I bought this to listen to on a long drive and was very disappointed in it. Peter Ustinov has always seemed an interesting character and a great raconteur, so I had high expectations. In actual fact the book itself was quite dull, but his reading of it was awful. His voice is quite a monotone, as he himself acknowledged in a section early on although obviously in quite a different context. It meant that I found I switched off as neither his voice nor what he was reading held my interest. Time would pass and I realised I hadn't heard what had been said for quite a while. It was also much shorter than I thought, although that proved to be a blessing.