The truth

by Palin, Michael,

Format: Book on CD 2013
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Lawrenceville Audiovisual Collection CD Palin
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Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. A professional writer of some repute, he has reached the age of fifty-six with nothing resembling the success of his two great literary heroes, George Orwell and Albert Camus. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to write the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a widely respected and highly influential activist and humanitarian--he seizes the chance to write something meaningful. His search to find out the real story behind the legend takes Mabbut to the lush landscapes and environmental hotspots of India.

The more he discovers about Melville, the more he admires him--and the more he connects with an idealist who wanted to make a difference. But is his quarry really who he claims to be? As Keith discovers, the truth can be whatever we make it.

In this wonderful, heartwarming novel, Michael Palin turns his considerable skills to fiction in the story of an ordinary man on an extraordinary adventure.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Palin's second novel, Keith Mabbut is a corporate hack-writer with literary ambitions. When a lucrative opportunity to write about legendary activist Hamish Melville presents itself, Mabbut leaps at the opportunity. With his personal life falling apart, he finds inspiration in Melville. But the book he's written flies in the face of what his publisher wants and that creates all sorts of problems for Mabbut, his family, and Melville. Narrator Alex Jennings deftly delivers a variety of foreign accents and captures Mabbut's initial frustration and general disposition. Jennings also renders Mabbut's evolution and transformation, providing a clear contrast between the man Mabbut was and is by novel's end. The narrator also lends consistent, unique voices to secondary characters. And, best of all, Jennings manages to, at times, channel Palin, capturing the author's wry delivery and excellent timing. A Thomas Dunne hardcover. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Biographers -- Fiction.
Biographers -- England -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Publisher [Old Saybrook, Ct.] :Tantor Media,2013
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Jennings, Alex, narrator.
Tantor Media, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Alex Jennings.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781452616094
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