The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

  • by Evelyn Waugh
  • Narrated by Michael Cochrane
  • 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold is a semi-autobiographical story, which tells of the mental breakdown of an aging writer. Gilbert Pinfold takes a cruise to try to rebuild his shattered life, but what should his life be, and is he important to the world, anyway? A poignant and sad book which is in turn often darkly humorous and uplifting, too, this is an insight into both the recesses of Waugh's own mind and his brilliant imagination, from which he creates a character who is both likeable and often openly derisable.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Brilliantly funny and perceptive.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold to be better than the print version?

I found them equally wonderful. I've read the novel two or three times and listened to it and both versions are 100% brilliant.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's got to be Gilbert. An exceptionally vivid and droll character with equal amounts of self awareness and complete naivety.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Hard to choose but probably listening to the "voices" on the ship,

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


Any additional comments?

Totally enjoyed everything about it.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2008
  • Publisher: CSA Word