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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,776 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Partridge Narrator: Alan Partridge Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder Alan Partridge a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future. Gregarious and popular, yet Alan's never happier than when relaxing in his own five-bedroom, south-built house with three acres of land and access to a private stream. But who is this mysterious enigma?

Alan Gordon Partridge is the best and best-loved radio presenter in the region. Born into a changing world of rationing, Teddy Boys, apes in space and the launch of ITV, Alan's broadcasting career began as chief DJ of Radio Smile at St. Luke's Hospital in Norwich. After replacing Peter Flint as the presenter of Scout About, he entered the top 8 of BBC sports presenters.But Alan's big break came with his primetime BBC chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You. Sadly, the show battled against poor scheduling, having been put up against News at Ten, then in its heyday. Due to declining ratings, a single catastrophic hitch (the killing of a guest on air) and the dumbing down of network TV, Alan's show was cancelled. Not to be dissuaded, he embraced this opportunity to wind up his production company, leave London and fulfil a lifelong ambition to return to his roots in local radio.

Now single, Alan is an intensely private man but he opens up, for the second time, in this candid, entertaining, often deeply emotional and of course compelling memoir, written entirely in his own words. (Alan quickly dispelled the idea of using a ghost writer. With a grade B English Language O-Level, he knew he was up to the task.)

He speaks touchingly about his tragic Toblerone addiction, and the painful moment when unsold copies of his first autobiography, Bouncing Back, were pulped like `word porridge . He reveals all about his relationship with his ex-Ukrainian girlfriend, Sonja, with whom he had sex at least twice a day, and the truth about the thick people who make key decisions at the... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ewan | 2/18/2014

    " Quite simply one of the most cringe-worthy, side-splittingly funny, laugh-out-loud books I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob Adey | 2/14/2014

    " Partridge is one of the best-realised comedy characters of all time, and this is completely the memoir he would have written. The book is equally good whether it's giving an Alan's-eye view of the pivotal moments of his career, or those little insights into Partridge psychology (Alan revolutionising the arrangement of his desk, or witnessing a 'new dawn' in garage forecourt retail). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Martin | 2/12/2014

    " I read this today on the train. It was very funny, and skin-crawlingly uncomfortable, as Alan Partridge always is. Particular highlights for me were the bit where he accepts the applause given to the injured serviceman, and the footnoted admission that he was not invited to his own son's wedding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Legge | 2/4/2014

    " Shame he dies in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 hirtho | 2/2/2014

    " tuhw-AT! Liquid memoir!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leanne | 1/28/2014

    " If you like the show you will love this. I bought the audiobook as Steve Coogan read it himself. The enthusiasm in his voice in the book is the same as that on the show and when listening all i could picture was Alan. I laughed all the way through and it made my journeys were entertaining! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Magda | 1/21/2014

    " ...Dad joined me in one of the first high-fives that Norwich had ever seen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Morgan | 1/17/2014

    " I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the TV shows featuring this character. Having seen all the shows it's great to get Alan's perspective on his life and it's hilarious how he justifies the things that have happened to him. Ah-ha!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Millett | 12/30/2013

    " Alan Partridge is one of the greatest thinkers of our generation. A poet, a philosopher, a no-holds barred interviewer and a lifelong ABBA fan. Essential reading. Probably the finest celebrity autobiography ever written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 12/19/2013

    " Recommended to all Partridge fans. This one will have you laughing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Libby | 12/9/2013

    " BRILLIANT. But I definitely recommend the audiobook. It's seven hours of Alan Partridge talking to you. What isn't to love?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stevo B | 11/21/2013

    " Quite funny but ultimately repetitive book. The style and content was entirely believable but was somewhat wearing after awhile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alizée | 7/8/2013

    " JURASSIC PARK! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 7/2/2013

    " Very funny, I also couldn't help reading it with his voice in my head. First time this has happened, so was slightly weird! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/20/2013

    " Good for a laugh and nicely lampoons the star biography genre "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc | 12/16/2012

    " The audiobook really brings out the character's dickishness... A great listen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Brunt | 11/23/2012

    " Pure Partridge, really funny, though probably just for fans of the tv programme "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rod Bell | 8/7/2012

    " An amazing book about the ups and downs of this great presenter. Glad to see that he bounced back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronnie, | 6/10/2012

    " Hilarious, very well put together and hopefully one day a sequel, one of the best creations of our day, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ethan Spier | 5/12/2012

    " Very funny and entertaining. If you're a fan of Alan Partridge, you won't be disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhianne Norris | 4/4/2012

    " Mildly amusing but flow was interrupted but frequent footnotes which I found a little irritating. However offers a good background to the character and elaborates on the story from the tv shows. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Declan | 2/24/2012

    " Up there with Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab for sheer Literary genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jevron McCrory | 2/13/2012

    " Brilliant, though admittedly being in Alan's head becomes a tad uncomfortable after a while. Funny, sharp and VERY intelligent, this comes highly recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke | 12/6/2011

    " So bloody funny I wanted to shart myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc Casson | 11/9/2011

    " Hilarious, the team of writers (or indeed Alan himself) does an excellent job of marrying up the various histories of Alan's various TV and Radio shows and even the 'life-coaching' period from Coogan's live tour into one cohesive, funny mock-biography. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ugh | 10/12/2011

    " It's alright. Very funny at times, but goes on too long and gets pretty samey. New material would have been more interesting than an autobio. I was glad to finish and move on. "

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