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Past Imperfect Audiobook

Past Imperfect

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Damian Baxter is hugely wealthy and dying. He lives alone in a big house in Surrey, England, looked after by a chauffeur, butler, cook and housemaid. He has but one concern--his fortune in excess of 500 million and who should inherit it on his death. Past Imperfect is the story of a quest. Damian Baxter wishes to know if he has a living heir. By the time he married in his late 30s he was sterile (the result of adult mumps), but what about before that unfortunate illness? Had he sired a child? He sets himself (and others) to the task of finding his heir.

©2008 Julian Fellowes; (P)2009 BBC Audio

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    Story of a man's return to school days. Overall Well read. Not one I would recommend.

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    wayne charles johnson Brooklyn, New York United States 12-10-16
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    "Enjoyable, Funny, Sometimes Sad"

    Loved it. In my opinion, every character was memorable. I have always loved and enjoyed British writers and novels. I am a britishphile at heart. Oh, oh, oh, the narration will make you wish the book was much, much longer. ENJOY!

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    The characters are so full of dimension and the story so true and beautiful in it's realistic, life-like way. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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    "definitely had some zinger observations"

    author fills out a layer of society most don't get to experience and compares two distinct time periods: the Sixties and the present

    some observations of cultural mores were spot on and, though it was "frightfully verbose" in the way only Brits can be, I wanted to see who the woman turned out to be. Great character studies

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    Lisa Kendrick 10-04-16 Member Since 2014

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    This book is better than most shows on tv. I found it difficult to stop listening too. A beautiful story.

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    Juana Dement 09-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another wonderful novel skillfully narrated."

    Loved it, worth every minute . Diffinately recommended it, enjoyed the characters and intriguing plot.

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    "I thought this book was much more involved than Snobs."

    I love everything Julian Fellowes does and I think a modern piece like this would be great to see on film. The 60's would be as far back as it goes but then again that was a long day at time ago. Another age as well.

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    Beverly 09-02-16
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    "loved th u still book"

    I hated leaving it for even one moment. the language is do lovely I'd rewind an listen again to a particularly well turned phrase.

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    "A snore...zzzzz!!! Use instead of a sleeping pill"

    Boring, boring boring!! Way too much description & history instead of getting on with the story. I simply gave up listening after 3 hours. If you must read this, upped for the abridged version.

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    Interesting observations, great narration, beautiful at the end, but a painful slog. Hoping his other books are better.

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