Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma

  • by Kerry Hudson
  • Narrated by Jane MacFarlane
  • 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award, the Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year, and the Green Carnation Prize
When Janie Ryan is born, she is destined to be the latest in a long line of Aberdeen fishwives. Ahead of her lies a life filled with feckless men, filthy council flats, and bread & marge sandwiches. But Janie isn’t like the rest of them. She wants a different life. And Janie, born and bred for combat, is ready to fight for it.


What the Critics Say

"More than just one of the best debuts of the year; one of the best books of the year. It should do for Aberdeen what Trainspotting did for Edinburgh" (Louise Welsh, Herald)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Well written

Well written story but I found the subject matter rather hard to take. Overall not my cup of tea, but mainly due to the subject itself no reflection of the writing or the performance.
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- T. Greb

Depressing realistic.

Excellent character development and insight. Ultimately an exploration of a harsh, realistic upbringing.
Avoid if easily depressed.
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- kisag_queen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks