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These hilarious tales of urban terror reveal the dark truth hidden behind three seemingly innocent words - a phrase that you have seen a hundred times before but will never view in the same light again - WANTED TO SHARE. John Birmingham's rendering of a life in share houses will leave you laughing, cringing and reminiscing about your own brushes with the mad, bad residents of flat mate hell.

©1994 © John Birmingham 1994. (P)1997 The Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Funny, biting

Funny and bitingly true written with a great turn of phrase
A worthwhile distraction.
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  • Sally Athanassiou
  • 05-26-19

abridged version, too short!

Great book pity they only recorded about 50% of it for audio version.. not worth the expense. I was expecting the full novel

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  • Gavo
  • 04-17-21

Bloody funny but half laughing at yourself

Hilarious time capsule of share-house living in the 90s - on acid. Featuring a grungy ensemble of Aussie misfit comedians it’s like enjoying some far flung yarns over some cheap Lambrusco and pizza on a dodgy student couch on the veranda in the wee hours.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-21

enjoyable

The narrators are fantastic, just a shame it's a bit of an abridged version.

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  • patrick
  • 11-07-19

It was ok just a bit boring, music seemed unnecessary and the time period kept jumping

As the title suggests above, bit boring, time period kept jumping and music was a bit off

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  • jessica
  • 01-24-18

Easy and Light hearted

Pleasant to hear an Australian accent narrating an Australian story. If you're after a story without too much thought and a bit of humor I'd recommend it. For those considering share housing please keep in mind it's not all drugs and commune living.

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  • Chris Anderson
  • 01-14-18

Classic - Loved it

Would you listen to He Died with a Falafel in His Hand again? Why?

Yes, It was a classic book in the 90's and loved it again through the audio book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

all of teh characters add to the bedlam

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

it was a group of well known australian's who bought their funny game to the book.

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

if you ever lived in share houses, then you will relate to the book.