As an autobiography, it is hard to tell what is wild fiction from the fact. There are bits that are laugh-out-loud funny, but I felt it turned vexing and turned readers off the main character by the end.
It felt rushed at the end, it skipped large sections of time, brushed over developments so you started to feel disconnected from the subject. Felt quite 'quick quick, high and mighty' in the end which, if it were meant to in an amusing way, failed to set the scene enough to let the readers in on joke. Instead, alienated and quiet turned me off wanting to support any further work.
I was excited to see so many audio books available but after listening to this one, my opinion so lowered, no, I will no pay to listen to another and dont think I will look at his work in the same light again.
Anne Watts personable and friendly way really takes you along for the ride on her adventures around the world. It makes one excited about the future yet sad in recognition the world has changed not always for the better.
Anne sleeping under the stars in the outback, drinking tea in Alaska and chai in Nepal.
Nerys does a wonderful job reading this autobiography. I'm very pleased to see she is narrating Anne Watt's over book (which I have just purchased). Nerys Hughes brings a warmth and life in supporting the text.
Very much so! I think I always walked the long way home and spent more time cleaning the house just to have an excuse to keep listening longer!
Anyone interested in nursing, travel, history, autobiographies- or just general curiousity in life- I highly recommend this book! As a student nurse, I am inspired and am excited to have my own rural and global adventures!
Yes I will listen to this delightful book again, it simple wonderful. Laugh out loud funny and heartwarming familiar, Miranda takes us through a journey of the keys of life. Great! Made even better by Miranda herself reading it.
Very much wished to listen to this book in one sitting and never wanting it to end!
Thoroughly enjoyable- highly recommended!
Now we just need MORE MIRANDA!!
Timothy West was fantastic as always. His performance is superb in bringing Trollope's characters to life.
I found it less gripping than other Trollope novels as the characters were so thoroughly dislikable. I had no compassion for them. BUT having said that, it is a good story overall
Returning to old friends- Lady Glen, Madam Max, Lady Laura, Planty Pal and of course Finn. Building on the rich tapestry of their lives already built, this book is perfect for those who want to return to being a fly on the wall in parliament and social scene of London in 1860/70.
Phineas and Madam Max meeting at the Harrington Hall for the first time since their last meeting in 'Phineas Finn'.
Timothy West is amazing as ever, adding so much with his amazing character voices and narrator boom.
Elections, Murder, and Marriage.
The recording is frustrating in parts as someone is paying it back, and it's caught by the mic- so there is a faint echo-delay in the background, and the mobile transmission interference (you know it when you hear it!) is recorded several times.
Like most of his books, Trollope has a wonderful way of talking aside to the reader as if he were narrating just for us- not just being an observer to the story.
Great performance once again by Timothy West- I love how he adds to the characters with voices.
The frustrating part of this book is the space between chapters- can vary between 1 and 10seconds... the latter making you question if the recording has been accidentally paused.
His wit, his extradinary use of the english language is delicious, and he paints a picture that is wonderful. Particularly so if you are familiar with time, location and people
Stephen is so wonderfully candid about all his insecurities and self doubts- he had me laughing at myself for illustrating my similar thoughts
not yet, but very much intend to!
When he was recounting his time as school teacher who had threatened punishment to a student, and when push came to shove- he had to show he had the beans.
Very entertaining and honest- I cant wait for him to continue with the next chronicle!
Good Day Sir!
Pride and Prejudice- unrequited love, social standings, gatherings, frocks, marriage and flirtation that is all so innocent but terribly enthralling.
Best part- he does the voices superbly. Tone, pace and pronunciation- complements Anthony Trollopes writing style perfectly
Oh yes- pesky work gets in the way!
Great story delivered in a highly addictive entertaining method.
Its great to hear the expression, emphasis and pronunciation in Craig's Glaswegian accent.
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