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David Jason: My Life Audiobook

David Jason: My Life

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Publisher's Summary

The long-awaited autobiography of one of Britain’s best-loved actors.Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing.

Giving up on an unloved career as an electrician, he turned his attention to acting and soon, through a natural talent for making people laugh, found himself working with the leading lights of British comedy in the 1960s and '70s: Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Bob Monkhouse and Ronnie Barker.

Barker would become a mentor to David, leading to hugely successful stints in Porridge and Open All Hours. It wasn’t until 1981, kitted out with a sheepskin jacket, a flat cap, and a clapped-out Reliant Regal, that David found the part that would capture the nation’s hearts: the beloved Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter in Only Fools and Horses.

Never a one-trick pony, he had an award-winning spell as TV’s favourite detective Jack Frost, took a country jaunt as Pop Larkin in the Darling Buds of May, and even voiced a crime-fighting cartoon rodent in the much-loved children’s show Danger Mouse.

But life hasn't all been so easy: from missing out on a key role in Dad’s Army to nearly drowning in a freak diving accident, David has had his fair share of ups and downs, and has lost some of his nearest and dearest along the way.

David’s is a touching, funny and warm-hearted story, which charts the course of his incredible five decades at the top of the entertainment business. He's been a shopkeeper and a detective inspector, a crime-fighter and a market trader, and he ain't finished yet. As Del Boy would say, it's all cushty. With an introduction narrated by David himself.

©2013 David Jason (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks

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  • miriam
    10/27/17
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    "Fantastic book and kept me company in the evenings"

    Well done to Michael Fenton Stevens. I forgot it wasn't the fab David Jason, narrating this epic book. Wonderful listening and the last hour had me in tears of emotions. Wished it lasted longer!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • carol
    10/17/17
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    "Interesting listening"

    As autobiographies go, this was a gentle stroll ,in David Jason's life, I enjoyed it esp about Open All Hours, and his role as Del boy, and as Inspector Frost

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  • Colin D.
    10/12/17
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    "Great Listen!"

    I enjoyed listening to David Jason's life story. He has had a very interesting career in acting . The book was also very well narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/6/17
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    "David Jason : My Life"

    I was disapionted that David didn't read the book complelely threw but as I listened it was most enjoyable and an excellent audio read.
    I feel that his life to get into acting was quite similar to Del Boy's story of making it big too !
    A true trooper in the determination to succeed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christine
    9/20/17
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    "Wonderful"

    Absolutely enchanting. I especially enjoyed David Jason discuss his time on Only Fools and Horses.

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  • Amazon Customer
    9/6/17
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    "Not narrated by David jason"

    Not as funnybas hoped.
    narrator was good but not David jason as hoped.
    story was interesting but not riveting

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  • Mrs. S. M. Head
    8/24/17
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    "Lovely Jubbly"

    The book was brilliant . Had no idea how much David had done over the yrs, it was very light hearted and touching at times . Loved his chapter about his fun jokes etc with Johnny from Touch of Frost .
    The one thing I wasn't keen on and that was the narrator . He was spoke rather quickly and after each sentence he went on to next one too quickly for my liking , apart from that this book was again brilliant . Thank you Sir David Jason .

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  • Laurie G
    8/4/17
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    "Fantastic!!!"

    Absolutely loved it, brilliant book. I was completely hooked and couldn't stop listening! His stories on the past are truely gripping. I would really reccomend this.

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  • James
    7/19/17
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    "If only David Jason read it all!"

    Really good book and great story of his life. It’s really disappointing that Sir David didn’t read the whole thing, he only reads 10 minutes. It would have been better heard David Jason read the whole thing. However, I was aware of this when purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • referee806
    6/14/17
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    "Excellent"

    Really enjoyed and an easy listen, recommend to all, you will not be disappointed. 5*****

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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