• Scoop

  • By: Evelyn Waugh
  • Narrated by: Simon Cadell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-05-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another.
Acting on a dinner party tip from Mrs. Algernon Stitch, Lord Copper feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia.
So begins Scoop, Waugh's exuberant comedy of mistaken identity and brilliantly irreverent satire of the hectic pursuit of hot news. Evelyn Waugh's tale of an innocent abroad is a hilarious satire on journalism set amidst the powerful currents of the 1930s and contains a memorable collection of comic creations.
©1938 Evelyn Waugh (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 04-14-17

the fantastic Beast - and where to find it

What did you like most about Scoop?

Perhaps THE classic satire of newspapers and newspapermen. Riotously funny, beautifully written and unerringly accurate.

What did you like best about this story?

Written in 1938, Scoop ostensibly portrays a vanished world. Yet to anyone still working in national newspapers in 2017, the remarkable thing is how little the industry itself has changed!

What about Simon Cadell’s performance did you like?

Cadell is brilliant - diffident, quietly expressive and a pleasure to listen to.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

When the Beast put the Boot in

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-08-16

Brilliant

real life journalism from mid 30''s where news was news not opinions or leaks. Humorous and at times surreal with character creation

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jamie on 04-11-18

Very funny book

A very well read audiobook with a good range of voices. Absolutely cracking prose with some laugh out loud moments.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kenneth on 07-20-17

Voles triumphant!

The wit, the observation, the storytelling, the plethora of unforgettable (and recognised) characters – one could ask for little more in a novel that keeps one chuckling all the way through. It is Waugh at his very best. And the performance by Simon Cadell is wonderful - with great subtlety, he catches, in his various voices, the essence of each character, and makes every minute of our listening to his reading a pure delight.

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