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Bob Mortimer & Paul Whitehouse

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Length: 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (220 ratings)
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Summary

Joining us at Audible Studios are Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, lifelong friends, fans of fishing, and well-known comedians.  

When life got in the way of Mortimer and Whitehouse's friendship, they found their connection dwindled to occasional catch ups and one-off phone calls. Then, conveniently, they were both diagnosed with heart disease! And they realised life is short, and they should spend it together, doing what they love: fishing.  

Following the success of their BBC series, Gone Fishing, Mortimer and Whitehouse have created an audiobook of the same name, which is their love letter to the joys of angling and the simple wonder of just having a laugh with your mates.  

We spoke to Mortimer and Whitehouse about going off script to record the audiobook, how chatting about their health has got others talking, the importance of silence, wildlife loving Bob, Paul bumping into otters, the wisdom of Paul Daniels, Bob’s expertise on white goods...and the list goes on.  

Listen to Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing here.
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Perfect

I'm afraid that if you don't find this little snippet hugely enjoyable and uplifting then we can no longer be friends. Sorry.

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Terrible Host

I loved this book and am a big fan of Bob and Paul but the host ruins it. I am not sure if it’s down to poor production or just her voice. It would have been better if this felt like a natural discussion but it feel staged and disjointed

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FISHTASTIC

Just two blokes being blokes., and talking about fishing now and again when they feel like it. Funny!

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Two Very Funny Fishers

absolutely brilliant. those two are funny without even trying. (or were they trying) just a natural couple of comics.

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Hilarious

I could listen to these guys chat nonsense for hours. So good. Can't wait to listen to the book.

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puts a smile on my face

just a couple of funny blokes at ease in each others company having a laugh

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A bit different to what I expected, still good fun

Hadn't seen their show/read the audiobook Gone Fishing, though I might do in the future.

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Good fun

It may be only a short interview/podcast but still great fun; two good mates enjoying life.

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This interview is a work of comedy

Anyone who has seen Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse's show Gone Fishing will know that not only are these two very funny but they are natural in each other's company. I could listen to their banter all day and, I suspect, this interview to promote their Audiobook to support the TV series did not quite go the way that Holly Newson planned. Several times during this they go off tangent for examples Bob's foray into the features and benefits of various vacuum cleaners is hilarious. I would urge anyone to listen to this as it is a work of comedy in its own right. I will get round to listening to the Audiobook too when I get chance.

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Comedy geniouses...loved it.

A pair of comedy geniouses. Loved it. Like the programme I didn't want it to finish.

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  • Nick Fletcher
  • 01-07-19

Great, but where's the book?!!

i really enjoyed this as i'm a big fan of these two guys. they're both very funny and have a meaningful reason for putting this tv show and book together - they both are recovering from treatment for heart disease.
At the end of this interview the announcer says the book is available for download but it isn't
(at least not in the usa) with there's no indication or information if it ever will be!
anything you can tell us Audible usa?

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  • C. Willis
  • 02-02-20

Great camaraderie

If you’ve watched the TV show then you’ll know what to expect here. Just 30 minutes whets the palette, but the Gone Fishing audiobook is not available!! What’s going on?