Lady in the Van

  • by Alan Bennett
  • Narrated by Alan Bennett
  • 1 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The humorous and moving tale of Miss Shepherd, an eccentric old lady who, by a bizarre series of twists and turns, lived in the author's garden for many years. Alan Bennett reads his own acclaimed work, recently adapted as a West End smash hit starring Maggie Smith as the eccentric old lady.


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Customer Reviews

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The charm of a by-gone age, and the innate caring of the author, turn this account of an eccentric, selfish, unlovely person into something warm and eminently readable.
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- Mrs Z Armour

Love Alan Bennett

Where does Lady in the Van rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's a brilliant well narrated story.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration.

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

I love Alan Bennetts voice so I'm biased. I could listen to him all the time.

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

Made me laugh and feel quite sorry for Miss Shepherd.

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- ms

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-10-2006
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited