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  • The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001

  • By: Sue Townsend
  • Narrated by: Daniel Coonan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

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The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001

By: Sue Townsend
Narrated by: Daniel Coonan
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Summary

Adrian Mole has entered early middle age and is now 'the same age as Jesus was when he died' (33). Father to the grammatically challenged Glenn, and William, who takes a 'Big Boy Arouser' condom to nursery school as his innocent contribution to a hot air balloon project, Adrian is a single parent who has an on/off relationship with his housing officer, Pamela Pigg. Will she help him to move from the notorious Gaitskell estate before William joins the Mad Frankie Fraser fan club?

In the meantime, Adrian continues to be scandalised by his irresponsible parents who are conducting a matrimonial square-dance with the Braithwaites - the parents of the beautiful but unobtainable Pandora, who is ruthlessly pursuing her ambition to be New Labour's first woman PM - and to confide in his diary.

His current worries include: indestructible head-lice; his raging jealousy when his accomplished half-brother Brett arrives on his doorstep; moral decline in The Archers; his desperate attachment to two therapists; his mild addiction to Starburst (formerly Opal Fruits); a small earthquake in Leicester; and, perhaps most significantly, the dawn of a new millennium.

©2008 Lily Broadway Productions Ltd (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Adrian Mole really is a brilliant comic creation." ( The Times, London)
"Thank heavens for Sue Townsend! She has an unrivalled claim to be this country's foremost practising comic novelist." ( Mail on Sunday)

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Adrian Mole

Not as good as the the other Mole diaries, and shorter in length compared to the other books around this time, but well worth a listen. The plot is ok, but nowhere near as in depth as the other books, which is where I think I was very slightly disappointed.

I have always held these books amongst my favourite ones to listen to again and again, but this one I did enjoy, but not enough to listen again, as a Mole fan that is the only reason it dropped a star.

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A little off form for Sue Townsend

There are much better Mole books , such as Weapons of MD and the prostrate years .
But it’s an easy book to listen to last thing at night prior to falling asleep .

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Lovingly Crafted!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A definite recommendation.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001 ?

When he attended the school nativity play (plays!)

What about Daniel Coonan’s performance did you like?

It fitted the part perfectly.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but for me the joy of the book is to make it last. In this way it becomes part of the family for a while.

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Poor mole

Funny but a bit sad really. Surely the guy deserves a break. Hopefully in the next book. This isn't a spoiler as it's stated in the intro.

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A bit brief

a bit short but fills in some of the blanks. adrian at his usual downbeat best

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End is a massive cliffhanger

ehhhhhhhh I don't like the ending. too much of a cliffhanger . . . . .

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awesome book

adrian mole books funny and great for all ages keeps u coming back for more to hear the struggles of everyday life