Vile Bodies

Narrated by: Robert Hardy
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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A satiric novel by Evelyn Waugh, published in 1930.

Set in England between the wars, the novel examines the frenetic but empty lives of the Bright Young Things, young people who indulge in constant party-going, heavy drinking, and promiscuous sex. At the novel's end, the realities of the world intrude, with Adam Fenwick-Symes, the protagonist, serving on a battlefield at the onset of another world war.

©1930 Evelyn Waugh (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-16

Wonderful narration

Really enjoyed this. The narration was spot on for the time and feel of the story.

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  • Ronan
  • 04-05-17

hilarious tale of the bright young things

interwar years filled with booze and parties and the impending doom of WWII. Robert Hardy is brilliant as ever.

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  • Mrs. K. Sowden
  • 12-09-18

Mad, sad and funny

Great performance from Robert Hardy. Story is a bit choppy but some very funny and poignant bits.

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  • E. Toman
  • 06-12-18

Strange

Odd book. Author dislikes his characters. Disjointed. Moments of humour but overall not that funny. Deus ex machina ending.

Well read.

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  • jane
  • 12-20-17

Excellent narration

Talented narration made the book worth listening to. What skill. All books should have this quality of narration from talented actors/authors.