Narrated By: Emma Fielding
Duration: 10 hours and 17 minutes
What to expect
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.
Modern & contemporary fiction, Humour, TV tie-in humour
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Highly entertaining . . . a beguiling, thoroughly enjoyable read
Warm, funny, touching . . . winningly perceptive about human relationships and changing social trends
So simple, so easy to read and yet so sensitive and profound at the same time. This is a world that feels real and one you don't want to leave
Everything Hornby writes is addictively readable and clever, but with Funny Girl he has surpassed himself
Like all Hornby's best work, it is both hugely enjoyable and deceptively artful
Nick Hornby is pretty much always poignant and hilarious
Hornby's sunniest novel