We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Gordon Ramsay: On Top of the World | [Neil Simpson]

Gordon Ramsay: On Top of the World

Best known as the host of Fox's Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay is one of the most driven, successful, and irate chefs around. He has thrown Hollywood actresses out of his restaurants and is notorious for his anger, but his food has been served to numerous heads of state, and he is one of only three chefs in England whose restaurant is rated at three Michelin stars. Sometimes hilarious and frequently heartbreaking, this is Gordon Ramsay's full life, from tenements and poverty to top-notch restaurants and fame.
Regular Price:£15.89
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Best known as the host of Fox's Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay is one of the most driven, successful, and irate chefs around. He has thrown Hollywood actresses out of his restaurants and is notorious for his anger, but his food has been served to numerous heads of state, and he is one of only three chefs in England whose restaurant is rated at three Michelin stars.

In this illuminating work, Ramsay discusses the violent, alcoholic, absent father who died just days after the pair had been reconciled as adults; the best friend and protégé whose bizarre suicide came hours after the two had shared a final meal; the decade-long battle to save his younger brother from heroin addiction and crime; and the real reason why he has not attended the births of any of his four children.

Sometimes hilarious and frequently heartbreaking, this is Gordon Ramsay's full life, from tenements and poverty to top-notch restaurants and fame.

©2009 Neil Simpson (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.7 (6 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.0 (3 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.7 (3 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    peter liverpool, United Kingdom 24/04/2013
    peter liverpool, United Kingdom 24/04/2013 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Interesting book - but poor narrator"

    Whilst the book is interesting the narrator became more and more irritating as the book progressed. Unable to correctly pronounce many words the narrator clearly hasn't done his homework. Strange structure of each sentence will soon have you cringing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results
Sort by:
  • Rocco
    USA
    13/09/12
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Like Ramsay? Read this Book. As simple as that."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is an extremely compelling, entertaining and inspiring story. It will show how many years of hard work go into "turning into a overnight sensation." It will, however, make you want to swear a lot more (and possibly adopt a British accent).


    What other book might you compare Gordon Ramsay to and why?

    Goes well together with Bastianich's "Restaurant Man." Get a chef's POV from one end, get the wine-guru/businessman flair on the other.


    Which character – as performed by Richard Aspel – was your favorite?

    Gordon (Obviously). He is pretty much the only one.


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

    Gordon has had to cope with many failures and difficult moments. I was honestly moved by how he appears to have taken each one on, as painful as it must have been to go through each one of them.


    Any additional comments?

    I coughed juice from my nose when Gordon refers to how much "Yanks" use their lawyers as their moms... "They go crying to them".Also, reader discretion is advised. Apart from a lot of F bombs (and some more "Harry Potterish" insults in use in the UK) Ramsay constantly wants to use kitchenware and food to deliver impromptu "sideways" colonoscopies to people who anger him in the kitchen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Todd
    Orange, Australia
    13/06/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Hilarious look into Ramsay’s life and career"

    I’ve always enjoyed watching Gordon Ramsay on TV. Yes he is a foul-mouthed politically incorrect man, but I admire his ability as one of the world’s top chefs and never get tired of his antics. This book tells the story of how he came from a struggling family plagued by his abusive alcoholic father and drug-addicted brother to his place as one of the greatest chefs of his generation.

    The book is actually quite hilarious. It is riddled with Ramsay’s F-bombs and unique insults as he tells of his escapades in climbing to the top of the catering world. It also has its sad points as well. If most people understood the life Ramsay had as a child, perhaps they would understand why he is so hot-tempered and driven. They may not like him, but they might understand him better. Not to say that this gives Ramsay a free pass. He has done questionable things through his life and career, but he makes no excuses.

    Aspel’s narration is very good and he reads with the vigor required for the biography of such a volatile expletive-uttering man. This is a must for any Ramsay fan. Give it a go. You’ll get a laugh at the least.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ken Makita
    Malaysia
    08/03/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A must read for Ramsay fans"
    Would you listen to Gordon Ramsay again? Why?

    Yes. I like Gordon Ramsay, as a person and as a chef. His life story is quite inspiring.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gordon Ramsay?

    The part about the birth of his children.


    Which character – as performed by Richard Aspel – was your favorite?

    Gordon Ramsay, obviously.


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

    Smiles, mostly. Maybe a few laugh every now and then, like, "yes, this is Gordon Ramsay."


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Gordon Ramsay, and his television series Kitchen Nightmare (UK), you will love this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Samantha
    Yarramalong, NSW, Australia
    06/10/12
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "****king fabulous"
    Where does Gordon Ramsay rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humour, the drama, unbiased story


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

    Great expression, really well interpretted


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

    No extreme reaction, just more interest in any book that I've listened to for ages


    Any additional comments?

    A great 'read' wish there were more like this one!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-4 of 4 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.