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  • Us

  • By: David Nicholls
  • Narrated by: Justin Salinger
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,130

Douglas Petersen’s family is on the brink of dissolution. His marriage of twenty-one years to Connie is almost over. When autumn comes around, their son Albie will leave for college. Connie has decided to leave soon after. But before everything falls apart, there's still the summer holidays to get through - a Grand Tour of Europe's major cities - and over the course of the journey, Douglas devises a plan to win back the love of his wife and repair his troubled relationship with his son.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story but….

  • By lou58 on 13-10-14

Classic David Nicholls

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-15

If you have read any of David's other books you will not be disappointed. Great reading of this with really strong character voices

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Bass and Other Animals

  • By: Guy Pratt
  • Narrated by: Guy Pratt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Guy Pratt came of age just as bass playing became sexy. Having dallied with punk legend Sylvain Sylvain, Pratt suddenly found himself on Top of the Pops and supporting David Bowie with smooth Australian outfit Icehouse. He became bass player to the stars, crawling from studio to bar and hotel to stadium Portakabin with the likes of Pink Floyd, Robert Palmer, Womack &Womack and Bryan Ferry. Guy has recorded with everyone from Madonna and Michael Jackson to McFly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just perfect

  • By Mr. R. Daniels on 28-09-18

Adventures with Guy in Musicland

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-14

Where does My Bass and Other Animals rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a fun listen. Easily consumed and full of anecdotes

What was one of the most memorable moments of My Bass and Other Animals?

It's full of memorable moments

Which character – as performed by Guy Pratt – was your favourite?

Guy is Guy - 'nuff said

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

If I could think of a catchy one here I'd be charging royalties

Any additional comments?

If you are at all interested in music and especially of an age when your formative years were influenced by the 70's Punk and 80's era, then this is a great and entertaining listen. Guy takes a (admittedly biased and often coloured) romp through his upbringing and playing history. Don't expect deep insights but do expect (and get) a bunch of self deprecating English humour.