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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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  • Mrs. N. M. Flanagan
    Ireland
    7/12/13
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    "Mixed feelings.."
    If you could sum up Life and Laughing in three words, what would they be?

    Amusing but disappointing.


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

    His Grandmother meeting his future wife for the first time.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I love Michael McIntyre on stage and never fail to laugh at him even though not everybody shares my appreciation of his humour! However much though I tried to love this audiobook I just felt it fell short of the mark. Michael seemed to be embarrassed reading what he had written about himself and this made what should have been funny a bit stilted. Maybe a different narrator-although I don't think that would work either. Something just nor right about it.Sorry Michael.


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointed but some people will maybe like it better than I did ,so don't let me put you off-we are all different.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Christine Curran
    Adsubia, Spain
    7/9/13
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    "A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend. Michael McIntyre's autobiography is engaging, entertaining and interesting. His style of delivery is excellent and amusing anecdotes had me laughing out loud while moments of pathos brought a lump to my throat.


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

    The last autobiography that had me laughing out loud like this one was David Niven's The Moon's a Balloon.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I particularly enjoyed the scene where the youthful Michael is forced to transfer from his posh private school to a state school and his bewilderment at the attitude of his fellow students to the teacher.


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

    This book delivered tears and laughter in equal measure.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book and will no doubt listen again. It is the ideal book for lazy Sunday afternoons in the garden.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    Somerset, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Made us laugh out loud!"

    Light hearted and honest look at the life so far of one of our great comedians.
    Was just the right balance of the highs and lows, and the lesson of importance of love and family was wonderful to hear.
    Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jennie
    Rumney, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "A really good listen."
    What made the experience of listening to Life and Laughing the most enjoyable?

    Michael McIntyre read this book really well, and for my first audible book it was a great choice. He really sets the scene well, painting vivid characters and places that leap into your mind's eye as you listen to him.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed his honesty about his struggle to make it as a comic, but I think his character portraits were what really made this book for me.


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

    Listening to this book rather than reading it allowed Michael McIntyre to enhance the comic elements of his book and put the emphasis on what he wants the listener to really hear.


    Any additional comments?

    I really did thoroughly enjoy this book, and it will definitely be one that I would revisit. I can imagine that it would be a great companion on a long car journey, keeping you amused (and awake!) all the way down the motorway!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona
    Dorset, United Kingdom
    6/21/13
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    "Not as good as you expect it to be"

    I chose this reluctantly because I am always rather wary of autobiography's written by thirty year olds. I always suspect that in ten years time the author will wince at what their younger self thought of as their priorities.
    Having said that its reasonably humorous and very reminiscent of his stage show work, he does read it at a gallop at times, leaving you to wonder if he had something better to do .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MRS T
    STOKE-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom
    5/27/13
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    "So so funny"

    absolutely non stop laughter, the best one I've read for ages and I couldn't stop listening to it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J. Nead
    Hertfordshire United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "Hilarious"

    Brilliant book, great fun to listen to. It was like being at an extended Michael McIntyre stand-up show. Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D
    York, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "Life & Laughing - Michael McIntyre"

    This is only the second Audiobook I have listened to and was very pleasantly surprised.

    Michael McIntyre reads the book himself which certainly enhances the overall experience of what is an entertaining and interesting look at the rise and life of the stand up comedian.

    There are many colourful characters, who McIntyre brings to life very well, keeping the story moving all the while.

    Overall, very humorous and well written - I am sure any fans of McIntyre's routines will enjoy this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. James
    England
    4/13/13
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    "A naturally very funny and likeable bloke!"

    I recently joined audible and started listening to audio books. I did it because I read mostly autobiographies, have little time to read and I like to get 'under the skin' of the people I'm reading bout. Michael McIntyre proves my point precisely - this book is really funny, but it's made even more so by the communication style and delivery of the man himself telling the story. I read the first chapter in Waterstones in an actual book (wow) before I purchased the audio-book, and the difference is remarkable.



    Buy this book - it's great.....but buy it as an audio-book if you can, because it's even better that way:)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Becky
    Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Laugh out loud funny!"

    I've always loved Michael McIntyre, and bought this as an audio book for a long haul flight. I think I kept a few people awake around me when I kept laughing out loud! If you like Mr McIntrye, you'll love this, made all the better as he narrates it himself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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