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This is well up to the author's usual standard, the book contains the usual mix of laughter and the poignant. It does seem a tad short, and one wonders what the word "abridged" really means in this case. However, being read by the author, we must assume we have not been short changed. Keep at it Clive, I can't wait for the next instalment!
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I did enjoy this book, but like the previous reviewer, I too found it frustratingly short. I suppose one could buy the unabridged paper version, but then you miss out on Clive James' narration which is one of the main attractions of an audiobook. He has a such a good conversational style of delivery, perfectly suited to his text, which comprises the usual attractive mix of wit, anecdote, insight and self-deprecating humour with a dash of underlying seriousness - those who have listened to his pieces for Radio 4 on "A Point of View" will know what to expect. I wish he could be persuaded to narrate his work in an unabridged version though.
But, that said, it's still well worth worth buying. I'm sure I will listen to it again.
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