Yes, even though it's an old recording and not the high quality of sound we're used to, it was definitely "listen-able" and worth the time. It's not the entire book. More like a spoken outtake of her autobiography.
Having seen the great photo of Agatha Christie on the printed copy, I could see her in my mind's eye as she spoke about how she planned her day, her writing as well as references to other people in her life.
Nothing, really. If it was longer, we might know more about how she felt about things, but this was enough to enjoy hearing her voice for the first time.
By whom? An autobiography is written by the person herself, so it's not likely we would get an updated version. Unless one believes in seances. :-)
I almost didn't download it because other reviewers mentioned the poor sound quality and not understanding some of what Agatha said. Perhaps because I'm familiar with the English accent--having an English mother, and a steady video diet of PBS and British TV mysteries--I decided to give it a try and it was delightful.
Less about the many details of her personal traumas even thought she did have a terrible husband. But the book, as far as I could listen, was more about her life and what SHE wrote rather than how to use writing to solve problems or help to cope with them. It certainly didn't inspire me to take up her method.
All the characters were real, so they couldn't be cut out if she wanted to tell her life story and how she wrote. But it was a bit self-focused so she was the only "character" that dominated the book. But how can you get rid of the author? More gentle and diverse methods of writing or some interaction with others' (her students) ways of using her system that worked would have appealed more. Her commanding voice didn't help, either. She did give a nod to Julia Cameron's THE ARTIST'S WAY, a book I loved and used when it came out, but this author's book doesn't hold a candle to that classic.
The religious aspect others mentioned was incidental and didn't bother me that much. But every time she said "Dear God..." it sounded like a demand. Perhaps a different narrator could have brought out the content in a friendlier manner.
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