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Elis and John Present the Holy Vible

Narrated by: Elis James, John Robins
Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
5 out of 5 stars (274 ratings)
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Summary

Comedians Elis James and John Robins have captured the hearts and minds of a generation, and it's time those hearts and minds had a book.

Elis and John met in 2005 performing stand-up comedy in a pub called The Yellow Kangaroo in Cardiff. They eyed each other suspiciously before Robins offered the limpest handshake in the history of the world.

'It was a power play,' says Robins. 'I may even have raised it for him to kiss.' 

James expands: 'It was one of the weirdest things I'd ever experienced, but having known John now for over a decade, it was the tip of the iceberg. I can honestly say he's the oddest man I've ever met.'

Little did they know that 10 years later they would be presenting a radio show together that would make them comedy royalty.... Okay, radio comedy royalty... Okay, commercial digital indie radio royalty... But with a podcast! 

Now, The Elis James and John Robins' Show has become cult listening, and that cult has registered for charitable status, published quarterly accounts and been given a full blessing by the Archbishop of Broadcasting. It's official: Elis and John are a religion, and this book is their Holy Vible.

Our obsessions make us what we are, and though you may never have addressed a will to Brian May or cried watching Ronnie O' Sullivan make a 147, you'll have done something similar, and Elis and John are here to tell you that you're not weird, so come on in, and taste the vibe! Or should I say, listen to the vibe!

©2018 John Robins, Elis James (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group Limited

Critic reviews

"Elis and John have created the funniest, most original and hilariously personal radio show of the last decade. Which is quite annoying for people like me who have also been trying to be funny on the radio in that time." (Josh Widdicombe)

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Anecdotes and Punchlines. It got me on e-mail.

Anecdotes and Punchlines. Filled with stories of shame, regret and welshman's thighs. I've finally joined the revolution that is being on e-mail (you simply have to be these days).

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Great for PCDs

Loved the book, though I think you have to be a podcast devotee to get the most out of it.

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very funny easy listening

really enjoyed this book. very good insight into being a comedian and you feel is a very honest depiction of their interests and personalities

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keep it light John

I love the podcast so I really enjoyed the book. it was like a long , more organized podcast. I preferred Elis' part more I'd say as they were lighter ..

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An absolute must! If you're on email. Or not, even

If you are a PCD, or new to the Elis and John podcasts and shows this gives you a great introduction to the world of Elis and John and a different vibe to their usual. I haven't read the book yet, but I feel the audiobook gives you a little bit more and is a nice hybrid between their podcasts and the book. It also explained some of the things that I had no idea what it meant in the podcast - I never quite understood what John meant when he said he was ''pounding the P'' in the podcasts and thought it didn't sound very radio-friendly.. luckily they clear that up and explain pretty much everything that goes on in their lives. It's actually weird how much I now know about two people. Couldn't recommend it more.

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Holy Vible

If this isn’t the greatest book ever written then I blimming well don’t know what is!
A right riveting read!!

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Yes please, boys at their best

Some fantastic anecdotes and stories from the boys. Nice insight into Welshness and Robins take on the darkness is poignent as ever.

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A must listen for any fan of original humour

Loved this audio book.

The chapters on Ronnie O’Sullivan and the Welsh language were exceptional. Buy it, listen to it and then download the pod casts from Radio X, listen to them, then taste the live vibe (go to a live show by either or both of them)

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An Encyclopaedia for passengers on the E&J Vibe Train

Well structured and great content and having the familiar voices read it to me made the experience of this book perfect. Thankyou guys!!!

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Great book, but a slightly ropey recording.

As a long term PCD this book was right up my street. Only slightly let down by the recording which has the odd bit of missing audio and repeated lines.