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I am a great fan of political memoirs but often find them very plodding over detailed as the author goes from childhood to the last gasp of his subject. Nick Robinson account of political life during his time is detailed, fresh and witty. He manages to portray an intimate knowledge of his subject without subjecting his readers to endless detail which does not enhance the picture or enjoyment of the book.A five star read from an author who knows his subject well.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Great content. Well narrated too apart from possibly the worst attempt at almost every kind of accent you care to mention. Still worth listening to, just brace yourself.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Was pleasantly surprised that it included a sort of mini-history of the BBC and news journalism, which makes this book much more interesting than simply a potted-history of 10 Downing Street's reporting.
What made the experience of listening to Live from Downing Street the most enjoyable?
The incredible stuffiness and inability to realise the value of, first radio, then television. The fact that it took the Queen to put down a firm fott with regard to the planning of her coronation
What was one of the most memorable moments of Live from Downing Street?
the interesting conversations and quick, witty exchanges
Which scene was your favorite?
President Bush 43 telling Nick to cover his Bald spot'
Nick, mistakenly thinking he was out of earshot muttered, I didn't know you cared
Bush . I don't
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Do stop asking this daft question. It took nearly a week of careful listening. Then I started it all over again and found stuff I had missed the first time
Any additional comments?
Fascinating. I even twittered him admiringly