Tristram Shandy

  • by Laurence Sterne
  • Narrated by John Moffatt
  • 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tristram Shandy is an ironic masterpiece, a work of extraordinary originality, wit, and learning. It is a work of considerable philosophical complexity but at the same time it is just a piece of flim-flam; it has been called the longest shaggy dog story in English literature. It is both a classic novel and an anti-novel. It includes passages of seemingly serious theology - but it can also be read as an elaborate bawdy joke.
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Glorious Shaggy Dog Story

Pull up your chair in the snug, with a pint of ale in your hand, and listen to the glorious ramblings and diversions of Mr. Sterne, raconteur par excellence.
Amazingly modern for a work written in the mid 18th century in the way it handles narrative, time, structure.
An entertainment, beautifully read by John Moffatt whose resonant tones convey the chucklesomeness of the whole thing.
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- Steve

A wonderful reader brings this book to life

This production is an absolute deligh! The reader brings the full range of emotional sensitivity, subtely, drama and high camp that the story requires. The book itselt is wonderfully funny, although a little hit and miss in places and ever so slightly over long. Maybe I'm just not educated enough to appreciate every nuiance.
In the words of film critic Mark Kermode:
'Most things would benefit from cutting out 20 minutes and adding an exploding helicopter'.
Wise words indeed.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-10-2000
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks