Attention All Shipping

  • by Charlie Connelly
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Shipping Forecast is a curious peace of broadcasting: at once impenetrably baffling yet at the same time reassuringly familiar. But where are these places, and what secrets do they conceal? Charlie Connelly sets off on a journey round the forecast to find out, unearthing the history and culture behind one of Britain's best-loved broadcasting institutions.


What the Critics Say

"His amiable style provides some good jokes in a book that's as gentle and pleasing as the shipping forecast itself." (Daily Mail)


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Attention All Shipping

I first heard this when it was 'Book of the Week' on Radio 4. I had forgotten just how funny it is - laugh out loud funny in places. There are times in David Thorpe's narration when it sounds as if he is on the brink of laughter, which adds to the liveliness of the narration. The messmeric shipping forecast has always attracted me and I thought it was an inspired idea to try and visit all the named areas. The historic explanations are fascinating and the physical realities range from the sublime to the surreal. A truly entertaining listen.
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- PearlSinger


Really enjoyed this unlikely book. Good storyline and really well read. Definite one for re listening
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2011
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd