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Jim McFarland

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David Mitchell: Back Story audiobook cover art

A Very Ordinary Fella

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-19

In a way, it was refreshing to have a brutally honest admission of how ordinary and boring his back story is. His recounting of his petty neuroses are relatable and slightly amusing, but for the most part it is an overly detailed and boring recounting of a pretty unremarkable life. The greatest sin is that it is mostly unfunny. It pales in comparison to his comedy partner's autobiography, How to Not Be A Boy and maybe gives some insight who is most responsible for their success.

Toast on Toast audiobook cover art

A huge serving of Toast

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-19

A huge serving of Steven Toast, from the Channel 4 series Toast of London. Matt Berry is a comic genius and he takes audio books to a whole new meta level of funny, such as his disapproving asides when he reads a passage from his own memoirs that has been rewritten by his ghost writer or his occasional belching. If you love Toast, buy this book.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad audiobook cover art

Ignorant Over simplification

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-19

In a nutshell: you should save money and if you don't you are a bad parent. He shows no understanding of life in poverty and no sympathy

Ready Player One audiobook cover art

Overboard 80's Nostalgia

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-19

A potentially engaging story about VR escapism and freedom in a dystopian world is dragged down by an incessant obsession with 80's trivia

Alan Partridge: Nomad audiobook cover art

Classic hilarious Partridge

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-19

This is laugh out loud funny Alan Partridge at his best. However, if you are unfamiliar with Steve Coogan's character or unfamiliar with minor UK celebrities, that he incessantly name drops, you will unlikely get the jokes.

What I Believe audiobook cover art

can be hard to follow

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-18

by far, the most valuable and insightful essay is the first "what I believe " laying out Russell's advice on how to live a good life. However, it can be hard to follow Russell at times as he loves overly long sentences. I recommend reading the text whilst listening.

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Fear audiobook cover art

A scary car crash that goes on a bit long

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-18

an amazingly disturbing, behind the scenes expose of the chaotic oval office. I found myself laughing then distraught at the gravity of it all. It could do with a trim. It's like a reality show that goes one season too long.