We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Life and Laughing Audiobook

Life and Laughing: My Story

Regular Price:$25.82
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (163 )
5 star
 (112)
4 star
 (38)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.5 (134 )
5 star
 (88)
4 star
 (34)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.7 (128 )
5 star
 (103)
4 star
 (18)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Performance


There are no reviews for this title yet.

Sort by:
  • Andy
    SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom
    11/25/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  • DAN
    MAIDSTONE, United Kingdom
    11/21/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So funny don't listen and drive"
    Would you listen to Life and Laughing again? Why?

    Absolutely and have already listened to it twice. The book comes alive with Michael narrating, he does the accents and adds a few extra ad-libs and it's a thoroughly entertaining and funny audio book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's complicated, you have to listen to know why


    What about Michael McIntyre’s performance did you like?

    Michael narrated extremely well. The accents, his excitement and just the way he recalls his happiest moments and even the touching moments when he lost his father were a joy to listen to. I've recommended this to so many people.


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

    When Michael talks about his relationship with his father and the day he found out his father had passed away.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it, will listen again and thoroughly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. E. J. Nicholas
    UK
    11/18/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hilarious and Heart Warming"
    What made the experience of listening to Life and Laughing the most enjoyable?

    The fact that Micheal narrates it himself is superb!


    What did you like best about this story?

    A journey into a comedians life is an interesting one...you don't go to uni to study the art of making people laugh!


    What about Michael McIntyre’s performance did you like?

    His honesty in his narration...the ups and downs and his general zest for life is evident.


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

    Yes of course! But impossible on this car trip. We listened to it on a driving trip from Beaconsfield UK, to Bluche in Switzerland and we still didn't finish the book! Too many wee stops with the kids!! We eventually would listen to more bits on day trips and then I think we finished the book on our way back to the UK


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this to anyone- even if your not already a fan. Well done Michael and thank you for nearly making me wet my pants and drive off the road somewhere in France on the way to Bluche for laughing so much! ( specifically the section in the book about Scotland!)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Psudz
    West Yorks, UK
    11/13/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic book, excellent narration."
    What did you like most about Life and Laughing?

    Author has skills for stand up stage comedy and narration plus Mcintyre can see the funny side in difficult times of his life


    Any additional comments?

    Must buy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kirsty
    London, United Kingdom
    10/21/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best Stress Relief Ever."
    Would you listen to Life and Laughing again? Why?

    One of the most enjoyable biographies I have read/listened to. it was gentle heartwarming and yet kept ones attention, I will have to listen to it again as at times I was chuckling so hard I missed a lot of the story.


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

    offering a Edinburgh dealer a post dated check and the toaster room heater


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    first date with his wife


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

    taking his father's ashes to scatter


    Any additional comments?

    a modest man.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MyHeartIsMadeOfPaper
    England
    9/7/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "love it!"
    If you could sum up Life and Laughing in three words, what would they be?

    honest, hilarious heartfelt


    What about Michael McIntyre’s performance did you like?

    he reads well, really feels like he's reading to just you. its more like a one sided conversation!


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

    its funny but also very sad in places.


    Any additional comments?

    you really get to know Michael in this book, he tells it well, and you don't feel he's missing anything out. honest, brilliant, funny, enjoyable, its over 7 hours long and i've listened about 5 times now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • E
    SOUTH CROYDON, United Kingdom
    8/18/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A revelation and a laugh"
    Would you listen to Life and Laughing again? Why?

    it made me laugh all the way through. i felt like i was at an all day comedy show but with more interest. I loved hearing about how Michael worked so hard to make it.


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

    No comparison with any book i have read.


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

    I felt like he was talking to me personally telling me his life story. Even he didn't just read it it out loud. He really told the story. He even kept laughing and it made me laugh even more.


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

    Stories about his grandmother - playing scrabble and earning £50 a time.


    Any additional comments?

    I have recommended this to many of my friends. Listening to books is great but sometimes i fall asleep and it keeps going and I lose the place. Not with this one - i always stayed awake

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    Woking, United Kingdom
    8/2/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hilarious"

    Narrated by the man himself which makes all the difference! Laugh out loud moments right from the beginning. Very enjoyable, he details the highs and lows of his journey to seeing his name in lights!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rachel
    york, United Kingdom
    7/28/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "loved it"
    Where does Life and Laughing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    one of the top biographies I have listened to


    What did you like best about this story?

    Michael gives a frank and honest history of his family and career


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

    listened to his live performance from o2, this is funnier


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

    laughed out loud, often


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Passion for Books
    UK
    7/18/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Laughed So Loudly Had To Stop Listening In Public"

    If you enjoy Michael McIntyre's stand up, this is a fabulously light, entertaining yomp through his years with him.

    Favourite bit? When he's describing walking up to a girl he fancies outside his secondary school and attempting to ask her out.

    I had to stop listening to it on the train as I'd be sitting there, quietly enjoying his entertaining anecdotes and suddenly he'd reach a climax that was so funny, I'd burst out loud laughing uncontrollably.

    Very embarrassing on a crowded train.

    Then, even after I'd turned it off, what he'd just said would bounce back into my head and I'd be snorting and laughing out loud all over again.

    Very entertaining, lots of laughs and a more heartwarming insight into his life outside the cameras and before the cameras.

    Thoroughly enjoyable read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.