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Lessons: A Story by Paul Ewen, Read by Tim Key

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We’re massively pleased to present an audiobook version of ‘Lessons’ - an accompanying story to ‘O Monolith’ written by Paul Ewen - narrated by poet, comedian and actor Tim Key.

We’re huge fans of Tim and Paul’s podcast ‘London Pub Reviews’ and during the recording sessions for ‘O Monolith’, we reached out to Paul asking if he’d consider writing a narrative accompaniment to the record in that vein. On receiving the story it felt only right to see if Tim might be up for bringing it to life in his inimitable way.

John Fahey’s story insert to his 1967 album The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death, inspired the project, and after reading and listening to Paul’s amazing work (London Pub Reviews, How to be a Public Author) and talking to him, we found he had a great understanding of our work and exciting ideas for the project. He said he wanted to write a story about an out of touch geography teacher and it doesn’t get much more exciting than THAT! Similarly, Tim seems to have an amazing grasp of Paul’s humour and his delivery takes it to another level, as is the case on the pub reviews series.


released July 25, 2023
Written by Paul Ewen
Narrated by Tim Key
Music by Anton Pearson
Produced by Jack Howson
Artwork by Oscar Torrans


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O Monolith out June 9th

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