This was my first Audible Podcast and I chose this Sarah Waters edition because I recently completed the audio version of her book "The Night Watch". I thought it was an excellent interview which captured the changing styles and rythms of Sarah's writings and provided insight into her latest title.
In addition, I found the selection of audio extracts very worthwhile and interesting.
From the first episode, I have enjoyed these podcasts and they have definitely worked in guiding my choice of audiobook: Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger, for instance, Alan Bennett, Suart Maconie and anything read by Martin Jarvis after listening to his explanation of his method of thinking of the characters' physique and psychology in order to change his voice to suit them. (in connection with Soames and Fleur in A Man of Property.) I listen to each podcast over and over - they are just the right length for my car journey to our nearest town, or for switching off after a stressful day. I chat along with Michel Thomas in Italian, and toy with the idea of learning properly. He makes one feel it's at least a possibility! Richard Branson on his attitudes to business is revealing, and he comes across with sincerity and a lack of any false celebrity; and I now know a lot more about the role of a CEO (before listening I didn't even know what the acronym meant.)But Podcast 21 was different - a whole programme dedicated to introducing a new series of modern American classics, beginning with an in-depth interview with Paul Auster (and there are more available - FREE - just search Audible for 'James Atlas'. Then extracts from the Modern Vanguard list, a variety of voices and stories, all compelling in a different way - a veritable feast of fiction. I have long been intending to write to express my appreciation of such a carefully-produced and well-presented programme - thank you all. And I can hardly wait for the next!