• Frank Skinner on the Road

  • By: Frank Skinner
  • Narrated by: Frank Skinner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 25-09-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (68 ratings)


Frank Skinner was one of the best-selling autobiographies of all time and perhaps the best reviewed. In this new volume of memoirs, Frank Skinner describes his experience of going back on the road and doing stand up again, after many years spent working exclusively on television. His adventures on the road are by turns funny and moving as he meditates on growing older, the terrors and joys of trying to be funny in front of a live audience, and on the nature of comedy itself. He interweaves stories of his former laddish behavior and also tells a love story about a girl he had a brief fling with years ago who comes back into his life while he is touring. At the age of 50, Frank Skinner asks himself: Is it time to grow up?
©2008 Frank Skinner (P)2008 Random House Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By William on 20-10-08

Beats the Written Word!

I have long been a fan of Frank Skinner. Recently I purchased a couple of his live stand up sets from Audible and was dismayed by their expensiveness and poor sound quality, not to mention all that the listener misses out on by not being able to see what Frank is doing.

I have read his autobiography (with my actual eyes) and was very impressed. However, by this audio book, I was blown away!

It?s unfortunately abridged, but not so heavily that it seems more like a synopsis than a credible book.
It provides a contemporary and honest look at Frank?s life, centring on his recent return to stand up with some old stories thrown in for good measure.

I was laughing out loud in places; Frank uniquely balances fine and fowl language with equal articulacy.
Someone reading the actual book would definitely be missing out on this occasion, with Frank falling into his stand up routines with practiced tone and timing that of course would be missing from the written word.

On a couple of occasions he actually plays an instrument and sings, I can only assume readers got the lyrics.
So this is definitely a good purchase for any Skinner fans, and in my opinion one of the best recorded and involving audio books available.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Christopher on 21-12-08

Well Done Mr Skinner

Wicked. Narrated by Frank himself, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the ups and downs of his recent Tour. There were plenty of stand up one-liners to whet my appetite for more. The tears just rolled from laughter in many places.
Based on this, if there was a tour venue near me, I'd be there!

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