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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2 | [John Finnemore]

Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2

Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.
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Stephanie Cole (Doc Martin), Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam (The Thick of It) star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

Run by the forbidding divorcée Carolyn Knapp-Shappey (an unfortunate marriage, namewise, but in Carolyn's opinion, marginally better than Carolyn Shappey-Knapp), her two pilots are the smooth, experienced, and almost-certainly-fired-by-a-big-airline-for-all-around naughtiness Douglas, and struggling, almost competent Martin. All-round help is provided by Carolyn's near-idiot son, Arthur.

Written by John Finnemore, writer for The News Quiz and That Mitchell & Webb Sound.

©2008 John Finnemore & Pozzitive Television Ltd 2009; (P)2009 BBC Audio

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    Gwynne Alexandria, VA, United States 11-06-09
    Gwynne Alexandria, VA, United States 11-06-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Brilliant Fun!"

    Cabin Pressure is the best new UK comedy series I've found on Audible. Stephanie Cole and Roger Allam are both fantastic, and the other players are fine as well. The writing is crisp and fun, as well as intelligent and largely free of coarseness. Any listener with a sense of humor will enjoy this download. Don't forget to get series 1 as well. You will be charmed, I promise you!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sara SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT, United States 10-30-12
    Sara SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT, United States 10-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "MJN Air, I love you"

    The second series is as strong as the first. I love the second episode and the revelation about Martin. He is portrayed so fantastically by Benedict Cumberbatch. He could easily be a ridiculous and unsympathetic laughingstock but as voiced by Cumberbatch, his yearnings and frustrations are as real as his shortcomings and I just want to give him a hug! The Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur episodes are both classics as well.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    KDB edmonton, AB, Canada 04-14-13
    KDB edmonton, AB, Canada 04-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Can't stop laughing"
    Where does Cabin Pressure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best radio plays I've ever listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cabin Pressure?

    Burling Day!


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

    I only planned to listen to each individual episode at a time, but ended up listening to the entire series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    amy philadelphia, PA, United States 01-06-13
    amy philadelphia, PA, United States 01-06-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Made me laugh so hard I couldn't walk!"
    What did you love best about Cabin Pressure?

    Oh, it's hard to pick just one thing - the clever, hysterically funny writing, the performances or the way it changes the way you look at everyday life?


    What did you like best about this story?

    There were many stories. And they were all funny and witty and clever. I love that!


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Each narrator provided depth and nuances that broadened the characters and made them into people rather than just caricatures. The comic delivery had me staggering around the park laughing seemingly to myself on my daily walk as I listened.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Arthur says 'it's brilliant'"


    Any additional comments?

    I am so jealous of the UK for getting new episodes first.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon QUEEN CREEK, AZ, United States 06-23-12
    Brandon QUEEN CREEK, AZ, United States 06-23-12
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    ""GENIUS COMEDY!""
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have! I have recommended this to a bunch of friends most of them love it, a few aren't crazy about it but still acknowledge it's funniness.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    um Martin. His preeminence to failure despite his efforts creates great conflict.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Arthur- such a well done character


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when it made me laugh....which was all the time


    Any additional comments?

    You Won't Regret Getting This!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Siobhan Rathgar, Ireland 05-14-12
    Siobhan Rathgar, Ireland 05-14-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Fabulous Series"
    Where does Cabin Pressure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is among the funniest audiobooks I've ever listened to. I keep listening to the three Cabin Pressure series (& the Christmas Special) and they don't lose their appeal.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cabin Pressure?

    In this series, one of the most memorable moments was in the second play - the airdot is transporting a chamber orchestra to Gdansk, one of the passengers is convinced that everyone is trying to kill her. There's an interesting game going on between the pilots and Carolyn - trying to remember the names of all the seven dwarves and Arthur trying to help Martin win a bet against Douglas.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The performers; Stephanie Cole as Carolyn Knapp-Shappey, owner of MJN Air, Arthur Shappey, her son and steward, Roger Allam as Douglas Richardson, First Officer and Benedict Cumberbatch as Martin Crieff, the Captain, bring the characters to life in a way that reading the plays wouldn't.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emily Mount Macedon, Australia 05-07-14
    Emily Mount Macedon, Australia 05-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "In a word ... brilliant"

    Buy this audiobook. Buy it now. Buy it fast. You'll laugh until you're sore in the stomach listening to the adventures of MJN air, Britain's least competent but most endearing airline. This is British radio humour at its very best, and it has Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast (as Captain Martin Crieff)! The entire series is excellent - there's not a dud episode among them. I cannot wait for more episodes so come, and have listened to these ones many times and they just keep staying funny. This is a future classic, destined for the comedy hall of fame.

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    Bryan Colrado Springs, Colorado, United States 10-10-13
    Bryan Colrado Springs, Colorado, United States 10-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Best new radio show out there"
    What did you love best about Cabin Pressure?

    All of the performances and writing are top notch. I havent found a funnier or better written show yet.


    What other book might you compare Cabin Pressure to and why?

    This show reminds me alot of the Hicthhikers Guide to the Galaxy


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    R. Hoeler New Jersey 09-27-13
    R. Hoeler New Jersey 09-27-13 Member Since 2012

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    "A Joy and a Half"
    Where does Cabin Pressure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's not a book, it's a radio program with an audience. Funny dialogue.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The actors are wonderful


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Like many others, I downloaded it because of Benedict Cumberbatch and it also stars Roger Allam that I just watched in the "Endeavor" TV series as a detective. Everyone's performances are very good and with endearing characters.


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

    Yes ! Cleaning the house !


    Any additional comments?

    May not be for everyone. It's very silly British humor.

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    Petra Frankfurt am Main, Germany 05-19-13
    Petra Frankfurt am Main, Germany 05-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Just as much fun as the first series"

    After enjoying the first series so much, I bought this one as well. I listen to it while knitting and I have a great time with it.

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  • Joan
    Wallington, United Kingdom
    7/1/11
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    "Even Better....."

    This shows that series 1 was not a fluke. This is even better. The games the crew play to stave off boredom during flights are truly inventive and are really funny signs of how tedious life can be. If you haven't heard this or series 1 yet what are you doing? Buy this now, download it immediately and listen to it over and over again to catch all the comedic nuances. Like I said of series 1, you will not be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    Elanora HeightsAustralia
    2/15/10
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    "Fabulous"

    Cabin Pressure is fabulous. John Finnemore should be locked in a room and made to write Series 3, 4 and 5.
    Deep Trouble is another one of his outstanding comedies.
    They lighten my dark days.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carol
    Edenbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
    5/6/11
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    "First Class Comedy"

    Cabin Pressure is a real gem - very clever, beautifully written, wonderful characterizations, superbly voiced by a top class cast and most of all very, very funny. I have lost track of how many times I've listened to these two series, but it has never become jaded - love it every time.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Wombat
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    8/26/14
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    "Very good indeed"
    If you could sum up Cabin Pressure in three words, what would they be?

    Ruddy Good Fun


    Any additional comments?

    Extremely well performed, the principle being Roger Allam who gives a Black Adder goes forth worthy effort. His delivery and timing is nearing comedy perfection. The rest of the cast is top-notch as well. The stories are well structured and fun. This is the best thing on Radio 4.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah Marshall
    7/7/14
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    "Listen again and again and laugh anew"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Beautifully written and brilliantly acted. I return to listening to this and it always makes me laugh again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The interplay between the characters.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    As good as all the other series.


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

    Absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely value for money. I always try to buy an audiobook I will want to listen to many times and Cabin Pressure is no exception.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pippa
    UK
    4/21/14
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    "Fab."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely - it is a tight script, well acted, great timing and just very, very funny.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The actors, their timing - oh yes, and the stories.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    their comic timing was spot on.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh 'til I cried.


    Any additional comments?

    More series please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • P
    Whitehead, United Kingdom
    7/27/13
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    "As Arthur would say 'Briiliant!!!!'"
    Any additional comments?

    This is one to listen to again and again. Brilliantly written and performed and fabulously funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Louise
    Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
    7/27/13
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    "Marvellous....laugh out loud!!"

    Douglas's second language is sarcasm...he is my hero...the cunning fox..! poor old Martin, dear sweet Arthur and slightly scary Caroline.... Four beautifully crafted characters..totally addictive, clever fun which you can listen to over and over again..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brenda
    TROWBRIDGE, United Kingdom
    7/1/13
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    "Hilarious!"
    What did you like most about Cabin Pressure?

    Bloody hilarious very well written and performed!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them. Just very funny!


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    N/A


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh a lot!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jill
    hargrave, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Best R4 comedy in years"

    Beautifully written and acted with thoughtfully constructed plots. It couldn't be done with anyone other than Roger Allam (his voice is perfect). The storylines are always convoluted and clever and it even makes my husband laugh out loud and he is someone who's not fond the spoken audio word.



    Roll on the next series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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