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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (790 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bob McCabe Narrator: Bob McCabe, John Cleese, Michael Palin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Over thirty years ago, a group of five Englishmen and one wayward American re-wrote the rules of comedy. Monty Python's Flying Circus, an unheralded collection of sketches, hilarities, inanities and animations first appeared on the BBC late one night in 1969. Its impact on the world has been felt ever since.

This audio edition is a compilation of unique never-before-heard interviews with the Python team conducted by Bob McCabe while he researched the Python book, plus clips from the famous Monty Python sketches, including The Parrot Sketch, Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink, Spam and Ministry of Silly Walks. Here is a unique glimpse at arguably the most important comic team of the modern age. Do you want Spam with that?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John | 2/17/2014

    " I was very young when the Pythons started out... but they made me the man I am today! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Daniel | 2/4/2014

    " A very thorough account of the Pythons humble beginnings within the confines of Oxbridge and US Midwest to international stardom and infamy. If you're interested in their backgrounds then this book is a good starting point. The chapters at the start of the book before they were "famous" so to speak, felt disjointed and all over the place. And even at some points VERY BORING. Hence it took me a real while to get into the book but once you get to the point where they are working together on Monty Python it becomes a fascinating ans sometimes funny read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Margaret | 1/29/2014

    " The Pythons Autobiography is a funny and fascinating history of Monty Python, by the Pythons themselves: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. (Graham Chapman died in 1989; he's represented by excerpts from earlier books and articles, as well as by his longtime companion David Sherlock and his brother and sister-in-law John and Pam Chapman.) Switching back and forth from one member to another, it covers their individual beginnings, their coming together as a group, and their work together and apart, up to the present day. The multiple viewpoints give an occasionally contradictory but always honest and interesting account of the group's ground-breaking comedy work; I particularly liked the sections on The Holy Grail and The Life of Brian. The book is fairly long (though my paperback edition isn't as long as the hardcover, which had many, many more photographs and images), but it's an absorbing read -- definitely an essential for any Python fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian | 1/26/2014

    " It fits in nicely as a companion piece to Almost the Truth. Definitely for the more obsessive Monty Python fan... "

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