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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (364 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Evans Narrator: Lee Evans Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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Lee Evans is one of the best-loved comedians in the country; a Hollywood star able to sell out arenas in the blink of eye. But he was not always such a roaring success. Read unabridged by the man himself, the audiobook edition of The Life of Lee is an utterly hilarious and very moving autobiography, charting his ups and downs on the way to the top. Lee takes us on a darkly humorous journey through his childhood spent running wild on a Bristol housing estate and his unconventional school days, when he was publicly derided as 'a failure' by a sadistic teacher.

In this brilliantly entertaining and engaging tale, he also guides us through a grim teenage period of numerous dead-end jobs. When he was cleaning toilets and plucking turkeys, he could never have imagined that one day he would be playing to thousands of adoring fans at the O2 Arena. The reading also reveals how as a boy Lee got his first taste of showbiz, living out of a suitcase and accompanying his entertainer father around the smoky, rowdy, unforgiving working-men's club and theatre circuit. Desperately struggling to be accepted, this quiet young loner always saw himself as an outsider. But he finally met the love of his life and accidentally discovered the one place where he felt at home: the stage. The Life of Lee is a story that is like its subject: compelling, touching, charming and, above all, fantastically funny.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/17/2014

    " This guy is the most talented yet modest 'celeb' out there. Parts of the book, describing his early life, are hilarious, but other parts are so very sad. All told wonderfully well. "

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

    " Lee Evans has to be one of the funniest men on this planet and so the main reason that I chose to read his autobiography. Hilarious and also sad in parts and just life in the rest. The eye and the stick incident, ouch. All in all, an interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Warner | 2/5/2014

    " A really interesting insight into the life of one of my favourite comedians... it seems as though he had a tough upbringing but the book had lots of humour too. An enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joolz | 2/2/2014

    " Gave me in insight into the funny man himself, and a little about his wife too and how he came to do what he does. Very iformative and gave me many giggles, but wasnt as funny as I expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Gannon | 2/2/2014

    " From his humble beginnings to where he ended up is brilliant. What a great story his life has been. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 1/13/2014

    " An ok read, but a bit too much beating himself around the head. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Keyishian | 1/8/2014

    " Love him dearly, but the book is repetitive and dull. Meh. Couldn't finish it even with skimming huge sections. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 10/6/2013

    " Loved it , great read for any Lee Evans fan "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Micki Lou | 8/25/2013

    " I loved this book, it kept me coming back every night to read it. I did re-read a few bits just to make sure I had read them correctly. I would highly recommend this book to every fan of Lee as it gives you a fantastic insight into how and why he is where he is today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 6/13/2013

    " i love Lee as a comedian and what i have read so far in the book is amazing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth Barones | 3/28/2013

    " Great to know his background, struggling to identify himself and makes you like him more!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 12/15/2012

    " I found this book laugh out loud hilarious from beginning to end. Rarely does a book make me laugh so hard. Very witty and touching in places, a very enjoyable read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ash | 11/28/2012

    " I picked this one up, because I'm a huge fan. I absolutely love this man's energy on stage. I feel like I would have enjoyed this book more if he came with the purchase to read it in his charismatic, albeit sweaty, fashion. Overall, a slow but enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sumaya | 11/5/2012

    " First book to not only make me laugh out loud but make me cry of laughter and sadness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah tingley | 10/29/2012

    " Lee tells his own story in his own words and I swear I could almost hear him saying the lines. Brilliant book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Neil | 9/21/2012

    " Weak, long winded, dull and only documents the first 18 years of his life - in which nothing notable happens. Filled with uninteresting and embellished anectodes of standard childhood events and chapter after chapter dedicated to how much he loves his wife. Bored to tears sir. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoe Theaker | 7/23/2012

    " I like lee Evans, I really do...not sure I loved his book though. 4* because it was nicely written and it's been an interesting ride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 7/10/2012

    " A humerous, well written and honest account of the comedian's start in life, ending just as he gets into comedy. A very enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan Moore | 6/4/2012

    " Sweet at heart from a modest man with great character. Slow starter I think it only took off once you were half way through it. Though worth reading anything by people you respect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophie | 4/19/2012

    " Wasn't what I expected. Follows Lee Evans through his childhood up to the age of 18. Interesting but not what I was expecting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aly Hughes | 2/14/2012

    " Hahaha love his bio! Most biographies are rich people ranting about their sad childhoods but lee jokes and laughs about his 'sad childhood ( thats how he puts it!) "

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