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Publisher's Summary

Graham Norton has been entertaining audiences and having fun with some of the world's biggest stars for nearly 20 years. He is loved across the nation for his delight in the peculiar and for his ability to find humour and a common ground in all that life brings.

The Life and Loves of a He Devil is Graham's funny and honest memoir on the theme of love. As he shows, it's really the things you love that make you who you are and so Graham tells his story from his Irish childhood to the present day, describing just what and who he loved - and sometimes lost - as a young boy, and his new loves and obsessions - big and small - as he's grown older. It's been 10 years since his last book and being a decade older Graham has come to realise that what makes a life interesting is less what happens to you and more what inspires and drives you, what you love.... From Dolly Parton and dogs to wine and Ireland, Graham tells of his life and loves with characteristic humour and outrageous candour.

©2014 Graham Norton (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Jess
  • West Orange, NJ, United States
  • 01-01-15

Light frothy fun

This was a fun listen, bawdy at times, honest and personal. I enjoyed it but I was already a fan.

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Read if you want to laugh-cry...

Any additional comments?

I knew nothing of Mr. Norton before this book but he is now one of my YouTube staples. I wish American talk shows would try his format of having all the guests out together the whole time. I enjoy seeing different celebrities interact. Maybe they just don't have Norton's degree of skill at hosting. He seems like he would throw the best parties. He's hilarious & I wish audible had his first memoir available as well.

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Easy and funny listen

Very easy and funny book. Also read really well by Graham himself. The book's length is perfect. Not too long. It was a perfect and entertaining listen for my hours on the road.

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Graham Norton revealed

A funny and revealing book . An excellent read. Graham needs to do more books like this one!

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Funny charming

Love Graham Norton. He's funny and charming and just the right amount of self-deprecating that isn't over the top. He doesn't take himself too seriously and our dogs couldn't be more similar in temperament. Found myself chuckling at my desk many times.

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Wise and Silly

Thanks Graham Norton for time well spent listening to your book. And thanks for reminding me that life is a "come as you are affair." I am also a big fan of your show and am glad you thought the episode with Matt Damon was one of the best.

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Somewhat repetitive

As much as I love his shows I found this book a tad long. He repeats stories about his dog and Christian for example. Could have been edited better.

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Needed aBridge.....

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I LOVE Graham 💘, I've loved him since 1997 when he first came intro my Edinburgh Sitting Room one evening. Whatever happened to Betty from Betty's 👅? I need to know? I'm the person who is still Google searching that question, annually, to see if any one else has found out. While Graham's narration was as enchanting as ever, it couldn't completely cover up the brief, yet frequent lapses into importance. Better editing could have avoided this.

If you’ve listened to books by Graham Norton before, how does this one compare?

This is my first book with Graham, I know him from 20 years on the tele.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

It was excellent.

Did The Life and Loves of a He Devil inspire you to do anything?

I'm spending 2 weeks in Ireland September 2018 with stays at the Shelbourne, a West Coast yoga retreat and Dromoland Castle. The real Ireland wrapped in a touch of excess, just like Graham Norton.

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loved it!

If you love Graham, then of course you'll love the book. Some great stories, that will make you laugh and also bring a tear to your eye. Brilliantly narrated.

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Perfection

Loved it.
Didn't know what to expect but quite liked his witty sense of humour from his TV show and on eurovision so thought I'd give it a listen.
More than glad I did as it is thought provoking, entertaining, deep and well delivered.

Can't wait for the next edition!!

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  • T
  • 10-24-14

Weak, but diverting if you're a committed fan

If you are one of Graham Norton's many fans, then you will enjoy this collection of fairly trivial anecdotes. This is one of those rare audiobooks where it's crucial that it's read by the author - if you find his voice cheers you up, then you will find the book keeps you entertained while you are doing something else.

As for me, I like his TV programme very much, but mainly because of his talent for getting his guests to relax and entertain us. The book does a less good job and his stories didn't seem much more amusing than those of anyone off the street, with the obvious exception of those involving celebrities. So a mixed bag, probably best left to Norton devotees.

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  • Alison
  • 10-26-14

I laughed, I cried, I want more!

Would you listen to The Life and Loves of a He Devil again? Why?

Yes, candid, honest and thought provoking!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Life and Loves of a He Devil?

Laugh out loud funny as expected, but the tears took me by surprise, his reading a letter from his agony column had me in bits!

Have you listened to any of Graham Norton’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No.

Any additional comments?

My only complaint is it ended too soon, hopefully there is more where this came from .


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  • Lakeskip
  • 03-21-17

If you like Graham on telly, you'll love this too.

A frank and amusing autobiography. We can share in his success but he never brags. Quite 'descriptive' about his relationships in parts.....then there's also lots in there about his lovely Mum and immediate family. And the dogs, he really loves his dogs. Loved it. But my absolute favourite is his recent fictional novel, now that is REALLY nice. Holding, it's called Holding.

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  • Rebecca
  • 10-29-15

enjoyed this very much

If you like Graham Nortons wit on TV you will love this book. Great

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  • jennifer o'sullivan
  • 07-20-15

Amusing

Would you consider the audio edition of The Life and Loves of a He Devil to be better than the print version?

Because its read by Graham himself, in his amusing tone its very eay to listen to.

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  • Mrs. S. Chapman
  • 06-22-15

Graham Norton is hilarious

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Graham Norton is very funny indeed. He doesn't hold back on anything, but handles it all with a certain amount of finesse.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Life and Loves of a He Devil?

I loved it when he talked about his labradoodle, who features all through the book.

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

When he spoke about his family growing up and when his Mum got ill

Any additional comments?

Its Graham Norton, love him or loath him, you can't deny he is naturally funny.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-10-18

Thoroughly entertaining and honest.

Honest account of his life, loves and relationship with alcohol. Made you feel like you were in the room with him.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-17-18

Honest Touching Opinioated

Enjoyed and surprised by the use of language thoughts and circumstances. Very interesting structure it's like listening to a very close friend who paradoxically you have never met but you keep listening because it's your close friend

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  • MrsC12
  • 03-14-18

great story

A funny, interesting and honest insight into the glamourous world of this amazing man 🤣

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-25-18

great

fab. great voice for listening too, some laugh aloud moments. Book went too quick for me

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  • HarperSeed
  • 04-02-15

Truely entertaining and memorable

Really enjoyed this. Laughed out loud at many points while it still feeling like a chat over coffee with a friend. The chapter about his dogs is probably my favourite.

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  • FibreFay
  • 11-05-15

A great entertainer full of enthusiasm for life.

Graham always seems full of enthusiasm, energy and joy when entertaining various people. His book is just as enjoyable as his shows.

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  • Sonya
  • 10-30-15

Great read (will make you Laugh Out Loud)

If you could sum up The Life and Loves of a He Devil in three words, what would they be?

Genuine, Funny, Graham

Who was your favorite character and why?

His Mum

Which scene did you most enjoy?

His bus trip home after a night out.... so funny because we all know someone who that has happened to

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

The time he was in Texas with Dolly would have to be the most interesting

Any additional comments?

My first Audible book (and well, book in general that I have finished in the last few years). Great listen

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  • Belinda A. Booth
  • 08-04-15

Very enjoyable

Thoroughly entertaining. Graham tells his story with right intonations, a good sense of humour and some sadness where needed. Good fun read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-05-18

Hilarious!

Great listen. Highly recommended. Humble and funny. Could have listened to another 10 hrs. MB

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  • Maria Heffernan
  • 05-01-18

Love this book and Love Graham Norton

great stories and so full of candor. It was funny and endearing and I love his accent.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-27-18

Could listen to this again and again

I love it. Graham is funny and has great stories. I could listen to this again. I will definitely listen to this again.

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  • Simon
  • 02-04-18

jawsome

jawsome book loved every second of it. the chapter about the dinosaur robots mad me cry. can't wait for the movie I think will Smith should play him

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  • Alina
  • 01-24-18

Lovely story-telling

This is a lovely story. Written and told beautifully. You will laugh and cry...and laugh some more.

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  • MissMetalNeen
  • 07-13-17

Very enjoyable

Would you consider the audio edition of The Life and Loves of a He Devil to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version

What did you like best about this story?

First chapter is about his love of dogs so that hooked me right away. And I got suckered in when he talked about his dog Bailey a labradoodle as my Toki is similar.
Overall plenty of giggles in this novel. I quite enjoyed listening to him read it.

What does Graham Norton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He brings his story to life with humour and emotion.