Grantchester Grind : Porterhouse Blue

  • by Tom Sharpe
  • Narrated by Jonathan Cecil
  • Series: Porterhouse Blue
  • 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This sequel to Tom Sharpe's classic comic novel Porterhouse Blue takes the listener back to the hilarious goings-on at Porterhouse College.
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?

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Disjointed, unfunny, bulked out by expletives

I bought this as I had a long journey coming up, and a vague memory that Tom Sharpe's Porterhouse Blue (of which this is a 'follow up') had been witty.

Grantchester Grind is not funny - it is just a series of disjointed endless descriptions of Cambridge college and dons seen in the context of a 'culture clash' with Americans . .
It manages to make both sides so ludicrously over exagerated as to be totally unbelievable even as satire (the book is not actually worthy of the description satire). The plot is so twisted and disjointed a to be indiscernable - and I can only imagine that Sharpe had to reach a certain 'word count' otherwise the number of f-words would be totally inexplicable.

Just dont even consider buying this - it was a total and utter waste of my money - made worse by the fact that I had used up my credits and faced with the long journey had actually paid good money for something which after 2 hours I just could not stand to listen to any more - and drove the next 4 hours in silence instead!!
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- twigs way

Poor-terhouse Grind

In comparison with other Tom Sharpe books this is a poor offering. Other books have had me crying with laughter, this barely rated the occasional titter. Very disappointing.
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- P. A. Scott

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-01-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios