HarperAudio, Compact Disc, 9780062003683, 7pp.
Publication Date: May 11, 2010
Christopher Moore, much beloved scrivener and peerless literary jester, now takes on no less than the legendary Bard himself (with the utmost humility and respect) with a twisted and insanely funny tale of a moronic monarch and his deceitful daughters, as seen through the eyes of a man wearing a codpiece and bells on his head.
Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of well stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.
Well now the bangers and mash have really hit the fan. And the only person who can possibly make things right is Pocket. Now he's going to have do some very fancy maneuveringcast some spells, start a war or twothe usual stuffto get Cordelia back into Daddy Lear's good graces, to derail the fiendish power plays of Cordelia's twisted sisters, and to shag every lusciously shaggable wench who's amenable to shagging along the way.
Pocket may be a fool . . . but he's definitely not an idiot.
Euan Morton s narration credits include Christopher Moore s "Fool "and "Sacre Bleu", Neil Gaiman s "Stories", Eoin Colfer s "Benny "books, and Frank Herbert s "Dune "and "Chapterhouse Dune". Morton s breakthrough role was appearing as Boy George in the musical "Taboo", which earned him a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. He reprised the role on Broadway, earning Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations, as well as the Theatre World Award (for Outstanding Broadway Debut). Morton's other stage performances include "Leaves of Glass, Sondheim on Sondheim", and "Cyrano De Bergerac". He lives in New York City and Arlington, Virginia.