The Gropes

  • by Tom Sharpe
  • Narrated by Michael Tudor Barnes
  • 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Gropes are an old English family based in Northumberland, separated from the rest of society and as eccentric as they come. It is a line dominated by strong-willed and oversexed women, determined to produce more female heirs regardless of whether their desired partners are willing....
At the dawn of the new millennium, timid and gormless teenager Esmond is abducted and lured to Grope Hall by a descendant of the Gropes. Young Esmond is powerless to escape, and his kidnap sets in motion a stream of farcical events.


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Great Fun

Tom Sharpe is still the 'laugh out loud' champion. Fun plot with all of the muddles and misunderstandings that he's famous for and a little twist at the end. GREAT
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- Judy "Photographer's Moll, Chicken breeder, school administrator and owned by four dogs. Busy life, Happy life!"

Very entertaining, light comedy

What did you love best about The Gropes?

This is a typical Tom Sharpe comedy, full of wonderful characters put into very improbable but amusing situations.

What does Michael Tudor Barnes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The performance by Micheal Tudor Barnes was really engaging with a wide variety of voices for the the sometimes very eccentric characters.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh out loud.

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- Sue

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2009
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books