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Took me back to my childhood. Very visual. Enjoyed it greatly. Well performed and perfect atmosphere.
What would have made Jennings' Diary better?
Better proof reading of the manuscript. At one point Mr Wilkins is called Mr Jennings. Jennings becomes Jenkins, and 80p becomes half a crown and then becomes 80p again.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Jennings and Derbyshire themselves are always entertaining
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Simon Vance?
He needs to cheer up, the problem was he read it like it was a James Bond novel not a tale of 2 school chums.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Disappointment, I grew up reading Jennings and this reading was just so flawed in so many ways,
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Hilarious! One of the most funny books I have ever listened to on audible. And I have listened to a lot.
Where does Jennings' Diary rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This was a treat to listen to when winding down at the end of a hard day. It reminds me of a less stressful time of life, when doing my homework was perhaps the hardest thing that I had to remember!
What was one of the most memorable moments of Jennings' Diary?
This has to be any time when Jennings collides (figuratively) with Old Wilkie.
Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances? How does this one compare?
I have only listened to Simon Vance's readings of other Jennings books, but he has captured them perfectly.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Definitely - but sadly I had to get some sleep so rationed myself to a couple of chapters per night.
Any additional comments?
I have just added another Jennings book to my collection and look forward to another dose of escapism.