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    • Blott on the Landscape

    • By: Tom Sharpe
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    When philandering Sir Giles Lynchwood decides it's time to wriggle free of his monumentally unattractive wife, Lady Maud, he knows divorce is out of the question. He can't leave her and keep her cash; a reversionary clause on her ancestral home, Handyman Hall, has taken care of that. Lady Maud, for her own special reasons, is also dying to see the back of Sir Giles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sharpe at his best...

    • By Linda on 07-05-06

    Regular price: $17.58

    • Porterhouse Blue

    • By: Tom Sharpe
    • Narrated by: Griff Rhys Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    To Porterhouse College, Cambridge, famous for rowing, low academic standards. and a proud cuisine, comes a new Master, an ex-grammar-school boy, demanding Firsts, women students, a self-service canteen, and a slot-machine for contraceptives. There is considerable opposition to this challenge to the established order, in the form of Skullion, the intransigent porter at Porterhouse, who is determined that the hallowed traditions of the College will never change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable satire

    • By maxwell on 08-16-10

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Ancestral Vices

    • By: Tom Sharpe
    • Narrated by: Griff Rhys Jones
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    When Lord Petrefact hires Walden Yapp, Professor of Demotic Historiography at Kloone University, to write a scurrilous family history Yapp finds plenty of material in Buscott village, where Frederick Petrefact is running the Mill and adding new vices to the family collection. If Yapp can lay his hands on the Petrefact Papers in the Buscott Museum he may be able to expose the multi-national capitalism of the Petrefacts to the whole world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • be aware: You will not be able to stop laughing

    • By Hans on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $18.33

    • The Wilt Inheritance

    • By: Tom Sharpe
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor-Barnes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Stuck in a job he doesn't want - but can't afford to lose - as nominal Head of the Communications Department at Fenland University, Wilt is still subject to the whims of The Powers That Be, both in and outside of work. The demands of his snobbish wife Eva, and the stupendous school fees of his despicable quadruplet daughters cause him the biggest headaches...apart from the hangovers, that is. When Eva signs him up for a summer job, teaching the gun-toting idiot son of a lusty local aristocrat, Wilt is not amused.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good slapstick; a little misogynist?

    • By connie on 11-24-12

    Regular price: $15.34

    • Grantchester Grind

    • By: Tom Sharpe
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    The instinct of the true Porterhouse man faced with a crisis is to reach for the bottle and then to fall back on the subtle tactical skills honed at Cambridge down the centuries: blackmail and kidnap. But will these be enough? Menaced on all sides - by the collapse of the Chapel, by the tentacles of organised crime, and by the hovering threat of the abominable Dog’s Nose Man - will Porterhouse be forced to unleash the most fearsome weapon in its armoury - the college food?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tom Sharpe Gets Dull

    • By Constant Reader on 05-09-13

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Tohuwabohu

    • By: Tom Sharpe
    • Narrated by: Volker Niederfahrenhorst
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Südafrika in den Zeiten tiefster Apartheid: Miss Hazelstone ist ein ehrenwertes Mitglied der weißen Oberschicht...

    Regular price: $17.86

    • Puppenmord

    • By: Tom Sharpe
    • Narrated by: Olli Dittrich
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Henry Wilt ist Hilfslehrer an einer Berufsschule und tritt beruflich und im Eheleben auf der Stelle...

    Regular price: $6.22

    • The Gropes

    • By: Tom Sharpe
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The Gropes are an old English family based in Northumberland, separated from the rest of society and as eccentric as they come. It is a line dominated by strong-willed and oversexed women, determined to produce more female heirs regardless of whether their desired partners are willing.... At the dawn of the new millennium, timid and gormless teenager Esmond is abducted and lured to Grope Hall by a descendant of the Gropes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Fun

    • By Judy on 04-30-11

    Regular price: $16.96