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Life and Laughing Audiobook

Life and Laughing: My Story

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Publisher's Summary

Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.

But how did he get there? Michael reveals all and gives a hilarious performance in this audio edition of his remarkably honest autobiography. His showbiz roots, his appalling attempts to attract the opposite sex, his fish-out-of-water move from public to state school, and his astonishing journey from selling just one ticket at the Edinburgh Festival to selling half a million tickets on his last tour - all are revealed. Michael’s story is riveting, poignant, romantic, and above all, very, very funny.

©2010 Michael McIntyre (P)2010 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • Kindle Customer
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    1/20/14
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    "Brilliant"
    Where does Life and Laughing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very High.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well .... Michael McIntyre of course.


    Have you listened to any of Michael McIntyre’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    A must buy. Very funny, moving in parts. Highly recommend. Thank you Michael for. Asking me laugh out aloud.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mindaugas
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    1/13/14
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    "Boring boring"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Beeing not from UK, I knew McIntyre from one Top Gear episode. I had a suspicion, that his book would be on a flat side, but since so many reviews were so positive I gave it a chance. Sure, there were a handful of funny episodes, which put a smile on my face, But overall - pretty boring listen.


    Would you recommend Life and Laughing to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend it. Waste of time and money.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
    1/9/14
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    "Amazing"
    What did you like most about Life and Laughing?

    It has a great story line but still manages oi be funny, keeps you laughing for hours would definitely recommend to everyone.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alison Ward
    Somerset UK
    1/5/14
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    "Laugh at life"
    Would you listen to Life and Laughing again? Why?

    I have already listened several times - i found it was something i could dip and listen. It is a series of stories and make it a joy


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Life and Laughing?

    The death of his father, and talking about life with his step father. The presentation is like life with highs and lows - and makes the laughter so much better


    Have you listened to any of Michael McIntyre’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    no - i have caught snippets on TV but never been a particular fan - but his gentle banter, swear-less presentation and apparent love of life makes this a pleasure. Bought it based on other's recommendations


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I could but did not have the time - it was not the books fault and for me was ideal - its like a special coffee table book - one you keep near just to listen when you have time.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it if you are a busy person - its one for the car. Look out for sales and offers. It is also something you could give someone who does not like crude humour which sadly impacts on most performances on comedians at the moment - its just nice to have a balance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine
    STOKE ON TRENT, United Kingdom
    12/14/13
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    "Laugh out loud book"
    Would you listen to Life and Laughing again? Why?

    I loved this and it had me in stitches at time. I couldn't wait to get into my car just to listen to it. This is a must purchase for anyone.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Life and Laughing?

    The chapter on his puberty years! It was hilarious


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    All of it!


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

    His father passing


    Any additional comments?

    Just buy it! You won't be disappointed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lisa
    macclesfield, United Kingdom
    12/13/13
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    "I love this audio book really funny"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to anybody who likes Michael Mcintire, this mans stand up is brilliant, and the only reason I got the audio book is because he narrates the biography himself, or memoir as he likes to call it as it sounds better than biography. The bits about his family had me laughing aloud alone in the house with my 9 week old. Love it!!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    His RICH grandma


    Have you listened to any of Michael McIntyre’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    He is very funny in his stand up, and he brings the fun of stand up to his biography


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughing most of the way through the book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jane
    bradford, United Kingdom
    12/4/13
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    "Slow start but middle and end worth the wait."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Life and Laughing to be better than the print version?

    Yes, Michaels narrations is excellent.


    What other book might you compare Life and Laughing to, and why?

    I have only listerned to Miranda's book which was also great.


    What about Michael McIntyre’s performance did you like?

    Just like watching his stand up, very warm and entertaining.


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

    Very warm ending, I have since looked up his first TV performance on you tube.


    Any additional comments?

    He is genuine and warm, dont let the posh southren accent put you off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jueboo
    Basildon, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "Was able to relate to his struggles in life"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes.If you like Michael McIntyre on stage then you will love listening to this book. He talks about how he discovers his talent for making us laugh just by talking about everyday struggles. He also describes how he works his way through the showbiz industry.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously Michael himself as it's great to have him reading his own biography. It's funny when he goes on about how he wrote the book for us to read and not for him to have to read it to us


    Which character – as performed by Michael McIntyre – was your favourite?

    Himself


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    SURREY, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "Great book. If you love Michael, you'll love this."
    Would you listen to Life and Laughing again? Why?

    I would listen to this book over and over again. It's funny, poignant and gripping.


    What does Michael McIntyre bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Michael bring humour to every chapter of his life. Including the lower points that might cause others to give up trying.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom
    11/25/13
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    "it's Michael McIntyre, what else needs saying?"
    Where does Life and Laughing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Was unsure about using audio books but what a place to start - it's like actually having Michael read his book to you - excellent!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michaels impressions of the characters, such as his grandmother are hilarious


    What about Michael McIntyre’s performance did you like?

    all of it, there wasn't anything to not like


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

    the death of Michaels father was particularly moving as my own father was in hospital as I was listening to this book


    Any additional comments?

    I can definitely recommend this experience, it definitely lightens up dull trips to & from work whilst sat in the inevitable traffic jams

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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