• Alan Bennett

  • Diaries 1980-1990
  • By: Alan Bennett
  • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 09-01-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
  • 4.2 (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Alan Bennett's gentle, wry observations of life have made him one of the country's best-loved and most famous authors. He reads extracts from his best-selling diaries which offer a fascinating insight into his life - the work on location, life in Camden and fond, poignant memories of his childhood and home life.
©2009 Alan Bennett; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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By Denis on 11-21-11

superb

Honest ,funny ,and so good to listen to....I listen again to this audio and loved it again.

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By Vivienne on 12-05-15

Entertaining

Where does Alan Bennett rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I usually listen to fiction so this was a new and really good experience for me.

What other book might you compare Alan Bennett to, and why?

Kenneth Williams diaries as they both share a dry and waspish sense of humour!

What does Alan Bennett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Hearing Alan's words in his own voice is priceless. I can't get his voice out of my head!

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

I've listened to this twice so far and definitely missed some nuances first time around. Both times I listened were in one sitting. Highly recommended!

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to listening to the next instalment.

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By Roderic on 10-19-13

Alan Bennett: excellent writer; excellent narrator

If you could sum up Alan Bennett in three words, what would they be?

Funny, intelligent, wry.

What does Alan Bennett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Bennett is an excellent narrator of his own work. The deadpan northern accent adds to the humour.

Any additional comments?

Being a diary, there was no plotting, but the "story" was engaging throughout.

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