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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
There was not enough of the actual programme, in fact nothing at all!!!
What will your next listen be?
Just a minute
Would you be willing to try another one of Juliette Stevenson and Alex Jennings ’s performances?
yes , not their fault
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Desert Island Discs?
All of it
Any additional comments?
Perhaps I misunderstood what I was getting, but I expected a selection of the best excerpts from the past, instead what I got was a very boring history of how the programme was invented and then interminable lists read out of the records the guests had chosen! A bit like someone reading Wisden to you!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
"What a great subject for an audio book!" thought I as I downloaded this title to my audible player. This title had the potential to be really great. However, as with other reviewers, I was somewhat taken aback by the poor quality of the editing with noticeable repetitions of sections.
That said, the historical context and voice characterisations were cleverly executed by the narrators but the impressions did not always hit the mark. Had impressionists (e.g. Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens) been employed for the more famous Castaway interviews, I probably would've given this a higher rating!
Overall: A good attempt but plenty of room for improvement.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful