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Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs | [Paul Carter]

Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs

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. Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions, Paul has worked in locations as far-flung as the North Sea, Middle East, Borneo and Tunisia and as flat out dangerous as Columbia, Nigeria and Russia, with some of the maddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.
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Publisher's Summary

Strap yourself in for an exhilarating, crazed, sometimes terrifying, usually bloody funny ride through one man's adventures in the oil trade.

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

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    Phil Newcastle, Australia 09-21-11
    Phil Newcastle, Australia 09-21-11 Listener Since 2010
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    "Carter is the man!"

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ian castle hill, Australia 08-25-10
    ian castle hill, Australia 08-25-10
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    "laugh until it hurt"

    Very funny book, really easy to listen too. I recommend. Worth taking the time to listen to this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    maxwell katoomba, Australia 08-02-10
    maxwell katoomba, Australia 08-02-10 Member Since 2010

    Middle aged; long University course (science based), and long service as a professional. Cynical and very interested in the real world.

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    "frank and informative"

    It got better towards the latter part. Some good descriptions of the industry culture and remote parts of the world. Also quite entertaining

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dean Thomas Caloundra, Qld Australia 09-02-13
    Dean Thomas Caloundra, Qld Australia 09-02-13 Member Since 2013

    the world's fastest fat man

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    "Laughed so hard I wet myself!"
    What made the experience of listening to Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs the most enjoyable?

    The natural manner in telling the story. The stories themselves are GOLD!


    What other book might you compare Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs to and why?

    None can compare!


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The author is the narrator so it really is like being at a party listening to his story!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Moved me to laughter, and a change of undies from wetting myself!


    Any additional comments?

    Just wish the book was longer

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Hammond Park, Australia 06-03-12
    Angela Hammond Park, Australia 06-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Funniest book ever!"

    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.

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    Kindle Customer 04-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Very intersting .I enjoyed it ."
    Would you listen to Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs again? Why?

    A good read .


    What other book might you compare Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs to and why?

    I don't know .


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Please .


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All .


    Any additional comments?

    Hope he writeas some more .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Artem Moscow, Russia 04-06-12
    Artem Moscow, Russia 04-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting, funny and oddly inspiring."
    What made the experience of listening to Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Stories are loosely connected and, at times, you can lose the thread of the narration. Still, absolutely worth a listen!

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    Amazon Customer Pretoria, South Africa 04-02-12
    Amazon Customer Pretoria, South Africa 04-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story"
    If you could sum up Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs in three words, what would they be?

    Mad international adventure.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a pitty that the author has to use the F word to add emphasis.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    shanny La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland 03-14-12
    shanny La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland 03-14-12
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    "Real funny"
    If you could sum up Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs in three words, what would they be?

    down to earth


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs?

    there were to many!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the monkey the adopted


    Any additional comments?

    this is brilliant book! I was laughing out loud so much that my husband think I was crazy!

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    Sandy BUCKETTY, Australia 03-11-12
    Sandy BUCKETTY, Australia 03-11-12 Member Since 2008

    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.

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    "He probably also did play piano in a Whore House,"

    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.

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    "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

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