The Greatest Living Englishman

  • by Jim Yoakum
  • Narrated by Tony Green
  • 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set in 1919, The Greatest Living Englishman tells the comedic adventures of "England's Worst Poet" Colin Gilfeather Millaney: an egotistical - though loveable - rhymer who is wholly untouched with even the faintest speck of talent. He is so awful that people throw rotten produce at him on the streets. They buy his books, just to throw at him. But that does not stop him from penning his doggerel, or inflicting it upon what he claims is the "misguided" public.
When a letter arrives inviting him to come to New York and tour, reading his "runaway bestselling" book of poetry, he is off like a shot. But, his unlikely rise to fame is due to a clerical error at the US publishing house - it is the work of the budding young poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, they have published, not Millaney. But it is too late to repair the mistake, as Colin is on his way. Troubles, and hilarity, soon follow. The Greatest Living Englishman satirizes the commodification of the arts, while roasting people who are more than eager for the banquet.


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Customer Reviews

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Keep calm and carry on.

I enjoyed this book the character development was done very well by the author. The narrator did a good job in bringing this story to life with different voices and well chosen sound effects. This book is not too long, and a great way to pass the time.
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- Brandon Biehler

Funny book and I like the sound effects on it

This was an interesting and entertaining book. It was pretty short, but I thought the author did a good job of developing his characters. I thought it was quite funny and there were a few parts of the book where I laughed out loud. I listened to the Audible audio edition narrated by Tony Green. I liked his narration a lot, and I liked the added sound effects. The production quality, however, could use some improvement. The pauses between chapters were a bit too long. I thought several times that my player had stopped, but it hadn't. Also, the background noises needed a bit of adjusting so that it "fades in" better at the beginning of the chapters. Overall, a fun and funny book. I would definitely check out more works by this author.
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- Leslie F.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-08-2017
  • Publisher: Precision Chicken