Who is the man behind the many voices of Rob Brydon? Read by the man himself, this audiobook memoir will reveal the warm heart behind one of Britain's favourite impressionists.
A multi-award-winning actor, writer, comedian and presenter known for his warmth, humour and inspired impressions, Rob Brydon has quickly become one of our very favourite entertainers. But there was a time when it looked like all we'd hear of Rob was his gifted voice.
Growing up in South Wales, Rob had a passion for radio and soon the Welsh airwaves resounded to his hearty burr. However, these were followed by years of misadventure and struggle, before, in the TV series Marion and Geoff and Gavin and Stacey, Rob at last tickled the nation's funny bone. The rest, as they say, is history. Or in his case autobiography.
A Small Man in a Book is a funny, heartfelt, honest, sometimes sad, but mainly funny, memoir of how a young man from Wales very, very slowly became an overnight success.
©2011 Rob Brydon (P)2011 Penguin Books Limited
I would recommend this book to anyone with a sense of humour and perhaps knowing who Rob Brydon is might help. The story is both interesting and funny - not fits of laughter funny but warm chuckle funny. His reading and narration style is conversational and friendly and you feel like he's sitting talking to you - I don't think anyone else could have narrated his book. There are lots of things that you can relate to and have empathy for Rob. It is also a book I'd recommend to many people because it doesn't contain a lot of swearing or indecent jokes - he's classier than that.
It felt natural and honest.
Yes, but time didn't permit. It was fine listening to it in pieces - we were travelling in the car on a holiday.
Congratulations to Mr Brydon on a lovely book.
Avid "reader" of history - military and with a more British slant the past few years. Rarely read novels but Anthony Powell's DTMoTime zomg
Certainly, because I had the time to.
The foundations of a successful comedian/actor's career....the hard work, persistence and luck involved.
I got a bit bogged down in some of the details prior to his breakthrough as I did not know many of the other persons he worked with as I live in North America.
Brydon's delivery was...well, Brydon and being a relatively new fan of his work I enjoyed getting to know him better through him.
Loves stories that keep him entertained in gridlock
Not really, it has its moments but it's not a book I love.
Great, little hard to understand in the beginning, but once you get used to the accent, he has a lovely voice...
This is without a doubt one of the funniest books that I have ever heard.
This was so funny I found myself laughing out loud which isn't ideal on the train, bus or cafe
First 80% of this was dull however the latter chapters that cover his rise to fame are excellent!
Rob has his peculiar way of entertaining and this book is a wholehearted reflection of it.
This was a wonderful heartfelt memoir which was unforgettably brilliant from the start until the end and the fact that it was read by the author added a little something more
I love the down to earth nature of both Rob's story and the way he tells it. Will be listening again very soon. Hope for a follow up with more detail on Gavin & Stacey and WILTY
Read it with a least a hint of interest in his voice
"Small Man in a Book"
After reading David Mitchell Back Story it wasn't so funny but it was still a nice "read" listen.
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