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The Life and Loves of a He Devil Audiobook

The Life and Loves of a He Devil

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Publisher's Summary

Graham Norton has been entertaining audiences and having fun with some of the world's biggest stars for nearly 20 years. He is loved across the nation for his delight in the peculiar and for his ability to find humour and a common ground in all that life brings.

The Life and Loves of a He Devil is Graham's funny and honest memoir on the theme of love. As he shows, it's really the things you love that make you who you are and so Graham tells his story from his Irish childhood to the present day, describing just what and who he loved - and sometimes lost - as a young boy, and his new loves and obsessions - big and small - as he's grown older. It's been 10 years since his last book and being a decade older Graham has come to realise that what makes a life interesting is less what happens to you and more what inspires and drives you, what you love.... From Dolly Parton and dogs to wine and Ireland, Graham tells of his life and loves with characteristic humour and outrageous candour.

©2014 Graham Norton (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Jess West Orange, NJ, United States 01-01-15
    Jess West Orange, NJ, United States 01-01-15 Member Since 2014

    Former English major who loves to read.

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    "Light frothy fun"

    This was a fun listen, bawdy at times, honest and personal. I enjoyed it but I was already a fan.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nelly Norrell 08-21-15
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    "Read if you want to laugh-cry..."
    Any additional comments?

    I knew nothing of Mr. Norton before this book but he is now one of my YouTube staples. I wish American talk shows would try his format of having all the guests out together the whole time. I enjoy seeing different celebrities interact. Maybe they just don't have Norton's degree of skill at hosting. He seems like he would throw the best parties. He's hilarious & I wish audible had his first memoir available as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R Fox 03-25-15
    R Fox 03-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Easy and funny listen"

    Very easy and funny book. Also read really well by Graham himself. The book's length is perfect. Not too long. It was a perfect and entertaining listen for my hours on the road.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Newhouses Ontario/Florida 02-28-15
    Sue Newhouses Ontario/Florida 02-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Somewhat repetitive"

    As much as I love his shows I found this book a tad long. He repeats stories about his dog and Christian for example. Could have been edited better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfection"

    Loved it.
    Didn't know what to expect but quite liked his witty sense of humour from his TV show and on eurovision so thought I'd give it a listen.
    More than glad I did as it is thought provoking, entertaining, deep and well delivered.

    Can't wait for the next edition!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K. Fox 08-31-16
    K. Fox 08-31-16
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    "Loved it!"
    If you could sum up The Life and Loves of a He Devil in three words, what would they be?

    If you like Graham Norton, you will love this book, and what you will come to realize is that he is a real person on screen and off. Witty, charming, intelligent, and very sweet!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the way he organized the book into chapters by subjects. Yes, he jumps around a little, but it was easy to follow and I found myself laughing out loud at several parts, especially stories about his dogs....his humor and storytelling are pure genius.


    What about Graham Norton’s performance did you like?

    It wouldn't have been half as good, without Graham doing the narration. My only complaint is that it ended much too soon, and left me wanting more. Thank goodness for BBC America and YouTube.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hayley 06-06-16
    Hayley 06-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "such fun"

    it's like sitting down to dinner with your best friend who happens to be Graham Norton.

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    Terri Barrentine Livermore, CA United States 05-04-16
    Terri Barrentine Livermore, CA United States 05-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant"

    I loved this book I found myself laughing out loud which is not easy for me. I especially loved the part about the dogs. Highly recommended it.

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    Mia 07-30-15
    Mia 07-30-15
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    "Loved it!"

    Really enjoyed this audiobook. Graham is a captivating storyteller, I'm just sad I've finished it now.

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    montana 06-04-15
    montana 06-04-15
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    "wishing it wouldn't end"

    I laughed and cried.... and thought a little....even Maria is in it....so lovely to get to know Graham Norton a little better...Thank you for sharing x

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    Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
    10/24/14
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    "Weak, but diverting if you're a committed fan"

    If you are one of Graham Norton's many fans, then you will enjoy this collection of fairly trivial anecdotes. This is one of those rare audiobooks where it's crucial that it's read by the author - if you find his voice cheers you up, then you will find the book keeps you entertained while you are doing something else.

    As for me, I like his TV programme very much, but mainly because of his talent for getting his guests to relax and entertain us. The book does a less good job and his stories didn't seem much more amusing than those of anyone off the street, with the obvious exception of those involving celebrities. So a mixed bag, probably best left to Norton devotees.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Alison
    Thurgoland, United Kingdom
    10/26/14
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    "I laughed, I cried, I want more!"
    Would you listen to The Life and Loves of a He Devil again? Why?

    Yes, candid, honest and thought provoking!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Life and Loves of a He Devil?

    Laugh out loud funny as expected, but the tears took me by surprise, his reading a letter from his agony column had me in bits!


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    My only complaint is it ended too soon, hopefully there is more where this came from .


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    10/29/15
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    "enjoyed this very much"

    If you like Graham Nortons wit on TV you will love this book. Great

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anthony
    10/11/15
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    "A Good listen"

    Good enough so it was, a bit too much about the dogs (who cares about somebody else's dogs? You may love them but we don't ). But very enjoyable nonetheless . I think you could have told the story without being tipped back in your seat - so well done!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Graham
    8/1/15
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    "Bit lacking but good"
    If you could sum up The Life and Loves of a He Devil in three words, what would they be?

    not bad summary


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    nothing special


    What about Graham Norton’s performance did you like?

    it was well read but the book lacked a lot of depth


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

    Made me laugh at points


    Any additional comments?

    Just wish it had a bit more to it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jennifer o'sullivan
    7/20/15
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    "Amusing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Life and Loves of a He Devil to be better than the print version?

    Because its read by Graham himself, in his amusing tone its very eay to listen to.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gerald
    MANLY, Australia
    7/6/15
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    "It was a mistake to buy this book."

    I still enjoy seeing Graham Norton on TV but should not have listened to this book. I do not believe that Graham is the kind of person I would enjoy knowing. We have vastly different values. Still, he is funny and entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. S. Chapman
    South Wales
    6/22/15
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    "Graham Norton is hilarious"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Graham Norton is very funny indeed. He doesn't hold back on anything, but handles it all with a certain amount of finesse.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Life and Loves of a He Devil?

    I loved it when he talked about his labradoodle, who features all through the book.


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

    When he spoke about his family growing up and when his Mum got ill


    Any additional comments?

    Its Graham Norton, love him or loath him, you can't deny he is naturally funny.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Faith Cox
    11/24/16
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    "Entertaining"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Wish his autobiography was in audio too. Well worth reading. Typical GN humour!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Diane Kirk
    11/10/16
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    "very entertaining listening"

    I enjoyed listening to Graham Norton. Funny and with pathos. I thoroughly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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