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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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    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!

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

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    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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    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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    Ross 11/01/2016
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    It took me back to when I was a kid, just such a similar upbringing to what I had an he tells his story so well!! Such a good book an always better when its read by them self's

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    M 10/12/2015
    M 10/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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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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    Angela 19/11/2015
    Angela 19/11/2015 Member Since 2009
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    Wasn't sure if this was going to be my cup of tea. ...but so glad I gave it a go. ..me and my son listened on our commute to work and even though we sat in traffic we sat laughing and often sat in the car at the end of the journey to listen to the end of the chapter.

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    Steve Parke 15/11/2015
    Steve Parke 15/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    What a wonderful book it was a joy to hear and great to get to know about Jason more. He has a great way about him and tells the story in a very relaxing flowing way that makes you feel like part of the family. This is a most read or listen to book you will love it. Nice one our kid

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    Steve 30/10/2015
    Steve 30/10/2015 Member Since 2014
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    I got through this in one sitting. just loved it. So down to earth, honest and very funny.

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