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- Listening Length: 6 hours and 56 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 30 Sept. 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005R2JPQG
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I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan Audiobook – Unabridged
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It does a great job in filling in the gaps around the stories of Alan's life as we know it from the various TV and radio shows.
Even better was my second listen on audible, which is read by Alan himself the voice brings a whole new element to the story.
if you enjoy this then don;t forget to pick up Alan Partridge: Nomad to hear the next chapter in Alan's life
There are plenty of classic Partridge style comedy moments, "he was the straightest guy I ever met, last I heard he moved to Brighton and runs a club called Beef".
It loses a star because of the layout. There are at least two notes on every page, this means you have to flick to the end of the chapter/follow the link on kindle. The links are normally funny and add to the story, but it's slightly annoying to have to do this a couple of hundred times. There's also a "soundtrack" to the book. One of the notes will say "track 24" you then have to go back to the start of the book if you want to find it(it's not automatically linked on kindle) this breaks up the flow of the story.
The last few chapters aren't as funny, and the truly hilarious moments are fewer, you get the impression that they were struggling for a funny ending.
All in all an excellent book and well worth a read.
Alan Partridge is one of the greatest comedy creations of the last century. It's painful how funny his awfulness is - because Steve Coogan and the Gibbons bros. somehow seem to be able to access all the worst thoughts you've ever had about people but can't say and put them in Partridge's mouth.
As a parody of the self-aggrandising memoir it's brilliant, and as an extension to the Partridge universe (The Day Today, Knowing Me Knowing You, I'm Alan Partridge, Mid Morning Matters et al.) it's a must-have. It's crafted well enough that it probably would be funny even to a non-fan of the character, but there's a lot in here that also reminds you of some of the greatest moments in 20 years with a character which makes it hugely rewarding without ever feeling like a sidebar to the TV or radio work.