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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).
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 humour… a 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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