• Round Ireland with a Fridge

  • By: Tony Hawks
  • Narrated by: Tony Hawks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 28-03-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (61 ratings)

Summary

Have you ever made a drunken bet? Worse, still, have you ever tried to win one? In attempting to hitchhike round Ireland with a fridge, Tony Hawks did both, and his foolhardiness led him to one of the best experiences of his life. Joined by his trusty travelling companion-cum-domestic appliance, he found himself in the midst of a remarkable adventure, at times emotional, at times inspirational, but more often than not, downright silly. Only in the magical land of Ireland could such a notion lead to such fruitful adventure. Here is his record of the unlikely pair's fortunes as they made their way from Dublin to Donegal, from Sligo through Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Wexford, Wicklow, and back again to Dublin.
In their month of madness, Tony and his fridge met a real prince and a bogus one; they surfed together and entered a bachelor festival; the fridge was christened; and one of the pair had sex without the other knowing. And unexpectedly, the fridge itself became a momentary focus for the people of Ireland. As the days rolled by, the fridge grew into a personality in its own right, developing its own identity and bringing people together wherever it went.
©1999 Tony Hawks (P)1999 Random House Audiobooks
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Critic reviews

"A lively celebration of contemporary Irish society and the goodwill of its people." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Not just brilliantly written, but far too hilarious to read alone in a public place." ( The Independent)
" Round Ireland with a Fridge...is a sort of alternative Michael Palin tome and a far better read than you would expect. It is part autobiography, part travelogue, and part Guinness-addled ramblings." ( Irish Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 12-04-06

Stunning but beware

This book is fantastic, as it says on the cover - you shouldn't read it alone on a bus. I listened to it on a plane to Italy and laughed so hard the guy next to me asked to move!!!
This book inspired numerous stupid challenges at work, including having your picture taken by a sign with the name Shennington on it and being photographed by a soap star holding a kitchen utensil. Paddy from Emmerdale thought I was really weird when I presented him a frying pan.
Beware what this book can do to you.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By George on 28-08-06

Strange World

I have never been to Ireland, but after reading this book I will visit. I have got to find out if the Irish are as much fun as this book suggests.

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