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Whimsy: Collected Articles and Stories

Narrated by: Chirag Patel
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
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A collection of comic articles, collecting humorous travelogues as a Brit wanders the wilds of Africa and Asia. Includes:

  • A rock diary following a gigging band in London in the mid 2000s, who might be any aspirant post student band you've ever known
  • Travels around Asia on the modern Grand Tour, back in the years before the crisis hit
  • Strange journeys and getting attacked at a go kart track in India
  • The ruminations of an Englishman emigrating to South Africa and wondering what the hell is going on, but loving it
  • Collected journalism from Durban in South Africa, early in the Zuma years
  • Selected short fiction
©2016 Chirag Patel (P)2018 Chirag Patel

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Whimsy Indeed!

This is a collection of short stories that are humorous and fun to listen to. Another reviewer said the narrator/author came across as having a "condescending delivery throughout" but I didn't find this so. I really enjoyed listening to the various stories. Nothing of deepness in thought or anything just some fun short stories to give the listener some comic relief in their day. I'm sure this won't be for everyone but I enjoyed each one. The narration was well done. The various characters (those who had a speaking part) were given their own voices. Overall, an entertaining listen.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Simon Gibson
  • 03-26-19

Pretentious and Immature

Perhaps at 62 I am to old to listen to the voice of a 20 something. I have visited many of the locations mentioned and struggle to recollect what the author has tried to convey. I expect a 15 year old on a school organised holiday to produce this level of insight both of locations and people. It completely lacked humour. The narrator, also author, maintained a condescending delivery throughout. The premise is excellent but execution and delivery dire.