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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Something a little different

What made the experience of listening to The Greatest Living Englishman the most enjoyable?

It was something out of the ordinary. Actually, it was quite ordinary so much so that it wasn't.


What did you like best about this story?

It was a view of life that many wouldn't care to know, yet here we are.


What three words best describe Tony Green’s performance?

Not for me.


If you could rename The Greatest Living Englishman, what would you call it?

Life of an ordinary bastard


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- T. Smith

Great fun

Which character – as performed by Tony Green – was your favorite?

Of course the Maestro


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Who would be best to play the maestro in a movie? It woulld have to be someone very serious like Di Nero or someone like that


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Book Details

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