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.
"Made us laugh out loud!"
Light hearted and honest look at the life so far of one of our great comedians.
Was just the right balance of the highs and lows, and the lesson of importance of love and family was wonderful to hear.
"A really good listen."
Michael McIntyre read this book really well, and for my first audible book it was a great choice. He really sets the scene well, painting vivid characters and places that leap into your mind's eye as you listen to him.
I enjoyed his honesty about his struggle to make it as a comic, but I think his character portraits were what really made this book for me.
Listening to this book rather than reading it allowed Michael McIntyre to enhance the comic elements of his book and put the emphasis on what he wants the listener to really hear.
I really did thoroughly enjoy this book, and it will definitely be one that I would revisit. I can imagine that it would be a great companion on a long car journey, keeping you amused (and awake!) all the way down the motorway!
"Not as good as you expect it to be"
I chose this reluctantly because I am always rather wary of autobiography's written by thirty year olds. I always suspect that in ten years time the author will wince at what their younger self thought of as their priorities.
Having said that its reasonably humorous and very reminiscent of his stage show work, he does read it at a gallop at times, leaving you to wonder if he had something better to do .