The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold
by Evelyn Waugh (Chapman & Hall, 1957); audiobook read by Michael Cochrane (Clipper Audio, 2004)
Waugh’s prose is very accomplished, and is given due diligence in Michael Cochrane’s audiobook reading. The story itself, however, is of limited appeal, recounting a rather torturous and prolonged delusional episode. Cleverly constructed—and cathartic for the author, apparently—but leading nowhere.