I listened to the whole thing in one week, mostly on the subway, in half-hour increments. And I was completely enthralled throughout. Simon Callow and Alan Cumming are both excellent, and I could only want more of them and more of the letters.Despite my wanting more, script writer Katherine Bucknell did an great job of selecting and editing the letters. Her narration gives just enough information to tie the pieces together and give a sense of the settings, the conflicts, and the events surrounding them. I'm happy to say that as an Isherwood scholar, I learned many new things.As for A Meeting by the River, that was truly inspired. The stage play adapted from Isherwood's novel works wonderfully as a spoken piece. I hope we can see it some day on stage. Penelope Wilton is one of my favorite actresses, and her voice is wonderful to listen to here.
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