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Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years
by Michael Palin | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by wingk00kaburrawing of San Jose, California USA on 6/16/2009
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingk00kaburrawing from San Jose, California USA on Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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Journal Entry 2 by laotahn from San Jose, California USA on Tuesday, June 16, 2009

8 out of 10

All CDs included.

From Publishers Weekly
As one of the six Pythons to have assembled back in the late 1960s, Palin provides insights into the group's dynamics during the decade that brought the Monty Python troupe to international acclaim. This abridgment can be satiating and frustrating, often simultaneously. At face value, it provides many behind-the-scenes moments and explores how and why the comedy troupe went about its business. Yet the mere knowledge that it's an abridgment will have listeners yearning to hear more—especially Python-quoting fans. The short, occasionally abrupt entries feel authentic, as journal entries can often be a mere few sentences. But listeners may constantly question how much has been trimmed. Occasionally, the journal entries read as a mere chronological list of events. As narrator, Palin proves adept at adding life and emotion in his mild-mannered voice to the more pedantic lulls in the audiobook. But given the audiobook's shortcomings, a bonus interview or some other material might have improved the overall enjoyment for listeners.
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Journal Entry 3 by laotahn at San Jose, California USA on Thursday, March 14, 2013

8 out of 10

Micheal Palin (not to be confused with Micheal Pollan) is a brilliant, deeply funny man. This book is focused on an infrequent diary he kept while being part of that august comedic troupe, Monty Python.

You will learn a good deal about how Python life felt when they were at their most busy. Palin has a great comedic spin on everything he went through as a Python, and you will learn a lot about his own life and comedy. And laugh. A lot.

If you are looking for a "tell-all" with Pythons sniping at each other, you will not find it here.  

Journal Entry 4 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, May 26, 2013

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Taken from BigJohnLefty's Another Audiobookbox with thanks and shared with allysther at our lunch today. 

Journal Entry 5 by allysther at Waipahu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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This looks like a fun, but informative read. Thank you! (4) 

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