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Having previously read and enjoyed The Secret Purposes I was expecting another good book from David Baddiel. And I wasn't disappointed. Slightly heavy going at the beginning it soon became worth sticking with. It tells the story of 'the greatest living writer' on his death bed from the perspective of four characters. I enjoyed all four strands, but particularly that of Violet his first wife. I thought the narration was top notch as well. On occasion it was laugh out loud funny but also had plenty to say about ageing, fame and love and certainly made me think.
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When i'm reviewing an audio then I really am considering both the story and the reading of the story. I like David Baddiel and have enjoyed his previous books but I found this one pretty average. I give the actual story 3 stars but the unfortunately the reading of it doesn't project the humour. I spent some time imaging David reading it himself in my head and I can imagine how much better it could have been if he had read it himself but he didn't and so overall I give this a 2 star rating.
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