Alan Partridge: Nomad

  • by Alan Partridge
  • Narrated by Alan Partridge
  • 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Narrated by the man himself and written in his unmistakable tone and style, Alan Partridge: Nomad is filled with all the joie de vivre you'd expect.
In Alan Partridge: Nomad, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew - it's called Britain - intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance.
Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes not a man (because he was one to start off with) but a better, more inspiring example of a man.
Through witty vignettes, heavy essays and nod-inducing pieces of wisdom, Alan shines a light on the nooks of the nation and the crannies of himself, making this a biography that biographs the biographer while also biographing bits of Britain.


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Customer Reviews

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Kiss my face.

Lovely stuff. Not my words. The words of Shaking Stevens. Eat that. Back of the net.
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- Mr

The faint scent of cash-in

Early on in the book Partridge admits to padding the word count with meaningless filler, and it's depressing to realise that it's not merely a gag but the literal truth. The opening is pure Partridge, promising a great evening for veteran and newcomer alike. Yet within minutes it loses its way, like an old friend you find you have nothing in common with anymore. It reminds me of Season 4 of Arrested Development, where the characters were split apart and forced into isolation, denying the audience the joy seeing them at each other's throats.

The same has happened here, my anxious wait for the pre-order morphing into excitement, trepidation and finally disappointment as I realise it's just not funny. Not as a standalone and certainly not next to I, Partridge. It's a lazy book, too long in the making that forgets the warmth of affection people have for the character and winds up outstaying an awkward reunion. I really hope another book is due and sooner rather than later.

Recommended only for the most die-hard listeners of Mid Morning Matters.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-10-2016
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group