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Sarah

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  • Blithe Spirit

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Noel Coward
    • Narrated By Rosalind Ayres, Shirley Knight, Judy Geeson, and others
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    This classic comedy is set in the charming country home of Charles Condomine, a remarried widower. A witty and convivial evening party among friends is transformed when a seance conjures the ghost of Elvira, Charles' first wife, who delights in wreaking havoc among the living. An enchanting Coward comedy!

    Rebecca says: "Be careful what you wish for"
    "Ms Geeson at her finest"
    Overall

    This was always one of my favourite plays – I loved it having seen the David Lean film version when I was a child. But much as I love the film, it cannot hold a candle to this marvellous production. For a start it is exceptionally well cast. Ian Ogilvie is perfectly cast as the misogynistic but still sympathetic Charles Condomine – confused and then bemused by the appearance of his first wife, Elvira from beyond the grave. But the star of the show is undoubtedly Judy Geeson who steals every scene that she appears in with just the right touches of emotion, humour and downright devilishness. Her vowel sounds are a joy – I could listen to her speak for hours!
    The story is simple but an absolute joy. This is without a doubt my favourite radio play in my vast collection!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • England, England: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Julian Barnes
    • Narrated By Judy Geeson
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The sun always shines over England, England! With remarkable wit, acclaimed novelist Julian Barnes tells the story of an egotistical mogul and his vision of recreating all of England's attractions in one place. Now visitors can conveniently site-see everything from the Tower of London to Stonehenge in a single weekend. But what happens when fantasy and reality begin to blur?

    Sarah says: "Amusing and very familiar!"
    "Amusing and very familiar!"
    Overall

    This is one of the first audio books I have ever bought and, based on this, I will be buying many more. The writing is quirky and witty, the subject matter intriguing and all too familiar - it rang bells with me all the way through (but hey, maybe that's because I'm a 'Brit').

    The narration was pefect and easy to listen to - ease of listening is a problem I have found with other books but not the case here.

    If you are English and want a laugh, or not English and want a challenge, then this is the book for you.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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