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The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole | [Sue Townsend]

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

"Sunday July 18th. My father announced at breakfast that he is going to have a vasectomy. I pushed my sausages away untouched...." In this second instalment of teenager Adrian Mole's diaries, the Mole family is in crisis and the country is beating the drum of war. While his parents have reconciled after both embarked on disastrous affairs, Adrian is shocked to learn of his mother's pregnancy.
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"Sunday July 18th. My father announced at breakfast that he is going to have a vasectomy. I pushed my sausages away untouched...."

In this second instalment of teenager Adrian Mole's diaries, the Mole family is in crisis and the country is beating the drum of war. While his parents have reconciled after both embarked on disastrous affairs, Adrian is shocked to learn of his mother's pregnancy. And even though at the mercy of his rampant hormones and the fickle whims of the divine Pandora, a victim of a broken home and his own tortured (though unrecognised) genius, Adrian continues valiantly to chronicle the pains and pleasures of a misspent adolescence.

©1985 Sue Townsend (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Mia 11-17-12
    Mia 11-17-12 Member Since 2012

    I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.

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    "Another funny diary"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes: It is both warm and funny.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Adrian, since it is his diary.


    Have you listened to any of Nicholas Barnes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes in the first adrian Mole book. This was just as good as this


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

    His innocence.


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    Sheila 10-20-12
    Sheila 10-20-12 Member Since 2005

    Shameless book addict whose life was made immeasurably happier when I discovered audiobooks made housework tolerable and long drives a joy.

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    Adrian's parents have reconciled, but he is still obsessed with Pandora and writing for the BBC. Adrian's life is about to turn upside down, but he sails on naively unaware of major events happening around him. Much of the book concerns his mother's pregnancy and delivery, and the settling in of Adrian's new sister. This made me laugh so hard, I had to stop listening while driving. I couldn't see through the tears.

    Maybe it's because the characters are more familiar, but I thought this book was funnier than the first. Adrian's diary entries present huge warning flags of trouble ahead, and much of the fun is seeing it come crashing in. I can't wait to get to the next book.

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    What did you like most about The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole?

    I most liked the similarities between going through acne and embarrassment.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sue Townsend? Why or why not?

    Yes, it is really entertaining listen.


    What does Nicholas Barnes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His voice is great and definitely shows oh you would expect him to sound if you were reading it.


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

    No I listened to it in stages because it is a lot to take in all at once.


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