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  • J. Kingston Platt

  • The Unexpurgated Memoirs of a Showbiz Phenomenon
  • By: Peter Jones
  • Narrated by: Peter Jones
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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J. Kingston Platt

By: Peter Jones
Narrated by: Peter Jones
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Summary

Listen to J. Kingston Platt's amazing experiences in the wonderful world of show biz, including many indiscreet revelations, with names disguised to avoid libel actions and death threats. Based largely on distinguished actor Peter Jones' own experiences, it is a hilarious account of life on the theatre.
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J KINGSTON PLATT - WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Sadly the sound quality at 32kbps is no better than dodgy internet sites out there - and given the price tag it is poor value for money. There is no way to transfer to an MP3 player and at three hours plus no track markings or index points - stick to the repeats on BBC 4 Extra where you can just love Peter Jones' wonderful creation in all his glory.

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The unsung genius of British comedy

Peter Jones, who you may have seen in various bit parts in classic English 50’s movies (but very probably not) or perhaps heard on BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute (more likely but still probably not) was simply a beautiful human being and I’ll fight anyone that says otherwise.

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Peter Jones king of comedy"

magic magnificent really enjoyable
comic lines comic character
comic tales
would love others series to be available on audible

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The late Peter Jones in full flight.

Actor Peter Jones as his alter-ego. Perfect prose delivered perfectly. A must for fans of the great man of the British theatre.

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Would you listen to J. Kingston Platt again? Why?

a good listen

What was one of the most memorable moments of J. Kingston Platt?

when he gets

What does Peter Jones bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

his voice and inclination

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kills an hour very well

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Brilliant comic monologues

The audio presentation is scrappy (no gaps between the chapters, no titles for the chapters) but never mind, these are totally brilliant comic monologues. Writing, delivery--you will rarely hear anything this good.

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Brilliantly funny and exceptional narration.

What a pity that there is no more of this. amusing, light hearted comedy. Absolutely unmissable.

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  • 22-03-10

Surprisingly good

I mostly knew Peter Jones as the narrator in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio shows, so I kind of got this one on a whim, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Well-written, well-read, and quite funny in spots - made me wish he'd written more, actually. Worth getting!

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