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  • By: Kevin Bridges
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  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (2,842 ratings)

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We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges

By: Kevin Bridges
Narrated by: Kevin Bridges
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Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of We Need to Talk About... Kevin Bridges. Aged 17, Kevin Bridges walked on stage for the first time and brought the house down. He only had a five-minute set but he discovered he really could earn a living from making people laugh.

Kevin began life as a shy, nerve-ridden school-boy. Reaching his teens, he followed his true calling as the class clown. This was a guy going somewhere - off the rails seeming most likely. Kevin's trademark social commentary, sharp one-liners, and laugh-out-loud humour blend with his reflections on his Glaswegian childhood and the journey he's taken to become one of the most-loved comedians of our time.

©2014 Kevin Bridges (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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New standard for comedians biography.

Would you listen to We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges again? Why?

I've already listened twice, it's compelling.

What other book might you compare We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges to, and why?

Naturally you compare it to the vast array of comedy biographies.

Which character – as performed by Kevin Bridges – was your favourite?

Pop tounge in in lower gum and make awughh noise.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed out loads, I laughed like I may have done listening to billy Connolly tapes as a kid. I cried a little, Kevin's family, particularly his brother just comes across as the brother every kid needed.There's even a little participation which given the right mood will have you screaming out loud.

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Like Kevin, frank Skinners biog was the first I read. I understand why he found it motivating. There have been many other good solid comedy biographies since.The common fault is to spend too much time telling a dull sob story about early years with not enough consideration given to how they achieved their goals.At NO point was I tempted to skip Kevin's early years which is informative, thought provoking and hugely funny.The best part gets around 4 hours of the book, this is when he makes his first stand up appearance during a low period and following inspiration from Frank Skinner.The process is engrossing and superbly described, you will have butterflies and shaking legs as kevin describes waiting to go on for his first gig, this is a work of genius. It perfectly illustrates what a talent this guy is.FULL MARKS.VAGINA(Your go)

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Hilarious

Probably the best audiobook autobiography I've listened to so far. Kevin is a fantastic story teller.

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interesting but not sure it's worthy of a book.

I find KB funny, and am always interested in the story of their life particularly trials and tribulations. But recently I've felt that these stories don't justify a book, rather a short story as the themes become repetitive and it's almost a diary of each engagement. I found this book like that. Don't buy if you think it's going to be effectively a series of funny stories.

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Not bad

Not a bad book at all, in parts really funny but overall I would say there are better books. start brill, middle long and at times boring, ending touching and the best part, glad I finished it

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Edit me

I have enjoyed other comedian's books. KB is likeable but he is also very young to be writing a memoir. I was left with the feeling that there was enough here for an interesting book of half the duration of this.

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Brilliant

Autobiographies of comedians are so much better when they are read by the comedian. Great book, well written and some proper laugh out loud moments. Don't listen to when you're on a train as people might look at you funny....

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Boring

Kevin is a good narrator but my god does nothing happen. I'm at chapter 23 and he's still in primary school doing nothing that every other primary school child hasn't done! The biggest event so far is that he once got his mum with a water balloon. I'm sorry I spoiled the "big event" but literally nothing else happens. It's not even funny.

I get the impression he was given a minimum word count and is struggling to pad it out.

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not very interesting

spent a long time talking about a childhood which felt like It dragged on too long

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A patchy read

Struggled through the early part. Comes to life when he gets to the stand-up years.

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Fantastic!!

This audiobook is fantastic. Hilariously written and even more hilariously read. Hands down the funniest book I've heard in ages. I thoroughly recommend!

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