The presentation of this (i.e. reading by Jerey Irons) was spectacular. While he had a tidbit of trouble with American & Canadian accents, he captured a huge variety of British noble accents w/o missing a beat.
The story itself was a "quick read" - with just enough intrigue, scandal, romance to keep you eager for what comes next. Waugh is expert at this. Cultural clues of the time help transport the reader out of modern day.
Certainly not my favorite Waugh, but a very well produced nice little slice of modern wartime British lit.
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