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  • Bob Hope Show: Guest Star Grace Kelly

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Bob Hope Show to be better than the print version?

    I never heard of a print version, but yeah!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Grace Kelly, of course. She's charming.


    Which character – as performed by Bob Hope and Grace Kelly – was your favorite?

    Grace!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It doesn't take long, so yeah. I listened through it all at once.


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