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Alan Bennett Audiobook

Alan Bennett: Diaries 1980-1990

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Publisher's Summary

Alan Bennett's gentle, wry observations of life have made him one of the country's best-loved and most famous authors. He reads extracts from his best-selling diaries which offer a fascinating insight into his life - the work on location, life in Camden and fond, poignant memories of his childhood and home life.

©2009 Alan Bennett; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    Denis pasadena, CA, United States 11-21-11
    Denis pasadena, CA, United States 11-21-11
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    Honest ,funny ,and so good to listen to....I listen again to this audio and loved it again.

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  • Vivienne
    12/5/15
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    "Entertaining"
    Where does Alan Bennett rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I usually listen to fiction so this was a new and really good experience for me.


    What other book might you compare Alan Bennett to, and why?

    Kenneth Williams diaries as they both share a dry and waspish sense of humour!


    What does Alan Bennett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Hearing Alan's words in his own voice is priceless. I can't get his voice out of my head!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to listening to the next instalment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Roderic
    Victoria Park, Australia
    10/19/13
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    "Alan Bennett: excellent writer; excellent narrator"
    If you could sum up Alan Bennett in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, intelligent, wry.


    What does Alan Bennett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Bennett is an excellent narrator of his own work. The deadpan northern accent adds to the humour.


    Any additional comments?

    Being a diary, there was no plotting, but the "story" was engaging throughout.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lynda
    Beckenham, United Kingdom
    3/11/13
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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