Lionel Asbo

Lionel Asbo

State of England

Audiobook CD - 2012
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Lionel Pepperdine is the ferocious antihero of Martin Amis' latest, who proudly changes his surname legally to ASBO -- which stands for "Anti-Social Behavior Order." When Lionel wins just under a hundred million pounds in the National Lottery, the Lotto Lout is unleashed as a menace to society. Much of the action is seen through the eyes of Lionel's honest, intelligent, and frighteningly vulnerable mixed-race nephew, Desmond Pepperdine. Desmond has a guilty secret--and powerful reasons to fear his uncle's anger, which he knows to be limitless.--Publisher's web site
Publisher: North Kingstown, RI : AudioGO, p2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781609989859
Branch Call Number: CDAUDIO FICTION Amis Martin 08/2012
Characteristics: 8 audio discs (9 hr., 42 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Jennings, Alex
AudioGO (Firm)
Alternative Title: State of England


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Apr 13, 2015

Jennings provides excellent narration and characterization of a savage tribe of English yobs, who shudder and retch ingloriously to life under Amis's characteristic linguistic precision, but the highlight of this one is the welcome a young father gives to his newborn baby daughter. This is Amis at his zenith and may explain his formidable allure to women famously noted by his pal, Christopher Hitchens, in his memoirs, Hitch-22.


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