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Cabin Pressure

Durée : 2 h et 48 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 notations)
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Description

Anyone looking to let off some steam is bound to find something to love in Cabin Pressure. The combination of snappy repartee and brilliant voice-acting makes this a side-achingly funny experience from start to finish. 

Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete first series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. Written by John Finnemore, writer for The News Quiz, and That Mitchell & Webb Sound.

Run by the forbidding divorcée Carolyn Knapp-Shappey (an unfortunate marriage, namewise, but in Carolyn's opinion, marginally better than Carolyn Shappey-Knapp), her two pilots are the smooth, experienced and almost-certainly-fired-by-a-big-airline-for-all-round naughtiness Douglas, and struggling almost-competent pilot and sweaty man Martin. All-round help is provided by Carolyn's near-idiot son, Arthur....

©2008 John Finnemore (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Critiques

"Unexpectedly brilliant." - (Time Out)

"An inspired new sitcom." - (The Observer)

"The more I listen to John Finnemore's Cabin Pressure, the more I think what a stonking masterpiece it is. Perfect in every department." (Philip Pullman)

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Hilarious

I'm glad I didn't listened to the extract before buying it because the laughters in the background would have put me off straight away. As it happens though it's a great radio sitcom starting excellent performers and I quickly got used to the laughs. The episodes last around 30 minutes and they are all good and extremely funny. Every episode is independent from the others and it represents a new journey of this 4 people crew.. An excellent discovery!

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Sara
  • 21/02/2015

Mad Cap Comedy Silliness By The Experts

I don't have much experience with radio shows like this recording -- but took a chance because of all the ravingly positive reviews on audible. I love the actors in this program and the reviews were correct--they are all fantastic in their roles. The timing of the dialogue, delivery, and sound effects really paint the picture so you can "see" the action in your mind's eye. Who would have thought? A totally entertaining and successful "try something different" from audible experience. Upbeat and fun.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • D.
  • 13/01/2012

Fly away on MJN air with these lovable characters-

If you could sum up Cabin Pressure in three words, what would they be?

If I had to sum up Cabin Pressure in three iconic words from the show it would be: Lemon In Play.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Arthur is by far my favorite character- I want to say Martin, but Arthur doesn't let anything keep him down. In a group of four clot poles he's the clot pole that never lets the biting sarcasm and sideways jabs get to him.

A great example of this is in an exchange about a cup of coffee.
Arthur: Here you are, Skip. Nice hot cup of coffee.
Martin: Augh. It's cold.
Arthur: Nice cup of coffee.
Martin: It's horrible.
Arthur: Cup of coffee.
Martin: Not even sure it is coffee...
Arthur: Cup.

I dare you to hate Arthur's enthusiasm after Season 2. It's near impossible.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

What don't I like about this performance? It's a radio play in all the beautiful and gleefully imaginative ways that made sitting and listening to the radio as a kid just as entertaining as watching the telly.

The characters are often cheerfully perverse, boldly bad and hilariously hypocritical. John Finnemore does a beautiful job of weaving fantastical cock-ups into the every day lives of these four misfits. From the dry and sarcastically suave Douglas to the socially awkward and dweebish Martin playing a piloting version of Abbot and Costello, to Arthur playing the plucky young idiot and the counterpoint to his waspish and shrewd mother Carolyn- the owner of MJN and hostess of the tiny charter aircraft.

The best part is that while each character is larger than life, they are all three dimensional characters. Arthur has a few moments where it is obvious that not only does he have a decent mind sometimes, but he has to force himself to choose to be cheerful, and Carolyn has many moments of humanity and heartfelt connections. So many beautiful little moments that really make everything that much better, funnier.

The sound effects and method of recording are also delightful, and I never cease to be swept off into the clouds for a half hour when Cabin Pressure comes on.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

You can not listen to Cabin Pressure without getting at least one good chuckle. I however had never listened to it before Season 3 and was given a copy of Season 1 and 2 for listening to during my Holiday.

Suffice it to say I got many odd looks as I broke into giggles and peals of laughter despite white knuckled grips on my own armrests during the long flight. In fact, by the third episode I was relaxed and fairly good even with the pockets of turbulence we went through at one point.

If you hate flying, or love flying, have never flown or fly every week, the MJN crew will have you in stitches. It's just relatable and human in ways that make it an enjoyable experience no matter when you decide to listen in.

Any additional comments?

If you want a good laugh and a ready giggle, Cabin Pressure is the purchase for you!

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  • Gwynne O'Reagan
  • 11/11/2009

Fantastic!

I absolutely LOVE this series. Funny, cleverly written material and terrific performers. I especially relish Roger Allam's deadpan, sardonic, quietly superb, and all-knowing "sky god" Douglas. The most fun you'll ever have in connection with air travel. Enjoy!

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  • Margaret
  • 12/03/2015

A delight!

I've been on a BBC series kick lately and rank Cabin Pressure first of all I've heard. My favorite character is Arthur, but each has grown on me in their own ways -- even Douglas. My only wish would be that there were more episodes per series. But unless the BBC fairy grants that one, I'll re-listen to the four series available. Highly reccommend.

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  • Karen
  • 08/04/2013

BRILLIANT!

What did you love best about Cabin Pressure?

Engaging and hilarious performances. Very well written, Finnemore fleshes out the characters in quick and natural way. You find yourself really caring about them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Too hard to choose just one. I love them all.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Very engaging, you can visualize the characters the narration is so colorful!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I found myself laughing out loud to this on my commute.

Any additional comments?

This series has a high re-listen value!

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • SaraG
  • 24/01/2013

Amazing!

Where does Cabin Pressure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Cabin Pressure is the reason I started to listen to radio dramas.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The actors are so distinct and clear with all their own unique quirks and personalities. I never really realized how much could be conveyed through voice alone until I listened to

Any additional comments?

I'm absolutely in love with this radio drama. The characters are fantastic (as Arthur would say). The stories are hilarious and, at times, heart warming and tragic. Any work that can simultaneously make me laugh out loud and then truly make me feel for a character is well worth listening to. Get Cabin Pressure! You won't regret it.

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  • Jessica Cushen
  • 23/01/2013

I wanted to be an aeroplane.

What did you love best about Cabin Pressure?

So I downloaded Cabin Pressure from Audible because Benedict Cumberbatch plays the pilot, Martin Crieff, and since Ben's voice is like melted chocolate, I thought it might soothe me to sleep. But YSK: It is REALLY hard to sleep when you're laughing so hard you can't breathe. I listened to all three available seasons last week and then just started right over from the beginning! I've also taken to stalking the BBC Radio 4 website at odd hours of the day/night to catch up with series 4 as it airs.

And as Arthur Shappey would say, "It's brilliant!"

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cabin Pressure?

"Oh, dear. Surely we had two wings when we started?"

Which scene was your favorite?

(bing bong!)

MARTIN: Good afternoon. This is your captain speaking. Just to say there is absolutely nothing to worry about.

(bing bong!)

MARTIN: Hello. Captain Crieff here again. Still no need to panic. I repeat, there is no need to panic. Or to look out of the windows. Everything's fine.

(bing bong!)

MARTIN: Actually, I wasn't being entirely straight with you just now. You see, it's this damnable sleeping sickness of mine. [Yawns.] Normally, I control it with a mysterious stimulant from South America but blast it, my supply's run out. I'm afraid our only hope now is if by some chance someone on board knows how to prepare this stimulant and could—

CAROLYN: Yes, we get the message. Arthur, take Martin his coffee.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed so hard that I forgot how to breathe. Then I died. I am currently listening to CP from the beyond. "What fresh hell is this?"

Any additional comments?

If you don't mind me saying so, that question is entirely against the spirit of surprising rice!

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  • Jami
  • 22/04/2015

Funny Stuff!!!!!

This is the first season of the BBC comedy, Cabin Pressure. I found myself laughing out many times; although I listened to this on audio, I could picture the case in the various scenes. I loved the interaction between the characters, as well as the British humour. Very enjoyable!

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  • Cozy Reader
  • 04/02/2015

Delightful!

Cabin Pressure is a radio play set aboard a chartered plane and it's simply delightful. I admit I did first get this one because of Benedict Cumberbatch, but as I listened I found myself really enjoying what each of the actors brings to this hilarious play.

It was side-splitting funny as you listen and watch while they get themselves into messes and have to figure out how to get themselves out.

I listened to this one at work and I had to pause several times to catch my breathe because I was laughing too hard.

If you like british comedy I highly recommend this one.

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  • Augusta
  • 18/12/2012

Funny Engaging - Perfect

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I found these radio shows to be entertaining and amusing. They are about 40 minutes long each, so you can listen to one at a time (great for a commute), or just listen to them all at once.

Great performances!

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  • schuker
  • 02/10/2011

Englische Radio-Sitcom. Sehr lustig.

"Cabin Pressure" ist eine Radio-Sitcom der BBC. Insgesamt gibt es drei Staffeln und ein Christmas-Special. Carolyn Knapp-Shappey (Stephanie Cole) hat im Zuge ihrer Scheidungsvereinbarung einen (!) Jet erhalten und mit diesem einen Flugzeug eine eigene Airline gegründet - MJN Air (My Jet Now). Die Besatzung, bestehend aus nur 3 Personen, ist entsprechend speziell. Martin Crieff (Benedict Cumberbatch) ist der Pilot. Das wollte er schon immer sein. Doch auf Grund seines Alters und Unerfahrenheit, hat er in den meisten Situationen nicht unbedingt den großen Durchblick. Dafür kennt er sich mit den Prozeduren und Regelwerk besonders gut aus. Sein Co-Pilot Douglas Richardson (Richard Allam) ist älter und erfahrener und der eigentliche Boss im Cockpit. Doch er hat seinen Job als Flugkapitän bei einer anderen Airline verloren, nachdem er beim Schmuggeln erwischt worden ist. Und dann ist da noch Arthur (John Finnemore), der Flugbegleiter und Sohn von Carolyn. Er ist sehr eifrig und engagiert, doch sein Licht im Oberstübchen brennt nicht besonders hell. In Staffel 1 (6 Episoden) lauten die Flugziele Abu Dhabi, Boston, Cremona, Douz, Edinburgh und Fitton.
Die Sitcom hat mir sehr gut gefallen, der Wortwitz ist umwerfend und ich habe viel gelacht. Trotzdem habe ich nur 4 Sterne verteilt, da ich zum Vergleich die BBC Radio-Sitcom "Double Income, No Kids Yet" noch ein wenig lustiger fand und das hier in die Bewertung mit einfließen lassen musste.
Die Sprecher haben ihre Sache perfekt gemacht. Die Situationen und vor allem die Gesichtsausdrücke der Protagonisten konnte ich mir jederzeit sehr gut vorstellen. Und ein besonderes Highlight ist natürlich Benedict Cumberbatch. Seine Stimme sorgt in der Damenwelt bekanntermaßen für massenhaft spontan auftretende Eisprünge. Ich kann das bestätigen :-). Ob und welche Auswirkungen seine Stimme auf Männer hat, ist mir leider nicht bekannt. Allerdings hat Regisseur Peter Jackson ihn für seine Verfilmung von "Der Hobbit" engagiert, wo er seine Stimme dem Drachen Smaug und Sauron zur Verfügung stellen darf. Und wer "Sherlock" (BBC) im Original gesehen hat, der weiß, dass Benedict Cumberbatch auch einem Alan Rickman, mindestens stimmlich, Konkurrenz machen kann.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • kia10051974
  • 26/08/2011

Einfach genial!

British humour at its best! Sehr witzig geschrieben, ausgezeichnete Besetzung - diese Kombination garantiert ungetrübtes Hörvergnügen! Selbiges gilt auch für Season 2 und das Christmas Special.

Hoffentlich kommt bald mehr davon raus.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • NK
  • 23/11/2016

fantastic

Hilariously funny! Made me laugh out loud even in the train, although I wish I would have heard it on a plane, well you know why 😂

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Kindle-Kunde
  • 30/08/2018

Einfach nur lustig.

Macht viel Spaß. Ist sehr lustig. Typisch englischer Humor. Kann ich nur jedem empfehlen. Sollte auf jeden Fall bis zum Ende gehört werden.

  • Global
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  • Rockstar
  • 19/02/2018

Mega lustig

Es ist wirklich bester englischer Humor. Ich kann es wirklich nur empfehlen. Schade das es nur 4 "Staffeln" gibt

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jo
  • 01/05/2017

brilliant

What a brilliant show. I laughed so much and adore the play ♡ I recommend it highly to...well everybody

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Walter
  • 22/05/2015

Vorsicht, Sucht-Gefahr!

Für Freunde des englischen Humors sei hiermit eine Warnung ausgesprochen: dieses Programm ist derart gut, dass es süchtig machen kann. Andererseits, es gibt nur vier Staffeln und zwei Specials, verglichen etwa mit der Scheibenwelt von Terry Pratchett nicht der Rede wert.

Also: go ahead & enjoy....