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Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years | [Sue Townsend]

Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years

Adrian Mole is 39 and a quarter. Due to his financial situation he has been forced to move next door to his parents. And his numerous nightly visits to the lavatory lead him to suspect prostate trouble. As his worries multiply, a phone call to his old flame ignites powerful memories and makes him wonder - is she the only one who can save him now?
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Publisher's Summary

Adrian Mole is 39 and a quarter. Due to his financial situation, he has been forced to move next door to his parents. And his numerous nightly visits to the lavatory lead him to suspect prostate trouble.

As his worries multiply, a phone call to his old flame ignites powerful memories and makes him wonder - is she the only one who can save him now?

©2009 Lily Broadway Productions Ltd (P)2010 WF Howes Ltd

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"Adrian Mole really is a brilliant comic creation." (The Times, London)

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    Emily - Audible Maplewood, NJ, United States 08-13-10
    Emily - Audible Maplewood, NJ, United States 08-13-10 Member Since 2008

    As an Audible Editor I listen for a living! British classics, YA novels, speculative fiction, and anything quirky, fascinating, or heart-wrenching.

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    "I love Adrian Mole"

    And this book is no exception- i'm just so glad that Sue Townsend continues to write them. But, if beggars CAN be choosers, I thought this book ended too abruptly. I really wanted to know what happened next, and I really am hoping that the author let's us know sooner rather than later.
    Narrator was brilliant and totally believable.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    SUZANNE MIAMI, fl, United States 04-30-12
    SUZANNE MIAMI, fl, United States 04-30-12
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    "EXCELLENT"
    What made the experience of listening to Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years the most enjoyable?

    SUE TOWNSEND DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. HER STORIES ARE INTELLIGENT AND VERY FUNNY. GREAT BRITISH HUMOR AND IRREVERENCE. ITS GOOD TO LAUGH AT SOMEONE ELSE BEING SELF DEPRECATING.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Steven
    cardiffUnited Kingdom
    3/28/10
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    "superb"

    yet again, Sue Townsend produces another comic masterpiece involving her most enduring charactor Adrian Mole. As with the most recent books in this series, the mixing of humour and sadness is wonderfully done and this book is no exception. One of the best things about these books is that even though most of the situation our hapless hero finds himself in are totally unrealistic and yet, you find yourself believing in them and in Adrian himself... wouldn't we all love to know someone like him? lastly, a word on the reader- a great choice, Mark Hadfield read the book wonderfully.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    bookham, surrey, United Kingdom
    6/13/10
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    "Welcome reunion with an old friend"

    I've grown up with Adrian Mole and have, through the years, enjoyed the wonderful books by Sue Townsend. Adrian started off life as a weedy, pompous boy, and is now nearly 40. The voice of Adrian, sympathetically narrated in this book, made me feel warmer towards him than I have in previous books. That had little to do with the prostate troubles of the title, and more to do with the growing certainty that Adrian is more sinned against than sinning, and perpetually misunderstood. This book accompanied me on several trips down the M3 and back, and the miles flew by. This is a warm, and uplifting book, despite the title and Adrian deals with his travails with courage and gusto, and always does the next right thing. Bravo, Adrian!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lucie
    4/5/14
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    "Comic genius as ever"
    Any additional comments?

    Adrian Mole, as ever, is amusingly believable in all his idiosyncrasies, and the narrator has done a very good job of remaining deadpan for even the most laughable of his woes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Timothy
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    11/3/13
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years?

    Some of Bernard Hopkins reactions to events and people


    What about Ark Hadfield’s performance did you like?

    Fantastic, made me feel more involved with the book and accents/voices were just brillaint


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

    Made me laugh for sure.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    Rotherham, United Kingdom
    10/6/12
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    "Laugh Out Loud Fantastic"

    Got a few strange looks while driving listening to this book! It is great to listen to in the car. Any fans of Adrian Mole must buy this book, it is the best one of the lot. Great Read\listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jane
    Cadiz, Spain
    8/19/12
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    "sad and funny"

    How can a book about marital breakdown, redundancy and cancer be so funny? I absolutely loved this book and was sorry to reach the end. Sue Townsend has not written a sequel so far, what a shame. If anyone has a relation or friend with cancer, read this. I loved Hadfield's narration, and will look for others read by him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Leora
    Naot Ashelim, Israel
    6/19/13
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    "A BIG Disappointment"
    What disappointed you about Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years?

    The whole story was missing it's usual oomph. It was repetitive and I expected alot more from Sue Townsend after the others in this series.


    What was most disappointing about Sue Townsend’s story?

    The story was boring and Adrian was a big disappointment!


    Any additional comments?

    I most certaintly DON'T recomend this book whereas others in the Adrian Mole series I do recomend. This one was a BIG disappointment!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    United Kingdom
    10/29/12
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    "The Adrian We've Grown Up With"

    I was first introduced to Adrian Mole back in 1986 whilst on one of those survival skills camping trip with school, never looked back following him through all his decades into the Prostrate Years. This one is beautifully written, soft, warm, sad, hilarious, harmonious, its the adrian we grew up with matured, coping with health crisis, marriage breakup, redundancy, what ever life throws at him but finding his way through into a happy balance regardless. Adrian Mole is a hero, if you've followed the series dont miss this one its absolutely brilliantly written and narrated, entertaining and funny with lots of heartwarming moments too. Definitely a Five stars listen which has left me wanting more tales from Adrian Mole in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martin
    Accrington United Kingdom
    1/11/12
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    "Down, down..."

    Like another reviewer, I actually found this book quite depressing, and maybe it is because myself and my friends are getting to the same age as Adrian is in this book.

    I have followed the Adrian Mole stories, right back from the first books in the 80s as a teenager at school. Sue Townsend's previous Adrian Mole book (Weapons of Mass Destruction), was stunning and probably the best and I was unable to stop listening to it. This one was quite the opposite.

    I am sure there are some good things about this book and I know that I should give it another listen, but just found it far too depressing the first time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karolina
    Cupar, United Kingdom
    5/26/11
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    "A Hoot"

    Sue Townsend does it again. Another chapter in the life of our dear friend Adrian Mole and a great picture of life in the 21st century. Laugh out loud funny, yet also thought-provoking. Hurry up Sue and write the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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