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my only regret about this audiobook is that it is too brief, I wish it was longer.
A fabulous book, beautifully written and skillfully delivered by this enchanting author. The book moves very quickly and packs in lots of information. I listened to it twice and the second time, I picked up a lot of the detail I lost in the first reading. David speaks beautifully and his charm exudes throughout. A book I will surely enjoy listening to again. I would wholeheartedly recommend this book!
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Would you try another book written by David Niven or narrated by David Niven?
I adore David Niven's writing style and narration.
Would you recommend The Moon's a Balloon to your friends? Why or why not?
I cannot recommend this book because the abridgement leaves out so much of the written work.
What about David Niven’s performance did you like?
David Niven's delivery of the abridged autobiography is excellent.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
The lighthearted style of the writer/narrator made this a very good listen. There were some very sad passages and the emotions were alluded to, but it never became mawkish.
Any additional comments?
On the whole I was disappointed, probably because I had read the book when it was originally published and I am very aware of the huge gaps that the abridgement has left. It is such a shame as the book was one of the best of its type. I was going to buy and listen to the next instalment of David Niven's memoir, but I think that I will re-read the book instead - simply because I am so disappointed with this audiobook.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
too short on detail - lose the richness of David's stories. left me wanting more
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This book was about a fine actor whom lived through the same era as my father and as such I related to the live for the day ethos that prevailed during war time. Serendipity played its part in Niven's life and took him on a great journey where life was for living. Tragedy in life also was what made him the gentleman he was.
I am looking forward to part two Bring on the empty horses.