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A Decent Ride Audiobook

A Decent Ride

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Publisher's Summary

A rampaging force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but has top shagger, drug dealer, gonzo-porn star and taxi driver 'Juice' Terry Lawson finally met his match in Hurricane 'Bawbag'?Can Terry discover the fate of the missing beauty, Jinty Magdalen, and keep her idiot-savant lover, the man-child Wee Jonty, out of prison?

Will he find out the real motives of unscrupulous American businessman and reality-TV star Ronald Checker?And, crucially, will Terry be able to negotiate life after a terrible event robs him of his sexual virility, and can a new fascination for the game of golf help him to live without...a decent ride?

A Decent Ride sees Irvine Welsh back on home turf, leaving us in the capable hands of one of his most compelling and popular characters, 'Juice' Terry Lawson, and introducing another bound for cult status, Wee Jonty MacKay: a man with the genitals and brain of a donkey. In his funniest, filthiest book yet, Irvine Welsh celebrates an unreconstructed misogynist hustler - a central character who is shameless but also, oddly, decent - and finds new ways of making wild comedy out of fantastically dark material, taking on some of the last taboos. So fasten your seatbelts, because this is one ride that could certainly get a little bumpy....

©2015 Irvine Welsh (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks

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    "Decent ride is decent enough"
    What did you like most about A Decent Ride?

    Funny rude and full of fun great charactors some old some new. Moves along at a great pace


    What other book might you compare A Decent Ride to, and why?

    Trainspotting and glue listening to a decent ride is like meeting up with old friends


    Have you listened to any of Tam Dean Burn’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    My first performance from tam dean burn but after this would love to go back and listen to all the back catalogue of irvine welsh read by tam


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

    Yes terry relationship with his family was touching and very well written


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic ride great book

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Les 26/05/2015
    Les 26/05/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Unbelievable Performance.....Guaranteed!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Decent Ride to be better than the print version?

    Though already a fan of audio, this performance took the medium into a different stratosphere. So much emotion, humour and pathos - genuinely and truly enhanced the experience.


    What other book might you compare A Decent Ride to, and why?

    I've no real audio comparisons but very much in the mould of other Welsh works...bit more accessible though


    Have you listened to any of Tam Dean Burn’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Have not heard any other performances but will keep any eye out in the future.


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

    Loads and loads of laughing


    Any additional comments?

    Not for the faint-hearted but a real experience.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    william 13/05/2015
    william 13/05/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it ma wee Bobby"

    Dark, dirty, gritty, ridiculous filthy but most importantly immensely funny. Juice Terry is my hero. I'm immediately starting on Irvine's back catalogue.
    I thought the Scottish accent would grind on me after a while but it was the exact opposite.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Murray 01/12/2015
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    "Classic Welsh!"

    Juice Terry returns for more dark comic capers. Anyone familiar with Welsh's other works will know what to expect as this character (from Glue and Porno fame) takes centre stage in this farfetched but entertaining adventure. As usual, Welsh's narrative style means no topic is off-limits but despite the somewhat base and unbelievable extremes that permeate this story, lies a character grounded in the familiar patter and surroundings that many growing up in central Scotland will recognise. This connection for me was one of the main reasons I enjoyed the book so much. Welsh simply and expertly captures the working class swagger and darkness just below the shortbread tin, castle and ‘See You Jimmy Hat’ Scottish stereotype. This authentic characterisation is similarly captured in Tam Dean Burn’s performance.

    Fans of Welsh or those with a lived experience of central Scotland will especially enjoy this book.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. R. J. Oday 24/09/2015
    Mr. R. J. Oday 24/09/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Great listen. The local dialect is spot on"

    Great audio book. Tam Dean Burn brings all thr characters to life. Although i think he needs to work on his American accent. All in all though i strongly recommend.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Mansfield, United Kingdom 20/07/2015
    Tim Mansfield, United Kingdom 20/07/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Disgustingly hilariously vintage Welsh"
    Where does A Decent Ride rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Brilliantly written and brilliantly narrated by Tam Dean Burn. Captures the atmosphere and humour of the mean streets of Edinburgh.Fantastic


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jonty.... Welsh creates a complex character from a seemingly simple start.


    Which character – as performed by Tam Dean Burn – was your favourite?

    Terry


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    Mark 10/06/2015
    Mark 10/06/2015 Member Since 2010
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    "Hilarious, Welsh and Burn on top form."

    A belter. From start to finish this thoroughly enjoyable. Some great new characters and a welcome return of some old favourites.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James 13/10/2015
    James 13/10/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "juice T"

    man alive I'm no expert nor great reader hence the listening.
    but what a story most definitely should be a movie excellent. characters all excellent and well read by the narrator. Well chuffed.
    also good to see Mr Welsh taking the 5-1 so well covering it in this book. amazing just bloody amazing.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    C. Higgins The Big Effin T 31/03/2016
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    "funny for most part. A decent ride..I mean read."

    very funny for most part. A decent ride..I mean read. Juice Terry is a good character.

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    "A rough justice classic"

    I love Irvine Welsh's work and believe that this is his best book yet. Tam Dean Burn reads the story brilliantly. I particularly like his portrayal of Johnty Mackay.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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