- Narrated by: Matthew Lyon
- Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-19-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: Cloud Lodge Books Ltd
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Disbanded Kingdom is a brilliantly written 21st-century coming-of-age story, set against the emotive backdrop of the United Kingdom's breakaway from the European Union and its threatened rupture with Scotland.
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By Reeca Elliott on 05-11-18
Coming of age
This is a coming of age novel about Oscar. He is really finding himself as he explores his sexuality.
I did find Oscar a little whiney and all he cares about is sex and who is having sex. So it was a little monotonous. I wanted so much more for him. I also wanted himto expect more out of himself.
I did laugh out loud in places and I see some real brilliance in the author’s writing. But, all the focus on sex annoyed me. The author had some great quotes and showed some great idealism. I am anxious to see how this author grows.
By Dennis on 03-15-18
Prose Without Purpose
Mr. Loizou demonstrates a talent for prose without purpose. The examination of a young man’s thoughts as he encounters unremarkable events, such as unrequited love, gratitude to a guardian, and regret at never really having lived, is merely a writing exercise and not a novel. The main character lives almost entirely in his head while only demonstrating he is physically alive on the few occasions that his mind overloads. There is little joy among his thoughts and a bounty of melancholy. The boy is like an “emo” Hamlet [intentionally redundant] who struts and frets upon his mind’s stage, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. “Disbanded Kingdom” wants to be much more than it is. It includes big conversations about politics and religion that creates heat and no light. In the end, the reader is left with several well-turned sentences, a few crumbs of ideas, and sad characters that don’t do anything meaningful. Why would anyone want to write about sad characters where nothing much happens? This book is the question: if a tree falls in the forest but no one is around to hear it ...
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By Joseph Cattermole on 04-07-18
Beautifully Written and Beautifully Read
Now that I’ve finished listening to this book I actually miss having Oscar, Tim, Bella and Charlotte in my life. This book utterly captures London and the Brexit atmosphere. I will definitely be buying the physical book once it’s published in June... about 10 copies so I can pass them on to all and sundry.
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By Anonymous User on 06-20-18
Best audiobook I've heard in a very long time.
Billiant, immaculate prose. A Catcher in the Rye for the 21st Century. Best audiobook I've heard in a very long time. Grabbed and held my attention for the better part of an entire day.