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I first heard this when it was 'Book of the Week' on Radio 4. I had forgotten just how funny it is - laugh out loud funny in places. There are times in David Thorpe's narration when it sounds as if he is on the brink of laughter, which adds to the liveliness of the narration. The messmeric shipping forecast has always attracted me and I thought it was an inspired idea to try and visit all the named areas. The historic explanations are fascinating and the physical realities range from the sublime to the surreal. A truly entertaining listen.
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Really enjoyed this unlikely book. Good storyline and really well read. Definite one for re listening
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Going to all the areas covered by the Shipping Forecast, Charlie Connelly has done it for all of us fascinated by it, but without the wherewithal, courage and tenacity to duplicate his efforts. He makes me feel I have been there, though I wonder if I really need to know how much he paid for a cheese roll in England or a Scotch in Germany. Apart from a few too many self depricating asides, this book is fascinating. And the narration is first class.