Version: Unabridged
Author: Christopher Moore
Narrator: Euan Morton
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: HarperAudio
Published In: May 2010
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 30 minutes
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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 maneuvering--cast some spells, start a war or two--the usual stuff--to 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.

Reviews (3)


Written by nab6215 from Altoona, PA on May 20th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I just finished listening to "Fool" cleverly written by Christopher Moore and perfectly narrated by Euan Morton. This book is the court fool's view of William Shakespear's King Lear--with the Christopher Moore twists. I don't know much about the play and I enjoyed the story. The author says that it isn't necessary and that he took a lot of liberties. It was brilliant. I laughed. I cringed. I was horrified. I enjoyed it so much I am going to pick up another Christopher Moore book to read.


Written by Anonymous on October 25th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

As with every book of his I have read, this one is very funny. I really enjoyed it.

Foolish not to listen to this book

Written by Anonymous on June 24th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A fantastically funny book narrated perfectly. Christopher Moore may be one of the funniest and intelligent writers today. Note: lots of f-bombs and English slang for everything naughty! May be offensive to the French! :)

Author Details

Author Details

Moore, Christopher

Christopher Moore has written extensively on Canadian history, and is a recipient of the Governor General's Award. He is a co-author of The Story of Canada, and author of The Loyalists.