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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,536 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Evelyn Waugh Narrator: Emilia Fox, Tobias Menzies, Nathaniel Parker Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A unique three-person reading. Vile Bodies is both a celebration of the hedonism of the young and a warning to those who believe that their licence to indulge is infinite and unquestionable.

A whole host of characters are introduced throughout Waugh's thought-provoking and often highly satirical story, which follows protagonist Adam through the perils and pitfalls of securing his marriage to Nina Blount, his fiancée.

Roll on an eccentric (verging on senile) father-in-law-to-be; parties at 10 Downing Street; a soiree in a Zeppelin; high times at Shepheard's hotel, where wine is always flowing; and the shocking and brilliant misbehaviour of Miss Agatha Runcible, who eventually finds drag racing a little too, too, sick-making!

Not without pathos and serious undertones, Waugh works a winning formula to produce an accomplished and mature funny novel. 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 by Eric | 2/15/2014

    " The finest Waugh. The funniest 20th century novel, in my opinion. Too many people buy Brideshead and fall asleep in it. Skip that and read this. Read Decline and Fall first though. Waugh at his brisk, bright, unsentimental best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/15/2014

    " I got a kick out of the Bright Young People's language. Apparently there was fashion for adding -making on to everything. Embarrassing was "shy-making" or alternatively, "How shaming!" And they used "bogus" as a pejorative long before surfer dudes picked up. And there was lots of "You think this party is boring, don't you, or don't you?" Shallow, scathing, fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Abby Davis | 2/4/2014

    " This book is hilarious. Every single word of dialogue is so understated and sarcastic and ridiculous. They made a movie from the book, and it wasn't funny at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scott Mcintosh | 2/3/2014

    " Doesn't live up to Brideshead for me but you can see the foundation of Waugh casting a critical eye on British society of the day. "

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