The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin : Reginald Perrin

  • by David Nobbs
  • Narrated by David Nobbs
  • Series: Reginald Perrin
  • 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Reginald Iolanthe Perrin, the creation of comedy genius David Nobbs, is surely one of the best-loved comedy heroes of our time - in both literature and television. So it is with great pride that Audible presents Reggie's escapades in digital audio for the very first time: we invite you to join him, and the memorable supporting characters who help him along the way, on one man's quest to avoid an everyday existence.
Reginald Perrin is sick to death with selling exotic ices at Sunshine Desserts. He's fed up with his boss C.J. who delights in making his life hell. And he's had enough of his eager young assistants who think everything is 'super'. So begins Reggie's battle against consumerism. Driven to desperation by the rat race and the unpunctuality of Britain's trains, Reggie's small eccentricities escalate to the extreme. Until, finally, he leaves behind the unacceptable face of capitalism altogether. Driven off in a motorised jelly, and creating the world's biggest loganberry slick on his way, he dumps his clothes on a Dorset beach and sets off for new adventures....
Having graduated from Cambridge University, David Nobbs entered the army, then tried his hand at journalism and advertising before becoming a writer. A distinguished novelist and comedy writer, Nobbs has written for hit TV comedy shows including The Two Ronnies and created the TV sitcom The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin, adapted from his own Reginald Perrin comedy novels. He lives near Harrogate with his wife Susan.

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Brilliant

Having seen and loved the TV series, I have always wanted to read the books. This one did not disappoint. Some aspects of the story were much better developed than TV would have permitted and these added significantly to my enjoyment and appreciation of the story and characters. I like it when authors read their own work. My only criticism here is that Nobbs' voice tends to tail off at points and was a bit hard to hear in places. But the trade off is worth it. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-17-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios