©2000 Pete McCarthy; (P)2000 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks
"McCarthy mines a rich seam of humour as he finds himself on the receiving end of some warm but unsophisicated hospitality. But then, he could probably make a phone book funny." (Independent on Sunday)
This was well written and well read but really bad value for money as much too heavily abridged
Yes - I would like to try an unabridged one and hope in time that this one will be available in its unabridged format.
This is one of those books that almost made me laugh out loud on every page. They are rare, and this is amongst the best. Pete McCarthy left us far too soon, and had many more like this in him, had he lived.
The trouble with this abridged audio version is that it's too short. Many of my favourite pieces were missing, and at under 2 hours, the audio doesn't really do justice to McCarthy's lengthy sojourn to find his Irish soul.
It's still a great listen, and the additional voices add hugely to the fun, but what a shame Pete never did the whole thing for us to enjoy.
I am a 57 year old truck driver & have been for some 20 odd years, I enjoy listening to Audiobooks to alleviate the boredom of driving miles
I personally found this a little difficult to get into...However I have not yet deleted it, i'll give it another go at another time.
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