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Friends Like These Audiobook

Friends Like These: Free Extract

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Publisher's Summary

Exclusive to download - bonus material not included in the book or CD! Hear Danny and his friends in a live quiz.

Danny Wallace is about to turn 30. Recently married and living in a smart new area of town, he's swapped pints down the pub for lattes and brunch. For the first time in his life, he's feeling, well...grown-up.

But something's missing. Something he can't quite put his finger on. Until he finds an old address book, containing just 12 names. The names of his best mates as a kid. Where are they now? Who are they now? And how are they coping with being grown-up too?

And so begins an epic journey - from Berlin to Tokyo, Los Angeles to Loughborough - as Danny sets out to find and meet the old gang. He meets Fijian chiefs. German rappers. And a carvery manager who's managed to solve time travel. But how will they react to a long-lost friend turning up out of the blue to see if they're coming out to play? Can you be friends forever?

Danny thinks he knows...because he's got Friends Like These...

Listen to our fascinating interview with Danny Wallace on the Audible.co.uk Podcast.

©2008 Danny Wallace; (P)2008 Random House Audiobooks

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    Mr. J. Patel 02/12/2014
    Mr. J. Patel 02/12/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "Something quick"
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    This is only a few minutes long so there's not something that you can pick out.


    What does Danny Wallace bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    As he is talking about his own life it feels like a friend telling you his story. Also as a performer his timing is pretty good.


    Did Friends Like These inspire you to do anything?

    From the little that's there it make me wanna go and see what my old friends are upto now. Although I guess we haven't kept in touch because we all find other more important connections.


    Any additional comments?

    This has made me interested in getting the complete book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Col Corkhill 10/05/2016
    Col Corkhill 10/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Danny Wallace Classic"

    You will never be disappointed with Danny Wallace. Funny, interesting, and some would say 'Life Changing'!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    aisha 06/04/2016
    aisha 06/04/2016
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    "terrible"

    Very short but slightly emotional. however not very interesting with no meaning to get into it

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    James 'Hulk' Hogan Not currently in this dimension..... 11/03/2015
    James 'Hulk' Hogan Not currently in this dimension..... 11/03/2015 Member Since 2016

    Not to be confused with Australians, WWE wrestlers, native American wigwams, science fiction writers or prison camp guards....

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    "Impossible to tell....."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd say either buy the book itself or save yourself five minutes - too short to really tell if the book will be any good. You can, however, tell the performance is very good.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Danny Wallace? Why or why not?

    I might.....having looked at the list of DW's titles they seem, in the main, to be very expensive for what you get in terms of listening hours.....but maybe it's quality and not quantity? Personally I like / want both.....


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    In five minutes...I think N/A


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I think even the soundbite generation can manage 5 minutes so yes!!


    Any additional comments?

    To be serious for a moment....this needed to be about 15-20 minutes to really be able to tell if this will be enjoyable...I have a sneeky suspicion it will be, but I also have a certain amount of foreboding...will it try too hard? Is it the kid at the back who isn't cool because he is always trying too hard to BE cool?

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    samantha BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom 13/01/2015
    samantha BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom 13/01/2015
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    "very engaging and easy to relate to"

    Completely relate to this with cliches and the changing of age :) very amusing and an easy listen to. Definitely one for my list

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    test London, United Kingdom 28/02/2013
    test London, United Kingdom 28/02/2013 Member Since 2013
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    "very good"

    I ahve enjoyed listenining to this audiobook and suggest everyone to have a good experience with this...

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    bhavna newark, United Kingdom 29/02/2012
    bhavna newark, United Kingdom 29/02/2012
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    "Good book"

    This is really a good book and i recommend this book to everyone and good to listen to it .

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    "Okay for a free extract."

    I think this extract changed from the last time I heard it. shouldn't give reviews on extracts but this sounds decent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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