Streaming Audiobook - 2009
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Christopher Moore, much beloved scrivener and peerless literary jester, now takes on no less than the legendary Bard himself (with the utmost humility and respect) with a twisted and insanely funny tale of a moronic monarch and his deceitful daughters, as seen through the eyes of a man wearing a codpiece and bells on his head. Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of . . . well . . . stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot. Well now the bangers and mash have really hit the fan. And the only person who can possibly make things right . . . is Pocket. Now he's going to have do some very fancy maneuvering-cast some spells, start a war or two-the usual stuff-to get Cordelia back into Daddy Lear's good graces, to derail the fiendish power plays of Cordelia's twisted sisters, and to shag every lusciously shaggable wench who's amenable to shagging along the way. Pocket may be a fool . . . but he's definitely not an idiot.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780061768682
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 40 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Morton, Euan 1977-
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Aug 24, 2010

A little gorey at times. Quite a bit of foul language and sex. But, if that stuff doesn't bother you, it was pretty funny and entertaining.

May 08, 2009

There are a few good parts to this story. Unfortunately, it's too uninterestingly long and not as funny as Moore is capable of. 4 of 10 stars


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DanniOcean Mar 19, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

DanniOcean Mar 19, 2010

Coarse Language: Lots of use of the F-word, plus others


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Dec 24, 2013

A well-executed version of events from the fool/jester of Shakespeare's King Lear.

Very raunchy with creative insults and a solid voice actor.


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