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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (55,337 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Irvine Welsh Narrator: Tam Dean Burn Publisher: Random House Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing f****n junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total f***n embarrassment tae the selfish, f****d-up brats ye've produced. Choose life.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 2/18/2014

    " This book took me a while to get through, because it is quite dark, heavy, and written in vernacular Edinburgh Scottish. However, I was caught up in the whole Trainspotting thing, living in London when the movie hit the scene, where the posters for the film were everywhere you turned in each Underground tube station and the movie's soundtrack was on everyone's stereo. It really hits paydirt as a herion junkie experience. You can feel what it is like to be held down in that existence. It's a bad life to live, but Welsh really lives it up within that horrible existence. The characters aren't lovable, but you get a whole rainbow of them who have ended up in the same place, so it is not a one-dimensional character hitting rock bottom. "Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that?" "

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

    " PERFECT. FAV BOOK OF ALL TIME. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 olaszka | 2/11/2014

    " very cool, and one of my first ever encounters with accent transcription. it was a struggle for the nineteen-year old me but i made it. this book is a true one-off. "

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

    " In a similar way to Clockwork Orange once you get past the slightly unusual language used in the writing this emerges as a truly classic book. It shows the obviously much darker side to Edinburgh that the millions of tourists have never seen and sums up the early 90s perfectly. A true modern classic "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly | 1/29/2014

    " I had seen the movie first and really liked it, so I thought I'd try the book. Trouble is it's written like Scots speak and for most of it I was reading out loud to understand it. For a change, I actually preferred the movie. "

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

    " I've read this twice. It's a difficult read due to the dialect, but once you get into it, it becomes much easier. A fun and twisted read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seawalsh | 1/17/2014

    " Fine if you have evr had any contact with anyone scottish and can get the accent... If you can't (as one of my friends..) and absolute nightmare... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ana | 1/14/2014

    " It's a genius book, I love the edginess in it.. It's harsh, mad and extremelly powerful.. I really think it's one of the best books I've ever read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Ferguson | 10/13/2013

    " Fantastic book, much better than the movie, and that's saying a lot "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 9/24/2013

    " Hard to get into because of the dialect but after the first 20-some odd pages you forget (like watching a movie with subtitles). It's an enjoyable read and not nearly as grotesque as the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 9/13/2013

    " A great novel with interesting characters. Though it took me a while to finish this book, I look forward to re-reading it again in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alvaro | 9/2/2013

    " The damn translation is too dumb. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah Lee | 8/26/2013

    " One of the best books I've read in a loooooong time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Moore | 7/12/2013

    " Absolutely amazing...the movie doesn't even begin to do it justice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Non | 5/24/2013

    " read welsh for his unadulterated, uncompromising way of capturing the scottish vagrant's voice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 5/15/2013

    " I still prefer the movie, dont know why. The book is fantastic but I saw the movie first and loved it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Staci | 10/25/2012

    " I liked the movie better... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcella | 10/5/2012

    " "Take the best orgasm you've ever had, multiply it by a thousand, and you're still nowhere near it" - Mark Renton/Rent Boy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Summer Joy | 9/30/2012

    " Second time through and I love it even more. :] "

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About the Author
Author Irvine WelshIrvine Welsh is the author of Trainspotting, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, and, most recently, Skagboys. He currently lives in Chicago, IL.