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Going Off Alarming

The Autobiography: Vol 2
Narrated by: Danny Baker
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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Summary

'In these memoirs I bounce all about British TV with such success that I wind up in radio. I will also be filling a few holes that I left in the previous decades. For example, I managed to forget in book one that I had been shot. Twice.'

Danny Baker's first volume of autobiography, Going to Sea in a Sieve, was a Sunday Times best seller, acclaimed for its nonstop humour and anecdotal flourish. It told the exploits of Danny's extraordinary childhood and the wild living of his teenage years. Now he is 25, and it is 1982, and he embarks on an accidental and anxiety-induced career in television - going off alarming. With rollicking good stories from what he describes as 'a frankly crackpot life', Danny continues this stupendous chronicle with irrepressible verve and hilarity. Dozens of TV shows - many of them lousy - give up their backstage stories, and Danny's extraordinary family, particularly his father, Spud, react to the ride throughout. Game shows, talk shows, adverts and TFI Friday are but a few of the unplanned pit stops along the way. Not forgetting the tale of Twizzle: the dog who hanged himself, died, then came back to life again.... Clearly, this will be no ordinary show business stroll down memory lane.

Read by Danny Baker.

©2014 Danny Baker (P)2017 Orion
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Danny Baker at his best and in his own words.

I laughed out loud so many times listening to this. Really worth listening to. Go for it.

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Fantastic!!

As good as his 1st book Going to sea in a sieve. Download them both now, I can not recommend them enough. Brilliant stories that are laugh out loud funny.

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Effortlessly entertaining

Another bright & breezy entry of Danny’s memoirs. Really pleasurable to listen to. In case this hasn’t been mentioned already there is an edit missed at 7.09.41.

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Always an entertaining listen

Can't say I'm an fan of his, but he's a fantastic story teller and he has some great ones to tell!

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You can have too much of a good thing

I love Mr Baker on the radio and thoroughly enjoyed Volume 1. In Volume two he dishes up all the nonsense that he eschews in the first.

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Very funny. Brilliantly read.

Always interesting, never dull. Full of wonderful stories and anecdotes. Very funny and brilliantly read.

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Nothing more, nothing less than expected from Mr B

Highs, lows, unashamedly working class. Not exactly rags to riches, but being there at the right time, place and riding the wave. Life just happens.

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Hilarious

Read by the legend himself, makes it even more hilarious. When is this going to be made into a sitcom? Absolutely love Danny Baker. The stories have you gasping for breathe and retelling at the dinner table (without the expletives) to a 6,16 and 20 year old!!!

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Brilliant book

I read the hardback when it came out but it’s so much better being read by Danny. 5 stars all the way

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Another great Baker Ramble

Not quite the storyline of the first book, but all the anecdotes are top notch