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East of Croydon

Narrated by: Sue Perkins
Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (127 ratings)
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of East of Croydon, written and read by Sue Perkins.   

A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the remote and snowy peaks of Tibet.  

Up until that point, the farthest east I'd been was Torremolinos, in the Costa Del Sol.   

Here's the thing:   

  • I am scared of flying.  
  • I have zero practical skills.  
  • I can't survive if I am more than a three minute walk from a supermarket. 
  • For the last seven years I have suffered with crippling anxiety. 
  • I bolt when panicked.  
  • I cannot bear to witness humans or animals in distress.
  • I have no ability to learn languages.
  • I am a terrible hypochondriac.
  • And I am no good with boats.

So I said yes.

©2018 Sue Perkins (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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P...ing your pants one minute, sobbing your heart out the next

Oh my lord what a listen!

Many many belly laughs equaled by many many tears

From her description of dreaming of bringing Rakki the street child home to the oh so familiar description of the passing of her dad, the tears I cried could start a new Ganges!

And the laughs came thick and fast ( the street mice chewing down on a pilfered power bar is only eclipsed by Simon the blessed miracle pig)

And all done with a self deprecating humour that, almost, hides a massive and formidable intellect

I defy you not to want Sue to be your best friend after listening to this!!

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Pure enjoyment

This is a truly wonderful book I laughed and cried .
Well done sue I loved it

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Just as great as the first one!

I was so happy to come across this book after enjoying Spectacles. Thoroughly enjoyed this and highly recommend it. I laughed out loud many times and was also touched by the honesty and raw-ness. Wonderful!

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An absolute joy.

Sue Perkins is MAGNIFICENT. This tribute to her father, Burt, is joyful and sad and gorgeous.

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I’m such a fan anyway but so enjoy your books . Keep them up please thanks

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Fantastic

What a journey! I laughed, I cried and learnt a little along the way. Brilliant!

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Superb - funny and moving

An excellent account of Sue's travels through the far East, meeting many characters along the way, sometimes emotionally moving, regularly laugh out loud funny.

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Great follow up

Great book, I remember watching a bit of the tv show but this just goes into so much detail and describes perfectly the joy and horror of travelling somewhere nothing like home!
Emotional tribute to papa Perkins. Very good read/listen

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Great book

A very good book with some very moving sections which I could relate to. Though the whole book Sue gives us joy , sadness and comedy in a very entertaining way .

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Truly an eye opener

it just makes you feel so amazingly grateful for what you have in your life