Funny Girl

  • by Nick Hornby
  • Narrated by Emma Fielding
  • 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Funny Girl, the new novel by bestselling author Nick Hornby, read by Emma Fielding.
Funny Girl is the story of a popular 1960s tv comedy series. The writers, Tony and Bill, comedy obsessives, who each harbour a secret. The Oxbridge-educated director, Dennis, who loves his job but hates his marriage. The male star Clive, who feels he's destined for better things. And most of all Sophie Straw, once Barbara Parker, Miss Blackpool 1964, who's changed her name and abandoned her old life because she just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball of I Love Lucy fame.
Nick Hornby's new novel is about popular culture, youth and old age, fame, class and teamwork. It offers a wonderfully captivating portrait of youthful exuberance and creativity, and of a period when both were suddenly allowed to flourish.


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One of the most engaging audio books I've listened too. Great characters, funny, moving and thoughtful.
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- Jill

not that funny

the book was a meandering tale where not much happened. maybe it's just the wrong book for me. i was glad when it ended as it's exhausting waiting for a story to get better and when it doesn't its better to lay it to rest.
i like Nick Hornby stories generally and I'm sorry to say that i couldn't write something more positive.
good luck with the next book
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- Jackie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd