The Noel Coward Audio Collection: Unabridged Selections

Version: Unabridged
Author: Noel Coward
Narrator: Simon Jones
Genres: Audio Theatre, Drama
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: April 2005
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Throughout his life, Noel Coward the master songwriter, 'derived a considerable amount of private pleasure from writing verse.' Much of it is gathered in this first ever CD collection. From moving war-time encounters to satirical barbs at familiar Coward targets and personal reminiscences, this delightful collection is a perfect blend of vintage Noel Coward sure to be enjoyed by faithful fans and new listeners alike.

The collection includes two short stories, Cheap Excursion and The Kindness of Mrs. Radcliffe, and various poems. And from the Caedmon Treasury Sir Noel Coward himself and Margaret Leighton perform Coward's adaptation of his Brief Encounter, scenes from Blithe Spirit and Present Laughter, the interlude from Bernard Shaw's The Apple Cart, concluding with the duo reading more from Coward's Collected Verse.

Reviews (1)

Noel Coward

Written by Kathy on January 4th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I don't think that Noel Coward "translates" to the audio medium particurlay well. I was bored by listening to these CDs.

Author Details

Author Details

Coward, Noel

Coward was one of the major playwrights and songwriters of this century.