By

Read By

David Rintoul

Length

9 hrs and 28 mins

Audiobook Review

The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce

Paul Torday

Overall
Performance

A full-bodied, fruity satire that hits all the right notes.

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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The way Spalding structures his comedy around relatable situations and concepts is very clever and always enjoyable.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

I adore David Rintoul's narration in this. So dry, so plummy, so perfect.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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In addition to Torday's other books, if you like this I'd recommend Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.
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ABOUT

The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce

THE BLURB

Late one summer evening, Wilberforce - rich, young, work-obsessed and self-contained - makes an unexpected detour on the way home from the software company he owns and unwittingly takes the first step on a journey that will change his life. His uncharacteristically impulsive act leads him to the door of Caerlyon Hall, the domain of Francis Black, a place where wine, hospitality, and affection flow freely.

Through Francis, the eccentric and enigmatic owner of Caerlyon, Wilberforce is initiated into a rich life he could never have imagined, becomes a willing pupil to Francis' master, and in the cellars of Caerlyon he nurtures a new-found passion for fine wine. But even the finest wine can leave a bitter aftertaste, and Wilberforce will learn that the undercroft holds some unpalatable secrets, and that passion comes at a price.