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Philomena Cunk‚Äôs ‚ÄėCunk on Everything‚Äô is really funny.¬†

Adam Buxton’s Ramble book is great, especially if you like his podcast. The bonus podcast at the end with Joe is lovely. 

James Acasters Classic Scrapes is brilliant as an audiobook. Some narrators sound really boring and monotonous, by James sounds really natural, like he’s just telling you the story rather than reading it from a page. 

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Fucking Houchen. 

Yeah, it's like Yowk. He mentions it a couple of times in some of their songs. @johnnyboyI saw Brian Blessed touring that book in Clitheroe. I sat near the middle, and he pretty much spent the wh

Already booked the day off.

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I've been learning Lithuanian through Audible, which has been lovely.
William Gibsons' Alien 3, and other Alien 'full cast' audiobooks like River of Pain and Out of the Shadows are an absolute joy.
I've touched on Sandman before too, which put the shits up me, but was a great listen and one I got completely immersed within.

Some good audiodocs like Best.Movie.Year.Ever by Brian Rafferty, Bruce Campbells' autobiographies, Wild & Crazy Guys by Nick de Semlyen and Caddyshack by Chris Nashawaty are staples in going asleep at night.

DMT - The Spirit Molecule, The Science of Interstellar and The Planets are frustrating, fascinating, intense and confusing in equal measures.

Some wrestling ones like Hardcore History, The Death of WCW and I'm Sorry, I Love You are all decent.

Quitters Never Win by Michael Bisping is a hoot, mainly because it genuinely sounds like it's been read by Alan Partridge, so it essentially becomes comedy.

I'd love an Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith one. Or anything by that man, for that matter. Or a decent production of House of Leaves by Mark Z.Danielewski. They're the dreams.

 

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I've signed up too and immediately spent a credit on the Brian Blessed autobiography! 

For some reason I thought the podcasts were a free bonus to audible but looks like you need a credit for them as well, so they've already got another credit out of me for Oast House! At this point in my life half my payslip should just go straight to Jeff Bezos

 

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2 hours ago, Thunderplex said:

I've never been arsed with audiobooks, but with temptations like Toast, Brian Blessed and Alan Partridge, I'm signing up!  Cheers guys.

‚ÄúBlunt, to the point of rudeness‚ÄĚ is a line from Toast on Toast that will stay with you.

2 hours ago, wordsfromlee said:

Philomena Cunk‚Äôs ‚ÄėCunk on Everything‚Äô is really funny.¬†

I really loved Cunk On Britain so that sounds a winner.

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44 minutes ago, wordsfromlee said:

House of Leaves would be hard to do as an audiobook. 

The Twin Peaks books had a little bit of an issue, a fair few clues and tidbits are in the images but yeah not as much of a problem as that'd be.

I've been listening to Cosey Fanni Tutti's autobiography and while she's not narrating it they've got a northern woman who completely sounds the part, she's amazing.

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it's a shame this topic was only started today, until a few days ago they were having a sale with a load of £3.50 books every day, including Toast, Doug Stanhope's Digging Up Mother, an M R James Ghost Stories one narrated by Jacobi, some right corkers. but now it's just to one deal a day. the curse of the UKFF strikes again!

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35 minutes ago, waters44 said:

For some reason I thought the podcasts were a free bonus to audible but looks like you need a credit for them as well, so they've already got another credit out of me for Oast House!

That one's not really a podcast.  It is to podcasts as "Knowing Me Knowing You" is to talkshows.  The Audible Original podcasts are included with an active subscription.

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1 hour ago, air_raid said:

‚ÄúBlunt, to the point of rudeness‚ÄĚ is a line from Toast on Toast that will stay with you.

I really loved Cunk On Britain so that sounds a winner.

Half an hour in, and I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much.  Frigging genius.

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1 hour ago, johnnyboy said:

That one's not really a podcast.  It is to podcasts as "Knowing Me Knowing You" is to talkshows.  The Audible Original podcasts are included with an active subscription.

There's a really good Goodies original podcast. John Culshaw and Joanna Lumley turn up in it as well. 

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34 minutes ago, Thunderplex said:

Half an hour in, and I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much.  Frigging genius.

That was my experience. Sling your  hook, and fuck off home.

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There are some really good Audible original podcasts.
 

The Kurupt FM podcast is well worth it and just as hilarious as the tv show. 
 

The Special Relationship is another great one from sketch comedy duo, The Pin. Their Radio 4 sketch show is brilliant, but this is a mockumentary about them trying to break America. Highly recommended if you like Flight of The Conchords as it’s very much in the same kind of vein. 

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the diner story in The Sandman is one of the grimmest things I’ve ever heard. The Calliope one gives it a run for it’s money.

I, Partridge is absolutely essential. It’s right up there with the best of his output I think. Definitely a good example of how an Audiobook experience can differ to og reading. 

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On 9/22/2020 at 9:27 PM, air_raid said:

Toast On Toast and I Partridge as audiobooks, I consider gifts from God. Not ones for ‚Äúserious book people‚ÄĚ but for fans of the appropriate telly, unbelievable entertainment.

Toyah Willcox, Barry McGuigan, Christopher Reeve, Steve Cram, Tessa Sanderson, Sarah Hardcastle, John Cleese, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Duncan Goodhew, Sharon McPeake, Debbie Flintoff, Cliff Richard, Emlyn Hughes, Jenny Agutter, Kevin Kline, Jackie Stewart, Peter Blake, Walter Payton, Virginia Leng, Sunil Gavaskar, Anthony Andrews, Tom Jones, Sheena Easton, Judy Simpson, Anneka Rice, Fiona Fullerton, Gary Lineker, George Lazenby, Michael Palin, Nigel Mansell, John Travolta, Griff Rhys Jones, Margot Kidder, Steve Podborski, Tamara McKinney, Meat Loaf, Pamela Stephenson, Brian Cooper, Mel Smith, Jane Seymour, Chris de Burgh, Viv Richards, Gail Greenough, Michael Brandon, Ben Cross and Steve Cauthen

All took part in the show!

 

Seriously, Toast on Toast is the greatest audio book of all time. I played it on a 3 hours car journey for work and my workmate listened to it like it was a straight up biography, about an hour in he turned to me and said "Is this a wind-up?". 

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