“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
Post)
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Monday, November 9, 2009

My Youtube debut

After some initial misgivings, I was talked into doing a little video for Youtube (sneaky Prodigal Wife said it was "practice" for a reading!)... and here it is! Let me know what you think, but please be gentle...the grease paint is barely off my training wheels!
(PS: If you find it amusing, please rate it/favorite it and pass it along...if you all like it, I'll do some more.)

11 comments:

Michelloui said...

My Essex hubby and I have just watched your vid and he says you were lucky to have an inside toilet, his Nan's toilet in Canning Town was outside! Loved the voices, I pictured your dad to be an older version of Ray Winstone from the voice!

Smitten by Britain said...

You already know what I think, but I just tweeted your post so now the whole of the Twitterverse will see you too! ;-)

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Michelloui--that's funny, goes to show, it's all relative, isn't it!
Melissa--thanks darling! (I like "Twitterverse")

Daffycat said...

ROFLOL I love your mum's voice!

Great reading, Denis. I loved every word. I can't wait to read it myself!

Celestial Charms said...

Great video. Even my 6 year old son, standing behind me while I was viewing it, was laughing. Quite like your voice changes for your wife and Mum. Looking forward to possible further video clips that may be in the works, as well as the book.
Maureen

Maggie said...

I LOVED your video! I'm a hug fan of anyone who can read aloud and I appreciate "voices". This is delightful as I had anticipated. So, now another new questions is... is your book going to be available as an audiobook and if so, will YOU be the reader? (please please please say yes!) Wonderful, Denis!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love all your accents, well done!! You are an easy person to listen too....

Gill in Canada

A Brit in Tennessee said...

The video is fantastic ! I thought I was listening to Monty Python when I heard your mums voice ;)
You capture your audience perfectly, and yes.....is your book going to be available in audiobook as Maggie already asked ?
Full marks.....so entertaining.

Cheryl said...

I really enjoyed that! Because instead of switching it off after a few seconds (like, I admit, I'd planned to do at first) I stopped and watched the whole thing. I loved the different voices and your parents sound like hilarious characters.

Hope you do more. Will you introduce the people you're writing about at some point?

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Wow, thanks everyone, you're all so encouraging.I confess reading aloud was not at the top of my list (I was conned into this by you know who, as I said) and an audiobook is not in the works...at least not yet. All I can say is if you all want one, you must help make the book a success! Then who knows... In the meantime, do share link with all your friends...and look for a couple more of these.

Amy said...

sorry, I just got a chance to watch this, I was out of town, andmostly out of commission, but I LOVE it... the differentiating of characters is fantastic, and very easy to listen to... passing it along now!