Who is the man behind the many voices of Rob Brydon? Read by the man himself, this audiobook memoir will reveal the warm heart behind one of Britain's favourite impressionists.
A multi-award-winning actor, writer, comedian and presenter known for his warmth, humour and inspired impressions, Rob Brydon has quickly become one of our very favourite entertainers. But there was a time when it looked like all we'd hear of Rob was his gifted voice.
Growing up in South Wales, Rob had a passion for radio and soon the Welsh airwaves resounded to his hearty burr. However, these were followed by years of misadventure and struggle, before, in the TV series Marion and Geoff and Gavin and Stacey, Rob at last tickled the nation's funny bone. The rest, as they say, is history. Or in his case autobiography.
A Small Man in a Book is a funny, heartfelt, honest, sometimes sad, but mainly funny, memoir of how a young man from Wales very, very slowly became an overnight success.
©2011 Rob Brydon (P)2011 Penguin Books Limited
I just couldn't keep listening, Robs life although I'm sure very interesting doesn't share very well and just comes across slow and boring.
I've always enjoyed Rob Brydon's work, he's a great writer and a funny man... but wow, was this boring. Far too much detail of his early life, un-funny anecdotes and a very, very great need for editing!! The last hour, when we got more up to date, was by far the most interesting section with some useful insights, but even that was laboured in parts. Half the length would have been better... and quite appropriate given his fixation on his height. Or lack of...
"Intresting if you like Rob or Wales"
This is a nice biography its not all giggles and laughs but a honest and interesting tale about boy from Wales. I enjoyed it thoroughly, especially since it was read by the author, which always gives it that little bit extra. There are even some songs ;)
"Laugh a lot"
Superb book, made even better by Rob reading it. His impressions are superb and will really make you chuckle. A great read to see how he has made it when a lot of people would have given up. Highly recommend.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Well written and brilliantly read by Rob Brydon. Capturing everything funny and insightful in his life conveyed with sincerity and humour you'd expect from him.
"Stick to comedy and acting"
Started well but goes on too long. I love rob Bryson but found him boring as a writer
I'm sorry - I just didn't find this very good at all - compared with the books I've recently listened to by Jack Dee and (even funnier) Michael McIntyre. I was almost falling asleep at the wheel. Maybe it was just Rob's voice I don't know. It wasn't for me. I stopped listening after 90 minutes.
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