Sign-in to purchase

In Basket

Summary

Following the release of his best-selling autobiography, Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens, Eddie Izzard spoke to us about history, politics, books... and funky poultry.

As a transgender artist, Eddie explains how a steadfast ambition has helped him to overcome discrimination and prejudice, long enough to make it in the world of Hollywood. Now a hugely successful comedian and actor who's starred alongside the likes of Dame Judi Dench, George Clooney and Julia Roberts, Eddie takes a look back at his favourite roles and co-stars.

Eddie has also always been a firm supporter of the Labour party and, in this interview, hints at pursuing a future as a member of parliament – a well thought-out plan which he delves into further in his audiobook.

Written and performed in the keenly intelligent, wholly honest and predictably hilarious style that we have come to expect from Eddie, his audiobook Believe Me has been hailed by critics for its commentary on historical and sexual politics, mad ancient kings and chickens with guns. A critic wrote of it:

"Izzard is one of the funniest people alive, a talented actor, a sharp cross-dresser, an experienced marathon runner, and a great writer. You will have to read this if only to find out what a jazz chicken is." (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Listen to Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens here.

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

What listeners say about Eddie Izzard

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    166
  • 4 Stars
    42
  • 3 Stars
    20
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    4
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    150
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    134
  • 4 Stars
    35
  • 3 Stars
    26
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    3

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Can't wait to listen to his autobiography!

Listening to this interview has made me want to listen to Eddie Izzard's autobiography !

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

A nice little behind the scenes!

A well put together and presented interview of a favourite comedian of mine. Nice to get to know him a little better. :)

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Pleasant Listening

Perfect for Eddie Izzard fans, I enjoyed it getting a little more insight into what makes him such a lovable soul

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Eddie

Fantastic in sight to a wonderful person and his autobiography is amazing. I'm so glad Eddie narates it to. I'm Dyslxic so his style of writing and comedy suits my way of thinking.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Eddie is brilliant

I really enjoyed listening to Eddie but the questions were very flat with no emotion

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Eddie Izzard : witty, charming and entertaining

I have always admired Eddie Izzard and in this short interview he talks about his book Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens. It is his autobiography in which he talks about his life as a comic and how he came out as a transvestite before the terms transsexual / transgender were invented. He is an witty and charming and entertaining as ever. I still don't know what "jazz chickens" are though. I guess I will just have to buy the book to find out.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Really low quality

Annoying interviewer asking poor quality questions, not really responding to the answers, and so short as to be little more than an ad for Eddie's book.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

don't like the interviewer

A very short interview. I don't like the interviewer actually. Didn't connect much to Eddie. Other than that, it was a good interview. I wish it was longer and has more meat on it.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Interesting subject. Awful interviewer

The interviewer is awful (this is the third interview of his I've listened to). To me, he sounds dismissive and flippant of the subjects interesting experiences. "Yeah, yeah, yeah" is, frankly a rude response to the answer to a question. It's a pity the interviewer sounds so bored as the subjects are fascinating people, all with good stuff to say.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for sheila hutchison
  • sheila hutchison
  • 07-02-20

Eddie is wonderful. this is not .

This talk rambles and is difficult to follow. It is not his humor. He's a funny guy but this is just an interview.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Linda C
  • Linda C
  • 10-12-19

10 minutes long, all about the audiobook

If I'd known what it was, I wouldn't have bothered. It's just an ad for what they want you to pay for.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ricardo
  • Ricardo
  • 20-05-18

Eddie is so cool even penguins shiver.

just wish the transvesty issue would not matter anymore. I only care for his witty humour and his international background. bought the book :-)

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jamie C. Easthom
  • Jamie C. Easthom
  • 11-04-18

Short. Sweet. Lovely.

I was fine listening until he told the last little story about getting the letter. Then it was instant waterworks. I always appreciate Eddie's open honestly

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for adventureparty
  • adventureparty
  • 11-04-21

I love Eddies comedy, his storytelling

Eddie is an excellent storyteller. I loved him as a transvestite, and love him as a trans person.
and he was good as the professor in The Unites States of Tara.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Melinda Drabek
  • Melinda Drabek
  • 08-01-21

great interview

love Eddie. great interview. Eddie was so honest. Can't wait to read his book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Shrek&Donkey
  • Shrek&Donkey
  • 25-07-20

A short, sweet, informative vignette

I just wanted a quick listen and this was it. I found him very interesting though I never knew of the name Eddie Izzard before now. I love that his parents embraced him unconditionally.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Hank S. Garrett
  • Hank S. Garrett
  • 04-03-20

Short but Great

That was a good interview short story but I just loved it. He is a good and funny man.
I just love to listen the book again.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for BerryChow
  • BerryChow
  • 15-01-20

Technical Issue

I love Eddie Izzard - he is as fantasic in his personal life as he is when he is on stage performing but this conversation had so many technical glitches it was difficult to listen - the sound was not clear and the volume wasn't steady. I don't know if all audible session interviews suffer from this as this one if the first I have tried, but it is a shame as I am sure Izzard was his usual interesting self.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for M Morris
  • M Morris
  • 19-10-19

My favorite comedian


This is one of my favorite Eddie Izzard stand up shows! Hilarious and educational all at once. Eddie is a brilliant and clever comedian who doesn't need raunchy or lewd humor to make you break out into fits of laughter. I highly recommend his comedy shows to anyone!