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by | Read by Paul Shelley

Fiction • 9.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1953

It's nice to know that England's higher education system suffers from the same problems America's does. Poor Jim Dixon has to suffer a scatterbrained department head, cutthroat colleagues and fickle students. It's a good thing he's lucky--he needs it. Paul Shelley's wonderful narration ably amplifies the story and brings vivid characters to life. His rich British accent is a joy, in addition to being very soothing. Shelley knows just how to read the text so we hear all the wit, anger and subtlety in Amis's words. He is especially good at capturing conversations in the book, knowing when to pause, stutter, feign outrage, etc. This makes listening to Lucky Jim a delicious experience. R.I.G. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: MAR/APR 98]



Book pak • BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers • 1997

CS ISBN 0745153232 $69.95 • Eight cassettes

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