Learning to Talk

  • by Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by Patrick Moy, Anna Bentinck, Jane Collingwood
  • 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This sharp, funny collection of stories begins in the 1950s in an insular northern village "scoured by bitter winds and rough gossip tongues". The title story sees our narrator ironing out her northern vowels with the help of an ex-actress with one lung and a Manchester accent. In "Third Floor Rising" she watches, dazzled, as her mother carves out a stylish new identity. With a deceptively light touch, Mantel locates the transforming moments of a haunted childhood.

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easily listening and easily forgotten

Not a great one for me, saw it through to the end but not really for me.
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- sue

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks