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Download David Mitchell: Back Story Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (593 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Mitchell Narrator: David Mitchell Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN:
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David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details:

  • The singular, pit bull-infested charm of the FRP ('Flat Roofed Pub')
  • The curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm
  • Why, by the time he got to Cambridge, he really, really needed a drink
  • The pain of being denied a childhood birthday party at McDonalds
  • The satisfaction of writing jokes about suicide
  • How doing quite a lot of walking around London helps with his sciatica
  • Trying to pretend he isn't a total **** at Robert Webb's wedding
  • That he has fallen in love a LOT, but rarely done anything about it
  • Why it would be worse to bump into Michael Palin than Hitler on holiday
  • That he's not David Mitchell the novelist, despite what David Miliband might think
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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrine | 2/16/2014

    " I don't have time to write a proper review, but this book was above and beyond ALL expectation! Clever, genuinely funny, intelligent, and incredibly insightful. I very nearly cried, at the end, which is something I never would have expected in a million years. DO read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin Pearson | 2/14/2014

    " Right up there with the Fry Chronicles for a really enjoyable autobiography. I bought the audiobook version and found it a delight and have since listened to numerous times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 1/20/2014

    " I've been a fan of David's for years now so it was always going to be that I loved this book. Very funny and enjoyable. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is I felt the walk was un-needed and it would have worked better without it. If I could I'd give it 4 and a half stars, definitely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niki | 1/15/2014

    " i'm almost obsessively in love with David Mitchell and with his comedy. Therefore Im almost obsessively in love with this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah | 1/11/2014

    " Really really dull. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katharina | 1/7/2014

    " This was basically everything you would expect from it (and I mean this in a very good way) until it ends on a very unexpected but seriously sweet, moving and heartfelt note. Huh. Anyway, I really liked all of it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ruth | 1/7/2014

    " not the best book i ever read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Piper | 12/26/2013

    " Reading this book only makes me love his work with Robert Webb even more. He referred to my all time favourite skit, Are We the Baddies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadia Ayoub | 9/23/2013

    " I enjoyed, basically. It wasn't brilliant, but it was okay and had some funny bits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rich Taylor | 9/15/2013

    " I like David Mitchell. This is an interesting biography and funny in parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sannie Hald | 8/20/2013

    " I only read a sample, but it was brilliant. I need to buy the full book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ciaran Corrigan | 3/10/2013

    " A well written book, by a likeable guy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben Evans | 2/24/2013

    " Definitely enjoyable, and I would recommend it if you're a fan of David Mitchell. There's nothing wrong with the book, but it failed to really keep me captured. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 1/13/2013

    " Honest, remarkably and at times uncomfortably honest, very satisfying read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony Matthews | 10/19/2012

    " Very funny audiobook "

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