• Hangover Square

  • By: Patrick Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Piers Hampton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-30-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

London, 1939, and in the grimy publands of Earl's Court, George Harvey Bone is pursuing a helpless infatuation.
Netta is cool, contemptuous and hopelessly desirable to George. George is adrift in a drunken hell except in his dead moments, when something goes click in his head and he realises, without a doubt, that he must kill her.
In the darkly comic Hangover Square, Patrick Hamilton brilliantly evokes a seedy, fog-bound world of saloon bars, lodging houses and boozing philosophers, immortalising the slang and conversational tone of a whole generation and capturing the premonitions of doom that pervaded London life in the months before the war.
©2016 Patrick Hamilton (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group
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Critic Reviews

"I recommend Hamilton at every opportunity, because he was such a wonderful writer and yet is rather under-read today. All his novels are terrific." (Sarah Waters)
"If you were looking to fly from Dickens to Martin Amis with just one overnight stop, then Hamilton is your man." (Nick Hornby)
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5 out of 5 stars
By James on 04-03-17

Fine novel

This is a fine, sad novel, beautifully read - nuanced and attentive to Hamilton's prose: bitter, bleak and involving

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lord Peridot on 01-03-18

Netta's friends

Don't know how I came across this book, but as others say this is a very moving and original novel, beautifully read and written. Reminded me a bit of Orwell's novels, that subtlety and immediacy you get which makes you feel you are living the drama yourself. Many thanks to whoever had the idea of publishing this novel as an audiobook and for choosing Piers Hampton who is an inspired choice as reader. Look forward to listening to more readings of Hamilton's books.

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5 out of 5 stars
By John on 06-22-18

Poor old Bone

Heartbreaking and evocative tale. Piers Hampton's excellent narration immerses you deep inside the forlorn psyche of George Harvey Bone, and gives a vivid feel of Hamilton's characters and the bleak alcohol numbed world of 1939 London

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