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Curious Audiobook

Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections

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Narrated by the author, and featuring an interview with Jeremy Front. Sometimes things are more ordinary than you think. And sometimes they're a whole lot odder than you can possibly imagine.

Rebecca Front has always drawn on experiences from her life in her award-winning acting and comic writing. In her debut book, she reveals herself as a master storyteller: sharp, witty, honest, and highly attuned to the absurdities of life and the oddities of human nature.

By turns poignant, comic, and uplifting, Curious is a book of stories, all of them true, though sometimes perhaps a little bent out of shape in the telling. We learn, among other things, why a Mexican wave is a symbol of oppression, how to navigate a conversational cul-de-sac with a French vegan train driver, and why keeping a pet rabbit on a lead is perfectly normal.

This is a beguiling celebration of the curiosities of everyday life, and of what it is to be curious - in every sense of the word.

©2014 Rebecca Front (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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    Kaggy 29/05/2015
    Kaggy 29/05/2015 Member Since 2013

    Will read anything within reason.

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    "Could do so much better"

    First of all I would like to say that I am a huge fan of Rebecca Front. I think she is a hugely talented comedian and one of the best things on British TV. Unfortunately my high regard does not extend to this book which I thought was hugely disappointing. I was expecting a cornucopia of witty and entertaining tales but instead I found this was a self absorbed account of not very interesting events and her own personal neuroses. There were parts that were mildly amusing but it was like she was holding back in case she whipped her readers into a dangerous frenzy. I'm afraid her account of her 'inspirational' teacher even made me feel slightly nauseous. I think Rebecca possibly has got a good book inside her but it isn't this.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sue McW UK 21/07/2014
    Sue McW UK 21/07/2014 Member Since 2012

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    "Fascinating and amusing"

    Rebecca Front's reading of her book is excellent. Her on-screen persona is one of a calm and 'centred' woman, so it came as a surprise to find that she is as full of questions and doubt as the rest of us ! This is a fascinating book in which you can benefit from her insight and life-lessons which are both amusing and moving.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Helga Aviemore, United Kingdom 13/06/2014
    Helga Aviemore, United Kingdom 13/06/2014
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    "Brilliant, funny, perceptive, delightful."

    The wonderful Rebecca Front's take on bits of life - one of my favourite ever audiobooks.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 07/07/2014
    Steve 07/07/2014
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    "Rebecca Front...who knew?"
    Would you listen to Curious again? Why?

    I'm a lover of autobiography's, dramatic, historical, scientific and occasionally from my other love...Comedians. The problem I find is 95% of Comedians, especially any who have earned fame at one time or another in Stand-Up, tend to follow the "Gag" a minute route, attempting to exaggerate, and "expand" on reality to gain a laugh...and this just comes across as fiction, which in an autobiography doesn't work for me. There have been a few exceptions, and this book is one. I didn't know Rebecca Front by name, I recognised her from the cover and the memories of her excellent on screen personalities. Rebecca, a funny lady in her own right though has a real story to tell about her journey from childhood and her many neuroses. Listening to "Curious" gave an odd sense of being the fly on the wall, almost voyeuristic, yet compelling to hear.I tried before I bought listening in to a minute or so...and I'm happy to say Rebecca's a great reader of her own work. Genuine, conversational, and read with emotion and depth of character. And Funny where it should be...never forced.Well done Rebecca. 5 stars for effort and content. I hope to bump into you on some stairs some day.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Nothing


    What about Rebecca Front’s performance did you like?

    Genuine, conversational, and read with emotion and depth of character.And Funny where it should be...never forced.


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

    Laugh, on occasion out loud if your own description of "lol" includes the kind of "guru-mph" noise you make in a car whilst listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel fitter as I take the stairs more often.
    It's a choice thing with me though :-)

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Di 23/04/2015
    Di 23/04/2015

    Loving Audible for making it easier for me to utilize book time and immerse myself in good stories.

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    "Not so entertaining"

    I love Rebecca Front as a comedian and an actress. I more specifically like her in the Psycho Bitches series on Sky Arts, where she is a brilliant psychotherapist. I regret to say that I found this book quite boring, and not so entertaining at all. The stories are 'half-baked', perhaps a bit too ''appropriate'' and too carefully retold so if to spare any embarrassment and avoid all risk to offend (perhaps members of the family), so there was not much poking fun there, neither there was a great morale of the story, or something different, exceptional, mysterious or remarkable, just a lot of babble.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mims 21/04/2015
    Mims 21/04/2015
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    "Witty and surprisingly reflective"

    Front has lovely diction and weaves a series of thoroughly good yarns.
    Whilst often laugh out loud amusing, this book causes one to look reflectively at life and it's foibles, coming to a neat and satisfying conclusion.
    Front's work in literature is as pleasing as her work on screen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 15/04/2015
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    "Boring"
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    I'm afraid this book was boring for me. The author seemed to spend far too much time on her phobias and problems. None of them of sufficient importance as far as I could see to warrant writing about. Still maybe that's just me.

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    Ms. A. Johnston UK 16/01/2015
    Ms. A. Johnston UK 16/01/2015 Member Since 2013

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    "A lovely flit through some very funny stories"

    A lovely flit through some very funny stories wonderfully told by the author. really enjoyed it

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mat brown 24/08/2014
    mat brown 24/08/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "undertated brilliance"

    what a listen!

    this book justifies the old adage about comedy "its funny cos its true" because I related to 99% of the stories

    and lets face it Ms Fronts voice is gorgeous to listen too and her accents are spot on

    dont muck about BUY IT NOW!

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    Erica Oliver 17/11/2015
    Erica Oliver 17/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "A fabulous book"

    I loved Rebecca Fronts tales of growing up. There were some laugh out loud moments and I found myself nodding away at times at her funby observations. I will listen to it again and again in sure.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Duranee Dodson
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    11/02/15
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    "An excellent journey"

    I could listen to Rebecca Front speak all day long. Loved this audiobook! She's witty, engaging, and speaks quite frankly about life and some of those uncomfortable quirks many of us have but are kind of embarrassed to own up to. It's just kind of refreshing to listen to someone so warm, and ridiculously funny, be so matter of fact about it all. and for someone who is, admittedly, not so thrilled with the idea of travel, she takes you on a most wonderful journey. Well done!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dee Lazlo
    NY state
    14/08/15
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    "Beautifully written and read by Rebecca Front"

    The narration is smooth. Her voice is soothing. Her musings are creative and wonderful. I thank Rebecca Front for creating this fun and thoughtful book . I thank her again for reading it herself. Audible listeners will enjoy their time spent with this book. I am a huge fan of Rebecca's brother Jeremy Front with his Charles Paris mysteries and other works. The Front family sense of humor sparkles and shines in their artistic creations.

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