A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

From AudioFile Magazine:
Be prepared to laugh and groan out loud as you listen to the machinations of retired Englishman George Hall and his family. In his previous novel, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Haddon managed to make autism fascinating, funny, and heartwarming. Now he takes on today’s family and produces a comic tale of love, need, and misunderstanding. Simon Vance inhabits everyone with class–as well as character-revealing accents and terrific, clear pacing. He gives us ponderously serious George; gay son, Jamie, and his leather-jacketed lover–yes, Vance lets us hear the leather; confused daughter, Katie, and her–horrors!–working-class fiancé. This is an audiobook to savor. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006

About Simon

Simon is an actor who found his way into audiobook narrating as a side-gig and seems to have made a success of it. With some training as an actor as a child (just a couple of hours a week, but it stuck) and 15 years working inside the BBC (ending up as one of the presenters/newsreaders on BBC Radio 4 in London) he found the ideal combination for an audiobook narrator. Found his way to California two decades ago and never left.

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2 Responses to A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

  1. Betsy Hanger July 30, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    Your reading was brilliant, Mr. Vance, and I’m deeply grateful to discover your immense talent. Thank you!

    • Simon July 31, 2012 at 8:29 am #

      Thank you, Betsy!

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