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Blott on the Landscape

De : Tom Sharpe
Lu par : David Suchet
Durée : 7 h et 55 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Humor
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When philandering Sir Giles Lynchwood decides it's time to wriggle free of his monumentally unattractive wife, Lady Maud, he knows divorce is out of the question. He can't leave her and keep her cash; a reversionary clause on her ancestral home, Handyman Hall, has taken care of that. Lady Maud, for her own special reasons, is also dying to see the back of Sir Giles. Sir Giles dreams of motorways ploughing through the front door of Handyman Hall, of compulsory purchase orders, of loot and no wife. Lady Maud bellows. Blott the gardener watches from his inner sanctum, the greenhouse, and listens...and waits.
©1985 Tom Sharpe (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Linda
  • 05/07/2006

Sharpe at his best...

I can't stress enough, just how good Mr. Sharpe's writing is. It's classic Sharpe, can't hold back the laughter. He's wonderful, what a great read.

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  • julie
  • 13/06/2008

Riotously funny!

Sharpe has given us a hysterically funny romp through British politics and marital problems among the country gentry. I chortled the whole way through. Be advised: there are mature themes (sexuality, in particular), and the liberal dropping of the F-bomb by one character in particular.

I must say that David Suchet truly brought all the eccentric, stereotypic British "country house set" characters to life brilliantly. I've been looking at the other Sharpe books, but none of them are narrated by Suchet, so I can't decide if I want to get them, as well.

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  • Virginia Waldron
  • 21/08/2015

Stupendous Performance

The story is hilariously farcical. David Suchet is simply perfect for this book. HIs narration added so much to my enjoyment.

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  • Arnold
  • 01/07/2015

So unrelentingly funny and creative

Tom Sharpe's masterpiece and one of the top ten all time funny novels. The narrator is great too.

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  • Antti
  • 28/04/2017

One of the best book I listened to

The book is just great, I was laughing from beginning to the end. The performance of the narrator is excellent.

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  • James
  • 19/03/2016

Excellent reading of a very funny book.

Suchet's realisation of the characters of Sharpe's wittily satirical novel is masterful. His Lady Maude is perfect.

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  • Leslie G
  • 18/02/2016

Suchet is excellent!

Despite the fact that some of the humor is crass, I ended up laughing out loud many times during this audiobook.

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  • Book lover
  • 28/10/2015

Love the story

Great performance by mr suchet
Funny!! love lady maud and blot
The characters were classic reminds me of living in shropshire

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  • Jenny Jenkins
  • 28/08/2019

Silly Story Read Perfectly

Tom Sharpe’s tale is silly and absurd, like PG Wodehouse updated to fold in hefty heapings of smarmy R-rated bits. But BLOTT ON THE LANDSCAPE lacks any lovable characters. I would have loved just one of Wodehouse’s standbys: the charmingly oblivious Bertie, the quietly omniscient Jeeves, the hearty, invigorating Aunt Dahlia.

But David Suchet’s reading saves this 20th century relic of black comedy from being the misanthropic waste of time it actually is! I have heard him read Poirot in Agatha Christie audiobooks to perfection. After this listen, I will probably follow him anywhere.

By the way, I haven’t heard such ample use of the word “bitch” since I listened to my son’s hip hop feed on Spotify. After this book, consider it banished from my own vocabulary forever. So there is that to recommend it — I have emerged a bit more enlightened as to what is no longer acceptable to myself!

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  • W. W.
  • 15/01/2019

Blott is the best

Hilarious, great voices! David duchess executes this English humor with brilliance. Now must find more by Tom sharpe.