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Going on the Turn Audiobook

Going on the Turn

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Publisher's Summary

Danny Baker is a national treasure with a well-documented - thanks to the recent eight-part BBC TV adaptation - and colourful life. For over a quarter of a century, he has amused and entertained audiences on both radio and television. Beginning his career at the age of 15 in a small record shop in London's West End, Danny went on to become an acclaimed music journalist and started his radio career on BBC GLR in 1989. With a unique take on life and a lot to say, Danny's latest book is full of his trademark warmth, wit and insight.

Written and read by Danny Baker.

©2016 Danny Baker (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Quite simply the funniest book you'll read all year...easily as funny, as self-deprecating and as wordly-wise as The Moon's a Balloon by David Niven...it's like Tom and Jerry written by a Cockney Roddy Doyle on Prozac. But funnier." (GQ Online on Going Off Alarming)

"Rattles along at the same delightful and dizzying pace as its predecessor.... Baker loves a tale told at his own expense and they come thick and fast. He writes like he speaks, with hyperactive garrulity and a rhetorical flourish...there is something about Baker in full flow that is affirming." (Daily Telegraph on Going Off Alarming)

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    Mrs. Christine Curran Adsubia, Spain 07/10/2017
    Mrs. Christine Curran Adsubia, Spain 07/10/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Love it"

    There is a very different feel to this third book as it covers the death of the author's much loved dad and his own battle with cancer. There are still lots of hilarious anecdotes but the passing of Spud is dealt with with great tenderness while his description of his cancer treatment pulls no punches. I have enjoyed all three books in this series, perhaps because he describes so well a world I also grew up in. As he says he remembers everything but I seem to have forgotten so much so it is great to be reminded of a different time.

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    Craig M. Hanson 08/10/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect"

    Ah Danny, I love you mate. Of the 3 volumes this is perhaps the saddest but Danny comes through it in such a down to earth way that you feel churlish for breaking down in tears. I love you Danny.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 16/11/2017
    Andrew 16/11/2017
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    "Enjoyable, but with a sense of being padded."

    This is an enjoyable enough book, but you get the sense he’s having to pad it out a bit.
    Also, I’m not sure if the editing is supposed to be that bad - there are a number of points where he fluffs his narration and these are kept it. Very odd.

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    Gareth Howells 12/11/2017
    Gareth Howells 12/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Truly amazing , best autobiography you'll hear"

    Danny is the epitome of wordsmithery , a brilliant, surprising, funny , heartbreaking gruelling, wondrous , phantasmagorical adventure. The best audio book I have ever listened to and the best one you will too I guarantee it.

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    Dave Birmingham, United Kingdom 03/11/2017
    Dave Birmingham, United Kingdom 03/11/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book, poor audio editing"

    Like all of Danny Baker’s books this is fantastic - he is a great story teller.

    However, there are dozens of occasions within the audio recording where Danny restarts sentences and these have not been edited out.

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    Claire L Bath 31/10/2017
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    "Hilarious, heartwarming, harrowing "

    If carrying the ‘going to sea’ analogy into this book, the journey could be described as ‘occasionally smooth, at times damn right bumpy and, as expected, regularly you’ll be rolling around wailing’. The description of his cancer treatment was so vitally vivid, it was thought provoking. The death of his dearly beloved father Spud, was perfectly detailed and measured with warmth, earthiness and affection. As ever the message that comes across loud and clear is ‘family’ and ‘optimism’. A talent that, in his life time, is often overlooked. Can’t wait for the next instalment!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SallyB 31/10/2017
    SallyB 31/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Glorious glorious Candyman"

    Oh I have just had the loveliest few weeks listening to all three books. It’s been like having Danny back on the radio in my drive home. Have never read or listened to a better written or performed biog. Stands up and applauds. Thank you Candyman.

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    steve Charles 20/10/2017
    steve Charles 20/10/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "su bloody perb"

    I've listened to all 3 volumes back to back and must say best yet (listened to about 50). what an interesting guy Danny Baker is, I take my hat off to you sir.

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    Zen Kite 18/10/2017
    Zen Kite 18/10/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "A rattling good yarn"

    Another rattling good yarn, superbly written and eloquently told about a full life, well lived.

    Give it a go. You’ll love it.

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    Mick Sudbury 17/10/2017
    Mick Sudbury 17/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Just wonderful"

    Danny Baker is, wonderful. He tells a tale like no one else ever can. His use of language is terrifically entertaining. His enthusiasm for the story is contagious. I loved all three books in equal measure, they are all terrific.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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