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Billy Liar

by Keith Waterhouse
John Simm

Audiobook

10 of 10 copies available

For William 'Billy' Fisher, an energetic imagination makes life tolerable, but well-nigh intolerable for all around him. He lies his way into and out of every situation, making any promise to get him out of trouble, thereby creating ever more tortuous entanglements to be wriggled out of in the future. Billy dreams of escaping the dull drudgery of his life at home with his parents and grandmother in the monotony of his stifling Yorkshire hometown. He has three fiancées and a truly dead-end job as an undertaker's clerk, but dreams of becoming a writer for a comedian and escaping his everyday life. Unable to separate fantasy from reality, Billy becomes embroiled in a mess no lie will eradicate; the web of lies will bring many a chuckle to listeners, but will the outcome of his mistruths be quite as funny to Billy? Quasi-comic, this novel has enjoyed many interpretations, as a film, play, musical, TV series and now, an unabridged audiobook.


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Publisher: CSA Word
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781907416019
  • File size: 178968 KB
  • Release date: December 9, 2010
  • Duration: 06:12:05

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781907416019
  • File size: 178968 KB
  • Release date: December 9, 2010
  • Duration: 06:12:05
  • Number of parts: 6

10 of 10 copies available

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

For William 'Billy' Fisher, an energetic imagination makes life tolerable, but well-nigh intolerable for all around him. He lies his way into and out of every situation, making any promise to get him out of trouble, thereby creating ever more tortuous entanglements to be wriggled out of in the future. Billy dreams of escaping the dull drudgery of his life at home with his parents and grandmother in the monotony of his stifling Yorkshire hometown. He has three fiancées and a truly dead-end job as an undertaker's clerk, but dreams of becoming a writer for a comedian and escaping his everyday life. Unable to separate fantasy from reality, Billy becomes embroiled in a mess no lie will eradicate; the web of lies will bring many a chuckle to listeners, but will the outcome of his mistruths be quite as funny to Billy? Quasi-comic, this novel has enjoyed many interpretations, as a film, play, musical, TV series and now, an unabridged audiobook.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    CSA Word
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781907416019
    File size: 178968 KB
    Release date: December 9, 2010
    Duration: 06:12:05

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781907416019
    File size: 178968 KB
    Release date: December 9, 2010
    Duration: 06:12:05
    Number of parts: 6

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English