Charlie Savage

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What to expect

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Charlie Savage by Roddy Doyle.

Meet Charlie Savage: a middle-aged Dubliner with an indefatigable wife, an exasperated daughter, a drinking buddy who’s realized that he’s been a woman all along… Compiled here for the first time is a whole year’s worth of Roddy Doyle’s hilariousseries for the Irish Independent. Giving a unique voice to the everyday, he draws a portrait of a man – funny, loyal, somewhat bewildered – trying to keep pace with the modern world (if his knees don’t give out first).

Critics Review

  • A delight from start to finish.

    Mail on Sunday
  • A refreshingly positive take on middle age, it’s optimistic, warm-hearted, blokishly moving and written with a master’s pin-sharp command of humoura book that’s sure to be picked up and revisited time and time again.

    Herald Scotland
  • More than comedy or insight, this work has tenderness… It does more than tickle our bellies, it warms our hearts.

    Irish Times
  • Brilliantly funny. Heart-warmingly, vulnerably hilarious in fact. Doyle has crafted Charlie Savage with great care and has imbued him with such depth of character that I can’t imagine a reader finishing the book without loving him, just a little… savour every page because Charlie Savage will enrich your life as long as he is in it.

    RTE Guide
  • This portrait of an ordinary man (and one clearly past his best) is by turns hilarious and heartfelt.

    Economist, 1843

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