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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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A blooming great read.

Loved it. Thanks Danny for a well written, and entertainingly read book. I listened to this one first but am now in the process of downloading the other two.
Fascinating subjects about stars we know and love as well as some of the more personal stuff left me wanting more.

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Amazing.

The brutal honesty and ability to look at everything in a positive light makes Danny Baker a true legend.

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A good listen, particularly when he portrays his dad Spud, very funny

Overall very good. Perhaps he is milking this a bit, 3 books for an autobiography, really?? Danny’s description of his dad Spud and the things he said were a highlight for me. There’s nothing like an east end docker swearing with gusto in my humble opinion

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Brilliant

It's Danny Baker telling his life story in a way that only Danny can. Loved it.

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More cockney capers

Former TV man and professional cockney dwells on all the dud hands he's been dealt..... Only joking Dan, hugely entertaining. Especially liked reading about his friendship with Gazza. Great read.

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hilarious nostalgia for baby boomers

An absolute gem of a book. You'll find yourself laughing out load on almost ever page.

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You know I'm here, you B@st@rd, lets do this.....

It's hard to imagine a book written and performed with such relish and gusto, as this 2nd installment from Baker.
All the old favorites are here and of course new ones. Its a life well lived with little sign of sorrow, even in the preface. Danny tells everyday stories , which we have all had to some extent and lets fly. only those who will have read or listen to will understand the title headline, one of the funniest lines in the book, in context, Gud Bless yer Danny.