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Al Murray

The Pub Landlord's Book of British Common Sense
By: Al Murray
Narrated by: Al Murray
Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
3.9 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Summary

We live in an age of waffle, mumbo-jumbo, and bad thinking. We're forever being fed dodgy information by so-called experts, scientists, opinion-makers, politicians, journalists, and jumped-up little graduates. Their combined bad thinking includes:

  • The idea that no one should win in running races at school, in case the losers get upset
  • The idea that owning a house in France (France!) is a decent way to spend your money
  • The idea that we should all talk about our feelings and that would make things better
  • Speed cameras
  • Mineral water
  • Hummus
  • And the fact that everyone reckons they've got asthma

    Get a grip! Why do we believe this nonsense? Because as a nation, we've forgotten the basic elements of common sense. Thank God then for Al Murray. He's here to put good old fashioned British common sense back where it belongs. This audiobook brings together the wit and wisdom of the Pub Landlord, and the collective thoughts of the locals at Al's pub. Together they speak for generations of down-to-earth, normal, hard working, honest, sensible, normal, law abiding, tax paying (ish), normal, hard working, honourable, decent, reasonable people. British people.

  • ©2007 Al Murray (P)2007 Hodder and Stoughton Audiobooks

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      4 out of 5 stars

    Funny

    Exactly what you expect from Al Murray, narrated by the great man himself from the setting of his own pub.

    It is his complete and total belief that Great Britain is the centre of the Universe, (After all, it is a fact that God is British!), that makes this recording charmingly politically incorrect

    Cleverly xenophobic without being racist, mysogonist without being sexist, Al Murray manages to be completely un-PC at a time when anyone else attempting this type of humour would be lambasted for any number of -isms.

    My only problem is that this is clearly a 2 CD set and is abridged a little too much. 3 or 4 hours would still be only scratching the surface of the surface of the philosophical genius that is Al Murray.

    Download it and you will be left feeling that you wanted more, but download it all the same.

    5 people found this helpful

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      2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    I am a big fan of both Al Murray and the Pub Landlord, live and on TV. I suppose I was expecting Al's clever and measured delivery, but was frankly disappointed by his merely reading aloud and usually at far too fast a pace. It did improve towards the end, maybe because I'd got used to it, but by then it was over and ended with a plug to 'buy the book'. Which is not the point.

    3 people found this helpful