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The Lucy Family Alphabet

Narrated by: Judith Lucy
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Judith Lucy has been cracking jokes about her parents for years. But when a birth relative's casual comment implied that she despised them, Judith was shocked. Sure, she had been talking about Ann and Tony Lucy like they were one-dimensional Irish nutbags who'd ruined her life for years, but there was always more to them and her own feelings than that.

So Judith decided it was time to write the full story of her parents and her childhood. And here it is, a reference book on all things Lucy from: A is for Adoption (she is) to C is for Cleaning (they didn't) and for Counselling (you'll find out why she had a lot of it) to D is for Diets (she was put on one at eight) to H is for Heart Attack (her father's) to M is for Make Up (her father's) to N is for Nuts (there was a falling out over testicles) to R is for Review (to do with Nuts) to T is for Tanscendental Meditation (it didn't work) to X is for Xmas (when a lot of this started) and beyond...

In amongst the gags Judith explores the people her parents were and the impact of finding out - 25 - that she was adopted. We meet Judith's birth mother but learn that ultimately it was her very unusual parents who made her who she is today.

The Lucy Family Alphabet is funny and ruthlessly honest, but also a moving tribute to the lunatics who raised one of Australia's best-known comedians.

©2008 Judith Lucy (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing

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  • Cate
  • Mareeba, Australia
  • 01-07-13

I really enjoyed it

Would you listen to The Lucy Family Alphabet again? Why?

I enjoyed this immensely, I already liked Judith Lucy's style of comedy.There were many points of laughterHer parents reminded me of mine and I am adopted and can identify with her issues, so that may influence my appreciation for her dry humour.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lucy Family Alphabet?

Many of the anecdotes were funny and sad all at the same time, quite moving - poignant.

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

I have listened to Judith's stand up comedy. I already enjoyed her dry wit. Her delivery definitely adds to the book. I don't think it would be as good to read it as a printed book, unless you know Judith's style really well and can imagine her reading it.

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

I did listen to it for hours at a time because I enjoyed it, though it is broken up into so many short parts, and the stories are from various points in time, so it could be easily be listened to in short bursts

Any additional comments?

This book is like a big stand up show rather than a novel.There is a couple of stories per letter of the alphabet

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  • Robert
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 12-03-12

Amazing Insight To A Great Australian Comic!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Recommended for many reasons. Adoption, Family, Career and Strength - with let's not forget Comedy is delivered in this Audio Book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lucy Family Alphabet?

Adoption

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

Yes

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  • Simon
  • Hendra, Australia
  • 11-15-10

Intersting but its not a humor book

If you are expecting a sidesplitting tale then look for another book, this is Judith's story and it is a pretty sad tale punctuated by some classic Lucy humor. I enjoyed it, but by about halfway through I got the picture that she had a crappy upbringing and only listened to the rest because there were a few bits of comedy in there. If it were not narrated by Judith it would have been garbage, such is the content.

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  • Cathryn Walker
  • 06-20-15

Worth a listen

I've never really been a Judith Lucy fan but I've warmed to her in recent times. I used to find her ultra-Aussie accent annoying but I've come to think that Judith is just being Judith and there is something refreshing about a woman who obviously has emotional

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  • Katie Devitt
  • 01-19-19

Superb dry comedy - Judith Lucy at her best

This is everything you love about Judith Lucy. She is raw she is uncompromising and she is fantastic. I will listen to this again and again and have recommended to a bunch of friends. Please Judith - can you read all your books and put on audible. Ta love!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-21-18

Funny read

Loved the story! Judith is just as hilarious in book than she is in person

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  • Sarah
  • 07-16-18

Funny, warm, authentic and courageous

Really enjoyed the book, and Lucy's narration. It reminded me a little of Hannah Gadsby's Nanette (but not quite so intense or political): the bitter-sweet tale of the private struggles that often shape the public success of a comedian.

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  • Mr Daniel Malusa
  • 10-12-17

Brilliant!<br />

The best audiobook I've listened to. Judith Lucy is by far the best comedian. Absolutely loved her stories.

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  • Daina
  • 03-23-17

Next best thing to seeing her live on stage.

Hilarious! Best read before any family gathering. In fact give a copy to them for Christmas.

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  • Sleep Tech
  • 09-24-15

Love love love Judith Lucy

Fantastic story. Beautifully read by Lucy. Another standing ovation for this lady. Hope there is more coming.

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  • James
  • 02-17-15

Funny bugger.

I'm thinking it wouldn't be that hard to write a short story on such an interesting family. then chuck in judith for a few gags and all in all a good read. ps , can I borrow this lady to sit next to me in the truck and tell me gags all day? she is a funny bugger.

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