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Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans by Hunter Davies
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Jul 09, 2015

liked it
bookshelves: audiobook, audible
Read in May, 2012

An impulse purchase that didn't really pay off I'm afraid. I ended up skipping a few entries entirely as even the subjects in which I was interested seemed drawn out. Narrator did his best to maintain enthusiasm, but the author's journalistic emphasis on interviewing the museum founders made things seem dull. Print version might be of limited interest (easier skimming/skipping).

Really 2.5 stars for my experience, buy others might enjoy the variety of subjects more than I did.

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message 1: by Sue (new) - added it

Sue Sounds like a possible good read John.

John I've liked Hunter Davies' travel writing about Britain in the past.

message 3: by geoffrey (new)

geoffrey Thanks for the review - interesting because I use audio books frequently, and enjoyed the print version of this book. I would agree with your analysis that the print version is useful because it is easily skimmed. Perhaps an excellent example of an instance where the generally easier to assimilate audio book has met its match?

John This happens with nonfiction every so often.

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