"Hilarious and Heart Warming"
The fact that Micheal narrates it himself is superb!
A journey into a comedians life is an interesting one...you don't go to uni to study the art of making people laugh!
His honesty in his narration...the ups and downs and his general zest for life is evident.
Yes of course! But impossible on this car trip. We listened to it on a driving trip from Beaconsfield UK, to Bluche in Switzerland and we still didn't finish the book! Too many wee stops with the kids!! We eventually would listen to more bits on day trips and then I think we finished the book on our way back to the UK
I would highly recommend this to anyone- even if your not already a fan. Well done Michael and thank you for nearly making me wet my pants and drive off the road somewhere in France on the way to Bluche for laughing so much! ( specifically the section in the book about Scotland!)
"Fantastic book, excellent narration."
Author has skills for stand up stage comedy and narration plus Mcintyre can see the funny side in difficult times of his life
"Best Stress Relief Ever."
One of the most enjoyable biographies I have read/listened to. it was gentle heartwarming and yet kept ones attention, I will have to listen to it again as at times I was chuckling so hard I missed a lot of the story.
offering a Edinburgh dealer a post dated check and the toaster room heater
first date with his wife
taking his father's ashes to scatter
a modest man.
honest, hilarious heartfelt
he reads well, really feels like he's reading to just you. its more like a one sided conversation!
its funny but also very sad in places.
you really get to know Michael in this book, he tells it well, and you don't feel he's missing anything out. honest, brilliant, funny, enjoyable, its over 7 hours long and i've listened about 5 times now!
"A revelation and a laugh"
it made me laugh all the way through. i felt like i was at an all day comedy show but with more interest. I loved hearing about how Michael worked so hard to make it.
No comparison with any book i have read.
I felt like he was talking to me personally telling me his life story. Even he didn't just read it it out loud. He really told the story. He even kept laughing and it made me laugh even more.
Stories about his grandmother - playing scrabble and earning £50 a time.
I have recommended this to many of my friends. Listening to books is great but sometimes i fall asleep and it keeps going and I lose the place. Not with this one - i always stayed awake
Narrated by the man himself which makes all the difference! Laugh out loud moments right from the beginning. Very enjoyable, he details the highs and lows of his journey to seeing his name in lights!
one of the top biographies I have listened to
Michael gives a frank and honest history of his family and career
listened to his live performance from o2, this is funnier
laughed out loud, often
"Laughed So Loudly Had To Stop Listening In Public"
If you enjoy Michael McIntyre's stand up, this is a fabulously light, entertaining yomp through his years with him.
Favourite bit? When he's describing walking up to a girl he fancies outside his secondary school and attempting to ask her out.
I had to stop listening to it on the train as I'd be sitting there, quietly enjoying his entertaining anecdotes and suddenly he'd reach a climax that was so funny, I'd burst out loud laughing uncontrollably.
Very embarrassing on a crowded train.
Then, even after I'd turned it off, what he'd just said would bounce back into my head and I'd be snorting and laughing out loud all over again.
Very entertaining, lots of laughs and a more heartwarming insight into his life outside the cameras and before the cameras.
Thoroughly enjoyable read.
Amusing but disappointing.
His Grandmother meeting his future wife for the first time.
I love Michael McIntyre on stage and never fail to laugh at him even though not everybody shares my appreciation of his humour! However much though I tried to love this audiobook I just felt it fell short of the mark. Michael seemed to be embarrassed reading what he had written about himself and this made what should have been funny a bit stilted. Maybe a different narrator-although I don't think that would work either. Something just nor right about it.Sorry Michael.
Disappointed but some people will maybe like it better than I did ,so don't let me put you off-we are all different.
"A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining listen"
I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend. Michael McIntyre's autobiography is engaging, entertaining and interesting. His style of delivery is excellent and amusing anecdotes had me laughing out loud while moments of pathos brought a lump to my throat.
The last autobiography that had me laughing out loud like this one was David Niven's The Moon's a Balloon.
I particularly enjoyed the scene where the youthful Michael is forced to transfer from his posh private school to a state school and his bewilderment at the attitude of his fellow students to the teacher.
This book delivered tears and laughter in equal measure.
I really enjoyed this book and will no doubt listen again. It is the ideal book for lazy Sunday afternoons in the garden.