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We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges Audiobook

We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of We Need to Talk About... Kevin Bridges. Aged 17, Kevin Bridges walked on stage for the first time and brought the house down. He only had a five-minute set but he discovered he really could earn a living from making people laugh.

Kevin began life as a shy, nerve-ridden school-boy. Reaching his teens, he followed his true calling as the class clown. This was a guy going somewhere - off the rails seeming most likely. Kevin's trademark social commentary, sharp one-liners, and laugh-out-loud humour blend with his reflections on his Glaswegian childhood and the journey he's taken to become one of the most-loved comedians of our time.

©2014 Kevin Bridges (P)2014 Penguin Books Ltd.

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    alexander 11/10/2014
    alexander 11/10/2014 Member Since 2016

    Fan of biographies, starting to get to the obscure ones now.

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    "New standard for comedians biography."
    Would you listen to We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges again? Why?

    I've already listened twice, it's compelling.


    What other book might you compare We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges to, and why?

    Naturally you compare it to the vast array of comedy biographies.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Bridges – was your favourite?

    Pop tounge in in lower gum and make awughh noise.


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

    I laughed out loads, I laughed like I may have done listening to billy Connolly tapes as a kid. I cried a little, Kevin's family, particularly his brother just comes across as the brother every kid needed.There's even a little participation which given the right mood will have you screaming out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    Like Kevin, frank Skinners biog was the first I read. I understand why he found it motivating. There have been many other good solid comedy biographies since.The common fault is to spend too much time telling a dull sob story about early years with not enough consideration given to how they achieved their goals.At NO point was I tempted to skip Kevin's early years which is informative, thought provoking and hugely funny.The best part gets around 4 hours of the book, this is when he makes his first stand up appearance during a low period and following inspiration from Frank Skinner.The process is engrossing and superbly described, you will have butterflies and shaking legs as kevin describes waiting to go on for his first gig, this is a work of genius. It perfectly illustrates what a talent this guy is.FULL MARKS.VAGINA(Your go)

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    Kazloui 26/07/2015
    Kazloui 26/07/2015

    Kazloui

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    "Emotional and funny"

    Really enjoyable insight to Kevin's background, loving and supportive family (I'd love to hear his dad's story !) and rise to stardom. He seems a genuinely nice guy and if I was a fan before then I am even more so now. Brilliant and uplifting

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    Paul 29/05/2015
    Paul 29/05/2015
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    "Kevin knocks it out of the park"

    A great listen for anyone who has heard of Kevin.
    A joyful journey from the school days in Glasgow to the big lights of TV and international tours.
    Many funny moments and many more insights into the backstage life of a comedian.
    A natural voice for a great story.


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    Jazuk31 20/05/2015
    Jazuk31 20/05/2015
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    "Wonderful journey"

    I loved this book, Kevin Bridges takes you on a journey through his progression to being a comedian. Absolutely fantastic

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    Sue Bayliss London, England United Kingdom 19/05/2015
    Sue Bayliss London, England United Kingdom 19/05/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent story of Kevin Bridges life so far."

    I like Kevin's style of comedy and enjoyed listening to it a lot. I have liked Kevin a lot since he came onto the comedy scene. I think Kevin was the best person to narrate this (accent and all) and his perform is excellent. It felt strange listening to an autobiography of someone in their twenties but it was very entertaining. Kevin is a great writer and I look forward to listening to more in the future.

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    Karen 16/05/2015
    Karen 16/05/2015
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    "Excellent Book"
    Would you listen to We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges again? Why?

    I will listen to this over and over again. It is a story of normal life, and how children become what they are from the environment , school and home they live in. It was especially good to read because I originally come from Clydebank and know the area He was brought up in and it sparked great memories.


    Would you recommend We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges to your friends? Why or why not?

    YEs..it was recommended to me and I would pass the recommendation on


    What about Kevin Bridges’s performance did you like?

    It sounded like it came from the heart


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    It spent alot of time on growing up and that was good, but rushed a bit through to the end. Would like to have heard more stories about his gigs.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 24/04/2015
    Steve 24/04/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Hilarious"

    Probably the best audiobook autobiography I've listened to so far. Kevin is a fantastic story teller.

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    Dawn Scotland 07/07/2015
    Dawn Scotland 07/07/2015
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    "Brilliant"

    Autobiographies of comedians are so much better when they are read by the comedian. Great book, well written and some proper laugh out loud moments. Don't listen to when you're on a train as people might look at you funny....

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    animamundi 31/05/2015
    animamundi 31/05/2015
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    "Fantastic!!"

    This audiobook is fantastic. Hilariously written and even more hilariously read. Hands down the funniest book I've heard in ages. I thoroughly recommend!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Derek 01/12/2016
    Derek 01/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Too soon"

    Too soon for autobiography evidenced by thin content. Interesting but fairly unremarkable. Delivery is great tho

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  • Catherine
    24/08/16
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    "Great book"

    This book was great. Kevin speaks in a moving and funny way about growing up and his progression towards becoming a famous comedian.

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  • Conor
    17/11/15
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    "Fantastic book."

    This is a prime example of why an author should read his own autobiography. Kevin's bridges has a fantastic way with words and an amazing ability to turn a mundane story into a great laugh. 12 hours of an audio book was almost like listening to 12 hours of his stand up.

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  • Damien
    25/02/15
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    "Absolutely superb..."

    Great story of a comedien who has yet to reach his peak, long May it last, what a absolute legend...

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  • G Murray
    09/12/14
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    "witty and serious in one book"
    Would you listen to We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again, Kevin's narration made it for me would imagine that it would not suit everyone but for someone who knows his comedy it makes the story all the more real.


    What other book might you compare We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges to and why?

    No comparison at this time.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    His school memories are amazing and reminds the reader of their own frailties and indiscretions.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The bhoy did good!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jenny Higgons
    Hastings on Hudson, NY, United States
    07/11/14
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    "I don't think Americans would think he's funny."
    What would have made We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges better?

    His humor must be "a Scottish thing." I bought his audiobook and couldn't stand to listen beyond Chapter 12. He goes into gory (boring) detail about his childhood, which was unremarkable, and rambles on and on about soccer. Even if I liked soccer, I wouldn't care what he said about it. His accent is so heavy that he's difficult to understand. I wish I hadn't bought his audiobook. Thank goodness it was only about $16.


    What was most disappointing about Kevin Bridges’s story?

    He's not old enough to write his life's history. He hasn't experienced enough. He's a comedian but didn't say anything funny — at least in Chapters 1 through 12.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin Bridges’s performances?

    No!


    What character would you cut from We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges?

    Kevin Bridges.


    Any additional comments?

    I wonder why he thought his childhood — practically from the day he was born — was such an interesting subject on which to elaborate. Nothing about it was unique, unlike, say, Alan Alda's; he grew up traveling with his parents, who were showbiz performers, and had so many fun and interesting anecdotes. Bridges is flattering himself if he thinks that his life so far has been any more interesting than yours or mine. I'm sure that Kevin Bridges is a nice person, but he should stay away from writing his life story for at least another 25 years.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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