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Car Boot Tales

The Daft and the Curious
Narrated by: Paul J Rose
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Comedy, Other
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Summary

If you've ever wondered what goes through the mind of a car boot stall holder, then there are two things you need to do:

  1. Listen to this book 
  2. Get yourself some new hobbies

If you're thinking about setting up your very first car boot stall, then this book will be an excellent guide for you. If you've done one before, then the characters you'll meet in here will be all too familiar to you. 

Whilst it would be all too easy to present this book as some sort of manual, its primary purpose is to make you wonder why anyone in their right mind would ever choose to sell at a car boot sale. The hours are unsociable, the weather unpredictable, and the profits are nonexistent. But do it right, and they'll be the most hilarious and fun way to spend a morning. 

Paul J Rose took his assorted "treasures" to a selection of car boot sales close to his home. His mission was a simple one - to clear out his house. However, as time went on, something much more interesting happened; the exchanges that took place between buyer and seller became more and more ridiculous. 

Eventually, the desire to get rid of stuff took second place to the gathering of stories. People's attempts at negotiation were frankly laughable, and it became clear that there was a pattern, and if that pattern could be recognised, then every car boot sale would be a joy. 

If you're looking for a guide on how to make the most money at a car boot sale, then you won't find it here. This is a lighthearted look at the people that choose to spend their early mornings in a field, looking to purchase other people's junk. Well, "lighthearted" would be one way to put it; "rant on the part of a middle-aged malcontent" might be another. 

For the entrepreneur, your guide to making millions awaits you...in some other book. In here, we cling to a simple mantra: "These people are paying me to clean my house." 

What you do need to know is that every exchange that takes place in this book genuinely happened. The internal monologue of the seller will certainly have been enhanced for comedic purposes, but however unbelievable these stories get, please know that they are all completely true. 

So if you're looking for an easy listen that hopes to bring you some laughs, then Car Boot Tales is definitely the book for you. 

Enjoy it on the train. Listen to it on the bus. Fill pointless moments in the toilet. Seriously, how is any of this a big deal? It's an audiobook - if you don't know the portable nature of audiobooks by now then there's really very little hope for you.

©2018 Paul J Rose (P)2018 Paul J Rose

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It's great!

The 'advice' given is amusing and often accurate but the authors justification for his Ebay matching prices is wonderfully wrong. Otherwise it's a fun book, recommended.