Funny Girl

Funny Girl

Audiobook CD - 2015
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It's the swinging sixties and the nation is mesmerized by unlikely comedy star Sophie Straw, the former Blackpool beauty queen who just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball. Behind the scenes, the cast and crew are having the time of their lives. But when the script begins to get a bit too close to home, and life starts imitating art, they all face a choice. The writers, Tony and Bill, comedy obsessives, each harbour a secret. The Oxbridge-educated director, Dennis, loves his job but hates his marriage. The male star Clive, feels he's destined for better things. And Sophie Straw, who's changed her name and abandoned her old life, must decide whether to keep going, or change the channel.
Publisher: Oxford : 2015. ISIS Audio,
ISBN: 9781445051055
Branch Call Number: AB HORN
Characteristics: 1 MP3 CD (approx. 10 hr. 20 min.)
Additional Contributors: Fielding, Emma

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rhubarb42
Jun 27, 2016

Highly recommend Emma Fielding as the reader. She has a great ability to change her voice as different characters are talking. And her British accents contribute to geographic placement of the story.

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TechWriter1
Oct 04, 2015

This book is a hoot. The main part of the story perfectly captures the England of 1964 that I remember from my few years of living there. The main character, Barbara/Sophie, is a delightful blend of brash, street smart, naive, and very human. She is very easy to love and cheer for as she takes her wonderful ride from Miss. Blackpool to stardom on the telly in a BBC sitcom.

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