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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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  • Tricia Cassel-Gerard
    UK
    5/13/14
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    "Heartwarming and so so funny"
    Where does Life and Laughing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is in my top five. It's the only funny one and the only biography but I could listen to it over and over again - and have.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michael is the star of his own show and I pity those who just bought the book and read it themselves.


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

    Michael's grandmother is wickedly portrayed and totally convincing, darrrrling. :D


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard Thompson
    5/10/14
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    "an enjoyable listen; with chuckles"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Life and Laughing to be better than the print version?

    Never read the book


    What did you like best about this story?

    The anecdotes


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The dating scenes


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Misunderstood mullet


    Any additional comments?

    An enjoyable listen, made so much better having been read by the author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roger
    Salisbury, United Kingdom
    5/4/14
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    "Funny and entertaining"

    I've always liked to watch Michael on TV, and never having been one for biographies thought this would be good to cut my teeth on. Glad I did. Never realised what Michael had gone through in former years before making it big. Very Funny. LOVELY to hear the book read by the auther himself, I think this made it more appealing than reading it as a book myself

    I can recommend this as a good lighthearted read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leanne Brooks
    4/25/14
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    "Utterly fantastic"
    What made the experience of listening to Life and Laughing the most enjoyable?

    I loved this so much, I think the reason is because Michael himself reads it and puts his heart and soul into the story telling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the way he told his story with such gusto, he made me cry and laugh, I ,listened to this mainly In the car and hated getting to my destination.


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

    His grandmother!!!!!!!!!!


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

    His father dying moved me too tears.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chelle
    UK
    4/25/14
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    "Never a dull moment"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Life and Laughing to be better than the print version?

    Yes, due to the nature of who the story is about. The message/story is better delivered by himself. Just like watching him on TV.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way that it was narrated- very funny.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Story of his Childhood.


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant Audiobook. Brilliantly delivered. Would highly recommend a listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kerry
    Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom
    4/10/14
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    "Entertaining from the first word to the last!"
    Would you listen to Life and Laughing again? Why?

    Quiet easily the best, most entertaining audible book I've listened to. Michael McIntyre brings his story to life in such a way that the only disappointment is when the story ends.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Having Michael reading to you enables him to deliver the punch lines with perfect timing.


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

    If you like him and you enjoy his shows then this book is a must.


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

    Listening to this book made training for a marathon easy. It didn't help me run but I was able to switch off and just listen. Of course I looked a little strange running along laughing and smiling!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dawn
    Scotland
    3/30/14
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    "Laugh out loud funny...."
    Any additional comments?

    .... of course it is.
    Michael is funny anyway, and i think him reading the book makes it. If id read it I probably wouldnt have enjoyed it as much.
    As autobiography's go its a story about someones life, but Michael makes his sound far more hilarious than everyone else.
    Interesting and hilarious.
    Very much recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kieran
    Grantown on Spey, United Kingdom
    3/23/14
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    "Brilliant!"
    Where does Life and Laughing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    By far the best autobiography that I've listened to/ read.


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

    Many parts of this book had me crying with laughter


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this to anyone that has ever seen Michael McIntyre perform and enjoyed his material, the book gives a great - and humorous - insight on his rise to fame and fortune. I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Denham, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
    3/21/14
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    "Brilliant"
    What made the experience of listening to Life and Laughing the most enjoyable?

    A great read/listen. I have such respect for the struggle he had in life. A real insight. Incredibly hard working guy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact he narrates his own book is a real gem.


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

    Himself of course!


    Any additional comments?

    A real must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ginnette
    Sutton, United Kingdom
    3/21/14
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    "Funny and Entertaining"
    Where does Life and Laughing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am new to audible and this book was great to listen to. Both myself and my son loved it and have started listening again. Thank you Michael a great listen.


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

    We loved 'Gran'


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

    I would have loved to listen all the way through in sitting but unfortunately I listened over a couple of nights.


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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