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Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season Audiobook

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Were you one of the several people on Earth who didn't catch every historic episode of the most-downloaded podcast ever? Or maybe you treasured every golden moment and want to preserve it for future generations? Now, all 12 episodes of The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season are here in one package that's far tidier than Karl Pilkington's thought processes.
It's more than six hours of Ricky's rants, Steve Merchant's meanderings and Karl's - well, whatever it is that Karl does.

Please note that The Complete First Season is not now available as a podcast. All 12 episodes of Season 1 will appear in your Audible library as one item.

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    Kimberley Corby, Northants, United Kingdom 12/12/2006
    Kimberley Corby, Northants, United Kingdom 12/12/2006
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    "Must have"

    I would recommend this to EVERYBODY that speaks English. It's just about the funniest thing I've ever heard. I listen to it constantly, I know every line, every joke, every word. Awesome Christmas present.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Chris meriden, warwickshire, United Kingdom 22/03/2006
    Chris meriden, warwickshire, United Kingdom 22/03/2006
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    "brilliant"

    This is jut a fantastic podcats, simple as that. Most of what is talked about is absolute nonsense but its very funny so who cares! Rockbusters is not as funny as monkey news but because it is so stupid it is also funny. Keep it up lads.

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Dean wellington, somerset, United Kingdom 16/03/2009
    Dean wellington, somerset, United Kingdom 16/03/2009
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    "the holy trinity of comedy"

    it's quite possible that this is the funniest thing you will ever listen to, in my opinion anyway. ricky gervais, stephen merchant and karl pilkington talking about anything and everything. this may sound boring but it's quite the oposite, i have laughed till ive nearly cried listening to these podcasts. i must have listened to every episode in every series about 20 times and i still never get bored of them. highly recommended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Annette Nouméa, New Caledonia 04/02/2009
    Annette Nouméa, New Caledonia 04/02/2009 Member Since 2009
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    "so funny"

    so good, I have bought all the others in the series since. I am still waiting for more. What a team. I have laughed til I cried and had to lend my ipod to friends, who have since downloaded the series. I have to admit I did feel that Karl was being picked on, but I soon got over that and Steve Merchant often comes to his rescue to let him finish his anecdote.
    These are saved as favorites and I still lend my ipod to those who are uninitiated. a must buy

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie 02/11/2007
    Jackie 02/11/2007 Member Since 2016
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    "Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season"

    Ricky Gervais and friends are absolutely brilliant! His humour is so basic but right on the button. Anything from their hairstyles to air travel is mentioned and made so funny using Karl Pilkington's ignorance of various topics. It's as if Karl has come from another planet(Planet Zog). Amazing the man is a genius!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Maidstone, United Kingdom 06/08/2011
    Daniel Maidstone, United Kingdom 06/08/2011
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    "The Karl Pilkington Show"

    Everyone that has listened to this Audiobook or Podcast is fully aware why I have that as my title.

    Ricky Gervais, in my opinion, doesn't suit my taste in humour. However, he's come up to the top end of my list with his show, and the brilliant thing about it is that his name is in the title, and all he does is talk to his friends about a certain subject between them.

    Now, in that description, it's hard to find where the humour lies, but if you were to give it a chance, you will find that Karl is the real star of this show.
    This bald headed Radio Producer, now presenter, broadcaster and author from Manchester has the most unique mind I have ever come to take notice of.
    It's as if Homer Simpson was a real person, only even less hair, more brain dead and had a Northern accent to him.

    He has some moments where you see where he's coming from and you laugh because you either agree, but pretty much all of the time, you just laugh at these ridiculous things that you're hearing him say.
    Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are there to reflect on Karl's comments and thoughts and just make it as though the three of them were down the pub having a laugh, and that's what this show is all about, three lads having a laugh at the expense of Karl and his wonderful brain machine.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    joseph 25/09/2015
    joseph 25/09/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Crying with laughter"

    If you like an idiot abroad or if you have a heartbeat this will get you laughing.

    I don't normally write reviews but this is by far the best download I have. This has been played in full 3 times in the past month.

    Just about to get number 2 and hope I can find a number 3 at some point.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Spencer Luxford London, England 21/08/2015
    Spencer Luxford London, England 21/08/2015

    Just a working man from London

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    "Fantastic!"

    Listened to all of these Ricky, Steve & Karl podcasts and audiobooks so many times and they never get old. So funny and always cheers me up. Highly recommended.

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    Christopher 29/07/2015
    Christopher 29/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "never stopped laughing"

    I've always enjoyed listening/ watching Ricky Gervais & Steve Merchant but the addition of Karl just cracks me up.
    I can totally understand why their both friends with him, he's look on life is amazing.
    I've followed all your projects since first hearing you free together
    thank you for all the laughs

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judith 23/07/2016
    Judith 23/07/2016
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    "funny"

    Love Karl Ricky and Steve so when I saw the entire season on deal of the day I couldn't pass it up

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Shannon
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    24/08/06
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    "lol"

    this audiobook is hilarious! I was listening to it while walking home from work and I had to turn it off! I was laughing soo loud I thought people would think I was crazy. Definitely worth checking out :)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Trish
    10/02/09
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    "Brilliant!! Laugh Out Loud Hilarious!"

    I don't think I've ever laughed so hard for so long in my entire life! Off the wall and completely mad, Karl Pilkington's unique perspective on various topics is not only mind-boggling, but laugh out loud funny! Silly, ridiculous, and utterly entertaining, the Ricky Gervais Show is brilliant! I was completely won over.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bev
    Alton, IL, USA
    11/10/07
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    "Very Funny"

    I actually laughed outloud. Where Ricky and Steve (creator's of the office) found their co-host Carl Pllkington is unclear, I am never sure if he is serious or not, I do know that the three of them having a conversation is one of the funniest things I have heard in a long time. Gervais gets a bit loud at times, and a bit harsh with Carl. Really great stuff...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    03/11/06
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    "Super Funny"

    People kept looking at me on the subway each time I started to laugh. I could not hold it in!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cathy Dopp
    11/03/06
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    "The BBC gone mad"

    This program is simple fun at a great price. It's much like listening to your favorite disc jockeys carry on without commercials or songs to interrupt the banter.

    Ricky, Steven and Carl report and debate the merits of everything from world news and scientific research to sucking up to program sponsors. "Monkey News" tends to be a favorite topic, including whether a NASA chimp would be plunged into suicidal depression after being replaced by human astronauts. If contemplating such off the wall issues sounds fun, you've come to the right place.

    While there are a few explicit terms thrown around, this show is by no means as explicit as a Howard Stern Episode. (Think more of the irreverance of a Monty Python show.) If anything, this program reminds you of the sheer joy of brainstorming, a good argument and solving the world's problems over a cold beer.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    18/10/07
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    "Listen on an empty bladder"

    There are lulls in the laughs, but that's a good thing because my bladder can only hold so much.

    Although it'd be nice if things could be so funny without someone being made fun of, and I sometimes wonder if I shouldn't be feeling sorry for Karl, I'd give my left one to a crazed chimpanzee to get in there with Steve and Rick for a bash at Karl.

    I drive to work wishing that I had more than a 30 minute commute and that the first season would last me more than a workweek. I had to get the next seasons just to keep laughing my way into work.

    I highly recommend it for those who like to listen to funny people ramble.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    MunichGermany
    14/04/07
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    "Funny if you like the ridiculous"

    I found this and the other 2 series mostly hilarious, apart from sometimes getting irritated by the way Gervais is so screechingly arrogant. But Karl is wonderful to listen too...far too funny to be for real. His simplistic attitude to life and technology is hilariously refreshing...for example, his assumption that lawyers in the UK wear wigs in court as disguises.
    If you don't find humor in the absurd, then Karl's very British attitudes are probably not going to have you laughing out loud. I personally can't get enough ofit, and would gladly pay for many more series!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Eddie
    Barrack Heights, Australia
    09/02/11
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    "Funny as #$%&!!"

    I gained a whole new appreciation of Ricky Gervais after listening to this....ended up heading to blockbuster and rented out all his stand up dvd's funny funny guy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aaron
    17/04/07
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    "over rated show"

    I bought this audio book based on all the great reviews. I was terribly disappointed once I started listening to it. I believe the only attractive quality of the program is that it is very cheap, which leads me to the old maxim - you get what you pay for.

    These guys just drone on and on. Nothing very clever or profound ever comes out of their mouths. Their delightful cheeky British voices make for good background banter, however I cannot stress the disappointment that befell me upon listening to this audio book.

    If you would like to laugh then get - Greg Giraldo (very crass but extremely funny) , Mitch Headberg, and Demitri Martin. These guys are very funny. With them you will not get 6 hours or mindless boredom.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    Geneva, IL, USA
    07/04/06
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    "Hilarious"

    These boys are very, very funny. If you're missing British humour in your life you ought to download it - even my mother who has a hard time understanding British accents laughed out loud.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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