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First, I purchased this book because Joan Wilson is the reader. She is outstanding here, as always. The book itself is a joy, even with its sadnesses. Life. Mortimer's letters show deep affection, hilarious commentary, and a refreshing humility and honesty. An absolute pleasure.
Thoroughly enjoyed author's reflections about her dad former journalist Roger Mortimer.
BUT: Sadly, for me, the female narrator's voice was intensely irritating when assuming character of Roger in a 'sing song' manner. Narrator (not the author reading) needs to brush up her RP as well as dropped a couple of flat 'a's! Really let the cat out! Very faux public school.
Shame that two performers were not used to distinguish between voice of female author and the voice of the subject of the biog Roger. The brother's book 'Dear Lupin' had a fabulous pair of performers - Nicky Henson whom I think read 'Roger's' part would have been ideal again.
Hope the other sister Lumpy and second book by the son Lupin make it to audible too - currently they haven't.
Both the family's books so far bring the late Roger to life with great humour - he must have been a fabulous dad and dinner party guest!