• The Commitments

  • By: Roddy Doyle
  • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-22-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Barrytown, Dublin, has something to sing about. The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabitte, brilliantly coached by Joel "The Lips" Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from paris hall to immortality on vinyl. But can The Commitments live up to their name?
© Roddy Doyle; (P) Random House
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5 out of 5 stars
By Christopher on 04-09-12

If you liked the movie, you'll like the book!

If you could sum up The Commitments in three words, what would they be?

Great music story!

Which character – as performed by Aidan Gillen – was your favorite?

Jimmy- the story revolves around him.

Any additional comments?

The dream of rock and roll stardom, and how close a band could come. This is a great story for anyone who ever dreamed of joining a band and (almost) making it big!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 01-10-18

What a performance!!

The narrator is fantastic and the story is a classic!
Loved every minute of it

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5 out of 5 stars
By Martin Mckee on 09-22-17

absolutely brilliant!

the story is a classic. as short as it is it has a great plot, great characters and a brilliant story line. Aidan's reading/singing is genius and the accents were nailed. my only criticism is the sound quality is just a shade fuzzy but Aidan's performance more than makes up for this.
Buy it!

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