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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (827 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart Maconie Narrator: Stuart Maconie Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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A Northerner in exile, Stuart Maconie goes on a journey in search of the North, attempting to discover where the clichés end and the truth begins. He travels from Wigan Pier to Blackpool Tower and Newcastle's Bigg Market to the Lake District to find his own Northern Soul, encountering along the way an exotic cast of chippy Scousers, pie-eating woollybacks, topless Geordies, mad-for-it Mancs, Yorkshire nationalists and brothers in southern exile. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrew Muckle | 2/9/2014

    " Tedious bullshit that is only of interest if you grew up in Lancashire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 2/9/2014

    " A warm comfort blanket of a read for someone who has spent many years in the North West (Chester, Manchester, Liverpool and Bradford) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 1/29/2014

    " enjoyable in places, a bit patchy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simon | 1/22/2014

    " Gave up! Decided I'm not actually that interested in that area of the country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick Meakin | 1/21/2014

    " A fair read, being from a working class background in a east midlands mining town, I found it easy to identify with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Petrina | 1/16/2014

    " Was this book sponsored by Greggs? One of the funniest books I've read in a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Campton | 1/15/2014

    " A loose travelogue around the north of England. Plenty of credits on the jacket, including from Peter Kay, Hunter Davies and (the king of them all) Richard Madeley. It is diverting enough, but neither as funny or insightful as I would have hoped "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 1/15/2014

    " If you are from the North and like local history is is an entertaining alternative to a text book. Lots of anecdotes and shrewd observations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 1/4/2014

    " Loved this book - a journey through the North of England. A good mix of humour and learning new facts and anedotes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gaz Watson | 12/29/2013

    " trite, cliched, bollox. Bored me to tears that much i had to throw the towel in 2 thirds through it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin Hall | 12/8/2013

    " Absolutely superb. It made more guilty than ever of living in exile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Grinstead | 10/29/2013

    " Brilliant observation. As a Southerner married to a Northerner, it really hit home. The chapter about Scousers is fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Walker | 9/8/2013

    " Probably more enjoyable if you're a true Northener and have visited the places that the author talks about. Some wry and quite surprisingly accurate observations on the differences between Southerners and Northerners. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 F.G. Cottam | 7/30/2013

    " Worth reading if only for his dad's observation that there are few social situations not significantly improved by the presence of a pie. Will strike a chord with anyone fortunate enough to have been born and brought up in the north of England. Very funny and well written "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lambo | 3/16/2013

    " The first of his that I read and not the last. Great autobiography come travel guide and very funny at that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connaire Demain | 2/17/2013

    " A wonderful, fast very humour filled flirt around the North, in effect it's a love story to the north, and that's one of the many reasons that the book is such a good read. It will also make you want to go get out and explore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley Rigg | 1/15/2013

    " Not as funny and true as Cider with Roadies, but well written and stands up again the Bill Bryson canon as a native northerner's point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Cheshire | 12/5/2012

    " A fond and entertaining romp through the dreamland that is The North today. His eye is sharp and his encounters revealingly described. He even goes to Barrow. Funny, self-mocking and scrupulously free of black-pudding-related cliche. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyndsey | 4/21/2012

    " A great book. Maconie writes so well about the north. I had a little tear in my eye after reading the epilogue. Cracking stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 3/14/2012

    " Another good book from Maconie. Interesting trawl around the north "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Jordan | 3/8/2012

    " A thoughtful, personal journey through the North. Interesting facts and thoughts. A bit too much on the North West though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek Bridge | 1/31/2012

    " Maconie's travelogue made me want to make my own tour of the north of England: Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle in particular were rendered majestic. Wry, warm, honest - as good as, if not better than, Bryson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 5/12/2011

    " Funny travel book even if you're southron as he calls them "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deborah | 4/11/2011

    " I found this book quite self indulgent, Maybe it was because it isn't My North. Although a huge music fan myself, there was too much talk about the music he loved in his formative years[which wasnt that great anyway] "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrew | 4/1/2011

    " Tedious bullshit that is only of interest if you grew up in Lancashire. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Manda | 12/9/2010

    " Couldn't finish this the chapters dragged on and after discussing how the rest of the book pans out decided I'd had enough. On to something more interesting and engaging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 F.G. | 10/9/2009

    " Worth reading if only for his dad's observation that there are few social situations not significantly improved by the presence of a pie. Will strike a chord with anyone fortunate enough to have been born and brought up in the north of England. Very funny and well written "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 10/4/2009

    " Light hearted book full of humour and a few interesting facts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 7/19/2009

    " A fair read, being from a working class background in a east midlands mining town, I found it easy to identify with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 6/28/2009

    " Not as funny and true as Cider with Roadies, but well written and stands up again the Bill Bryson canon as a native northerner's point of view. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deborah | 9/12/2008

    " I found this book quite self indulgent, Maybe it was because it isn't My North. Although a huge music fan myself, there was too much talk about the music he loved in his formative years[which wasnt that great anyway] "

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