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  • I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

  • By: Alan Partridge
  • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,307
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,923

Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder – Alan Partridge – a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future. Gregarious and popular, yet Alan’s never happier than when relaxing in his own five-bedroom, south-built house with three acres of land and access to a private stream. But who is this mysterious enigma? Alan Gordon Partridge is the best – and best-loved – radio presenter in the region. Born into a changing world of rationing, Teddy Boys, apes in space and the launch of ITV, Alan’s broadcasting career began as chief DJ of Radio Smile....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You get what you pay for

  • By ico on 06-10-11

I didn't want this to end!

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

Reviewed: 29-10-13

Would you listen to I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan again? Why?

YES. I was absolutely devastated when this audiobook came to an end - I adore AP! Steve Coogan's character is cleverly brought to life via this audiobook that kept me hooked on his every word. So many funny moments, and I love the more subtle humour and misuse of words and phrases scattered amongst the chapters. Perfect!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alan Partridge, of course.

What about Alan Partridge’s performance did you like?

So funny. Simply so, but utterly hilarious. Alan is a buffoon and Steve Coogan is a genius.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, very much so. I listened to this in the car whilst driving up and down the country for work and would sometimes feel loathe to switch off the engine and get out of my car when I reached the end of my journey as I wanted to keep listening!

Any additional comments?

Listen to this in a public place at your own risk - you will be helplessly laughing out loud and you will get some odd looks!

  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends

  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

A wryly funny and moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye.

Teen idol at 15, international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-1970s Malibu, where he embarked on his unrelenting pursuit of a career in Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my best audiobooks so far

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-06-11

Middle of the road

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

Reviewed: 29-10-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Not really...it's just that the story wasn't as exciting and interesting as I hoped it would be.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I was rather relieved. The book was dull so it was nice to get to the end.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes - slow and dreary!

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

I have always had a soft spot for Rob Lowe and although that hasn't changed after listening to this audiobook I am afraid I feel like this was a waste of a credit. The story was slow and Rob's voice unemotional and unfeeling. It was easy to switch off from listening, which is a shame as I wasn't expecting that.

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