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Brung Up Proper Audiobook

Brung Up Proper: My Autobiography

Jason Manford is firmly established as one of the country's favourite stand-ups and is up there with the best northern comedy legends. His career began one night in a pub in Chorlton when a comedian didn't arrive for his set and Jason, the 17-year-old glass collector stepped in to fill the gap. From that point on he's never looked back, until now that is.... This is the story in his own words of everything that lead up to that fateful moment - a colourful tale of growing up with lots of family and not enough money, of getting by and sticking together.
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Jason Manford is firmly established as one of the country's favourite stand-ups and is up there with the best northern comedy legends. His career began one night in a pub in Chorlton when a comedian didn't arrive for his set and Jason, the 17-year-old glass collector stepped in to fill the gap. From that point on he's never looked back, until now that is....

This is the story in his own words of everything that lead up to that fateful moment - a colourful tale of growing up with lots of family and not enough money, of getting by and sticking together. It is a story of his shameless extended clan of wayward uncles and singing nans and a gobby little knobhead at the heart of it all called Jason. Featuring rock-hard great granddads, doting grandparents, pub-crooning nanas, football-mad dads, pet-obsessed mums, more dodgy uncles than you can shake a stick at, failed exams, dead-end jobs, paper rounds, prostitutes, shocked priests, manslaughter, winning goals, sudden losses, replica shirts, chip-fat incidents, scary pubs, pet meat, fighting Gandhis, cancelled Christmases, Sir Oswald Mosley, flooded tents, call centres, circumcision, puppy love, friends for life, difficult girlfriends, gigs from hell, heart break and, finally, true love....

With his laugh-out-loud tales of coming of age, Jason shows he's a generous storyteller and as natural an observer as he is on stage.

©2011 Jason Manford (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

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    "What happened from ch26 to 27 .. ??"

    end of ch 26 talking about girl who he loved..
    ch 27 suddenly starts about family on Xmas day in 2010 .. brief mention about walking out on a job seen by millions but no explanation? and that's it ???
    nothing about getting back into comedy after dropping it for few years . the gigs getting bigger ???

    couldn't wait to play with scalextric maybe LOL as he says

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    Kerry Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom 01/04/2014
    Kerry Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom 01/04/2014
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    "Enjoyable Listen!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Brung Up Proper to be better than the print version?

    Yes because Jason Manford brings the story to life.


    What other book might you compare Brung Up Proper to, and why?

    This is the first audible book i've listened to.


    What about Jason Manford’s performance did you like?

    Very good and engaging throughout.


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

    The touching part about his relationship with his first serious girlfriend was moving.


    Any additional comments?

    As a first book (and training for a marathon) this book kept me entertained and interested. It felt like i had a running partner telling me his life story.....a good listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shane pontefract, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    Shane pontefract, United Kingdom 07/04/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "download now"

    This book is brilliantly funny. Download now. Always like to know about someones life in more detail.



    Gives you more insite into how he came to bw famous and the help he gained from peter kay.



    What a nice bloke. Worth my download credit

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    Mr Leandros Komninos Craven Arms, Shropshire 27/02/2013
    Mr Leandros Komninos Craven Arms, Shropshire 27/02/2013
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    "Fantastic Listen"

    Well worth it, wasn't a massive fan before but am now. He shows a true skill in book writing, will be recommending it to all.

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    M. Ashurst 10/03/2016
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    "Proper loved it!"

    Probably one of the funniest books I've had. made even better by Jason's narration. I made the mistake of listening to this in my car and garnered many strange looks as I laughed like a drain. Brilliant!

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    Joanne Beevers 02/03/2016
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    "Funny!!"

    Awesome book!! Laughed out-loud a lot. He has a great way of writing and the fact that Jason reads it makes it even more entertaining.

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    Alex 28/02/2016
    Alex 28/02/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "good listen but weird ending"

    really good story and loved his voice when reading. only issue is it seemed to jump 10 years in the last chapter.

    if you like similar then would suggest Kevin Bridges!

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    Mutti Manchester, England 15/02/2016
    Mutti Manchester, England 15/02/2016 Member Since 2013

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    "LOVED IT"
    What did you like most about Brung Up Proper?

    Being from Manchester I could really relate to a lot of things. A very honest and genuine account. Narrated brilliantly and funnily. I really felt a connection. Both me and my 13 year old son have listened to this more than once


    What did you like best about this story?

    His love of Manchester City !


    Have you listened to any of Jason Manford’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I didn't know he had done anything else


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

    I laughed out loud and openly cried at various times - not great when out walking the dogs !


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    Lalla91 UK 21/01/2016
    Lalla91 UK 21/01/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "Outstanding!"

    I listened to this audio book and honestly laughed out loud so much. I listened to it with my mom and we couldn't press stop at any point. I put it on in the evening just for an hour or so but ended up staying up all night listening to it. I love him now has an amazing way of making everyday things relatable and hilarious and you will never look at them the same way again. His stories are honest and epic and I'm not joking when I say this man is a genius.

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    Helen 15/01/2016
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    "Amazing book"

    Really good book recommended for any and every one brilliant to listen to awesome book. I also recommend The lord of the flies.

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