The Gropes

  • by Tom Sharpe
  • Narrated by Michael Tudor Barnes
  • 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Gropes are an old English family based in Northumberland, separated from the rest of society and as eccentric as they come. It is a line dominated by strong-willed and oversexed women, determined to produce more female heirs regardless of whether their desired partners are willing....
At the dawn of the new millennium, timid and gormless teenager Esmond is abducted and lured to Grope Hall by a descendant of the Gropes. Young Esmond is powerless to escape, and his kidnap sets in motion a stream of farcical events.

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Leads its genus, bunot the height of Sharps genius

We'll narrated by Michael Barnes, but not Tom Sharpe at his wittiest best.
Still an intriguingly absurd farce in the Tom Sharpe fashion. However, the characters don't seem to be as well developed as those in the Wilt mild.
having read the book I hoped they would grow on me, but unfortunately didn't.
I've rated the book by comparision with other books of the author. So the standard is still far above the efforts of his peers of this comedy genus.
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- E. C. Skeates

The Throwback revisited !

Was a poor rework of the book written in 1978 by the same author - too many similarities in plot and characterisation to that piece
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- Mr Peter F Walmsley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2009
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books