Oh my gosh this was such a fun type of audiobook! Thank you so much to Audiobookworm Promotions for having this blog tour and for having me on the tour! This really made me wish I was an Oxford student honestly, ugh if only I could have moved to the UK and went to school there. Dreams.
by Vic Neal
Narrated By: Jack Hardman
Length: 8 hours, 32 minutes
Series: Oxford Uni Corridor #1
Publisher: Nice Cake Publishing Ltd
Release Date: February 14, 2020
The Corridor is a documentary-style comedy which follows the lives of a group of Oxford students through their conversations, tweets, emails, video diaries, and text messages. Rather than attending lectures and writing essays, the students are more interested in their bizarre clubs, secret dining societies, and organizing rebellions.
Based loosely on the experiences of an Oxford student, The Corridor exposes the famous seat of learning which has continued to excrete our most reprehensible leaders for hundreds of years.
A must-listen book for anyone thinking of becoming a prime minister/anarchist.
Vic studied at Oxford for four years, and now lives and works in the West Midlands in the United Kingdom. The Corridor is her debut novel, which she boldly claims is “a bit funny in parts”. Vic has just published the sequel to The Corridor and is now working on a number of new titles – including a historical fiction based on a chance encounter between Lord Byron, King George III and Frankenstein (working title: “Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Sew”). Her aim is to become somebody somewhere’s favourite author.
Disclaimer: I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nice Cake Publishing Ltd. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
I’m not gonna lie, this audiobook was so hilarious! I really liked seeing how the other cool half lives in Oxford, and some of the nuances that the students would end up going through. Also, mini disclaimer but this review may be pretty short because I wasn’t really going based off of my regular aspects that I look at. Plus, honestly I feel like this book went by super quickly that I was just more into how funny it was.
We have a cool cast of characters that we got to follow, and I liked how the audiobook had the dialogue between the characters mixed in with texts and other forms of social media / online communication without so much of the flowery and prose-y type of writing. I think the way that Neal had the set up for the way that the plot was worked out way better than if it was a regular type of story.
Plus not having to worry about all the classes and all the important stuff about attending Oxford, because who wants to know about that when we want to know the juicy stuff like secret societies and parties and stuff. It also gave me some of a Fred and George Weasley vibe with the humor. Maybe even because of the whole UK setting too. Or that could just be me missing the world of Harry Potter and Fred and George being so silly and happy and up to their old tricks as usual.
Great job to Hardman for his narration work. I don’t think I’ve heard him before but I think he was a pretty good neutral narrator for this story!