Skippy Dies

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Paul Murray

Narrated By: Patrick Moy

Publisher: Penguin Books LTD

Date: April 2011

Duration: 21 hours 2 minutes

Summary:

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Paul Murray's hilarious book, Skippy Dies. Read by the actor Patrick Moy.

'Skippy and Ruprecht are having a doughnut-eating race one evening when Skippy turns purple and falls off his chair . . .'

And so begins this epic, tragic, comic, brilliant novel set in and around Dublin's Seabrook College for Boys. Principally concerning the lives, loves, mistakes and triumphs of overweight maths-whiz Ruprecht Van Doren and his roommate Daniel 'Skippy' Juster, it features a frisbee-throwing siren called Lori, the joys (and horrors) of first love, the use and blatant misuse of prescription drugs, Carl (the official school psychopath), various attempts to unravel string theory . . . while at the same time exploring the very deepest mysteries of the human heart.

'Noisy, hilarious, tragic, endlessly inventive, plain brilliant. A carnival of a novel' The Times

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  • Jon Butcher

    Brilliantly narrated, but a flawed novel which in the end is not quite sure where it is going or what it is about. It attempts to draw together elements of Irish pre-history with other more recent events up to and including modern physics and string theory, but there is an massive implausibility to the use of 14 year old boys as voices in this quest.