• A Postillion Struck by Lightning

  • By: Dirk Bogarde
  • Narrated by: Dirk Bogarde
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 04-02-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.0 (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Postillion Struck by Lightning was a best seller on first publication and marked Dirk Bogarde's transition from star of stage and screen to a best-selling and internationally acclaimed author. This vivid and engaging memoir traces the first steps of Dirk Bogarde as a young actor before he became world famous as well as his childhood amidst the enchanting beauty of rural Sussex. Here is the delightful harmony of summer days spent fishing with his young sister, a hunt for an escaped tortoise, the discovery of the biggest mushroom in the world, and the quest to win a pet canary at the local fair. Then came the plays he and sister used to put on in their barn, followed by the local amateur dramatic society, all a prelude to his growing desire to join the world of the stage.
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By Mrs. on 05-21-12

Fantastic Read and wonderfully read by the Author

I have been waiting for ages to have Bogarde's autobiographical books available (I have them all on cassette but no longer a good way to listen to them. I hope that the rest (Backcloth, An Orderly Man etc) will become available soon as well as his novels - I will purchase them all!

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By David on 04-13-13

A nostalgic trip back in time

Dirk Bogarde's marvelous voice is so relaxing as he reads his enchanting story of long, carefree, summer days of his youth. You can almost feel that you are there with him and his sister and the reminiscences took me right back to my own childhood. Dirk Bogarde will always be remembered as one of this country's finest actors and should also get credit for being a great author. I really enjoyed this audio book and just know I shall revisit it several times.

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By stephen on 09-10-17

A remarkable man with a remarkable story

If you could sum up A Postillion Struck by Lightning in three words, what would they be?

Honesty Dignity Delightful

What did you like best about this story?

It gave me such an insight into Dirk's life

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed every scene

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

It is an interestingly happy book

Any additional comments?

I felt as though Dirk was sitting across from me telling me about his family which is a gift

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