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  • England My England

  • Anglophilia Explained
  • By: Mark Dery
  • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 393

Downton Abbey has brought out the Anglophile in American fans of the hit TV series. But Anglophilia has a long history in America. Why are some native-born residents of our Shining City Upon a Hill, where All Men Are Created Equal, seduced by the fluting tones of manor-born privilege? At last, Anglophilia explained - in American, thank you.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Qualifies as my most irritating Audible purchase

  • By Emily on 02-23-14

Criticizing is Easy.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-18

A nutless monkey could do it. The book description promised “savage & sympathetic” as well as “wryly funny.” I only heard savage & harshly critical. Paired with the performer’s nasal voice, it was neither interesting nor enjoyable. 😕 Kudos to the performer’s choice of obnoxious & strident intonation, which fit the prose.