Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2004
CS ISBN 0754004554 $54.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 0754055299 $64.95 Six CDs
You might know Martin Jarvis as the consummate British actor and AudioFile Golden Voice, but in this memoir he emerges as a person with a self-deprecating sense of humor who is modest about his own achievements, generous to fellow thespians, and eager to share sketches from his long and varied career. The listener is transported from a TV stage in England and a hilarious tryout in Italy to a movie set in Mexico. All the tales are improved by impeccable diction and Jarvis's vocal portraits of such luminaries as Judi Dench, Susan Hampshire, Kenneth More, playwright Alan Ayckbourn, and TITANIC director James Cameron. A veteran of BBC broadcasts, Jarvis in 1974 suggested that they release some of their recorded programs as audiobooks. Whether you remember him as Jon Forsyte, Hamlet, or Jeeves, or you just want to get acquainted with the person behind a marvelous voice, reward yourself with this production. J.B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.