Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over 50 years at his mother’s funeral. Soon after, she persuades Henry to abandon South wood, his dahlias and the Major next door to travel through Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay...
Accompanying his aunt, Henry joins a shiftless, twilight society: mixing with hippies, war criminals and CIA men, as well as smoking pot, breaking all the currency regulations and eventually coming alive after a dull suburban life.
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Tim Pigott-Smith is excellent reading Henry Pulling but the voice he uses for Aunt Augusta often goes over the top and become a cross between Lady Bracknell and a pantomime dame. It calms down a bit after a couple of hours but never seems quite right. Wordworth's accent wanders between West Africa and the West Indies.
Not bad but not great, considering that Tim P-S is such a good actor.
Why is the Voice of Aunt Augusta So Ridiculous?
This is a serviceable recording of the novel but the voice of the Aunt is too much of a send-up, a piece of pantomime.