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The XFM Vault: The Best of The Ricky Gervais Show with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, Volume 1 | [Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkingson]

The XFM Vault: The Best of The Ricky Gervais Show with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, Volume 1

The Ricky Gervais Show on Xfm is where Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant first met Karl Pilkington. The trio have been talking drivel ever since....
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Publisher's Summary

The Ricky Gervais Show on Xfm is where Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant first met Karl Pilkington. The trio, who have been talking drivel ever since, later went on to create one of the most downloaded podcasts in history.

This programme brings you the best bits from archived material from the first series of the Ricky Gervais Show featuring Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington and includes hilarious classics such as the Horse in the House, The Ricky Gervais Film Review and Karl's GCSE results.

©2001 XFM; (P)2009 XFM

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    Laces Out 05-17-12
    Laces Out 05-17-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Fantastic!"
    What made the experience of listening to The XFM Vault the most enjoyable?

    beginning to end. Loved it all. I laughed all the way through it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Karl, of course. and Karl's diary.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    When Ricky gets to laughing so hard that he cant catch him breath.


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

    it is all good.


    Any additional comments?

    this book is worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shrapps 01-01-15
    Shrapps 01-01-15
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    "Not very funny"
    What would have made The XFM Vault better?

    I would have been better if they only chose very funny material. No curation is evident with so many boring parts. Most other Ricky Gervais content I've seen or listened to was much funnier than this.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm not sure yet, but it won't be Ricky Gervais content since whoever is making the decisions about what to sell for him is not protecting his brand name by making sure only his best (or at least better) materials are offered on the market.


    What aspect of the narrators’s performance would you have changed?

    Ricky Gervais is incredibly funny at times. It hurts his reputation to release and charge for material that is too often not humorous.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The XFM Vault?

    About 90% of the material should have been cut. Normally Ricky Gervais joking while doing stand-up comedy or even acting in tv series (one dealing with a height-challenged actor) and sometimes in movies makes me laugh out loud and even causes my gut to hurt. Some actors I know I can spend money on their productions and will never be disappointed since they only attach their names to their BEST work. Unfortunately, Ricky's brand is not protected in such a way so I will very reluctant to pay for anything with his name on it in the future. This is kind of sad since I personally think Ricky's best work is some of the TOP 1% of humor on this planet at times. This audio presentation was in the lower quartile for the planet. Sad.


    Any additional comments?

    NO ONE is funny 100% of the time. I personally think you should remove the word BEST OF RICKY GERVAIS from the title. Perhaps it would be more accurate to call this "RICKY GERVAIS RAMBLINGS THAT AREN'T SO FUNNY for THOSE WHO JUST LOVE TO HEAR HIS VOICE"...seriously.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • M
    United Kingdom
    4/1/09
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    "Don't be conned"

    These are simply CLIPS cut up and mashed together randomly from OLD radio shows that are available for free to download on the internet. There is 4 years worth of their old XFM radio shows available out there. Don't be conned into paying for this!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • J Bates
    8/13/09
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    "Thumbs up"

    head like a orange lol because its round ..and bald..and stupid, mind you that steve looks a bit funny too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lee
    Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria, United Kingdom
    4/7/09
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    "a hard one to review."

    OK this is a mash up of the Xfm show from a few years ago, it is a great download if you have neverheard it and want it for you mp3 player. however Pilkipedia.com plays all the shows back to back for good listening on your PC.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin
    CambridgeUnited Kingdom
    4/6/09
    Overall
    "Another classic"

    If you are a fan of The Ricky Gervais Show then this is a must for you. This is well worth the ?2.95 download cost.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Warren Dance
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdon
    4/9/15
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    "Not the best but a damn good taste"

    Obviously not the best of the original XFM shows, consisting of only chatter and none of Karl's game shows. However loses no stars since the content is still amazing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    12/29/14
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    "Amazing"

    it was Just hilarious, love ricky gervais, karl and Steve and love all their items

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Philbert Stevenson
    Merseyside, United Kingdom
    12/11/13
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    "Funny but I want more!"
    Where does The XFM Vault rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This audiobook is not quite up there with the later material although its very nice to fill in the background to their relationships. It would be better value for money if it was of a similar length as the podcast bundles.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Karl Pilkington and Stephen Merchant.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Everything other than the horrible cackle of Ricky Gervais.


    Any additional comments?

    The start of a winning formula.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sam
    United Kingdom
    4/2/09
    Overall
    "Free"

    Available for free

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    4/2/09
    Overall
    "Don't waste your money!"

    While this title does contain some very funny moments from the XFM shows, all of the material (along with every XFM radio show that Ricky and co recorded) is available for free download on the internet (legally). Type 'pilkipedia' into Google for more info.

    Do buy the original Podcasts and 'Guide to...' audiobooks though as they are very funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    StaffordUnited Kingdom
    4/1/09
    Overall
    "Shocking."

    Should not be for sale. Viva La Pilkipedia!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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