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Fool Audiobook

Fool: A Novel

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.
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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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    Keith Boca Raton, FL, United States 03-28-09
    Keith Boca Raton, FL, United States 03-28-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Christopher Moore is a Master"

    Fool is a testament to his humorous heart. Christopher Moore’s ability to weave such a tale and create laughs in the strangest of places continues to impress. Truly an enjoyable audio book. The narrator was a perfect choice and his performance was the icing on the cake. I can’t wait to see what the author has in store next.

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    David New York, NY, United States 03-25-09
    David New York, NY, United States 03-25-09 Member Since 2014
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    "instant classic"

    it would be hard to believe that anyone with a sense of humor would not love this book. Well written, creative and a great story line. Also, well read. You should not miss this.

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    Paula Beck Chester, MA 03-19-09
    Paula Beck Chester, MA 03-19-09 Member Since 2015

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    "Much fun"

    Loved this book! Laughed out loud several times. Makes me want to read or see more Shakespeare. I would have loved to tell friends about some of the funniest parts, but it's one of those "you had to be there". All I can do is recommend the book!

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    N. Murdock 03-14-09
    N. Murdock 03-14-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Don't miss it!"

    Just fabulous. Funny, irreverent, complex, full of twists and turns and more great language than you'll find in a book twice its size. Don't hesitate to get this book.

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    Tracy Hoffmann Downingtown, PA USA 03-12-09
    Tracy Hoffmann Downingtown, PA USA 03-12-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Witty, naughty and human"

    Picked this up on a whim and must say I was glad I did. "Fool" is funny and clever, in a very midevil way. A good story, packaged with a great narrator, makes for a terrific listen. Pocket is a wonderful protagonist, who manages to poke fun at himself as often as the other characters. Am looking forward to listening to more of Mr. Moore to see if the magic is just with this book/narrator or if he is to become a new favorite.

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    Lisa Sidney, OH, USA 03-11-09
    Lisa Sidney, OH, USA 03-11-09
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    "Brilliant all around!"

    Long time fan of Christopher Moore and never, ever disappointed. This is my first audiobook of his work and I didn't think I could love him Moore! Oh how wrong I was. If you're not a priss this is a goldmine MUST LISTEN/read.

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    Kala Bristow, OK, USA 03-09-09
    Kala Bristow, OK, USA 03-09-09
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    "Classic Moore!"

    I loved it (as I expected I would). Thank you for once again providing laugh at loud entertainment for my grueling gym workouts.

    Superb!

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    Caesar Waltham, MA, USA 02-27-09
    Caesar Waltham, MA, USA 02-27-09 Member Since 2013
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    "I loved it"

    This book is clever, well-read, and engaging. As another reviewer mentions, it does contain "bawdy" language, but there is a warning right up front.
    Moore has fun with classic British literature using modern-day British humor. I liked his vampire series, I loved this one.

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    James R. Spitznas Purcellville, VA United States 02-17-09
    James R. Spitznas Purcellville, VA United States 02-17-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Mixed bag"

    Parts of the book were laugh out loud funny but not as much so as I had been lead to believe based on reviews of this book and author. Other stretches of the book were rather dull. Overall, I would rate the story and its narration at 3.5 stars. In my final rating, though, I'm deducting 0.5 stars for the poor audio quality; there is a persistent high-pitched whine throughout the book that nearly drove me crazy.

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    J. Horn Phoenix, AZ, USA 09-28-11
    J. Horn Phoenix, AZ, USA 09-28-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Filthy and ridiculous without being funny. At all."

    I only finished this awful, trying-too-hard book because I really needed to warn people away from it and it wouldn't be fair to do so after quitting at the first chapter. If you think Terry Pratchett is funny, there's some small chance that you will enjoy this book - it has the same bending-over-backwards-to-torture-out-a-joke feeling as Pratchett's equally unfunny prose. I have enjoyed several of Christopher Moore's other novels, so I am not sure what happened here, besides a trainwreck. I felt bad for Euan Morton -- he did a fine job with the narration, but probably needed to take many showers afterward to wash off the stink.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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