Yes, absolutely. And I do, all the time.
Cabin Pressure is a series consisting of six plays, so it's not comparable to books.
Again, Cabin Pressure is a series consisting of plays, and you don't get the same experience reading plays as you do from having them performed. Stephanie Cole is wonderful as Carolyn Knapp-Shappy, CEO and hostess of MJN Air, and the interplay between her and Douglas Richardson, the first officer played by Roger Allam is fantastic. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Martin Crieff, the hapless Captain of the "airdot" and John Finnemore plays Arther Shappey, the ever cheerful steward.
John Finnemore writes the series and has managed to place the characters in such bizzare and perverse situations, you can't help but cringe and laugh.
Mother, knitter, reader, lifelong learner, technical writer, former library assistant & hematologist.
Thank goodness Audible has all 4 seasons of this BBC radio show (plus the Christmas Special!) available. I haven't yet met my son's girlfriend, but since she was the one to recommend Cabin Pressure to him, and he in turn told me I had to listen to it, I like her already! As far as I'm concerned, John Finnemore is a creative genius. His writing and the acting of all four characters is perfect and perfectly funny, across all four seasons. Some details about the characters are revealed as the seasons progress, adding depth to the extraordinary comedy. I've listened to all the episodes of Cabin Pressure multiple times and they never get old. I anxiously await Season 5!
A lover of audiobooks of all kinds, since childhood, when long car journeys were accompanied by Discworld stories. @ReineDesLivres (Twitter)
Buy this audiobook. Buy it now. Buy it fast. You'll laugh until you're sore in the stomach listening to the adventures of MJN air, Britain's least competent but most endearing airline. This is British radio humour at its very best, and it has Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast (as Captain Martin Crieff)! The entire series is excellent, so don't stop here, but the second and third series and the Christmas special too - there's not a dud episode among them. I cannot wait for more episodes so come, and have listened to these ones many time and they just keep staying funny.
Eclectic reader but mostly read anything seafaring, Tolkien and American history, even Pride and Prejudice and romance stories.
I purchased this audiobook because I fell in love with the quality of BBC radio dramas for their unique humor, acting and writing. This drama didn't fail! I have a friend who won't listen to "acted" audiobooks with sound effects however he's since changed his mind because the effects blend so well with the story and the laughter isn't a laugh track, which I hate also. Kudos for the entire cast for making me wish I could fly on their zany and kooky airlines! Bravo and well done, BBC!
The cast is absolutely superb and the whole thing is just terrific. Brilliantly written and original. Hilarious!
The fact that so much hilarity can come about with such a small cast and the background concept of a small private airline.
Cabin pressure is comedy gold, I'm so glad to find it on audible and will be looking out for more radio 4 gems. I listened to these on planes and found it very hard not to burst into fits of laughter in public!
Having grown up listening to radio (way before TV) I so enjoy this series. It brings back great memories. I look forward to getting anything else by John Finnemore!!
I love radio plays and this series is the best I've ever listened to. Laugh-out-loud funny with spot-on performances and clever, witty dialogue. LOVE IT!