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  • Halfway To Hollywood

  • Diaries 1980 To 1988
  • By: Michael Palin
  • Narrated by: Michael Palin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
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    5 out of 5 stars 111
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

The second volume of Michael Palin's diaries covers the 1980s, a decade in which the ties that bound the Pythons loosened as they forged their separate careers. After a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl, they made their last performance together in 1983 in the hugely successful Monty Python's Meaning of Life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Nice

  • By Trebor on 04-09-13

wonderful.

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Reviewed: 18-06-17

As usual, I lose track of all time listening to Micheal Palin's diaries. A great pace, insightful and linked to historical events of the 1980's.

  • Diaries 1969-1979

  • The Python Years
  • By: Michael Palin
  • Narrated by: Michael Palin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

In this first volume of his diaries, Michael Palin tells for the first time how Monty Python emerged and triumphed. Perceptive and funny, it chronicles not only his struggle to find a niche in the world of television comedy, but also the extraordinary goings on of the many powerful personalities who coalesced to form the Python team.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fascinating

  • By Gillian on 17-06-10

Always an enjoyable performance

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Reviewed: 14-06-17

Micky P had the knack of taking you places you have never been in decades you were never born in. I'm a little disappointed that there was not enough about his home life or the financial side Inc tax and costs that the trappings of being a python brings. Overall, it's enjoyable, interesting and insightful. I'm looking forward to the Hollywood years next.

  • Scary Monsters and Supercreeps

  • By: Dom Joly
  • Narrated by: Dom Joly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
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    4 out of 5 stars 404

Dom Joly sets off round the world again, but this time he's not looking to holiday in a danger zone - he's monster hunting. In Scary Monsters and Super Creeps he heads to six completely different destinations to investigate local monster sightings.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • dont

  • By richard williams on 14-05-18

Another fantastic listen.

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Reviewed: 12-05-17

Like all of his books, never fails to disappoint. loved Canada, Tibet, the Congo, USA and Japan.... but i guess loch Ness was probably somewhere his heart wasn't into. Great Book.... sad it ended.

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  • Look at ME, Look at ME!

  • By: Dom Joly
  • Narrated by: Dom Joly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

At last in audio - Dom Joly's no holds barred autobiography of a man with the ego of Napoleon and the talent of Darren Day with a brand new exclusive introduction. Dom Joly reveals how he murdered his Armenian nanny before his second birthday, how as a student he inadvertently gave Kurt Cobain the inspiration for 'Smells like Teen Spirit', how as a producer for ITN he mistook John Major for a large lizard.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No, Dom.

  • By Philip on 05-04-15

laugh out loud funny !

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Reviewed: 23-04-17

I beleive that in the Doms world, this actually happened. it didn't and I praise God for giving this man creativity.

  • The Dark Tourist

  • Sightseeing in the World's Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations
  • By: Dom Joly
  • Narrated by: Dom Joly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858

Ever since he can remember, Dom Joly has been fascinated by travel to odd places. In part this stems from a childhood spent in war-torn Lebanon, where instead of swapping marbles in the schoolyard, he had a shrapnel collection -- the schoolboy currency of Beirut. These early experiences left Dom with a profound loathing for the sanitized experiences of the modern-day travel industry and a taste for the darkest of places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing, engaging and thought-provoking

  • By H. Petre on 26-04-11

loved it loved it !

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Reviewed: 11-04-17

great stories and we'll travelled...makes we wish to travel to all of these places and have my own expereince of these dark but uplifting countries. Well done Mr Jolly.

  • Once Upon a Time in the West...Country

  • By: Tony Hawks
  • Narrated by: Tony Hawks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
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    4 out of 5 stars 251

Comedian and best-selling author Tony Hawks is embarking on his greatest adventure yet - moving from city life in London to deepest Devon in the West Country. You can take the man out of the city, but is the countryside ready for him? Comedian and born-and-bred townie Tony Hawks is not afraid of a challenge - or indeed a good bet. He's hitchhiked round Ireland with a fridge and taken on the Moldovan football team at tennis one by one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great 'Read'

  • By Kindle Customer on 23-07-15

Wonderful, interesting and features a little pig.

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Reviewed: 21-03-17

Great narration from Tony Hawkes full of inciteful and interesting facts. Favourite part was the charity bike ride with Titch and the last chapter.... brought a little tear to my eye. If you want to learn how to stop a tractor when the brakes fail..... read this book !

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  • Small Man in a Book

  • By: Rob Brydon
  • Narrated by: Rob Brydon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 395

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mind Numbing

  • By Chris on 18-10-12

Wonderful...articulate....Welsh

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Reviewed: 22-10-16

I loved this....lots of character. pity we never found out about Jimmy Saville sooner !

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