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Blackadder II | [Richard Curtis, Ben Elton]

Blackadder II

England 1558-1603. The filthy genes of the Blackadder dynasty bubble to the surface of history's melting pot as Lord Edmund, arrogant peer-about-town, swaggers with a big head and small beard in search of grace and favour from the stark raving mad Queen Bess.
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Publisher's Summary

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

England 1558-1603. The filthy genes of the Blackadder dynasty bubble to the surface of history's melting pot as Lord Edmund, arrogant peer-about-town, swaggers with a big head and small beard in search of grace and favour from the stark raving mad Queen Bess.

Listen as Lord Blackadder falls in love with a girl named Bob, takes over the job of executioner whilst almost losing his own head, schemes to raise 1,000 pounds to pay off a perverted Bishop, goes on a far-off sea voyage to the remote country of France, and plays Charades with a member of the Spanish Inquisition.

Accompanied by a small rabble of beruffed riff-raff (bottom-breath Baldrick and pea-brain Percy) the serpentine Lord Blackadder lowers the whole tone of England's Golden Age.

The collection includes the following episodes: "Bells", "Head", "Potato", "Money", "Beer", and "Chains".

©2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd; (P)1995, 2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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    Amazon Customer 03-04-05 Listener Since 2004
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    "Hilarious as always"

    Blackadder has always been one of my favorite TV shows and the audio version is EXCELLENT!! The only thing missing is the TV which is great because I can listen to the shows while I am working. I hope audible will expand on their BBC comedy series because they are very, very funny...if you like British comedy that is.

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    RKR Georgia 07-14-11
    RKR Georgia 07-14-11 Member Since 2007

    Drama teacher and Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan

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    "Better on screen"

    These audio recordings are simply the audio track from the series. I understood this when I downloaded it, so I wasn't disappointed in any way. However, some of the humor is lost by having the audio alone. Five stars for the series, only three for the audio.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Bryson City, NC, USA 08-31-08
    Jennifer Bryson City, NC, USA 08-31-08
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    "Always Great, but..."

    I can't find a thing at fault with Black Adder II itself. It's just as wonderful as it always was. The only thing I would have changed is...If they could have made one file per episode, it would be a lot easier to select which one I want to listen to. (My player doesn't allow for fast forward or rewind.)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn Acushnet, MA, USA 01-25-08
    Carolyn Acushnet, MA, USA 01-25-08 Member Since 2003
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    "Wonderful Britcom!"

    Unlike the first Blackadder series, this Elizabethan one relies on dialogue, wordplay and wit.

    I can listen to it over and over again.

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    Paula beaverton, OR, USA 06-11-08
    Paula beaverton, OR, USA 06-11-08
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    "listen again and again"

    i had watched this series on public tv and enjopyed them and still enjoy the series on audio

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    O. Moghraby London 02-11-06
    O. Moghraby London 02-11-06 Member Since 2005

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    "Fantastic Blackadder II"

    SImply the best -blackadder at his witty best!! Works well even on audio format. Highly recommended to liven up any dull journey!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kelley CA, United States 05-01-07
    Kelley CA, United States 05-01-07 Member Since 2006

    Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.

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    "Adolescent."

    I loved this series when I was in High School.
    Apparently, I've grown up a lot since then and now it just seems unpleasantly silly. I also don't think it works well as audio. The laugh track is obviously reacting to sight gags which makes a rough go rougher.

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  • Tangerine
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    "Superb"

    The entire second series of Blackadder is available to listen to on your ipod should you wish! I remember listening to this on tape back when mp3's were nothing other than a dream. We laughed then, we laugh now but with better audio quality. This series is nothing short of brilliant. It is an amazingly well written series and every episode is available here. Rowan Atkinson and co do a supreme job. It is so very funny and feels timeless (how could it not being set in the time of Queen Elizabeth I) but remains as funny now as it did when I first heard and saw it. Fantastic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Oliver
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    3/30/13
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    "Classic TV works in audio form"

    Blackadder is one of the funniest comedies ever, and if you're familiar with the series then just hearing the audio will not diminish your enjoyment - it almost makes it better in a way, as you're picturing the scenes as you hear it. This may not be the best introduction to the series for those who have never seen it on TV, as some jokes will be lost on them, but if you've seen it as many times as I have you will love this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • L
    Newcastleton, United Kingdom
    12/14/11
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    "Blackadder II"

    Really disappointed that all six episodes appear as one file so you can't select an individual episode to listen to, you have to listen to all six as on block.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Liam
    Walsall, United Kingdom
    3/19/14
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    "Blackadder at his best!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Blackadder II to be better than the print version?

    There's a print version?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blackadder II?

    All of it! So funny, even though I've listened to it at least 10 times!


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    As it's not anyone narrating, all the performances were great.


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

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
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    "A cunning plan indeed..."

    The Blackadder series translates to audio surprisingly well and loses only a little without visuals.

    This time Edmund Blackadder is part of the court of Elizabeth the first, with cunning plans by the handful only slightly hindered by the helping hands of his chum Lord Percy and his disgusting servant Baldrick.

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