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    • Not My Father's Son

    • A Family Memoir
    • By: Alan Cumming
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262

    Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. That man was Alan's father, Alex Cumming. Alex was the dark, enigmatic heart of Cumming family life. But he was not the only mystery. Alan's maternal grandfather, Tommy Darling, had disappeared to the Far East after the Second World War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An extraordinary memoir

    • By Katherine on 06-11-14

    Regular price: £11.69

    • The Vanishing Man

    • In Pursuit of Velazquez
    • By: Laura Cumming
    • Narrated by: Siobhan Redmond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it might be a long-lost Velázquez, he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history. When Laura Cumming stumbled on a startling trial involving John Snare, it sent her on a search of her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Six stars. Wondrous, and beautifully read.

    • By wordparty on 02-04-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams

    • My Life in Stories and Pictures
    • By: Alan Cumming
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    A beloved actor and famous man-on-the-scene, Alan Cumming takes the reader on a wild journey of pithy and cheeky fun, presenting his real-life stories of debauchery during late night Hollywood parties, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and hilarious yet poignant memories of his life, family, and friends.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't work as an audio book

    • By Jay on 22-01-17

    Regular price: £21.69