Vile Bodies

  • by Evelyn Waugh
  • Narrated by Emilia Fox, Tobias Menzies, Nathaniel Parker
  • 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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listened to this after watching brideshead revisited. probably a dumb move. nevertheless difficult to follow, silly, very short, not worth the credit...
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- Nicola

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-23-2008
  • Publisher: CSA Word