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Call the Midlife Audiobook

Call the Midlife

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Publisher's Summary

During his run into turning 50, Chris Evans is on a mission. To take stock of where he is and where he's at in order to figure out how best to get the most out of what he believes are the best years yet to come.

His typically positive and upbeat journey involves 100 days of contemplation, research, focus, frustration and decision making while secretly:

  • Training for the London Marathon
  • Bringing back his cult '90s TV show, TFI Friday
  • And the small matter of suddenly being asked to take over Top Gear

Health, love, marriage, sex, death and even religion all come under his witty microscope as he poses the conundrum - midlife: crisis versus opportunity? There can be only one winner.

Read by Vassos Alexander.

©2015 Chris Evans (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Lisa
    12/27/15
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    "1st book great.. This one poor"

    A very dull book including a drawn out marathon plan which could only be eclipsed in boredom by actually doing the training yourself. And.... why if you have such a brilliant wife not tell her you're doing it? 😳. Monumental snooze fest!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
    12/5/15
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    "Not as Good as the last book"

    I was really looking forward to Chris Evans new book - I really enjoyed 'its not what you think', maybe its because he's not reading the book himself I know Vassos Alexander is his friend from his radio show but it just did not work for me.
    The book itself just seems to be very rambling and goes on and on - very little content, big disappointment

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    5/4/16
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    "Best autobiography so far this year"

    Loved this book, a really interesting and believable story. Quite graphic in places but totally refreshing. The only thing that would've made it better for me is if it was read by Chris Evans rather than by someone else 😐

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • SM8475
    4/21/16
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    "Poor narration"

    I'm sure this book is good. I've read Chris Evans' others which were fantastic. However the narrator is terrible on this book and i couldn't keep my interest going. I love Vasos on the Radio2 breakfast show but unfortunately he isn't very good as a narrator. Shame really.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lily Mc
    UK
    4/12/16
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    "Oh dear ..."

    Love Vassos on the radio, but this is not his forte. Terrible timing and bad accents. Shame Chris couldn't make the time to do it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • TIM
    3/22/16
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    "Love love loved it"

    amazing! life changing book and superbly read. couldn't recommend it high enough. funny, intelligent and just brilliant.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • lizziemurf
    3/12/16
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    "Zzzzz"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I adore Chris Evans. He's such an upbeat person but this is just a ramble of thoughts with very little humour and too much smugness at times. I actually wanted to stop listening and should have done.


    What could Chris Evans have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The title suggests that he will be emotionally open with us but he didn't really become vulnerable in his writing or stories and there are few laughs.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It has good cancer advice and maybe worth listening for this alone but the rest of the book is dull. So sorry Chris. You'll do better next time, I fully expect xx


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • stub
    3/9/16
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    "NARRATOR"

    spoilt by the narrator and made the whole experience a little bit poor love evens

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Starskey
    12/13/15
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    "Entertaining & disappointing"

    Written & read as if you're listening to the breakfast show - which is as I suppose you should expect but is very disappointing too. Shame Chris Evans didn't read it himself. Lots of expletives unnecessary but expected. Content interesting, honest & revealing. Good but overall disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Walton on Thames, United Kingdom
    3/30/16
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    "The bloke in the pub"

    We have probably all had one of these moments. A friend who we've known for a good while, who's been through ups and downs like all of us, gets to the
    point where they try to work out what they're all about, and what it is they are doing that is /is not helping them. Great. No, seriously. It's great for
    them. And then we go out to the pub with them, and they tell us how things are great for them. But they don't stop there. They tell you everything that
    they did to get all this stuff sorted, and then spend the rest of the evening telling you how you should do the same things and how everything will be
    great, just as great for you as it is for them. You're on your third drink and they haven't touched their first because they have been talking all night.
    All of this is fine, just not very entertaining. I know this because I have been this person, doing the talking. And I know how dull it must have been
    to listen to it. But then I didn't put it in a book that people might have expected to be entertaining. And don't get me started on lists.
    Ok, this isn't meant to be a moan about how happy he is with his life /wife /children /cars. Good luck to him. Just that I'd rather have had a bit more
    about what happened than how to live my life in such a way that it will all happen to me.
    One last word. It is rather ironic that he talks about how he finds the time to spend more time doing the things he wants to, but didn't appear to have
    the time to read the book himself.
    Good luck to the guy, just hoped the book had been a bit more entertaining really.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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