My favourite things in life are the beach, books and biking. With Audible I can have books at the beach and while biking.
I found these radio shows to be entertaining and amusing. They are about 40 minutes long each, so you can listen to one at a time (great for a commute), or just listen to them all at once.
A buffoon, a Matriach, a know-it-all and a wannabee all collide in this fabulous BBC Radio series. Some of the best moments come from the verbal sparring between a pre-Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, as Martin, and Roger Allam's character Douglas (a Jedi of sarcasm). You will inadvertently laugh out loud in public so be warned.
I don't doubt you will be hooked when you listen to season one. On the up side you have three more season and a Christmas special to listen to so fill your boots.
Wife, mother, cat owner, movie quoter, wine drinker, book re-reader.
I will and I have! Each episode is thoroughly entertaining and well written. I love the character development. Plus their adventures never get old.
Too many to pick just one. I think i liked the Burling Day episode the best in this series, though. :)
I listen to audiobooks while I drive, so this was an okay time filler. However, that's all it was - filler. There were a few times over the course of the nearly 3-hours that I chuckled, but it was mostly rather bland. Nothing went particularly badly, but nothing made me *want* to keep listening, either. I was quite ready for it to finish.
I would note its existence to my hard-core Benedict Cumberbatch friends, but because it was so blah, wouldn't actively recommend it even to them.
Stephanie Cole and Roger Allam were over-the-top, which could be amusing.
Season 1 inspired me to not buy any further episodes/seasons of Cabin Pressure.
I've spent my entire life around the written word - writing it, editing it, teaching it. So, it's no wonder I also love to read it!
Listening to Cabin Pressure while driving, I found myself laughing so hard that I'm sure people driving near me thought I had gone mad. Well, I had...I went mad with laughter at this well-written, well-acted and hilarious show that spoofs private airline travel. I'm working my way through the whole series and hope this troupe continues to record new episodes forever. Yes, it's that entertaining!
rogue thinking person
Quirky, Fun, Brilliant
The series continues in the tradition of such brilliant British comedies as Black Adder and Red Dwarf
I listened to John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, which is equally delightful.
MJN air: who needs an airline when you can fly an air dot?
This is up there with my favorite all time listens. I have yet to come across someone who *hasn't* loved this show... and I've been pretty evangelical about introducing this show to just about everyone I know.
No longer a reader of the Dead Tree Scrolls
It is hysterically funny, my friends would love it!
The humor, and Benedict Cumberbatch's voice
There was no book, this is a radio show
Definitely. The comedic timing is fantastic, and the ~30 minute segments are the perfect length.
How fleshed out the characters were, each having their own brand of humor.
History student with VERY eclectic tastes. Too busy to actually sit down and read most of the time so audiobooks have saved my sanity.
There is no print version so... yeah
Why must I only choose one?! They are all so wonderful! Ok... if I have to choose I'll choose Martin because he tries so hard to be taken seriously and he's just undermined and twisted in hilarious knots.. also it's Benedict Cumberbatch.
Again no print version. The comedic timing of these wonderful actors is brilliant and that would probably be lacking in a print version and the jokes may not have played as well in a book.
I definitely listened to this in one sitting. May have gotten strange looks from people sitting near me as I tried to stifle giggles.
Will be buying the remaining seasons as soon as possible. So funny. Highly recommend this.
Witty writing, incredible acting and great characters. I love everything about Cabin Pressure -- except that there are not more episodes.
Arthur's catering service to Abu Dhabi.
Arthur. His irrepresible cheeriness cannot be defeated by anything. In second place, by a hair, is Captain Crieff, whose inability to speak coherently to unruly passengers, famous movie stars, his boss -- okay, just about everyone! -- makes for great listening.
The worst airdot you love to fly.