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  • I Am the Border, So I Am

  • By: @BorderIrish
  • Narrated by: Adam Best
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Summary

I was living the quiet life, watching the traffic and the sheep go by, and then Brexit came along, and I listened to people dismissing my importance. I could see the danger coming in the distance, like a cold front on the Tyrone skyline. So I thought, how can an invisible border be heard? 

Ninety-seven years young, the Irish Border may be a late adopter of Twitter, but with almost 80k followers including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Piers Morgan and Alastair Campbell, the Border isn't so invisible anymore. 

©2019 @BorderIrish (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Channelling the spirit of Monty Python, Father Ted and Oscar Wilde, [@BorderIrish] trolls the Brexit process with a tone that is whimsical, sometimes surreal and always pointed." (Guardian

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Loved this audiobook

Adam the narrator has the perfect voice for the Border. This is a funny, poignant book and should be listened to by remainers and leavers alike. Great book. Listen today!

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Brilliant in every way!

Funny, heartbreaking, acerbically observed and impeccably narrated with irreverence and skill! Adam Best's characterisations are perfect and I hope he narrates more soon!

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Utterly brilliant

Brilliantly written and brilliantly read. A terrible subject (Brexit) explained for all but eejits. Thankyou BorderIrish from an English Remainer who is deeply ashamed of their country and how it’s voted.

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A cra(i)cking read, so it is! 😁

An interesting insight into the trials and tribulations of one of Brexit's often forgotten victims. I didn't realise how well read the Border was, but the ending definitely put paid to those ideas! And Adam Best's delivery absolutely added to the experience.

100% recommended!

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definitely worth a listen

Loved it!! This was my 1st audible book and what a book to start my experience with. 😃 Took me while to get through it, only because I kept going back to re hear some parts.

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Depressingly Funny!

Really really funny and sadly relatable, which in itself is depressing. The humour really highlights the absurdity that is Brexit, the narrator was great also!

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genius

I loved it. It is so clever, funny and poignant. I highly recommended to all