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Patrick Morgan

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  • Set the Boy Free

  • By: Johnny Marr
  • Narrated by: Johnny Marr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481

Johnny Marr was born in 1960s Manchester to Irish immigrant parents and knew from an early age that he would be a musician. Forming his first band at 13, Marr spent his teenage years on the council estates of Wythenshawe playing guitar, devouring pop culture and inventing his own musical style. It wasn't until the early '80s, when Marr turned up on the doorstep of a singer named Steven Patrick Morrissey, that both a unique songwriting partnership and the group recognised as one of the most iconic bands of all time were formed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exactly as you would expect from Johnny Marr...

  • By C. Cameron on 04-11-16

Its Johnny Marr.. legend! :D

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-18

One of the best rock biographies I've ever listened to. It flies along like a comet made out of Gibson Les Pauls leading you into the heart and mind of one of the greatest musicians from the Ardwick area. There are other artists in the Ardwick area but they have nothing on Johnny.

  • Uncommon People

  • The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars 1955-1994
  • By: David Hepworth
  • Narrated by: David Hepworth
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting shoes. Talent we wished we had. What did we want of them? To be larger than life but also like us. To live out their songs. To stay young forever. No wonder many didn't stay the course.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bliss

  • By Professor Pat Tissington on 23-11-17

How to make Music history boring by David Hepworth

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-18

If you are a fan of music do not bother. For many years we have been enthralled by the music makers of our generation. I don't know how but the writer has infused these stories with such ennui and tedium it is hard to get even mildly excited about some of the greatest performers of our team. It is a waste of money.

  • The Guts

  • By: Roddy Doyle
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kinlan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Jimmy Rabbitte is back. The man who invented the Commitments back in the eighties is now forty-seven, with a loving wife, four kids...and bowel cancer. He isn't dying, he thinks, but he might be. Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle - his new thing is finding old bands and then finding the people who loved them enough to pay money for their resurrected singles and albums. On his path through Dublin he meets two of the Commitments - Outspan, whose own illness is probably terminal, and Imelda Quirk, still as gorgeous as ever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • plods along

  • By james on 21-02-19

One of the best audiobooks I've listened to

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-17

Great performance of another excellent book by Roddy Doyle. If you're Irish you'll love it. And if you're not Irish, God help you.

  • Nevertheless

  • A Memoir
  • By: Alec Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Alec Baldwin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

One of the most accomplished and outspoken actors today chronicles the highs and lows of his life in this beautifully written, candid memoir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Memoirs

  • By Patrick Morgan on 26-04-17

Excellent Memoirs

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-17

I loved this book written by the actor Alec Baldwin. It was particularly candid and powerful. His delivery is the best I've heard since Nick Offerman. Undoubtedly the best sounding voice in show business. Definitely well worth a listen.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Toast on Toast

  • Cautionary tales and candid advice
  • By: Steven Toast
  • Narrated by: Matt Berry - as Steven Toast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,141

In Toast on Toast - part memoir, part "how to act" manual - Steven Toast draws on his vast and varied experiences, providing the reader with an invaluable insight into his journey from school plays to RADA and from "It's a Right Royal Knockout" to the Colony Club. Along the way he reveals the secrets of his success. He discloses how to brush up on and expand your technical and vocal skills, how to nail a professional voiceover, and how to deal with difficult work experience staff in a recording studio....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpless with laughter!

  • By Wayne on 11-11-15

My desire for Steven Toast is like a rocket

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-12-15

There is nobody better than the accomplished Steven Toast to take you through the nuanced life of an actor. We will never get a richer account of the world through the eyes of a great man like this again. I laughed and I smiled, mainly because I wanted to impress a lady on the train platform. But I also wept tears of joy. Matt Berry is the funniest man alive today. Keep making comedy Matt!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful