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Download The Laying on of Hands Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Laying on of Hands (Unabridged), by Alan Bennett
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (229 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Bennett Narrator: Alan Bennett Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Alan Bennett's brand new short story, published in the London Review of Books in May 2001 and then by Profile Books in September, is read here by the author.

Clive has died young, in Peru and in cirucumstances which make some of his many friends uneasy. The congregation gathered for his memorial service is unexpectedly distinguished; amongst the well-known faces and household names are pop stars, actors, politicians, and even members of the government.

So how come they all knew Clive, and why does his death make so many of them anxious?

It's only when Clive's friends in the congreation begin to stand up and share their memories of the dead man that a number of uncomfortable truths are revealed. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Spider | 12/7/2013

    " good writing, though I liked the story of The Clothes They Stood Up In much more. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Marilyn | 12/9/2012

    " Smug and dull short stories about dull people written in a very inside ENglish way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ryan | 11/8/2012

    " I really enjoyed the title story in this book of three stories. I was less keen on the other two. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Alexander | 9/17/2012

    " I actually threw this brand new hardback in the trash when I finished it. Felt good to take even a single copy of this wretched book out of circulation. "

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