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Billy Connolly Audiobook

Billy Connolly

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Publisher's Summary

The inside story of the one of the most successful British stand-up comedians, as told by the person best qualified to reveal all about the man behind the comic, his wife of over 20 years: Pamela Stephenson.

Once in a lifetime, there strides upon the stage someone who can truly be called a legend. Such a person is the inimitable, timeless genius who is Billy Connolly. His effortlessly wicked whimsy has entranced, enthralled – and split the sides of – thousands upon thousands of adoring audiences. And when he isn't doing that… he's turning in award-winning performances on film and television.

He's the man who needs no introduction, and yet he is the ultimate enigma. From a troubled and desperately poor childhood in the docklands of Glasgow he is now the intimate of household names the world over. How did this happen, who is the real Billy Connolly? Only one person can answer that question: his wife, Pamela Stephenson. Pamela’s writing combines the very personal with a frank objectivity that makes for a compelling, moving and hugely entertaining biography.

This is the real Billy Connolly. This genre-defining book is now re-released for a new generation of comedy fans, with a new Foreword from the author. Pamela’s vision of Billy is as true now as it ever was – as ground-breaking, as moving and as laugh-out-loud funny – and here she brings the book fully into its context, as one of the most influential biographies ever written.

©2012 Pamela Stevenson (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Billy Connolly is quite simply the most successful popular British stand-up comedian of modern times." (The Guardian)

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    "Audio version was excellent"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No very well written


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

    Excellent and Pamela has a great insight into Billy.


    Which character – as performed by Pamela Stephenson – was your favorite?

    Billy


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, Iwould.


    Any additional comments?

    It is definitely worth buying the audio version as Pamela Stevenson makes the book come alive with her impressions of all the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    4/21/17
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    "disappointed"

    I am a big billy connolly fan and have been since I was young . I really thought there would be more funny stories, It would have been much better if it was read in his voice.

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  • ali
    6/7/17
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    "bloody awesome 😊"

    couldn't stop till the book was ,sadly, over... straight on to audible for the sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • keith
    st helens uk
    5/7/17
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    "Billy the great"
    What made the experience of listening to Billy Connolly the most enjoyable?

    It was gripping reading about his early life loved the welding tales and how he found happiness with Pamela stephenson


    What other book might you compare Billy Connolly to, and why?

    Ricky because Ricky Tomlinson had a very difficult time in his life and he came through it like billy


    Which character – as performed by Pamela Stephenson – was your favourite?

    Billy


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

    His very early childhood and when Pamela Stephenson was with him she helped him try to come to terms with certain events













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