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Parky

By: Michael Parkinson
Narrated by: Michael Parkinson
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Publisher's Summary

Britain's national icon, Michael Parkinson reads his long-awaited autobiography.

From prize-winning journalist to chat show king on a show voted one of the top 10 British TV programmes of all time, Michael Parkinson's starry career spans over four decades.

Now an international celebrity himself, the man from a humble but colourful Yorkshire mining family who can tease out the secrets of even the most reticent star guest, at last reveals his own story, with the easy manner and insight that has kept his audiences fascinated.

His distinguished career has involved working on highly acclaimed current affairs and film programmes. His wide interests and expertise include jazz, film, football, and cricket.

Witty, humorous and blessed with exceptional intellectual clarity, Michael Parkinson's memoir is a joy to hear.

©2008 Michael Parkinson (P)2009 Hodder & Stoughton

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What a wonderful personality.

I loved how he presented this book like in his interviews. A truly remarkable gentleman. A great listen.

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Missed half of it

Didn’t understand half of what he’s saying. Interesting topics. Emotionless in his narration. What a shame, I’ll have to read the book instead

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Interesting life

Interesting life. Read a little bit like a news reporter rather than with feeling and enough emotion. Still enjoyed listening.

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great story

I found Parkys story incredibly interesting. The only room for improvement would be for Parky to not rush so much through his story.

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dry wit....talks fast sometimes and have to strain to hear or maybe I'm deaf.
anyway I love hearing about Mohammed Ali, Billy Connelly, Nelson Mandela, Dame Edna, David Beckham. The Autobiography really doesn't catch the essence of his programs. The series was priceless and I missed them. Never the less its awesome hearing Park narrate.
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Tremendous

Great recollections of one of TV’s greatest icons. Such warm remembrances of family and guests. Relaxed, funny, poignant, insightful … just like his interviews.

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Fabulous.

Fabulous story. Wonderful to hear Parky present it himself. Engaging from beginning right to the end. Highly recommend it for anyone.

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Refreshingly Entertaining.

loved it because it was Parky telling his own story. what a life.
Highly recommended.

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Excellent

Interesting book. Great. Loved it. Too short though! Could have listened on and on. Quality.

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Thoroughly enjoyed everything about this book, funny, interesting, self effacing and enduring. Thank you, highly recommend this to all ages....

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