Soul on the Street

  • by William Roache
  • Narrated by William Roache
  • 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

William Roache has been an actor on Britain's best-loved soap opera Coronation Street, for over 47 years - making him the world's longest-serving soap star. This abridged audio book is read by the author himself. As a young actor William auditioned for a TV drama that was likely to be running for only a few weeks. Now, 47 years later, he is the only original cast member and the soap's success has established him as a household name. Over the course of that time, William's character Ken Barlow has been married four times, twice to Deirdre, and had a series of tumultuous affairs. This gripping story will appeal to fans of 'The Street' and will make inspiring listening for anyone interested in personal development. After leaving the Army William Roache MBE turned to acting, with roles in Skyport, Knight Errant Limited, The Bulldog Breed and Marking Time. Whilst at Granada filming Biggles, he was picked out by Tony Warren as the Ken Barlow. He appeared in the first episode, and is the only remaining actor from that original episode to still appear in The Street. In 2000 he was awarded an MBE for services to TV drama.


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Shocked me how much i enjoyed this book

What made the experience of listening to Soul on the Street the most enjoyable?

I am surprised because i enjoyed this book far more than i was expecting to, I sat down for a couple of hours and listened to the whole book in one sitting. Found that Bill's voice to be warm and sincere and a lovely thought that he is nothing much like Ken!

What does William Roache bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I think it made it feel a lot more real

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did have to skip a little bit when he was talking about the moment he had found that his baby had died, I nearly lost my child so that was a bit hard to listen too.

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- Mrs Clare Mead


I'm not really a William Roache fan but was given this as a present and read it very quickly. He is a very spiritual man and provides a new way of looking at the world. It really is a book you must read to believe. Recommended
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- Amy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-03-2009
  • Publisher: Hay House UK Ltd