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Ayoade on Top

Narrated by: Richard Ayoade
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Film, Radio & TV, Comedy
5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Summary

At last, the definitive audiobook about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View from the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow. 

In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most 'insubstantial' people of our age, takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don't care about. It's a journey deep within, in a way that's respectful and non-invasive; a journey for which we will all pay a heavy price, even if you've waited for the smaller paperback edition. 

Ayoade argues for the canonisation of this brutal masterpiece, a film that celebrates capitalism in all its victimless glory; one we might imagine Donald Trump himself half-watching on his private jet's gold-plated flat screen while his other puffy eye scans the cabin for fresh, young prey.

©2019 Richard Ayoade (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Wonderfully unique, just like its author/narrator

I love this so much. Ostensibly a scholarly critique of the 2003 Gwyneth Paltrow film A View from the Top, it's actually so much more, touching on many and diverse subjects such as hair height and Happy Eaters. It's masterfully read by the sublime Mr Ayoade and be warned if you are listening to this in a public place - you WILL laugh out loud. A lot.

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Brilliantly read and performed

This quirky, earnest and hilarious study of the film "View from the Top" is amazing, as only Richard Ayoade could present. Pleasure to see him interviewed by Adam Buxton at The RFH last night (5.09.19) to launch it and I binge-listened to it in one day! It's not a Tolstoy, as he points out! Recommended to anyone who loves bantering during a sub-standard film and who'd love to be nearly as funny as Richard.

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up lifting , nice one Top one

I haven't laughed out loud for time and it tickled every funny box. Brilliant & original

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You don’t need to have watched the film

Brilliant, loved it , was reluctant as I do t know the film but it doesn’t matter, I know all about it now.

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Funny and endearing

Master of the overly complex joke, if you like Ayoade’s style and humour you’ll be sorry this is so short. A lot of fun!

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