I unfortunately listened to this after Stephen Frys autobiography and it was like listening to Noddy after listening to War and Peace. I found it a disappointment and to have it narrated by someone other than herself was an added disappointment.
I like david mitchell, i like his cleverness, i like his wit and timing, i like his honesty and his ranting on a myriad of subjects. His voice can be a bit grating but is minor compared to the rest. I also like the way he weaved his story around his walk around London.
I like Miranda and her story, but not her constant discussion with her 18 year old self using 2 voices. There was just too much of it and I only lasted a couple of hours before it all wore a bit thin.
There are few audible books I cannot finish, this was one of them.......and solely put off by the narrator. There are some narrators who when reading the female parts put on a voice that makes the female characters sound stupid, moronic, slow, etc etc, and this spoiled it for me and I could not keep listening. Do they really think women sound like that?
An audio book you can totally get immersed in, story great, narration great and you really feel as though you you are in the 14th century. This is the second in a series but you don't need to read the first to enjoy this.
His story mainly deals with his very young and early life growing up with his communist parents and his holidays in eastern europe. I was hoping that he would talk about his later life on tv etc but perhaps that will come in a later book. Notwithstanding that I enjoyed the book, his narration and his very very unusual young lfe.
He is a very funny man and if you have seen him on tv and like him then you will love his autobiography. His narration is brilliant.
sheila hancock is quite brilliant in the way she switches between past and present and tells the story of her life, johns life, life together and apart, and then his death. Very moving.
king is a great storyteller and the narrator made it even better. I was really sorry when the book ended, and I did not expect the outcome which was sad and a bit of a surprise.
Great story mostly well narrated, but a lot of the characters are voiced by separate people or one using many silly voices. Some of the voices sound like spike Milligan trying out new characters for the goon show.
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