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- Listening Length: 14 hours and 8 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 16 April 2015
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00V6VOMEM
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A Decent Ride Audiobook – Unabridged
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Top Customer Reviews
'A Decent Ride' reintroduces readers to "Juice" Terry Lawson, who also appeared in Glue and Porno. An ageing, corkscrew haired, black-cab driving sex maniac who is defined and motivated almost exclusively by his sex drive. He also sometimes stars in porno films and has an occasional foray into low level criminality.
The tale opens with some fairly broad humour and I wondered if Juice Terry could sustain an entire book however he's actually great company and he's far more interesting that might appear at the outset. The story also takes numerous surprising, interesting and unexpected turns and, for my money, it's up there with some of Irvine Welsh's best work, only let down by being slightly rambling and repetitive. That said it is funny, moving and quietly profound. So not quite the five stars of Trainspotting, Skagboys, or Porno, however it's still a rock solid four stars and highly recommended to anyone who enjoy's Irvine's ouevre.
Begbie tale next old pal
Anyone not raised on a Scottish council estate may struggle with some of the dialog but it's nevertheless a compelling read that deserves the effort.
This book was hilarious, heartwarming and disgusting all at the same time and I felt thoroughly satisfied with a huge smile on my face when I'd finished it. I am laughing now just thinking about Jonty's escape to Penicuik and Juice Terry's efforts to avoid arousal by women in case the excitement ends his life!
Poor Terry taking up golf to subdue his urges and the effort to win bottles of 'Skatch' for his American taxi client had me in hysterics.
This book is far more than a decent read!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A much better read 2nd time around. A raw, darkly comic tale of lost souls going about their daily lives. Read morePublished 3 months ago by PAUL DOCHERTY
This is way below what you expect from Welsh. Don't bother. Have read Trainspotting and Porno which were great but this is terrible!Published 5 months ago by Jeneven
Read nearly all Irvine Welsh' books and have to say this has to be the funniest most cringeworthy,horrible,dirty,gutter,best books I have read in ages I hope they make this into a... Read morePublished 5 months ago
Definitely not one of his best. But an ok read.
Its basically like reading an adult magazine from the 80s.
Amusing in parts, but with several vomit-inducing sequences and rather too much unfathomable Scottish dialectPublished 6 months ago by Julian Oxley
Welsh exposes the underbelly of the working class, his extensive use of Scottish vernacular leaving you in no doubt as to where you're observing. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Noel Lynch
I loved this, though feel guilty about it. Irvine is clearly twisted. Whatever. The characters are wonderfully drawn, so much so that I kept thinking about them long after I'd... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Plebania