• The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

  • By: Evelyn Waugh
  • Narrated by: Michael Cochrane
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-06-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: CSA Word
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (48 ratings)

Regular price: $14.68

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Publisher's Summary

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold is a semi-autobiographical story, which tells of the mental breakdown of an aging writer. Gilbert Pinfold takes a cruise to try to rebuild his shattered life, but what should his life be, and is he important to the world, anyway? A poignant and sad book which is in turn often darkly humorous and uplifting, too, this is an insight into both the recesses of Waugh's own mind and his brilliant imagination, from which he creates a character who is both likeable and often openly derisable.
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Erez on 07-05-08

What a gem

I found this audiobook by chance, and I loved every second of it. This superb little book manages to convey the experience of "hearing voices" in a perfectly believable way, while still remaining humorous and engaging. And the narration is nothing short of perfect. Every character gets a rich and perfectly suited voice. Highly recommended.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Thomas on 11-21-08

Superb

Waugh's best book, superbly read by the narrator. I highly recommend the book and this audio version to anyone who relishes irony, and to students of personal decline and madness.

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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-01-18

Brilliantly funny and perceptive.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold to be better than the print version?

I found them equally wonderful. I've read the novel two or three times and listened to it and both versions are 100% brilliant.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's got to be Gilbert. An exceptionally vivid and droll character with equal amounts of self awareness and complete naivety.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Hard to choose but probably listening to the "voices" on the ship,

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Totally enjoyed everything about it.

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