• The Idiots' Club

  • By: Tony Moyle
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Parsons
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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By: Tony Moyle
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Publisher's Summary

Four middle-aged losers. Five dares. Ten million pounds.

The last time Eric Gideon and Sean Heschmeyer were in the same place was the day of the accident. The day Eric’s dare landed Sean in hospital. The day the Idiots’ Club ceased to be. Now, exactly 20 years later, Sean is back, but he’s nothing like how they remember him. After growing his family’s business into a corporate behemoth, he’s amassed a huge personal fortune. He has everything money can buy. But money can’t buy everything....

When former Idiots’ Club member and serial bankruptee Callum Jollie receives a surprise invite to a Heschmeyer Industries VIP bridge opening, he tries to persuade Sean to support his failing business. Sean agrees, but there’s only one problem. His money comes with conditions. He’ll invest 10 million, but only if Callum can convince the other three members of the Idiots' Club to complete five ridiculous dares in seven days. Not just any old dares, either. Dares that Sean has purposely devised to destroy them. Oh, and they have to livestream them on social media, for good measure.

Callum already knows which one of the idiots won’t need convincing. Eric has never shirked a challenge in his life because, for him, life has always been a challenge. Eric is an outsider, and unlike Sean, he’s had to fight for recognition his whole life. Determined to prove he’s still unbeatable, and suspicious of Sean’s motives, Eric will face anything Sean can throw at them. Even a lion.

Standing between the boys and the money are a narcoleptic ex-girlfriend, five disgruntled black-ops mercenaries, a World War Two bomb, and some hat-loving night monkeys, but these won’t be the hardest obstacles to overcome. They must face up to their own personal failings and work as a team. Which, as it turns out, is a lot harder than stealing a lion.

The Idiots’ Club is the heartwarming, ridiculous, and laugh-out-loud novel from the author of The End of the World Is Nigh.

©2021 Tony Moyle (P)2021 Tony Moyle

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  • 12-09-21

Consistently Excellent

A hilarious story, well crafted and well performed. Some great characters, some ridiculous situations and some belly-busting laughs. I can't wait for the next Moyle masterpiece.

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  • Tony Barlow
  • 11-27-21

Best book I've read this year.

A laugh out loud tale of friendship, dares, revenge, and poo throwing monkeys. Aubergine dip has never been funnier. As ever the narration by Aubrey Parsons brings the characters to life and gives them real personalities. Would recommend this to anyone.

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  • Anela Anne
  • 11-22-21

Complete idiots for sure

I've never met such diabolical characters. Well done Tony Moyle for creating extremely convincing idiots in this highly adventurous wacky tale. You won't believe the chaos these crazy men get up to. The ending is quite meaningful, in an idiotic way. And once again Aubrey Parsons narrating is brilliant as ever. I love the accents, so funny.

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  • Fylakas Aggelos
  • 10-28-22

Great Story!

Awesome - so much fun! Listened to in only three sessions and would highly recommend!

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  • Christian Nugent
  • 10-19-22

enjoyable

A really enjoyable read with a few nice twists and some likeable characters. I enjoyed the flashback approach to the storytelling.

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  • Robert Parr
  • 09-24-22

humorous and full of suspense

I love it, it was one of those books that you needed to know what happens next even before it happened, if you tried to second guess it 9 times out of 10 you were wrong.
thank you Tony Moyle.

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  • 08-23-22

fun adventure

Such a fun listen! I really felt invested in the characters abs was routing for them!

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  • Tyrone Winters
  • 07-13-22

funny

Great story, well written and narrated, plenty of twists and turns with some great characters.

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  • R S
  • 07-11-22

Not for me

Reading all these glowing reviews I thought I'd be bound to like it but alas, this book is not for me. I loathed the characters and their idiotic pranks! 2 hours in and I could stand it no longer and returned the book.
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  • Chris Wells
  • 06-25-22

Undoubtedly Tony Moyle’s Best Book.

The Idiots Club manages to be both funny and clever. Tony Moyle has established himself as a very fine writer with his previous books, and I have enjoyed many of them, but this must surely be his best so far. We have really entertaining characters, backed up by equally entertaining support characters, we have situations that are imaginative, outlandish and somehow plausible. We also have a plot that weaves the agendas of many of the characters together that had me wondering where it would all end. This is truly a laugh out loud book and it’s extremely well written. I was sad when I’d finished it.
Parsons never fails to deliver a top class reading of any of the books I’ve heard him narrate. This is another example of him at his best bringing such a diverse set of characters to life and the situations that they find themselves in.