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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,207 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Townsend Narrator: Nicholas Barnes Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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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, and his life as a tortured poet and misunderstood intellectual, Adrian's painfully honest diary is a hilarious and compelling listen.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elly Lewins | 2/18/2014

    " My mum had read this as a kid and said she had enjoyed it so she got me to read it too . I liked this book , it had a strong sense of humor which is my favourite category of book , it also was written in a diary style which i really enjoy . It used simple grammar so it was really easy to read and follow . It was like you were in the head of an adolescent boy . The only thing I did nto enjoy the book was the beggining , I was not gripped to read it , but fortuneately i pushed myself to complete the story. I would reccomend this book for children aged 10-15 as it is rather simple language and as it is written in the perspective of a 13 year old boy , it would be easier for younger teens to connect with . This ticks off a book written before you were born on my bingo board . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivl | 2/9/2014

    " I loved this back in '82 and I can see why. It's still funny, but doesn't make the leap to being a book I want to keep and reread as an adult (unlike other books I loved in my childhood such as those by Edith Nesbit and Arthur Ransome.) That said, it's really a 3.5 star book -- a little above average. I'd still recommend it to 14- to 15-year-olds (I think it might seem a little naive to today's older teenagers), although the setting further limits the appeal. Unless you know a bit about early 80s Britain, culturally and politically, a fair bit is going to pass you by. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Quan | 2/7/2014

    " Very funny. But for boys only! "

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

    " I couldn't relate to this guy, but still he made some sense in a weird way only teenagers could. Maybe I was like him. Who knows? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nayantara | 1/23/2014

    " Adrian Mole will go down as the most lovable teenage boy! I love him! He's awkward, full of hormones and has those typical problems all teenagers have (maybe not the exact same problems). It's funny and endearing! Must read for those entering teenage-hood or in their early teens! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 1/10/2014

    " Liked this book but not quite as much as I expected to. Maybe the teen diary genre has just become so ubiquitous that this one doesn't stand out anymore (even though it's one of the originals). The most fun part of the book were the 1980s details (my own teen era). I will likely read more of the series but probably not very soon. "

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

    " The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole is frankly hilarious. Still manages to raise a smile even on rereading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hannah | 12/4/2013

    " I don't know guys, I read this book when I actually was about 13/14, and it didn't really resonate with me at all. Maybe it is better if you read it as an adult, looking back on those early teen years. That is probably it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 12/2/2013

    " I am just a little bit tired of naive narrators... Similar to the disillusionment of Susan Juby's Alice, but less funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake B | 11/13/2013

    " Hilarious, cheers me up anytime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daria K. | 11/9/2013

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Georgia | 10/25/2013

    " everybody told me this book was going to be amazing and had high expectations when i started. sadly it didn't live up to them. seriously, i don't want to read 300 pages of some one complaining - thats just joy sucking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 9/10/2013

    " I related to this far more than any of the coming-of-age books with female protagonists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Almaz Sartbaev | 6/17/2013

    " Adrian Mole series- the funniest books I've ever read. My wife hated this book, because I would wake her up 10 times a night by outbreaks of laughter. 100% worth reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexial39 | 5/23/2013

    " Very funny, light, easy read. Good old Adrain hehe "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Despres | 4/25/2013

    " Not my favorite child narrator, but still enjoyable. "

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

    " cute but tough to get my hands on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 4/8/2013

    " Still as funny as the first time I read it - love the bit where they go on the school trip! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stef | 3/8/2013

    " This book is madness, but in a good way. A crazy, fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 1/5/2013

    " Quite a bit funnier than Anne Frank. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MrGibson | 12/13/2012

    " This book deals with the problems facing the transition from childhood to the world of a teenager. Poor old Adrian,a main character that in some cases you sypmathize with, and at other times you throw your hands in the air and laugh in despair at his actions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 10/31/2012

    " In the words of Adrian himself, it's dead good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 10/17/2012

    " My mom bought these books for my brother and I ended up reading them. Loved them as a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 9/10/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Jaques | 7/30/2012

    " Love these books. Oh Adrian... "

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