Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt (Doctor Mac from BBC2's Green Wing), Harry Thompson's hilarious book tells the story of one of those great madcap enterprises that only an Englishman could have dreamed up, and only a bunch of Englishmen could possibly have wished to carry out.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I'd more likely recommend the unabridged book as this book doesn't fully make sense and you don't get to know so much about the characters in it.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Penguins Stopped Play?
I thought Julian did an excellent job of doing all the different accents.
Have you listened to any of Julian Rhind-Tutt’s other performances? How does this one compare?
If this book were a film would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
I found this book rather uninteresting and couldn't put anything into context till I read the full book. Julian does a great job with different accents but that was about all that redeemed it for me.
This is a terrific audiobook. Beautifully read and narrated and a wonderful story told with great humor. Characters abound and situations that you could not make up enhance the tale. Highly recommended
This book is charming, sad, funny and heart-warming, whether you are a cricket fan or not. The narration is very good, with just that edge of English Upper Crust.
I enjoyed this immensely and plan to share it with my husband whilst on holiday.
Go ahead and have a listen - you won't regret it.
Very amusing and well-read. Harry Thompson really was a genius - his other book, This Thing of Darkness, was absolutely brilliant. This one shows a completely different side to his character but, in its own way, is just as good. Any cricket fan will love this book - I got some very strange looks laughing out loud on the tube while listening to it.