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Fool Audiobook

Fool: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Christopher Moore, much beloved scrivener and peerless literary jester, now takes on no less than the legendary Bard himself (with the utmost humility and respect) with a twisted and insanely funny tale of a moronic monarch and his deceitful daughters, as seen through the eyes of a man wearing a codpiece and bells on his head.

Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of...well...stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.

Well now the bangers and mash have really hit the fan. And the only person who can possibly make things right . . . is Pocket. Now he's going to have do some very fancy maneuvering: cast some spells, start a war or two - the usual stuff - to get Cordelia back into Daddy Lear's good graces, to derail the fiendish power plays of Cordelia's twisted sisters, and to shag every lusciously shaggable wench who's amenable to shagging along the way.

Pocket may be a fool...but he's definitely not an idiot.

©2009 Christopher Moore; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    David 04-27-12
    David 04-27-12 Member Since 2016

    I listen in the car while i drive. I have eclectic tastes in books and if it interests me I listen till its over.

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    "This man is a genius."
    What did you love best about Fool?

    The turnabout on the story. The hero and best character is the fool and he comes out on top in nearly every scene.


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    WarpKatt Alamogordo, NM, United States 04-02-12
    WarpKatt Alamogordo, NM, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Very Amusing"
    Would you listen to Fool again? Why?

    It is an amusing tale which had me laughing out loud at times ~ which can be embarrasing in public! when no one can see your earbuds!


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    Your Best Friend 03-14-12
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    "Loved the Story and the Narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fool to be better than the print version?

    Yes. The narrator added to the character. There is also an interview with the author at the end of the book where he went over his thoughts and writing process for this book. It was entertaining as well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I haven't read King Lear, but it was obvious that the author did a lot of research on Shakespeare when writing this book. It was whitty and entertaining. It was a bit vulgar for me though.


    What does Euan Morton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Sarcastic attitude, catch phrase, British accent.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    This is now my favorite of Christopher Moore's books.

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    owens WINSTON SALEM, NC, United States 01-06-12
    owens WINSTON SALEM, NC, United States 01-06-12
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    "A Good Shag!"
    Would you listen to Fool again? Why?

    This is my 3rd listen, the story character and plot are just fascinating


    What other book might you compare Fool to and why?

    Wicked but are just well told, full of imagination and just plain fun


    What does Euan Morton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The characters personality


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Pocket found out that the King as a very bad person!


    Any additional comments?

    Fool just takes you away from the normal with fun and wit.

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    Mom of 8 in Texas 07-23-10 Member Since 2014
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    "New favorite writer"

    Wow!!! great book. If your not a fan of Mr. Moore you should be.

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    Cathy M. Hall 06-17-10 Listener Since 2001
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    "Even better the second listen"

    Christopher Moore packs so much humor in his books that it is impossible to catch everything the first time. This book is no exception. Keep away from children and "sensitive" mother-in-laws!

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    Matthew Sevierville, TN, United States 05-29-10
    Matthew Sevierville, TN, United States 05-29-10 Member Since 2013
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    "This book is freakin great"

    I love this book. If you like Chirstopher Moore's stuff you will love this one.

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    Brian Manassas, VA, United States 12-22-09
    Brian Manassas, VA, United States 12-22-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Another Winner by Moore"

    Again, I find myself thoroughly enjoying a Christopher Moore book. Funny, witty, and well read. A great choice, especially for fans of Shakespeare. I am tempted to buy for my 14 year old, who will soon be struggling through Shakespeare. Great stuff!

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    Brian Bronx, NY, USA 11-02-09
    Brian Bronx, NY, USA 11-02-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Good but not his best"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the book - plenty of laugh out loud moments as usual with Christopher Moore. However, for me it does not rank up there with Lamb and A Dirty Job - in particular I thought parts of the second half of the book dragged out a bit.

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    Paul houston, TX, USA 09-22-09
    Paul houston, TX, USA 09-22-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Best C. Moore Book to listen to."

    Have read all Chris's books and listened to them all as well. For some reason I had trouble getting into this read, but the listen was spectacular. The narrator was great, the jokes were spot on, everything came together for me w/ the audio book!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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