©2009 Alan Bennett; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
I usually listen to fiction so this was a new and really good experience for me.
Kenneth Williams diaries as they both share a dry and waspish sense of humour!
Hearing Alan's words in his own voice is priceless. I can't get his voice out of my head!
I've listened to this twice so far and definitely missed some nuances first time around. Both times I listened were in one sitting. Highly recommended!
Looking forward to listening to the next instalment.
"Alan Bennett: excellent writer; excellent narrator"
Funny, intelligent, wry.
Bennett is an excellent narrator of his own work. The deadpan northern accent adds to the humour.
Being a diary, there was no plotting, but the "story" was engaging throughout.
"Another excellent Alan Bennett read."
Alan Bennet has a very dry and witty throw away style which never fails to amuse in a gentle, wry kind of way.
"Bennett is brilliantly belligerent"
Listening to Alan Bennett is a wonderful treat. His withering tone, razor sharp wit and meandering anecdotes provide a fantastic flavour of this remarkable man's life.
"Definitely worth it"
Yes, absolutely. This is the first time I have listened to anything by Alan Bennett. I enjoyed his straight forward candid outlook witty descriptions and commentary of everyday occurrences. These events through his lense are lifted to an interesting and funny level that straddle normal life and it's people, at the same time peeping on the other types, whilst navigating personal and wider life cycles.
I would like to have listened to Alan talk in more detail about certain events occurring in the culture, things that happened before I was born or to young to understand.
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