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If you write it, I will read!

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

Reviewed: 29-06-14

If you could sum up Still Foolin' 'Em in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, fun,

What did you like best about this story?

Light hearted look at life

What about Billy Crystal’s performance did you like?

It feels a very personal reading, like a good friend talking to you in your living room. He is a good story teller, and I didn't realise until now what a good mimic he is too. A very entertaining listen, especially for those of us who are in our fifties - he outlines all those things we have to look forward to :)))

2 people found this helpful

Intrigue, mystery and more please :)

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-13

Very nicely crafted story from an eloquent and expressive writer. Much of the story is told through dialogue and the narrator, more of a voice actor, Robert Glenister, does a very fine job. Not just different accents but also a natural inflection to suit the emotion of the words. Very natural and I was transfixed and really cared about the main characters. I look forward to more about this character, by this author and read by this narrator. One word of warning: some of the London characters have a very colourful language and the use of profanity is frequent when these characters are talking.

19 people found this helpful

Likeable Man, Enjoyable story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I must begin by saying how very much I enjoyed this book. Yes, there are times when Michael Caine's narration might have been more professionally handled by a professional 'voice actor', but this is balanced by the fact that the author is reading his own life's story and it really feels personal, as if Michael Caine is talking to you, over a pint or a glass of wine. His story is interesting, he has lived, after all, through some interesting times, but that isn't really the point - the most important point, for me, was that he kept my interest, kept me listening, and all through the book not only did I like the story, but I also liked the man.

Predictable and unbelievable

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-13

I downloaded the free first chapter and quite enjoyed it, as a quick weekend listen, so used a credit to get the whole book. As chapters rolled by the story became more and more ridiculous, predictable and the last few chapters are as if the author got bored too and tried to finish the story and tie up all loose ends as quickly and obviously as she could. The best thing about this story was the narrator, who made a nice job of it. Yes, I did listen to it all, I kept waiting for the twist...

3 people found this helpful

A weekend read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-13

Amusing at times, but this book never really lived up to expectations. I kept expecting a twist or a turn, but... Undeveloped characters and situations, all rather superficial. A lighthearted weekend read, worthy of three stars, it will fill your time, but it is far from memorable.

3 people found this helpful

As advertised.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-13

Very enjoyable and entertaining, just like it says on the cover - it is an amusing account of Michael McIntyre's life through his eyes and told in his own individual style which makes him laugh quite as much as the listener. Good fun.

Bryant and May do it again!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-11

Audible at its finest.... AGAIN! Chris Fowler spins another wonderfully absorbing if somewhat unlikely yarn interlaced with laugh out loud humour, main characters who work at the CPU but feel like your personal friends and all interwoven with historical facts about London whilst a weaving a delicious layer of mystery and intrigue as the plot unfolds. Now add to the mix the talented, fluent, beautifully crafted and totally awesome narration of Tim Goodman whose range of 'voices' is equal to an entire theatre company and whose pace and delivery of plot and conversation makes the whole 'audible experience' totally perfect! But don't just take my word for it ..... find out for yourself as the plot unfolds and you are entered into the totally absorbing world of Bryant and May.

3 people found this helpful

Messrs Fowler and Goodman give us Bryant and May

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-11

Audible at its finest.... Chris Fowler raconteur extraodinaire, spins another wonderful yarn interlaced with laugh out loud humour, main characters who work at the CPU but feel like your personal friends and all interwoven with historical facts about London in a most entertaining way whilst a weaving a delicious layer of mystery and intrigue as the plot unfolds. Now add to the mix the talented, fluent, beautifully crafted and totally awesome narration of Tim Goodman whose range of 'voices' is equal to an entire theatre company (is he on the list of best Audible narrators?) and whose pace and delivery of plot and conversation makes the whole 'audible experience' totally, absolutely and completely perfect! But don't just take my word for it ..... find out for yourself as the plot unfolds and you are entered into the totally absorbing world of Bryant and May.

4 people found this helpful