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Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing f****n junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total f***n embarrassment tae the selfish, f****d-up brats ye've produced. Choose life.

©1993 Irvine Welsh (P)2012 Random House AudioGo

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  • A. Katz
  • 03/01/2017

Trainspotting

I struggled with the written version of this 20 years ago and gave up at some point in the early chapters. The phonetic spellings were too distracting and I couldn't get into it. With the new movie coming out, I tried again, and once again it didn't work for me.

But as spoken Scots accents are so musical to me, when the lightbulb went off in my head to look for the audiobook, well, it was a no-brainer.

The reader/narrator did a wonderful job bringing the book to life.

The book itself is so much more than the movie (not to take anything away from the movie, though), with emotional kicks to the gut when least expected, and the connection with the characters is on another level entirely.

For anyone who had a hard time reading the book, I strongly recommend trying the audiobook version. Very much worth it.

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  • Flavius
  • 18/12/2012

Powerful, Profane and Profound

This is a marvelous novel and a wonderful audiobook. Tam Dean Burn manages to capture Welsh's multifaceted characters nicely, and easily navigates some tricky dialects.

As the book is written in dialect, it can be a challenging read. I first read the novel, which includes a glossary of terms, and was very helpful. Before long, I had absorbed the language. I might suggest at least looking at a copy of the book first to get a better idea of Welsh's use of language.

For those readers who make the effort, however, Trainspotting is well worth it. Less of a novel and more of a series of interrelated stories which combine to make a very satisfying whole.

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  • redmond
  • 13/01/2015

Fantastic listen.

I'm a sucker for Scots. I could listen to it all day. The story is great and I now feel a need to revisit the movie.

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  • David Brown
  • 08/11/2018

Transporting audio book...

Transporting audio book... yes please, love the movie love the audio book. I'm very glad this audio book was on here.

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  • Mark Elgersma
  • 06/08/2018

A Disgusting Masterpiece

This is not for the faint of heart. There's human excrement and fluids alike, and intravenous injection pretty consistently.

But Holy COW is this a great book. It's heartbreaking and touching while still keeping loyal to the gritty reality it portrays. This book has reached into my top 3 or 4.

Also, the audiobook is a savior. I've always struggled through the physical copy because of the dialect, but this makes it not only understandable, but powerful. It feels incredibly real.

Highly, HIGHLY, recommend.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 29/06/2018

Brilliant

It's just as good as I thought, if not better. Irvine is a genius. I don't really know what else to say. I'm kind of at a loss for words.

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  • Brenton Craig
  • 02/03/2018

Tam Dean Burn...Amazing

An already masterpiece work elevated by a brilliant reading by Tam Dean Burn. By far, the best reader I’ve had the pleasure of listening to on Audible. Each character has subtlety in their voicing and enunciation.

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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • 08/12/2017

Where was this 20 years ago

Ever since the movie came out, I've tried off and on to read Trainspotting and have never had any success. THIS is the way to experience it. Narrator Tam Dean Burn is extremely talented. Probably of equal importance, he grew up in the same area that author Irvine Welsh did so the thick dialect is pitch perfect and is exactly as intended by the author. I could finally understand the book for the first time and I love it.

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  • TFlyer
  • 13/11/2017

Must have for every library

This is an iconic book beautifully read for audible with the perfect accent to make it authentic!

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  • Leslie Barnhill
  • 23/04/2017

Great listen if you like the movie.

I have never heard the C word as much as i did in this book, but it was necessary. Fun listen, can't wait to start Pornos.

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  • Anne Sauerbrey
  • 29/11/2016

lovely

I was very impressed by the accents, by the style, by the story - a masterpiece, truly.