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James Acaster's Classic Scrapes Audiobook

James Acaster's Classic Scrapes

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Publisher's Summary

James Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime-time TV shows like Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Russell Howard's Stand Up Central. But behind the fame and critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble. Whether it's disappointing a skydiving instructor midflight, hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a bright red dress or annoying the Kettering Board Games club, a didgeridoo-playing conspiracy theorist and some bemused Christians, James is always finding new ways to embarrass himself.

Appearing on Josh Widdicombe's radio show to recount these stories, the feature was christened 'James Acaster's classic scrapes'. Here, in his first book, James recounts these tales (including never-before-heard stories) in all their glorious stupidity.

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What the Critics Say

"James Acaster has a brilliant comic mind, crackling with energy every bit as much as his corduroy slacks." (Milton Jones)

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    M. Gilroy Yorkshire 30/08/2017
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    "If you only listen to one audiobook, make it this one."

    Had this recommended via several friends. Utter, delightful comedy gold. All the way from a tiny internal smirk (primary school kids and socks) to a full blown belly laugh (Humpty Dumpty) - this has it all. Buy it - now.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    03/09/2017
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    "Classic Scrapes"

    Classic scrapes, Brilliant simply brilliant. I have to write fifteen more words, so here they are, oh and cabbage. Brilliant

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Culshaw 27/08/2017
    Chris Culshaw 27/08/2017 Member Since 2014

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    "Funny as!"

    Not bad for someone from Kettering 😂😂
    Such a funny book with so many tales, it will have you in stitches

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    MR L EVANS 26/08/2017
    MR L EVANS 26/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Hysterical "

    Great book if you fancy a good laugh at someone else's expense. Some top tales and performed very well.

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    Liz Holloway 25/08/2017
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    "hilarious"

    I snorted in mirth several times and am hoping for a spinoff featuring partygator soon.

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    "Brilliantly funny."

    James Acaster is easily my favourite new comedian. As someone the same age as James who also spent his 20's in playing in bands and making terrible decisions I can completely identify with his scrapes. In my opinion there's nothing enjoyable or entertaining about a 'funny story' about things going wrong that are rooted in pure stupidity. However, there is something joyously endearing when blind optimism and oddly logical decision-making lead to undesirable outcomes, particularly when retold by one of the best comedians in the UK. Very very funny and plenty of laugh out loud moments.

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    Dale Lord 16/09/2017
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    "Eye-wateringly funny!"

    I have never cried so much listening to an audio book. Brilliantly written and beautifully read. Acaster's comedic prowess really shines through in these short tales of memorable moments throughout his life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Willcocks 05/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant!"

    I did absolutely no work today because I started listening to this and couldn't stop! Absolutely brilliant. Highly amusing and well told chaotic happenings, read by a lovely chap.

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    Francis 05/09/2017
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    "One of the funniest books I have listened too"

    Heard interview with Richard Herring and thought would give a go. Despite not having listened to the radio show, James does an exceptional job of bringing new readers along with him, and I have to say I haven't laughed so much to a book since Alan Partridge's autobiography. Thoroughly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dan Travers Farnborough, UK 30/08/2017
    Dan Travers Farnborough, UK 30/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book, great stories and a great storyteller"

    I can relate (horribly) to a number of these tales but quite how James gets himself into these situations and then resolves them i am sure is unique on this planet. I had heard some of these on the XFM radio show but there were some beauties in here that were not.
    I have loved every cringing moment

    Its also a fun insight into the world of a certain number of comedians

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "A wow! scenario"

    Even if you are a better driver than James (almost certain), there are moments behind the wheel that were touch and go due to laughing awfully hard. Highly entertaining, well-paced, a pleasure to read and listen to and with some interesting thoughts percolating throughout about openness to experience, finding one's place, the mysteries of human behavior and always having a red dress to hand. A different look at a performer who frequently appears somewhat arch -- here, you get a view of someone bright, genuine, genuinely interested in the world and people around him. All while being terribly funny. Great, made me reasonably excited for the commute each day.

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