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Laugh out loud funny and cringingly honest

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Reviewed: 10-07-17

I heard of The Liberal Redneck from "Mark in the Morning", a former LA morning radio show. These three fly in the face of several stereotypes about the American South and hammer home the truth about others. They prove that you can be a true hick and not be an a*hole, which may be a surprise to the rest of teh country, if not the world. Excellent work and extremely funny.

Recommended

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Reviewed: 11-08-16

Very emotional (hey - it's Jojo Moyes) book with its fair share of twists and turns. The listener really gets to know the characters. I probably don't fit the standard demographic for a Jojo Moyes reader (male, 50) and almost certainly don't fall into her target listener group, but I thoroughly enjoyed this and another book I read of hers: "The Girl You Left Behind".

I find Moyes gets to the soul of her characters like few others manage and allows the reader /listener to identify with them at some level - which is not always comfortable, but makes for a meaningful experience.

The narrator is excellent too.

I may go and watch the film, but I'll probably be the only man who's in there voluntarily!

Buy this audiobook! But don't expect an easy, superficial ride...

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Good stuff

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Reviewed: 11-08-16

Interesting, if early insight into the life of one of Britain's top stand-up comedians.

I enjoyed this audiobook very much and it was made better by the fact that the author read it himself - he is simply a very funny man and an excellent observer. His descriptions of his youth and breaking into the comedy scene are superb.

I would absolutely recommend this to anyone has has heard of Kevin Bridges - a very funny listen and good entertainment.

Excellent listen

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Reviewed: 11-08-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. It showed different sides of Tom Jones I knew nothing about. The fact that the reader had a (South?) Welsh accent made it much, much better - I am a fan of authors reading their own books and this made it sound more real.

I have heard a comment that a fellow listener/reader found the language a bit coarse, but then I guess they haven't been to South Wales for a while!

I love auotbiographies and this was no exception. I gained a lot more respect for Tom Jones and could understand even the bits I did not agree with. The man has dignity and integrity and deserves respect. The story about Elvis and teh bathroom was absolutely hilariouzs and made it onto breakfast radio in Los Angeles, as well as nationwide TV in The States.

Well done to everyone involved!

Not my cup of tea

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-08-16

The book was well-narrated. I found it took a long time to get going and consequently for me to get to grips with the story.

Had I known what it was about, I would not have chosen it, but I'm sure that some people would find it very entertaining. I just found it very depressing! Very dark.

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100mph from the start

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 19-02-15

This books takes all of about 10 seconds to grip you. Just when a part could get tedious, as it starts to describe a tedious scene, it stops and has the listener captivated again.

Execellent way of telling the story. One of the most captivating audio books I have ever heard.

I cannot speak highly enough of the book and the reader.

This is a must-have!

A different view of Al Murray

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Reviewed: 19-02-15

Not quite what I expected. Al took a while to get me comfortable, but I would certainly buy another of his books now.

Excellent voice and delivery - I always prefer books read by the author. The footnotes were excellent and Al's grasp of historical events is very deep. Made more interesting by the fact that we have similar interests in military history, although Ihave to say that his go deeper than mine.

Not heavy, but serious enough with some very funny parts , very well delivered. No big surprise there.

Worth a listen.

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Moving

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Reviewed: 19-02-15

Excellent book, very well read. I found the variation in the voices very helpful to the story and was completely lost in it - not always ideal when driving!

Real rollercoaster ride, when it gets going. But even before it really gets going, the story is so strong and beautifully descriptive that I was more than content to listen to the characters build over time.

The twists at the end are beautifully worked as well.

Definately worth a listen!

Unexpectedly Insightful

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Reviewed: 10-01-15

I wouldn't normally have bothered with this, as I have always found Russel Brand vaguely irritating and air-headed. Then I listened to the sample and he said he believed in God. Which interested me: maybe I'd misjudged him. It turns out I had.

I can thoroughly reccomend this book.

Very detailed and compelling

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Reviewed: 19-02-14

Don't buy this unless you already have the first part. On the other hand, if you have the first part, then this is a must.

Incredible detail - all the loose strings (and some you didn't realise were loose) come together in the end. Great story, told in a very matter-of-fact way tht is very believeable.

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