An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain

  • by John O'Farrell
  • Narrated by John O'Farrell
  • 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Following his hugely popular account of the previous 2000 years, John O'Farrell now comes bang up to date with a hilarious modern history asking 'How the hell did we end up here?'An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain informs, elucidates, and laughs at all the bizarre events, ridiculous characters, and stupid decisions that have shaped Britain's story since 1945 - leaving the 21st-century reader feeling fantastically smug for having the benefit of hindsight.


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Customer Reviews

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entertaining look at 60 years of politics and politicians

a very good listen with amusing content using key events and protagonists to lay out recent political history read by the author.
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- Tony


The author starts by acknowledging his labour leanings which led me to hope that he would try to keep it as impartial and witty as possible, unfortunately he fails on both counts. The jokes range from OK to dire and the politics throught are firmly socialist in character.

You will learn very little new from listening to this book, it only deals with the most obvious targets in UK history, and by the end I regretted having wasted my time and money on it.
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- Mr S A Corbishley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-10-2009
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks