• The Loved One

  • By: Evelyn Waugh
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-11-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (44 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Following the death of a friend, the poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday - and Dennis gets drawn into a bizarre love triangle with Aimée Thanatogenos, a naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr. Joyboy, a master of the embalmer's art.
Waugh's dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide depicts a world where reputation, love, and death cost a very great deal.
©1976 Auberon Waugh (P)2012 Hachette Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By James Lucier on 05-29-16

Hilarious funny.

Modern satire at its finest. Evelyn Waugh skewers post war Hollywood. A return to his early form in Vile Bodies.

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