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Going on the Turn

Narrated by: Danny Baker
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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Summary

Danny Baker is a national treasure with a well-documented - thanks to the recent eight-part BBC TV adaptation - and colourful life. For over a quarter of a century, he has amused and entertained audiences on both radio and television. Beginning his career at the age of 15 in a small record shop in London's West End, Danny went on to become an acclaimed music journalist and started his radio career on BBC GLR in 1989. With a unique take on life and a lot to say, Danny's latest book is full of his trademark warmth, wit and insight.

Written and read by Danny Baker.

©2016 Danny Baker (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"Quite simply the funniest book you'll read all year...easily as funny, as self-deprecating and as wordly-wise as The Moon's a Balloon by David Niven...it's like Tom and Jerry written by a Cockney Roddy Doyle on Prozac. But funnier." ( GQ Online on Going Off Alarming)
"Rattles along at the same delightful and dizzying pace as its predecessor.... Baker loves a tale told at his own expense and they come thick and fast. He writes like he speaks, with hyperactive garrulity and a rhetorical flourish...there is something about Baker in full flow that is affirming." ( Daily Telegraph on Going Off Alarming)
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Great book, poor audio editing

Like all of Danny Baker’s books this is fantastic - he is a great story teller.

However, there are dozens of occasions within the audio recording where Danny restarts sentences and these have not been edited out.

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Glorious glorious Candyman

Oh I have just had the loveliest few weeks listening to all three books. It’s been like having Danny back on the radio in my drive home. Have never read or listened to a better written or performed biog. Stands up and applauds. Thank you Candyman.

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Love it

There is a very different feel to this third book as it covers the death of the author's much loved dad and his own battle with cancer. There are still lots of hilarious anecdotes but the passing of Spud is dealt with with great tenderness while his description of his cancer treatment pulls no punches. I have enjoyed all three books in this series, perhaps because he describes so well a world I also grew up in. As he says he remembers everything but I seem to have forgotten so much so it is great to be reminded of a different time.

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Just brilliant

Another classic from The hilarious Danny Baker. That's right BBC get rid of your best talent and pay idiots like Lineter a fortune , your loss you tossers.

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It’s just being any good

I’ve listened to mr Baker for more summers than I care to remember,mr Baker and mr Kelly immortalised anymore pie,the best one being,”chicken licking anymore sky”

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so full of self imprtance

I've never read such a I love myself story . he really thinks he is Mr wonderful

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Understated brilliance

Danny Baker’s third instalment of autobiographical books was one of the books / audio books that I could not stop listening .i would sit outside my house or at work for 20 minutes after arriving. His mixture of potty mouth and exquisite soliloquy is a style very much his own. At times, heart wrenching, interesting, informative and guffaw out loud able. What a dinner party guest , he would be. It is a privilege to be allowed to take a peek at the obvious love he has for his family and friends and the multi coloured world they inhabit. I enjoyed this book no end...but sadly it did.

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Another great book from DB

a really great book, filled with funny stories as usual but this time also mixed with some sad ones. The bit on Danny's treatment was a real eye opener

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An amazing story

A fantastic tale, full of name drops and bounce including a compassionate and a surprisingly well punctuated account of life ungoing cancer treatment.

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Hugely enjoyable (but a few pick ups need editing out)

Hugely enjoyable as were the two previous books. Danny is such great company. (Sort it out though, Orion. There are 3 pick ups that need editing out 😊)