A Load of Old Bones : Francis Oughterard

  • by Suzette A. Hill
  • Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Simon Hurst, Grant Russell
  • Series: Francis Oughterard
  • 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The curious amd murderous exploits of the Rev Frances Outerard as recounted by himself with interspersions from his cat Maurice and his dog Bouncer.   Leslie Phillips as a cat?  Inspired casting!  An enchanting tale full of fun, wit and insight.  Set in a delightful 1950s mythical Surrey.  The collusion between the cat and the dog to ensure their owner keeps out of trouble is hilarious.

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Hugely entertaining

I've lost count of the number of times we've listened to this audiobook. The vocals are spot on with honours shared evenly. The story is delightful - Maurice and Bouncer are the sort of pets we all wish we had and FO so singular that in the end we've all ended up rooting for him. Add to that the vaguely incompetent police, the worldly-wise piano tuner, the pompous bishop, the satisfyingly oily Nicholas and the very strong evoked sense of the fifties and you have an absolute classics. It's about the right length for a return car-trip to my daughter at university too!

A much loved favourite and we all look forward to hearing the sequel - soon please?
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- Jill

I can't get into this

I tried to listen to this several times, but I can't stand the way that Leslie Phillips reads his part. He's a lovely actor, but in this reading he drawls one minute and then races ahead in a most irritating and mannered way. So I've given up.
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- Kirstine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-10-2007
  • Publisher: Joyful Productions