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Publisher's Summary

In Toast on Toast - part memoir, part "how to act" manual - Steven Toast draws on his vast and varied experiences, providing the reader with an invaluable insight into his journey from school plays to RADA and from "It's a Right Royal Knockout" to the Colony Club.

Along the way he reveals the secrets of his success. He discloses how to brush up on and expand your technical and vocal skills, how to nail a professional voiceover, and how to deal with difficult work experience staff in a recording studio. He also reveals the dangers of typecasting, describes the often ruthless struggle for 'top billing', and shares many awesome nuggets of advice.

The end result is a book that will inspire and educate anyone who wants to tread the floorboards. It will also inform (and entertain) anybody who simply wants to discover what a jobbing actor's life is actually like.

©2015 Matt Berry and Arthur Mathews (P)2015 Canongate Books Ltd

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Glorious performance from Matt Ber-Ray.

You have to be a fan of course, but if hours of listening to Toast's timbre is your idea of heaven then welcome to paradise. Worth the cash for the role call of ludicrously great character names alone.

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  • KB
  • 03-07-16

Fans of TOAST OF LONDON will love it

The incomparable Matt Berry reads as Steven Toast and it is just as hysterical as the television show.

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Matt Berry is a joy to listen to

a superb narration delivered in character. quite humerus. Enthusiastically recommended. is deserving of repeat listenings.

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A treat for thespians everywhere.

Toast delivers a master class in life, love and acting. It's a national disgrace that he is not on the BBC.

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very funny

I live the Netflix series and immediately bought the book. like the series it is really funny, irreverent, and all that I'd hoped it would be.

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From Clem Fandango...

Hi, Stephen. This is Clem Fandango. If you’ve enjoyed Matt Berry’s other work or the “Toast of London” TV series, then you’ll love this actor’s handbook. If you haven’t, then you won’t.

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Brilliant

I listened to it twice on a flight to England and twice on the flight back to the US and laughed out loud every time. Matt Berry is a genius.

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If you love Toast...

You'll love this book. Read in character by Matt Berry, if you're a fan of the irreverent show, you'll leave a great time listening to this book. Obviously written for British audiences, some of the jokes and references don't necessarily translate. Bb it that won't matter as overall the book is laugh out loud funny. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Ray Bloody Purchase!

Would you consider the audio edition of Toast on Toast to be better than the print version?

Nothing compares to Toast actually speaking his own words.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Toast! Because he IS Toast!

Which character – as performed by Matt Berry - as Steven Toast – was your favorite?

Toast!

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

Have you met Toast?

Any additional comments?

Toast!

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Toast tells a tale only Toast can tell!

Stephen Toast's story and advice is detrimental to anyone pursuing a career in acting or voice over work!

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  • Wayne
  • 11-11-15

Helpless with laughter!

Matt Berry as the irrepressible actor Steven Toast brings his shockingly candid and "autobiography" to life. Berry's performance is brilliantly sustained and hysterically funny. Toast is a wondrous creation. This audiobook is s must for all fans of the CH4 TV series. For large parts of the book I was literally helpless with laughter. I had to switch it off while driving for fear of crashing. Whilst listening with headphones on the train I got funny looks from fellow passengers as tears of laughter rolled down my face. Yes, it really was that funny! I loved it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-30-15

The second best moustache in showbusiness.

Advice and anecdotes from mediocre actor and self-proclaimed 'star of stage and screen' Steven Toast. Toast himself brings this ghostwritten tripe to life with his thankfully unique vocal style.

He's no Ray Purchase, is he?

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  • Mark
  • 11-25-15

He really knows his Acting onions

Would you listen to Toast on Toast again? Why?

Absolutely. It's essential listening for the unemployed actor and or the full time employee stuck on a zero hours contract. It made my spirit sore and my sides soar....no hold on

Who was your favorite character and why?

All of them....Fancy Alexander sounds robust....and Rebecca Banana sounds hot also

Any additional comments?

Buy this and listen to it.

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  • Mr. J. J. W. Alderson
  • 01-22-17

Finished in one sitting

This is the first time I'd ever heard of Steven Toast but loved Matt in The IT Crowd so thought I'd give this a go as it was on the daily deal. I was not disappointed!

This book is very, very funny and I'll definitely listen to it again.

I just wish it was longer!

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  • PM
  • 01-12-17

Quite good

Not as funny as the television series but worth a punt if you're a big fan

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  • James Young
  • 12-14-16

Toast at his finest

Fantastic for fans of the show. Matt Berry's narration is superb. Even has Clem Fandango.

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  • Patrick Morgan
  • 12-17-15

My desire for Steven Toast is like a rocket

There is nobody better than the accomplished Steven Toast to take you through the nuanced life of an actor. We will never get a richer account of the world through the eyes of a great man like this again. I laughed and I smiled, mainly because I wanted to impress a lady on the train platform. But I also wept tears of joy. Matt Berry is the funniest man alive today. Keep making comedy Matt!

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  • Scritty
  • 01-20-17

Matt Berry is a pleasure to listen to.

Over the top in places. Toast gives away more than he thinks about his own rumbling psyche as he gives an hilarious potted history of his rise to fame.

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  • shane luscombe
  • 11-21-16

Great stuff

Very funny , really enjoyed this book , made me laugh out loud many times .

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  • C O.
  • 11-18-16

A full loaf of toast

If you're a toast fan this is everything you could wish for. References to the tv series , well staged apparent ad-libs, and all in all Steven toast at his absurd best

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  • Julie Poulter
  • 12-30-15

Absolutely hilarious!

Would you consider the audio edition of Toast on Toast to be better than the print version?

Yes, definitely! I tried to read the print edition, but it falls flat without the voice of Matt Berry as Steven Toast. He could even make the phone book sound funny!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had to listen to this book twice in a row, as I laughed so much the first time round, I missed a lot of the jokes. If you enjoy the TV show 'Toast of London' you will love this audiobook.

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  • william ian neill ross
  • 06-15-18

Missing the Show? Listen to This. <br />

Yes I can hear you Clem Fandango. What a great idea and great voice. you'll love this

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  • Anthony Earl
  • 04-22-18

Matt Berry’s voice makes this

Stephen Toast is a wonderfully wrought character. Some of the stories seem a bit lacking, but overall it was delightfully funny.

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  • cathryn
  • 01-10-17

Genius in all aspects.

This made me laugh for almost four hours straight. To not hear Steven Toast lend his voice to the words 'oooterus' and 'ooorovision' would be a travesty.
Matt Berry is a absolute marvel. His best character yet.