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Publisher's Summary

Paddy Clarke, a 10-year-old Dubliner, describes his world, a place full of warmth, cruelty, love, sardines, and slaps across the face. He's confused; he sees everything but he understands less and less.
Winner of the 1993 Booker Prize
©1993 Roddy Doyle (P)1993 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Like all the great comic writers Roddy Doyle has become an explorer of the heart." (Irish Times)

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  • Dorothea
  • VlaardingenNetherlands
  • 11-03-08

just love it

The story is great, but I knew that already since I read the book.
I fell in love with the narrator on the spot, he is great, wonderful accent, great story teller. Such a pity the book is abridged! Could have listened to it for much, much longer.

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Loved this

Great story, great writer, performed well. Was sorry when it ended, give us the longer version!

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  • David
  • 03-20-11

Awful!

I purchased this as an alternative form of learning the book, without having to read it countless times, as i have an exam on it in June. The voice in which it is read in very good, and really captures the tone in which Doyle intended. However the book skips alot of the crucial parts and is utterly rubbish as a reference, useless for the purpose for which i myself intended. Im aware that it is not labeled unabridged, but for a book like this, my assumption was that all of the content would have been included in the audiobook... DO NOT waste your money simply read the book.

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  • Dr J Fitch
  • 03-28-15

Brilliant!

A great listen. The narrator captures the character perfectly. Fast funny and unfogettable.

Paddy Clark brings his world to lufe from Shephers pie on Tuesday to George Best idolatry.