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James Acaster's Classic Scrapes

Lu par : James Acaster
Durée : 6 h et 8 min
Catégories : Biographies et mémoires
4.5 out of 5 stars (5 notations)

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The Sunday Times Best Seller

James Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime-time TV shows like Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Russell Howard's Stand Up Central.

But behind the fame and critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble. Whether it's disappointing a skydiving instructor mid-flight, hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a bright red dress, or annoying the Kettering Board Games club, a didgeridoo-playing conspiracy theorist and some bemused Christians, James is always finding new ways to embarrass himself.

Appearing on Josh Widdicombe's radio show to recount these stories, the feature was christened 'James Acaster's classic scrapes'. Here, in his first book, James recounts these tales (including never-before-heard stories) in all their glorious stupidity.

©2017 James Acaster (P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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"James Acaster has a brilliant comic mind, crackling with energy every bit as much as his corduroy slacks." (Milton Jones)
"I don't think I've ever read a book that has made me cry with laughter as much as this one. It was very difficult reading it in public as I looked like a madman." (Richard Herring)

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Excellent !

If you love James Acaster, then you will love this audio book !

Surprisingly, most of the stories are not extravagant, almost mundane but James' delivery and amazing story-telling skills make them throughly enjoyable. I could not stop listening to this book !

If you have liked his some of his weird true stories on WILTY, then you will love this.

This book is amazing in itself, but having Acaster narrated it makes this a must-have.

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  • Brendan S.
  • 31/01/2018

Tales worth listening to.

This is a book that I would argue is better listened to rather than read. Part of what makes James Acaster's scrapes so great to experience is the delivery of his memories. He's a great story teller, and while reading this would still be a true laugh, to hear him recount his awkward situation ridden life thus far is certainly the best way to experience them.

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  • Geoff in London
  • 26/01/2018

Bright and enjoyable

A pleasure to listen to. James sees the nuances of his goofy predicaments, and delivered a steady stream of smiles for me. His Northamptonshire accent has a rambling and mumbling lack of pretence, the opposite of the superior attitude of some comics who want you to know how clever they are.

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  • Susan Thomas
  • 27/09/2018

Best book in the whole world ever!!

Laughed until I cried.

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  • Kathryn English
  • 14/05/2018

Hilariously Honest and Endearing

I found James’s book after watching his comedy special Repertoire on Netflix and I’m so glad I did. I listened to it over a weekend road trip and was laughing out loud at the situations James found himself in.
As a twenty-something myself, I identified with James at that time in his life when he sought meaning and purpose and decided a good way to find that was by simply saying “yes.” James’s honest telling of his experiences, are framed as mistakes to be avoided. But they clearly shine as endearing examples (however cringe worthy they may be) of someone who isn’t afraid to try, to fail, and to be open to whatever life places in front of them.
There is also a very relatable dichotomy in someone who is too self-conscious to return to a restaurant or use a public toilet, but who will also put themself out there whether it be alone at karaoke, with an egg shaker in hand, or on stage performing comedy.

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  • Diana Cristina Culincu
  • 14/07/2020

Unsatisfactory

I got to about 50% and then I had to stop.
I first saw James in WILTY and I thought he was hilarious. I still think he is amazing. This book however, tries to be funny, but it fails - a few actually funny tales with a lot of fillers. Or perhaps I just cannot reconcile with British humor.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 03/07/2020

10/10 would reccomend

being able to listen to the audio book made the experience so much better. james' stories were hilarious, definitely cheered up my sad quarantine life

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  • Rotorhead
  • 30/05/2020

Excellent!

A very talented comedian tellin life stories incredibly well. My only regret is that it wasn't longer.

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  • Christina Lee
  • 21/05/2020

Such a funny storyteller

I loved it. I loved his accent and laughed really hard at some parts. Highly recommend.

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  • Kristen Kerouac
  • 03/05/2020

Great Book, Excellent Audiobook!

I'm a big-time fan of James Acaster's comedy, and recieved the Classic Scrapes book as a birthday gift. Halfway through reading it, I wondered if there was an audio version so that I'd be able to hear James telling his stories - and was so pleased to discover it was available.

Very entertaining! Hearing the scrapes read by James truly brings them to life.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 10/03/2020

Weirdly calming

A ritual to listen to this when sick. While still funny, also gets me asleep.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 27/03/2019

Funny!

if you like Acaster's comedy, this is a fun book.
I played it in the background while doing handwork, was perfect for that.
it started "meh" but it gets better quickly.
if you are not a fan of Acaster or not familiar with his style, maybe try someone his stand-up videos. store you purchase this.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 27/03/2019

So lovely!

All the scrapes are told in such a charming way and the way he reads them is fantastic! Had such a good time listening