Best seller in Australia with extensive media coverage.
A 'take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason. Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions, not to mention some of the roughest oil rigs on the planet, Paul has worked, gotten into trouble and been given serious talkings to in locations as far-flung as the North Sea, Middle East, Borneo and Tunisia, as exotic as Sumatera, Vietnam and Thailand, and as flat out dangerous as Columbia, Nigeria and Russia, with some of the maddest, baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.
©2007 Paul Carter; (P)2007 Bolinda Publishing
One of the funniest books I have read in ages. Was listening whilst driving in my car and at one stage literally had to pull over cause I was laughing so hard!
Great life Paully! Loved the Migget on the velcro wall story, awesome!
Middle aged; long University course (science based), and long service as a professional. Cynical and very interested in the real world.
It got better towards the latter part. Some good descriptions of the industry culture and remote parts of the world. Also quite entertaining
the world's fastest fat man
The natural manner in telling the story. The stories themselves are GOLD!
None can compare!
The author is the narrator so it really is like being at a party listening to his story!
Moved me to laughter, and a change of undies from wetting myself!
Just wish the book was longer
This book is hilarious. My mum had heard Paul Carter read exerpts of this book live and had said how good he was. I thought "yeah, yeah", but she was right. I had people looking at me strangely on the train because I kept laughing out loud. Not only is the book itself very well written with really funny with stories most people couldn't even make up, Paul is an excellent reader and puts on voices and accents to portray the characters and does this really well. Because he wrote it, he reads it with a familiarity that makes the story flow and sound like he's telling you his latest escapades over a beer. Seriously recommend this book.
A good read .
I don't know .
Hope he writeas some more .
It's narrated by the author, so you feel like you're listening to a real and personal story. Feels like you're sitting in a bar, listening to an old friend that you haven't seen in years.
Stories are loosely connected and, at times, you can lose the thread of the narration. Still, absolutely worth a listen!
Mad international adventure.
It is a pitty that the author has to use the F word to add emphasis.
down to earth
there were to many!
the monkey the adopted
this is brilliant book! I was laughing out loud so much that my husband think I was crazy!
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
Well he isn't telling everything is he? Regardless of some graphic accounts, a person just knows there is understatement. So I enjoyed Paul reading his own story. The voice tells you when a question could lead into another story. And some could not go into print.You know that too. And at times a real smile is in the voice.
And yes one does understand that a pet spider could indicate it is time to be evacuated, and enjoy the story of a monkey deliberately locking his friend in the loo. There is enough bloke chatter about bottoms and mishaps for a listener to draw their breath and then 'yes' laugh.
I liked the stories and the way they were told.
"Don't tell mum I work on the rigs"
Great book well worth the listen or read, fun personnel journey of a guy living his life on and around oil rigs... Thanks for making me laugh
"Funniest book ever!"
Honestly I laughed out loud more times than I can remember! Just off to buy rest of his books right now... You can picture a night out with him being a real blast, I feel like I'm missing out!
"Very enjoyable but felt rushed"
Didn't like the way it was narrated. I like that Paul narrated it but it just felt like he was speaking fast and rushing it through the whole thing. But very enjoyable none the less.
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