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I enjoyed this, but the print version contains the full diaries (plus a lot of other material too) a total of over 700 pages. This audible book is actually the BBC "Book of the Week" version which was broadcast by the BBC. It is most definitely an abridged version of the actual print version of the diaries, and does not contain the other material in the print version. But I suppose it is an unabridged version of the BBC production, which was an abridged version of the book. Very enjoyable, but beware of the term unabridged.
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This is another highly entertaining reading by the inimitable Alan Bennett of extracts from his diaries but anybody who is expecting to hear the diary as it appears in the print version (let alone other material in the book) is due for a disappointment as the contents of the book have been savagely abridged.
This may be a full version of the extracts as broadcast by the BBC on "Book of the Week" but it is certainly not an unabridged version of the book itself, as the run-time of a mere 2 hours 16 minutes clearly indicates.
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