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Decline and Fall Audiobook

Decline and Fall

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Expelled from Oxford for indecent behaviour, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly unsurprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at Llanabba Castle.

His colleagues are an assortment of misfits, including Prendy (plagued by doubts) and Captain Grimes, who is always in the soup (or just plain drunk). Then Sports Day arrives and with it the delectable Margot Beste-Chetwynde, floating on a scented breeze.

As the farce unfolds and the young run riot, no one is safe, least of all Paul. Taking its title from Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Evelyn Waugh's first, funniest novel immediately caught the ear of the public with his account of an ingénu abroad in the decadent confusion of 1920s high society.

©1928 Evelyn Waugh (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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  • Harriet
    4/20/16
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    "Brilliant narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Decline and Fall to be better than the print version?

    Can't say as I haven't read the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Decline and Fall?

    All of it.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Maloney’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Michael Maloney is brilliant at capturing character, and the mood of the period, all of his voices are distinct and brilliant.


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

    No


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Raal Harris
    London UK
    2/11/16
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    "Ripping Yarn"

    Thoroughly enjoyable book and wonderfully narrated by Michael Maloney who expertly brings the larger than life characters to life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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