Mark Renton
Books in series5
UNABRIDGED
(4.3 based on 250 ratings)
  • 1
    Skagboys | Irvine Welsh

    Skagboys

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Irvine Welsh
    • Narrated By Tam Dean Burn
    Overall
    (63)
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    (59)
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    (59)

    Marked by Irvine Welsh’s scabrous humor and raw Scottish vernacular, Skagboys transports us to 1980s Edinburgh, where the Trainspotting crew is just getting started. Mark Renton has it all: the first in his family to attend university, he has a pretty girlfriend and a great social life. But when economic uncertainties and family problems intervene, Rent succumbs to the defeatism - not to mention the drug use - that has taken hold in Edinburgh’s tougher quarters. His friends are responding according to personality....

    Something to know first for the audible crowd

    Very very high. But I enjoy most of Welsh's work.

    Reviewed on June 18 2014 by B (Mansfield, TX, United States)
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    Skagboys | Irvine Welsh

    Skagboys

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Irvine Welsh
    • Narrated By Tam Dean Burn
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    Mark Renton has it all: He's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a place at university. But there's no room for him in the 1980s.Thatcher's government is destroying working-class communities across Britain, and the post-war certainties of full employment, educational opportunity and a welfare state are gone. When his family starts to fracture, Mark's life swings out of control and he succumbs to the defeatism which has taken hold in Edinburgh's grimmer areas.

    Excellent but not for the faint hearted

    The sequel to Trainspotting lives up to Irvine Welsh's original. Lots of laughs and familiar characters in a believable story about how they became s..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 02 2012 by Sean (Freshwater, Australia)
  • 2
    Trainspotting | Irvine Welsh

    Trainspotting

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Irvine Welsh
    • Narrated By Tam Dean Burn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (157)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (141)

    Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing f****n junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total f***n embarrassment tae the selfish, f****d-up brats ye've produced. Choose life.

    Powerful, Profane and Profound

    This is a marvelous novel and a wonderful audiobook. Tam Dean Burn manages to capture Welsh's multifaceted characters nicely, and easily navigates som..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 18 2012 by Flavius (Morro Bay, CA, United States)
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  • 4
    The Blade Artist | Irvine Welsh

    The Blade Artist

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Irvine Welsh
    • Narrated By Tam Dean Burn
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    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
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    (10)

    Jim Francis has finally found the perfect life - and is now unrecognisable, even to himself. A successful painter and sculptor, he lives quietly with his wife, Melanie, and their two young daughters in an affluent beach town in California. Some say he's a fake and a con man while others see him as a genuine visionary. But Francis has a very dark past, with another identity and a very different set of values.

    Welsh's best work since "Crime"

    This is probably Welsh's best book since "Crime" and might even top that one. If you're a fan, you owe it to yourself to read this, especially if you'..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 20 2016 by Evan (Subiaco, Australia)