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So, Anyway...

The Autobiography
Lu par : John Cleese
Durée : 13 h et 33 min
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Candid and brilliantly funny, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend.

En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic homelife, with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work, as a teacher who knew nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman. And so on to his dizzying ascent via scriptwriting for Peter Sellers, David Frost, Marty Feldman and others to the heights of Monty Python.

Punctuated from time to time with John Cleese's thoughts on topics as diverse as the nature of comedy, the relative merits of cricket and waterskiing and the importance of knowing the dates of all the kings and queens of England, this is a masterly performance by a former schoolmaster.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01/03/2019

John was a dear friend of mine for two weeks

I heard it while driving everyday for about two weeks. priceless... John was my dear friend for these weeks and I really felt it hard to let go when the book finished... It was all wonderful. Thank you John, my dear friend.

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  • SWK
  • 13/03/2019

Great yarn and background

I really enjoyed the audio book .... I sadly could do with volume 2 as it only covers the first 30 years... I would love to hear about the next 50, there is something about his style and delivery I just love as will all fans of John Cleese... it of course is good humoured and funny as well.

Remember this is an Autobiography not a set of Monty python sketches.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18/12/2018

Very enjoyable book!

Having Cleese read it makes this book very funny. Even he thought so a few times, cus he would start laughing while reading.

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  • Mikko Hiltunen
  • 20/01/2018

He's funny!

A major benefit of listening to a comedian's autobiography as read by himself: Timing!

And original clips of Cleese and Chapman, of course.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03/12/2017

Very Enjoyable

Time flew by in the blink of an eye. John Cleese a ever is entertaining and honest, it was a pleasure to listen. Thank you.

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  • Sean
  • 01/06/2017

smashing

Loved it. Outstanding performance and superbly delivered.
The recall of stories and feelings mingeld with Mr Cheese warmth and timing is as good as any I've listened to.

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  • Theo Botha
  • 01/06/2017

Stunning

You need this in your life.
An insight into mad genius.
Wonderful in every way.

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  • Robyn
  • 08/06/2017

Boring

If I had known this book was only about Cleese's first 30 years, I would not have bought it (caveat emptor!). That initial mistake acknowledged, it's seldom I stick to a book if I am not being informed or entertained, but I managed to finish all 13+ hours of this one simply because I couldn't believe that, with such an intelligent and brilliant author, it wouldn't improve. Sadly, it did not. Cleese's school and university years take up the first half of the book and they were no more interesting than mine. Even when he gets onto the stage, there is too much about writing and production and performance analysis and not terribly interesting anecdotes about other artists - all deadly dull unless, perhaps, you are an aspiring actor or theatre historian. The book is only slightly redeemed from Chapter 11 with the inclusion of a few sections from Cleese's best known skits. Overall the material is mundane, the writing pedestrian, and the tone uninspiring.

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  • Marc
  • 07/01/2017

Best audiobook

This is one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to, mainly due to John Cleese spectacular performance as a reader. You almost feel as if you are there with him. It's hilarious, it's interesting and it's what you want from this kind of book. So, anyway enjoy the book.

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  • TSW
  • 21/05/2017

Well done Mr. Cleese

Funny and informative, you can't stop listening!!!
Maybe there had been a few more facts about the monthy pytons flying circus.