Michael R. Federman
I would love to hear Simon's story continued after the events of the this book.
Why the hell was the abridged?
Scientist, Atheist, Humanist, and Historian. I don't know everything, but I know enough to know if you're full of it!
I haven't read the print version, though I imagine that the audio version blows the print version out of the water!
Canterbury the metro-sexual android was my favorite character simply because who wouldn't like a robot with tits painted on its chest plate?!
I really enjoyed Pegg's description of the making of Shawn of the Dead.
Not particularly, but I don't think it was supposed to be a moving book.
Simon needs to stop being a twat and write another book! I would love to read it!
Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.
I enjoyed Simon's autobiography - but I also enjoyed his short story. I love his imagination and creative flair, but he is down to earth and funny. Didn't realize that this was abridged version - so somewhat disappointed by that.
I loved Simon Pegg's performance and enthusiasm in telling is own story. I was a semi-fan before listening to this book, now I am a true fan.
Pegg. His failures and triumphs make a wonderful story.
His story told in his own voice, complete with the corresponding emotional experiences.
Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.
It was insightful to hear an actor talk about his acting experience.Simon pegg is really funny.
It's like reading tough s**t by Kevin smith, profane but sentimental.
Simon pegg has moments where he will tell a story of fictional storytelling rather than rambling about himself for 5 hrs.
Yes I was intrigued to hear more.
Write more please simon.
Hilarious, touching and non-sequiter.
I truly laughed and my heart felt warm at Pegg's anecdotes about growing up. The most memorable, however, is the story that he interjects between memories.
The part of the book where Canterbury startles Pegg by talking over the intercom unannounced. To which Pegg commands that his robot butler to use a doorbell noise before speaking on the intercom. When Canterbury says on the intercom "Ding-Dong!" and it still startles Pegg. (lol)
I think my favorite was when he met the 4th Doctor. Tom Baker is my Doctor and hearing about Simon meeting him and being offered a Jelly Baby... Oh, it was endearing.
Let's face it. The best part about the book is the fact that Simon narrates it himself. I swear I could listen to that man read the phonebook.
I am a fan of anything read by the author. Especially if it is my favorite witty geeky zombie slaughtering, phantom menace hating, fantastically afraid of everything, fence hoping, (is that enough description?) alien be-friending, Simon Pegg. He adds so much to the book. It mixes some of his crazy imagination, with his real life. It started my year off great to have listened to this.
If you like Simon Pegg, this is probably for you. Having been a fan if his since Shawn of The Dead, I thought it might be interesting, and I wasn't disappointed. In a world where all the cool kids are suddenly trying to prove their geek cred, it's fun to find someone who truly has a love for all things geeky. Someone that becomes succesful simply by treating all the nerdy culture with the reverence it deserves (a la Joss Whedon and Chris Hardwick). Well' another name for that list is Pegg.
Here Pegg interspersies charming, witty, and sometimes sad anecdotes about his life with a cheeky fictional story about him as a billionaire crimefighter with a robot sidekick. each part is entertaining in its own way. The fictional tale is a classic Pegg story filled with homages and jokes about genitalia that you can't help snickering at. But the good stuff is definitely hearing the details that made Pegg who he is. His background in show business, his family relations, awkward times with girls and experiences since becoming famous offer great and entertaining insight into who Pegg is when he's not on set or in front of an audience. And these instances make me more of a fan.
It must also be said that while others probably could have read this book, it was especially rewarding hearing the words with Pegg's own delivery.
Bottom line, if you like Pegg's body of work, you'll enjoy this read.