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Snobs Audiobook

Snobs

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Publisher's Summary

'Fellowes doesn't try to hide his love of the funny, sealed, above-stairs world of dukes, duchesses, marquesses, nursery maids, herbaceous borders and breakfast kedgeree, all of which makes Snobs such a good, fresh read.' (Daily Telegraph)

Edith Lavery is a woman on the make. The attractive only child of a middle-class accountant, she leaves behind her dull job in a Chelsea estate agents and manages to bag one of the most eligible bachelors of the day: Charles Broughton, heir to the Marquess of Uckfield. But is life amongst the upper echelons of 'good' society all that it seems? Edith soon discovers there's much more to the aristocracy than dancing in Anabel's, shooting small birds and understanding which fork to use at dinner. And then there is Charles's mother, the indomitable Lady Uckfield, or 'Googie' to her friends, who is none too pleased with her son's choice of breeding partner.

With twists and turns aplenty, this is a comical tale worthy of a contemporary Jane Austen.

©2004 Julian Fellowes (P)2005 AudioGo Ltd

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    Moonglotexas South Africa 07-12-13
    Moonglotexas South Africa 07-12-13 Member Since 2012

    Live life Joyfully!

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    "Fabulous writing and interesting perspective"
    What did you love best about Snobs?

    The writing, Julian's style is a joy and so enjoyable. Captivating and transporting!


    What other book might you compare Snobs to and why?

    Much like the script of Downton Abbey, the writing style remains. The more contemporary setting though allows for a different and interesting read


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

    I found his voice and phrasing whipped my mind away into the book, transporting me from my own life and making me feel empathetic to characters whose behaviour may not have naturally encouraged that from me.


    Who was the most memorable character of Snobs and why?

    This novel works because of its broad cast, to remove those whose behaviour you liked less would dissemble the plot


    Any additional comments?

    Thoroughly enjoyable, I will continue to listen to his books in the future

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stella 06-11-12
    Stella 06-11-12
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    "Interesting perspective but ........a little dull"

    I bought this based on the reviews that I read. I was expecting more of a story but it seemed like a fairly repetitive description of upper class Britain, with a few characters thrown into a very predictable plot to fill out all the observations, Informative but not really my cup of (English Breakfast) tea.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kiwimum 05-05-12
    kiwimum 05-05-12 Member Since 2012

    Reading is one of my great loves, but as a busy mum to 4, I seldom have the time to sit down with a good book. Audible changed that for me.

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    "Interesting and Fun"

    The author of Downton Abbey cannot fail to bring an intriguing, scandal-ridden story. The narration of this book is supurb which allows you to be drawn in to the characters and the plot of the story. It is a modern-day Edwardian tale, with an intriguing insight into the British class system. It has big houses, aristocrats and the middle-class wannabes all tied in to this light, amusing, slightly different take on the average romance novel. I enjoyed it and would recommend it if you are wanting something entertaining and not too heavy. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars for the story, is that I found it a little predictable - but that could just be me!

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  • Zimboandcaz
    8/23/16
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    "Not Downton Abbey"

    Struggled with this, found it uptight and hard to engage with any of the characters. Sorry!

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  • CAROL KILLA
    7/28/16
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    "some time away"

    I feel like I've just spent some time away in London and the country with the smart set.
    Julian fellows is so clever his story telling and character building makes toot gel add though you are pay off the world toy ate taking about.
    a must for all fellows fans.
    insightful, cheekily familiar in places a tiny bit wicked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Carnforth, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "endured rather than enjoyed"
    What would have made Snobs better?

    If the story has got going before the many sideline explanations of the upper classes began.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Julian Fellowes again?

    Not sure, love Downton Abbey but this is my second novel by him and both were hard to pull the story out of.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Irritation - it took ages before I knew who and what it was about.


    Any additional comments?

    I persevered and suddenly at the end the story came through and I almost cared what happened so I did complete it. In some ways it reminded me of that little Britain sketch about Barbara Cartland having to write a certain number of words so padding it out with irrelevancies. If I had got into the story from the beginning I think that I would have liked the upper class explanations but as it was I just kept thinking 'get on with it'.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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