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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (124 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Bennett Narrator: Alan Bennett and Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2005 ISBN:
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This is the first collection of six individual portraits from the master of the monologue.

Performed by the author and five of Britain's leading actresses, Alan Bennett's tales are full of quirky, insightful detail that bring the characters vividly to life.

From Julie Walters' portrayal of an actress seeking fame to Anna Massey's alcoholic vicar's wife, these individuals are linked by their self-delusion, desperation, and vulnerability.

In these compelling pieces, Bennett displays the wry observation, knowing irony, and tender understatement that have ensured his rightful place at the forefront of contemporary writing.

This collection includes A Chip in the Sugar with Alan Bennett; A Lady of Letters with Patricia Routledge; Bed Among the Lentils with Anna Massey; Soldiering On with Stephanie Cole; Her Big Chance with Julie Walters; and A Cream Cracker Under the Settee with Thora Hird. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil Schleifer | 8/7/2013

    " I loved this collection of monologues told from the perspective of some very eccentric British characters. Bennett is a magnificent story-teller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian | 7/12/2013

    " Most of the characters were really depressing, but it was an interesting, fast read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Macgowan | 7/11/2013

    " as funny and sad and painful and joyful as life; which is surely the point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nushin | 12/17/2012

    " In Bennetts talking heads, hilarity and glum go perfectly well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecily | 11/20/2012

    " Thirteen sad monologues, all with a twist. More happens in what is unsaid than what is said. Not a good idea to read too many in one sitting - moreish as they are - otherwise they meld a little too much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Holt | 9/8/2012

    " The Complete "Talking Heads" by Alan Bennett (2001) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 9/25/2011

    " This book was recommended by David Sedaris when I saw him earlier this year. It is outstanding "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 5/8/2011

    " Believe it or not, this was a recomendation from Amazon based on my purchases! It was absolutely brilliant! Reminded me of those documentary sketches Victoria Wood used to do. I am now a big fan. (Of Alan Bennett I mean, not Victoria Wood...well I am....Oh, you know what I mean.....) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 9/13/2010

    " The most wonderful monologues I have ever read, each one with a little unexpected twist and every character one that has materialised in some shape or form in your own life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 8/29/2010

    " These are for watching or listening to, in my opinion. They lose a bit of shine being read from the page. Each story is perfect and brilliantly observed. No surprise endings just immensely satisfying ones. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andy | 2/17/2010

    " Not the worst book I have read - just don't get the point of translating monologues into books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ipswichblade | 1/19/2010

    " This is the book version of the one person monologues that were featured on TV a few years ago. Nice short easy read with some very funny and poignant moments "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wesleysykes | 10/26/2009

    " I had been told how funny this was. but i got to say it was very SAD! one of the stories just tore me up. but very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rizwana | 6/29/2009

    " A poignant set of monologues that really explore the inticracies of the characters in depth. A realistic look into the minds of everyday people struggling with themselves and their environment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shui | 1/14/2009

    " Heard this on audio book. Each tale was narrated by well established actors/actresses from England. I just wallowed in the accents! Bennett is amazing as he brings to life the experiences of the every day person. Loved it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lea | 11/30/2008

    " Loved these monologues -- they were also produced in Britain with phenomenal actors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecily | 6/14/2008

    " Thirteen sad monologues, all with a twist. More happens in what is unsaid than what is said. Not a good idea to read too many in one sitting - moreish as they are - otherwise they meld a little too much.

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