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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Dead Men's Trousers by Irvine Welsh, read by Tam Dean Burn. 

Mark Renton is finally a success. An international jet-setter, he now makes significant money managing DJs, but the constant travel, airport lounges, soulless hotel rooms and broken relationships have left him dissatisfied with his life. He's then rocked by a chance encounter with Frank Begbie, from whom he'd been hiding for years after a terrible betrayal and the resulting debt. But the psychotic Begbie appears to have reinvented himself as a celebrated artist and - much to Mark's astonishment - doesn't seem interested in revenge. 

Sick Boy and Spud, who have agendas of their own, are intrigued to learn that their old friends are back in town, but when they enter the bleak world of organ harvesting, things start to go so badly wrong. Lurching from crisis to crisis, the four men circle each other, driven by their personal histories and addictions, confused, angry - so desperate that even Hibs winning the Scottish Cup doesn't really help. One of these four will not survive to the end of this audiobook. Which one of them is wearing Dead Men's Trousers? 

Fast and furious, scabrously funny and weirdly moving, this is a spectacular return of the crew from Trainspotting

©2018 Irvine Welsh (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Jonny D
  • 05-17-18

Absolutely brilliant and utterly hilarious...

This is, without doubt, the most enjoyable audio book I've listened to for quite some time and certainly the best of the year so far (probably the last couple of years), in my opinion.

Having read (listened to) all of the books in the 'Trainspotting' series, this is definitely a return to form. The stories and sub plots are brilliantly intertwined and the book reintroduces some of the old characters (Franko, Rents, Sick Boy & Spud) and a selection of others from Irvine Welsh's collection of books about Leith barms. For me, the colloquial language just adds to the book and transports me to the streets, schemes, pubs and clubs of Edinburgh.

The book is further enhanced, in my opinion, by the best audio book reader I've listened to. Tam Dean Burn is absolutely superb and I couldn't imagine listening to an Irvine Welsh book that was read by anyone else. His delivery of the book both brings it to life and, if it is possible, makes the story even better with his geniune Leith accented delivery. He truly is a genius of an audio book reader.

As with all of Irvine Welsh's books, it's not for those of a sqeamish nature, those who are easily upset or those who are offended by swearing etc. For the rest of us, sit back and enjoy the ride...this really is a treat.

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  • J Rodgers
  • 06-21-18

Stay with it

TBH if it wasn’t for the fact I was driving for the 1st 20 min I would have refunded this. The accent and nonstop swearing was just a bit much for my delicate ears. Boy am I glad I continued. Very funny listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-14-18

Outstanding!!

Another great instalment in this series and made all the more better by one of the best narration's I have listened to. I get through a lot of audiobooks and Tan Dean Burn is the best narrator I have heard.
It made me laugh out loud and made me tear up, I thought Mr Welsh had got all he could out of Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and the quiet and retiring Begby but this story takes them to new highs and low. As mentioned in other reviews its not recommended for the sensitive souls out there who are easily offended but for everyone else "choose this"

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  • andrew
  • 04-15-18

fantastic

before you listen to this book do yourself a favour and listen to A Decent Ride then a couple of characters will be even better

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  • mitchell bell
  • 09-02-18

best author, best narrator! fantastic as always

If only we could have a Porno audible instead of an abridged T2 version I would listen to this series countless times. Brilliant by the hugely talented Irvine Welsh, he never dissapoints. Really hoping this isn't the last!

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  • Jay
  • 08-21-18

Good as usual

love Irvine Welsh and his characters. not as good for me as other books he has written, but still very entertaining.

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  • m. polockus
  • 08-20-18

Absolute belter!

Fabulous story with a great narration, can't wait for this to be made into a film!

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  • brian
  • 08-19-18

The Leith heeds bang!

nevermind Donald's trousers, Dead men's trouser sees the Leith boys travelling all over but gravitating back together in Edinburgh. as much as there is no love lost between the boys at times, if anyone wrongs yer pals it just doesn't sit well no matter how you feel about them at the time.
Tam Dean Burn masterfully makes it seem like I'm out walking down Leith or Gorgie after a Saturday at the fitbaw!

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  • john w killen
  • 08-16-18

Amazin!!!!!!

loved it easily one of Irvine Welsh's best yet! Funny shocking and heart warming rolled into one!

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  • Graham Price
  • 08-13-18

Hilarious, graphic, poignant and sad...

Brilliant finale to the Renton series. Tam Dean Burn's narration is perfect for the story. Had me laughing out loud and swallowing down a lump in my throat. Highly recommended

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  • Mr. G. Mckellar
  • 05-31-18

What a beautiful nostalgic ride

The narration was superb as usual (Tam Dean Burn) and Irvine Welsh continued to entertain and inspire me with the old Leith crew. Nothing short of superb Irvine, you are a master

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  • Deb
  • 05-15-18

Fecking brilliant!

This story shows the philosophy and intelligence of the Scots. I’m broken and enlightened; if this tale doesn’t affect you then you’re lost.

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  • Chris
  • 04-24-18

Great Conclusion

The narration was excellent.
The actual story - well, it's a damn sight better than the 'Blade Artist' but no as good as the original. but then that's to be expected, ey?

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  • Britpop
  • 04-22-18

Couldn’t stop listening

Another jaunt with the trainspotting team in devilishly divine territory. Couldn’t resist listening to this in huge binges. Grisly, gross, funny and at times improbable but it’s great to have an unexpected trip with the trainspotting folks once more.

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  • Giulia
  • 04-11-18

A phenomenal romp with some old friends.

Starts with a bang. Gruesome and hilarious. I didn't want it to ever come to an end

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