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Blackadder Goes Forth | [Richard Curtis, Ben Elton]

Blackadder Goes Forth

With a ya boo sucks to you fritzy, hot tiddly tumble, it's off to Western Front 1917. Captain Blackadder, hero of Mboto Gorge, joined the British Army when it was little more than a travel agency for gentlemen with an abnormally high sex drive.
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Publisher's Summary

Six BBC TV episodes starring Rowan Atkinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, and Tony Robinson.

With a ya boo sucks to you fritzy, hot tiddly tumble, it's off to Western Front 1917. Captain Blackadder, hero of Mboto Gorge, joined the British Army when it was little more than a travel agency for gentlemen with an abnormally high sex drive.

Now he finds himself crammed into a sewer, twenty yards from a lot of heavily armed people who want to kill him. Worse still, he takes his orders from two homicidal maniacs, one called the Charge of the Light Brigade 'a victory for common sense', and the other is called Darling.

Ever ready with a cunning plan, Blackadder actively avoids duty by taking up art, shooting the General's favourite bird, probing the hospital nurse, and learning to fly.

But will his attempts to push off be enough to save him when the Big Push comes?

This collection includes the following episodes: "Captain Cook", "Corporal Punishment", "Major Star", "Private Plane", "General Hospital", and "Goodbyeee".

©2003 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)1995, 2003 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    Marc Eindhoven, Netherlands 03-02-05
    Marc Eindhoven, Netherlands 03-02-05
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    "Very good Audioproduction of a TV show"

    It took me a long time before I decided to buy this book on the assumption that "audioversions" of TV shows don't work very well. How wrong I was!

    The main reason I think is that because of the high focus on textual interaction as opposed to cinametic humour, the jokes do not get lost on the listener. (E.g. with audiobook fawlty towers a "describer" is needed to describe the cinematic situation in order to get the joke through).

    What makes the show fun is the interaction between the very steriotypical characters, "idiot/insensitive general, pencil pusher, gung ho officer and the ultimate cynic who's main objective is "do everything not to get killed"

    This book is very very funny, but also very sarcastic at how it sneers at British history. The TV show was controversial as it obviously doesn't spare British/Allied ignorance to life. "After 17 failed attempts they would never expect us to try an 18th".

    In that aspect the book does have a sad historical value. Rowan Atkinson himself stated that the distance in time to 1917 only made it possible to write a parody about "Flanders Fields".

    The only thing i found a bit annoying was the "canned laughter" but I got used to it after a few minutes.

    Even if you didn't see the original show, I still recommend the book!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Penny Crozier 02-25-05
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    "Dry, very dry!"

    Love it - made me laugh so much I was as out of breath as "an asthmatic ant carrying a very large bag of shopping." If you like dry English humour, you will enjoy Blackadder. Doesn't lose a thing just being audio rather than the original TV show.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Frances 07-29-15
    Frances 07-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Clever and funny and sad"

    This is my favourite series of Blackadder. It's particularly satirical and the most consistently clever of the series (in my opinion). Plus you get Hugh Laurie, Tim McInnery and Stephen Fry in every episode! Awesome :D

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Adam
    Linlithgow, West Lothian, United Kingdom
    12/11/07
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    "Absolutely Hilarious"

    This was one of my very first purchases on audio. I have never laughed so much in a long time. My favourite episode is Corporal Punishment orders for Operation Insanity arrive and Blackadder breaches regulations by eating the messenger pigeon Speckled Jim - who just happens to be General Melchett's closet boyhood friend. All manner of mayhem breaks loose including Baldrick mixing up letters for legal representation and he ends with George blowing all chances of not guilty at his Court Martial, much frolics at court and afterwards.
    Despite it being for TV the audio works really well and makes travelling to work a pleasure rather than the usual chore. Well worth buying. Highly recommended.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Steven
    hinckley, Leices, United Kingdom
    7/3/10
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    "Baar"

    What need I say, Blackadder is Genius!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    11/14/07
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    "Witty and hilarious"

    Although written as a television series this set of six episodes works very well as audio entertainment. It's very funny with some sharp insights into the waste and hopelessness of the First World War.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Stearman
    6/29/15
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    "Cleaver, Powerful and Poinent"

    This audible book is taken straight from the TV series. These six episodes are extremely well written and acted. The final episode is particularly moving.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RachelRay
    4/13/15
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    "Cunning as a Fox appointed HeadofCunning at Oxford"

    just as good on audio. that ending tho - forgot how sad it is :''(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    EYE, United Kingdom
    4/7/15
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    "As good as the TV series"
    What made the experience of listening to Blackadder Goes Forth the most enjoyable?

    The lines are much better when they are listened to. The writing is marvellously funny


    What other book might you compare Blackadder Goes Forth to, and why?

    Impossible. This is a one off and any comparison would be superfluous


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The pace of the lines


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

    A laugh a second


    Any additional comments?

    Superb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Basho
    Travelling the world
    2/1/15
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    "Still brilliant"

    Still moving to tears at the end.

    Only the British could make a comedy series set in the horror of WW1, and only the BBC could manage to make the humour so fantastic and yet so bittersweet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love to read
    8/19/14
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    "Superb"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Blackadder Goes Forth to be better than the print version?

    Never having read the print version I can't say but without those incredible voices it couldn't work for me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Blackadder himself,his wry sardonic wit & air of world weariness were superb.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The closing scenes were not only funny but also extremely moving.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Carry on Dying


    Any additional comments?

    Edmund Blackadder & Baldrick must rank along with Holmes & Watson,Poirot & Hastings & Scrooge & Cratchet as the great fictional duos of all time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • simon
    United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "know every word"

    I know every word (sad eh?). However, i never get tired of the comic genius that is the Blackadder team. Amazing for those car journeys.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    4/9/13
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    "Memories"

    As a child i remember the shows fondly.Being able to enjoy the wonderful characters again is one of lifes pleasures

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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