The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

  • by Sue Townsend
  • Narrated by Stephen Mangan
  • 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first publication of Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole, Penguin Audiobooks are re-releasing the audiobook edition of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 in downloadable audio. This classic of comic fiction is hilariously read by Stephen Mangan, who played Adrian Mole in the The Cappuccino Years and also starred in The Green Wing as the hapless Guy Secretan.
Friday January 2nd: I felt rotten today. It's my mother's fault for singing 'My Way' at two o'clock in the morning at the top of the stairs. Just my luck to have a mother like her. There is a chance my parents could be alcoholics. Next year I could be in a children's home.
Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. Writing candidly about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', Adrian's painfully honest diary is still hilarious and compelling reading 30 years after it first appeared.

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What the Critics Say

"One of literature's most endearing figures. Mole is an excellent guide for all of us." (Observer)
"Marvellous, touching and screamingly funny . . . set to become as much a cult book as The Catcher in the Rye." (Jilly Cooper)
"A satire of our times. Very funny indeed." (Sunday Times)

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As good as I remembered it

Would you listen to The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 again? Why?

I loved this book growing up and listening to it again as an adult has renewed my love of these dysfunctional characters.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4?

Most memoable moment is when Pandora writes his name as 'Adrain


If you could take any character from The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Adrian Mole to make sure he knew just how clueless he really is.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-29-2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd