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The Good Companions

Narrated by: Rodney Bewes
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Summary

The Good Companions follows a number of discontents or ‘lost souls’ as they respectively gravitate towards a concert troupe that is on the verge of disbanding.

An adventure around the Shires of England following the fates and fortunes of the unlikely group, The Good Companions is a popular contemporary classic which has recently experienced a resurgence in public interest and acclaim due to the finesse of Priestley’s writing.

Public Domain (P)2003 CSA Word

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  • Robert
  • Uxbridge, United Kingdom
  • 22-10-18

Great great story but reading not so good

The Good Companions is an English classic written in an accessible way for Everyman. That was Priestly's intention and his theatre group portrays characters of an era.

But. Rodney Bewes was probably not the right choice of reader. Fine actor that he is, he could not carry the story along. Dialogue was fi e. Voices he can do. But the rest sounded like someone reading. There was little variation in tone or cadence.

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The good comp anions

I enjoyed this book from start to finish. The reading was so good that it was like listening to a play, the reader had so many fascinating voices. Not just voices but wonderful expressions of so many emotions.it was a light read but with lots of depth and beautifully expressed ..I enjoyed it in audible form, but might have found it a trifle too long as a read, I can't be sure. It was a book group choice and I am glad it was chosen as almost certainly I would not have chosen it purely through wrong thinking that it might be too old fashioned !

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  • szirrell
  • 11-03-18

Ok Production

The reader does fine, British accents and WC Fields. If you’ve ever tried to hold a band together, you’ll understand this.

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