Roddy Doyle

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Narrated By: Laurence Kinlan

Duration: 3 hours and 39 minutes

What to expect

Barrytown, Dublin, has something to sing about. The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabitte, brilliantly coached by Joel 'The Lips' Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from Paris Hall to immortality on vinyl. But can The Commitments live up to their name?


Narrative theme: Sense of place, Modern & contemporary fiction

Listen to a sample pushes Irish English to wonderful imaginative extremes

Tom Paulin

A contender for the funniest debut of the year...young, feisty, funky, rude, unpretentious and great fun

Time Out

One of my favourite trilogies ever, nobody makes hard times as funny as Irish author Roddy Doyle… Beloved classics… The stories will be a balm to your bruised soul.


An Irish version of The Blues Brothers...authentic and brilliantly funny

Literary Review

An absurd comedy of the commonplace...a charming, truthful and immensely funny story which leaves you gasping for more