• The Book of Dave

  • By: Will Self
  • Narrated by: Will Self
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-13-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (8 ratings)

Regular price: $32.91

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Publisher's Summary

What if a demented London cabbie called Dave Rudman wrote a book to his estranged son to give him some fatherly advice? What if that book was buried in Hampstead, and hundreds of years later, when rising sea levels have put London underwater, spawned a religion? What if one man decided to question life according to Dave? And what if Dave had indeed made a mistake?
Shuttling between the recent past and a far-off future, in which England is terribly altered, The Book of Dave is a strange and troubling mirror held up to our times: disturbing, satirizing, and vilifying who and what we think we are.
©2006 Will Self (P)2010 WF Howes Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Glawsmole on 10-12-12

Clever and witty.

This book is a clever and witty. Beautifully and creatively written it is, for me, a vicious and hilarious attack on how people can take religious or pseudo-religious writings and bend the meaning to their own pursuit of power.



Self creates a world that is mad, but where the source of madness is explained in an inventive and amusing manner.



This is one of two Self books I've read. This one I loved; the other I hated.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs Kathryn T King on 07-28-16

Really unusual but gripping story

Would you listen to The Book of Dave again? Why?

Yes - as a lot of what happens in it is so clever, you need time to digest it!

Have you listened to any of Will Self’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No - but he is an excellent reader - possibly a little slow, but I found that playing it at a slightly faster speed - 1.25 - was perfect!

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By Rachael on 10-19-15

Unique and really enjoyable

Its a bit bonkers and whilst some might be a but frustrated by the ending, the sheer inventiveness, humour, humanity and Will's brilliant reading made this thoroughly enjoyable! If you're looking for something different, engaging, well written and read and funny, you'll enjoy it.

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