A Load of Old Bones : Francis Oughterard

  • by Suzette A. Hill
  • Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Simon Hurst, Grant Russell
  • Series: Francis Oughterard
  • 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The curious amd murderous exploits of the Rev Frances Outerard as recounted by himself with interspersions from his cat Maurice and his dog Bouncer. Leslie Phillips as a cat? Inspired casting! An enchanting tale full of fun, wit and insight. Set in a delightful 1950s mythical Surrey. The collusion between the cat and the dog to ensure their owner keeps out of trouble is hilarious.

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Silly, but not offensively so

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This was a remarkably entertaining and relaxing read. Well read, and it did not overly tax my (admittedly high) tolerance of whimsy. Really, who can resist a murderous vicar?

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- E.

What a hoot!

The characterizations of the dog and cat are genius (as are the narrators of both) in this light story about a spur-of-the-moment murder by the local vicar in a 1950's English country town. And how the cat and dog come to stay, decide they have a good thing going, and take steps to see that their new human doesn't get caught.

Laughed a lot. Maurice the cat's accent is a bit thick, so I listened to it twice and laughed even harder the second time around.
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- Christy "christy045"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-17-2007
  • Publisher: Joyful Productions