Written by Si Page
Narrated by Melanie Crawley
Duration 8h 55m
Some say Gretyl is loud, hairy, and obnoxious. Others are less complimentary.
Buckle up for a comedic rollercoaster ride, with bad wigs, waxing disasters, holiday scams, a deluded hitman, lust, arson, and murder.
After 50 years of marriage, Gretyl Trollop is thinking of a new life, somewhere hot. Her husband, Albert, is thinking of the crematorium. She’s thinking of stuffing herself in a bikini. He’s thinking of a taxidermist. The Londoners continue their separate lives until a mysterious letter turns their world upside down.
In Essex, Dave and Sharon Soddall are struggling on benefits and looking for a get-rich-quick solution. With the help of a devious financial advisor, they concoct a plan and Costa Soddall Travel is born.
Will the Soddalls pull off the con of a lifetime? Can Gretyl be silenced? Will Albert end up missing Gretyl?
5-star review: A hilarious story in the mould of Tom Sharpe! Missing Gretyl was for me, one of the most enjoyable audio books I have listened to. In particular, the narrator, Melanie Crawley, brought many colourful characters to life! I love traditional British comedy like Only Fools and Horses, and with larger than life characters and a cracking story that ends up with a pensioner causing mayhem in Marbella, there’s plenty to enjoy. In particular, look out for the waxing scene and the foray at the airport. It will have you in stitches!
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