This is the second volume of Dirk Bogarde's autobiography, covering the time between his experiences at an army camp at Catterick to his role as von Aschenbach in the film Death in Venice. Since 1947 he has starred in more than 60 films, especially during the 1950s and 60s, including The Night Porter and Despair. Among his other volumes of autobiography are A Postillion Struck by Lightning, An Orderly Man, and Backcloth. He has also written novels: A Gentle Occupation, Voices in the Garden, and West of Sunset.
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"An outstanding performance"
You have to be a VERY courageous reader to step into the famous shoes of Dirk Bogarde and read his autobiography. We all know what Bogarde sounds like and after all he has read every other of his books. But Andrew Sachs is an audiobook star in his own right, and this reading is very simply as good as it gets. I enjoyed the content - Bogarde does tell a good tale and it is in this book that we hear of the background to Death in Venice and other key films; but time and again my attention dwelt upon Andrew Sachs. Natural expression, fluent, easy, communicative, slightly tight as I imagine Bogarde was. Totally believable. Audio bigraphy at its best, even though it wasn't the writer!!!
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