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What made the experience of listening to Brian Gulliver's Travels: The Complete Series 1 (BBC Radio 4: Comedy) the most enjoyable?
Great dramatization. Great characters and lots of laughs.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Very much so. Once my headphones were in, I had to listen to the end! Great way of getting housework done painlessly!
This light hearted comedy follows the travels of Brian Gulliver into marvelous and very fictional lands. Each of these lands represents the logical extreme of many of modern ideas including a land run by doctors, a land run by back to earth people, a land of just 1 law and many other fantastical scenarios. The stories are well told and very funny. If you are a fan of BBC humor, you will very likely enjoy this series. I am personally hopeful that there will be a series 2.
This is a wonderful, imaginative modern freak-show of an adventure where our world and our values are distorted through a satirical hall of mirrors. Brian Gulliver goes to hilarious, bizarre places where everything is upside down, inside out and back to front - a land where man-babies are farmed for food, a “medocracy” where incompetence is a medical syndrome. Try as hard as you like you’ll never imagine the surprises and shocks that run through it. Travel writer Brian Gulliver - “two books and a bit of telly” - is benignly bonkers, a philosopher who says the unsayable and does the undoable. It can enjoyed just for the comedy, but if you ask yourself the serious questions that the book invites, you’ll think twice before you eat that crispy belly pork again.
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classic plot, modern twist, laughing from one side of you face to the other in a moment.