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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Too focused on politics

The word 'political' should be inserted in the title before 'history'. That's because it is all about politics rather than general history. If you don't mind that then this is quite entertaining, if not then it can be a bit dull.
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- M

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

Book Details

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