• Vicar of Dibley 1

  • By: Richard Curtis
  • Narrated by: Dawn French
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-11-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (132 ratings)

Summary

Four classic episodes from the original TV series: Arrival, Songs of Praise, Easter Special and The Christmas Lunch Incident. Welcome to Dibley, a perfect village full of some perfectly peculiar people - including Alice Tinker and her underactive brain, Owen Newitt and his overactive bowels, and Letitia Cropley and her orange cake with Branston pickle icing.
Council ruler David Horton has everything running exactly as he wishes - until 102-year-old Reverend Pottle dies. That's when the trouble begins, for the new vicar of Dibley is Geraldine, a babe with a bob and a magnificent bosom. In these instalments, the vicar increases the church-going public, finds something remarkably attractive about television, learns about suffering by giving up chocolate for Lent, and promises herself too many Christmas lunches with too many people.
Starring Dawn French, with Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, Roger Lloyd Pack, Emma Chambers and Trevor Peacock.
©2012 Richard Curtis (P)2013 BBC Worldwide Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 01-12-13

Warm and Funny

A pretty much straight conversion from the TV series (as far as I can tell) this works surprisingly well on audio only, the warmth and humour come through and it has become one of my favourite repeat listens.

Dawn French is of course wonderful as the vicar but the supporting cast bring to life an array of characters that are both bizarre and endearing and work perfectly in combination with the lead.

My only criticism - I really wish more episodes were available on audible :)

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Miss Ashlea E McConnell on 25-03-15

Fantastic

Narrator was as characters were , met expectations and I've listened repeatedly. Just sad the other episodes aren't available. Great story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By S. Smith on 07-02-13

Thank you Audible!!

What did you love best about Vicar of Dibley 1?

I loved the TV series and this is an audio only version of the show.

What other book might you compare Vicar of Dibley 1 to and why?

The Good Life and Fawlty Towers are two other BBC televion series transferred to audio exactly as aired with the exception of brief narration. The Good Life and Vicar of Dibley are both very warm and funny.

What about Dawn French’s performance did you like?

Dawn French is able to deliver barbs and sarcasm without a hint of malice, never losing that lovely feeling that she genuinely likes these kooky characters

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

I had to ration it out slowly since there are (as of yet) no more in the series.

Any additional comments?

I hope audible will make all of these wonderful shows available soon!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Melissa Grundvig on 29-03-18

Absolutely love Vicar of Dibley!

My husband and I love this tv series so much, we probably have it memorized. This is the original show and as I listen i see the characters in my mind and feel like I'm with beloved nutty relatives.

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