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J.M. | 11/10/2013

    " Read this when I was younger. Very funny, well written. I remember laughing throughout it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ilze Ueckermann | 10/30/2013

    " Hilarious, makes you thankful for the family you have. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon | 8/16/2013

    " Extremely funny, at the same time tragic in places - and almost entirely believable. No wonder it's a hit! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 6/22/2013

    " It's because of Adrian that I have realistic expectations in men. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dawn | 5/4/2013

    " This is supposed to be a witty but charming book about a misfit teenager. I read the whole book but couldn't stand Adrian and rarely even smiled, much less laughed. It was a chore to get through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michaela | 5/2/2013

    " Oh my God! I loved this book! I think I must have read it a zillion times... hilarious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juraj | 10/6/2012

    " This book was very interestin and funny, aspecially for teenagers. It talks about growing up for one boy and his life.Amazing, I read it in 2 days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desiree Koh | 6/16/2012

    " When you're 12 and reading about masturbation and erections, it turns sleepovers into fun adventures! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jyotsanajayaram | 6/8/2012

    " reread for the nth time and yet so funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cerese | 3/17/2012

    " This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. If you are remotely an anglophile it is a must. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daria K. | 2/26/2012

    " Unexpectedly got recommended this author by my university professor. Let's see! "

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