A Decent Ride

  • by Irvine Welsh
  • Narrated by Tam Dean Burn
  • 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A rampaging force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but has top shagger, drug dealer, gonzo-porn star and taxi driver ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson finally met his match in Hurricane ‘Bawbag’?Can Terry discover the fate of the missing beauty, Jinty Magdalen, and keep her idiot-savant lover, the man-child Wee Jonty, out of prison?
Will he find out the real motives of unscrupulous American businessman and reality-TV star Ronald Checker?And, crucially, will Terry be able to negotiate life after a terrible event robs him of his sexual virility, and can a new fascination for the game of golf help him to live without...a decent ride?
A Decent Ride sees Irvine Welsh back on home turf, leaving us in the capable hands of one of his most compelling and popular characters, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, and introducing another bound for cult status, Wee Jonty MacKay: a man with the genitals and brain of a donkey. In his funniest, filthiest book yet, Irvine Welsh celebrates an unreconstructed misogynist hustler - a central character who is shameless but also, oddly, decent - and finds new ways of making wild comedy out of fantastically dark material, taking on some of the last taboos. So fasten your seatbelts, because this is one ride that could certainly get a little bumpy....

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Decent ride is decent enough

What did you like most about A Decent Ride?

Funny rude and full of fun great charactors some old some new. Moves along at a great pace


What other book might you compare A Decent Ride to, and why?

Trainspotting and glue listening to a decent ride is like meeting up with old friends


Have you listened to any of Tam Dean Burn’s other performances? How does this one compare?

My first performance from tam dean burn but after this would love to go back and listen to all the back catalogue of irvine welsh read by tam


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes terry relationship with his family was touching and very well written


Any additional comments?

Fantastic ride great book

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- Amazon Customer

Unbelievable Performance.....Guaranteed!

Would you consider the audio edition of A Decent Ride to be better than the print version?

Though already a fan of audio, this performance took the medium into a different stratosphere. So much emotion, humour and pathos - genuinely and truly enhanced the experience.


What other book might you compare A Decent Ride to, and why?

I've no real audio comparisons but very much in the mould of other Welsh works...bit more accessible though


Have you listened to any of Tam Dean Burn’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Have not heard any other performances but will keep any eye out in the future.


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

Loads and loads of laughing


Any additional comments?

Not for the faint-hearted but a real experience.

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- Les

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-04-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks