Queen Elizabeth was sorry she did not read more! So many years of possible wonders and discovery, learning and witnessing life of others are lost! But there still is the chance! There is time that can be used for reading, for example, when driving to the Buckingham Palace! And... and...
Oh, I feel like I wanna read-read-read after I have listened to this superb edition of the book, read by the author himself! And it is indeed way deeper than it sounds from the description: though how could it be any different when the author is Alan Bennett himself? Oh, what an amazing voice, what a gorgeous English accent!!!
The book also left me with a nostalgic aura: I want to be in London again, in a park, reading a good book.... I am happy I had it and can always go back to my memories: London, tea with milk and cookies and hours of uninterrupted reading: little can be more pristine and sweet than this :)
Victoria Evangelina Belyavskaya
Perhaps, this is not the right book to be listened as an audio. It contains a lot of lists and exercises; but the main point is: we ought to be honest with our partners about our feelings and expectations on relationships and life. Otherwise, it all goes to hell. the book helps to see the most difficult areas in financial field your marriage, and tries helping you to navigate over them.
A very good introduction to the way life and food unfolds in China. It brought me a lot of nostalgy, for we used to live there for three years....
Wonderful: story, language, message and the whole athmosphere and moral of the story. One of my favorite books.
I am not objective in my review, so my apologies for that. I have no idea, why and how I acquired this book, granted, that I am strongly against the stupidity of one night stands and "free" sex. So, I never even managed to listen this book for more than the first ten or so minutes.
It is a very thoughtful book, that looks at the subject of prayer - something deeply intimate and personal - from a variety of points from "outside" a person. It helps one re-think the whole experience, find deeper motivation and new ways of talking with God.
what a great story of determination, faith, and unheard-before findings! I am in awe of the girl and her parents. It is sad there are many people who cannot provide the same kind of support for their authistic children...
I will listen to this audiobook again, because the universal truth it contains can never be heard too many times. There is always some new situation to apply it to.
That I already knew all the quotes, BUT never thought to apply them quite the way the author taught.
This is an encyclopaedia of Literature of the World, told with a great knowledge, insight and passion! I loved everything about this edition- the selection of books, the way the lecturer presented his material, and also his soft voice - which is a very important component when we are talking about some 26 hrs of listening! I HIGHLY recommend these lectures to everyone interested in literature and the way it was developing in our world.
A diary of Jane Austin! I was sooooo surprised to learn that she was NOT a spinster and that lots in her books come from her own experience! What a pleasurable listen!!! Definitely goes on my fav shelf.
The book tells how our brains and experiences are wired up for creating, living and furthering the art of storytelling in our lives. Get's a bit dry every now and then, but still a fairly good listen for anyone interested in books. I was listening to it in between travels to four countries... so, it took me a while :)
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