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James Acaster's Classic Scrapes

Lu par : James Acaster
Durée : 6 h et 8 min
4 out of 5 stars (4 notations)
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Description

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

Critiques

"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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  • Christina
  • 05/03/2019

Hilarious

Laughed out loud the entire day listening to this. James Acaster has a hilarious way of looking at things and summarizing zany stories. I hope one day I can give him a hug and thank him for his comedic insights.

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  • Stefanie R
  • 24/02/2019

Sometimes Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Extremely entertaining and, quite frankly, glad he’s still alive. I read the book, but nothing compares to hearing him tell the stories. Now I want to go to the Josh Widdicombe podcast and hear the original storytelling.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05/02/2019

People Stared

I laughed so heartily while at at work that people began to stare, but I was having an excellent listen so I didn't care.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28/01/2019

Scrapes

I’m not one to wish others misfortune, yet here we are at the end of the book I wished James had so many more scrapes so the book would have lasted another two hours! I could not have been more pleased with this book. Unless it were longer.

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  • sticks
  • 07/01/2019

Best book ever

Ready to listen and re-listen again and again and again. Acaster is a genius.

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  • Byl
  • 24/12/2018

This man is my spirit animal.

I have watched his stand up special a million times and so when I learned he had a book it was an instant by. No regrets. Well written and hilarious.