• Never Mind

  • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 1
  • By: Edward St Aubyn
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Series: Patrick Melrose, Book 1
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-01-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (6 ratings)

Regular price: $15.98

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Publisher's Summary

The first Patrick Melrose novel. At his mother’s family house in the south of France, Patrick Melrose has the run of a magical garden. Bravely imaginative and self-sufficient, five-year-old Patrick encounters the volatile lives of adults with care. His father, David, rules with considered cruelty, and Eleanor, his mother, has retreated into drink. They are expecting guests for dinner. But this afternoon is unlike the chain of summer days before, and the shocking events that precede the guests’ arrival tear Patrick's world in two.
©1992 Edward St Aubyn (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Katy Appleford on 02-27-18

A troubling psychological picture

Beautifully read and brought to life.
I was appalled by the horrors in this book. The characterisation of the tormentor and his victims is incredibly vivid. It is not gruesome but psychologically disturbing.
I thoroughly recommend the book.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By H on 03-26-15

What a depressing crowd of characters

Would you try another book written by Edward St Aubyn or narrated by Alex Jennings?

I would never, ever read another book by Edward St Aubyn. The upper class, shallow, valueless world he depicts is unattractive and soulless. The plot of this book is skimpy. The only redeeming aspect of this audiobook was the fantastic narration of Alex Jennings who managed to portray all the characters with individuality and flare. I loved his voice and will certainly read another book narrated by him.

Has Never Mind put you off other books in this genre?

I have no desire to read the following books in the series.

Which character – as performed by Alex Jennings – was your favourite?

Patrick

Was Never Mind worth the listening time?

I am not sure. I did finish it because I hoped for a cathartic, happy resolution to the hellhole inhabited by the characters.

Any additional comments?

If you want to be brought down and to see how the "other half' lives this is the book for you.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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