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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (581 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Bennett Narrator: Alan Bennett Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Untold Stories, Alan Bennett's first major collection of prose since his best-selling Writing Home, brings together the finest and funniest of his writing over the last 10 years. Two recordings feature selected material from Untold Stories:

Part 1: Stories contains the title piece, and Part 2: The Diaries covers Alan Bennett's much-celebrated diaries for 1997-2004. They are an erudite collection of witty yet poignant recollections told in his own unique voice. Whether appreciating the simple pleasures of nature, or commenting on religion, politics or the arts, his observations are incisive, funny, and yet always meaningful. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by umberto | 2/13/2014

    " I like "Untold Stories" most of all; it's his poignant family memoir, as well as "A Room of My Own" (Have you read Virginai Woolf's "A Room of One's Own"?). In brief, his prose is readable and, I think, one can learn a lot of good English from him if he/she keeps reading him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Grace Wynne-Jones | 2/4/2014

    " Another refreshingly candid and sometimes dryly humorous book from wonderful Alan Bennett. Not sure if he would like to be called 'wonderful' but doubts about such superlatives are part of his allure. I haven't read all of it yet (it's pretty big) but enough to give it five stars. The untold stories are brave, particularly about parts of his family history. I am grateful to him for his rugged honesty and his talent for eloquent details. An intimate book by someone who was once very 'shy'...a word with many meanings as he explains himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Claire | 1/20/2014

    " I read this book because it was on my shelf and I didn't have anything else to read (plus he lives near me and is frequently seen riding his bike around my neighborhood). I knew nothing about him prior to this and really enjoyed his dry and witty memoir--especially the descriptions of his silly aunts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lazarus P Badpenny Esq | 1/20/2014

    " With his usual mixture of pathos and humour Alan Bennett returned with a follow-up to the hugely successful 'Writing Home'. This new book included more diary extracts, writings on the theatre, art, close friends and a touching memoir of his parents. Without doubt, the best book of 2005. "

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