Affectionately known as the Chekhov of Coldsands-on-Sea, Felix Morsom enjoys writing about the thwarted hopes of genteel lives. His own existence, he reflects, is comfortable if uneventful, except for the flirtatious moments he shares with his publicist, the delicious Brenda Bodkin. Until he meets Gavin and Miriam.
Suddenly he is on the run from PROD, the Parental Rights and Obligations Department, as Miriam announces he is the father of her son Ian, the result of a long-forgotten drunken dalliance. And, as if that wasn't enough, he becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. Disappearing into the underworld of London's homeless, Felix finds friendship and humour and more drama than he has ever encountered - even in his wildest dreams...
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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
I know actors are not particularly famous for their taste, but I have to admit I am disappointed in Martin Jarvis for having given a voice to this... and he is my favourite narrator. After ten minutes of convoluted unpleasantness I simply gave up and deleted the thing and felt better for it.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Something else read by Martin Jarvis. He owes me one...
Which character – as performed by Martin Jarvis – was your favorite?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Felix in the Underworld?
Any additional comments?
Maybe I just didn't get it..?