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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,061 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurence Sterne Narrator: Peter Barker Publisher: RNIB Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is a novel by Laurence Sterne considered one of the greatest comic novels in English.

It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next 10 years.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768) was an Irish-born English novelist and an Anglican clergyman.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by P | 2/17/2014

    " this book is interesting, in that it's written in, what i consider to be, a tedious style BUT it's funny. it's really, really funny. it's even got penis jokes in it. no i'm not twelve, but that doesn't mean i can't appreciate a good penis joke... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Casey Mcfaden | 2/13/2014

    " Great book. Walloping story in a stream of consciousness narrative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christina | 1/28/2014

    " Another novel I did not think would make me laugh, I was pleasantly surprised. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Katherine Meyer | 1/26/2014

    " Tristram Shandy is definitely a worthwhile read. I'd be lying if I said I loved it or that it's my favorite book ever, but I definitely enjoyed and appreciated it. I love 18th-century cultural history, although I have truthfully read very little fiction out of that era (The Vicar of Wakefield is my favorite 18th-century novel), and I was eager to read Tristram Shandy, since I knew it was a wildly popular novel for many, many years after it was published. It is not the easiest novel to digest, having a non-chronological narrative and imbued as it is with such a myriad of underlying ideas. I'm sure there are many political and cultural references within it that I completely missed. But I got enough of them to be able to appreciate the rich satire and the delicious language of the era. And when I finished the book, I truly felt like I'd accomplished something and broadened my horizons. To read this book is to suddenly have a world of cultural references make sense (I now understand all about Uncle Toby and hobby horses!). The book is almost too rich, though. I almost feel overwhelmed by all that is crammed into it. But I am glad I read it. It is undeniably worthwhile, and though it does not earn a place on my sacred favorites bookshelf, it will yet remain a treasured addition to my permanent collection. "

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