Alan Bennett

  • by Alan Bennett
  • Narrated by Alan Bennett
  • 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2006.
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. Stories is a poignant family memoir recalling the marriage of Alan's parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts, and the uncovering of a long-held family secret. At times heartrending, and at others extremely funny, Untold Stories is a matchless and unforgettable journey into Alan Bennett's past.

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Masterpiece by a Master writer

What made the experience of listening to Alan Bennett the most enjoyable?

Alan Bennet's voice is so perfect


What other book might you compare Alan Bennett to, and why?

Alan Bennet can't be compared to anyone really - he has his own unique style, blending humour with pathos and quiet social comment.


What does Alan Bennett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He has such a unique way of looking at life, particularly with regard to his mother's depression and his father's way of coping - but don't be put off, there are many humorous anecdotes throughout.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Quiet humour, silent tears.


Any additional comments?

Everyone should read one Alan Bennett book to enrich their lives.

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- Sue McW

Delightfully read by author himself

Always pleasing when authors care enough about their own work so that if they are able, read themselves.

How Mr.Bennett teases so much out of everyday observations and revives memories of an age long gone.

Great stuff -as ever.
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- Hedgehog

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2005
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited