A Fraction of the Whole

  • by Steve Toltz
  • Narrated by Colin McPhillamy, Craig Baldwin
  • 25 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Martin Dean spent his entire life analyzing absolutely everything - from the benefits of suicide to the virtues of strip clubs - and passing on his self-taught knowledge to his son, Jasper. But now that his father's dead, Jasper can fully reflect on the man who raised him in intellectual captivity, and the irony is this: theirs was a great adventure. From his prison cell, Jasper Dean tells the unlikely story of his scheming father Martin, his crazy Uncle Terry and how the three of them upset - mostly unintentionally - an entire continent. Incorporating death, parenting (good and bad kinds), one labyrinth, first love, a handbook for criminals, a scheme to make everyone rich and an explosive suggestion box, Steve Toltz's A Fraction of the Whole is a hilarious, heartbreaking story of families and how to survive them.

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Unforgettable!

I absolutely loved everything about this book. Superb narration ? I found the two narrators didn?t just read the story; they really became the characters, and were utterly convincing. The book had me gripped, had me laughing out loud, and I stayed up until 3am last night to finish it! I?m missing it already!

My favourite listen so far this year!
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- Astrid

Best book I've listened to by far

If you're a man, this book will teach you about yourself. If you're a woman, this book will teach you about men.

It's about the relationship between a father and a son. It's about the relationship between a brother and a brother. It's about love, it's about disappointment and it's about a dysfunctional family that will make anyone else's seem normal by comparison. And it's about life.

This is a must listen.
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- Simon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-03-2009
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks