Nerd Do Well

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5 out of 5 stars
By Audrey on 12-09-10

Not a typical Autobiography

It very funny and qurkie he really set out to make it a book and an autobiography in one.Its quite a clever way of keeping
the reader intrested. one of the most intresting autobiographies I have read in a long time.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By J Mitchell on 01-30-11

Just fantastic...

I laughed, I cried, I loved this. My first ever autobio and I wonder if any other could ever live up to it. Simon P is a gem; hilarious, witty, caring, ohhhh, gush gush, he's a genuine lovely guy and he takes you along on the amazing journey his life has taken so far with a fabby snort-fest sci-fi story sandwiched between the 'real' stuff. Finished it... started listening to it all over again. Fantabulous!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Ian on 10-07-11

You will laugh out loud

Simon Pegg seems to enjoy narrating an autobiography that he seemed reluctant to write. I've read the book as well and oddly, the bits I enjoyed more in the audio version are the surreal episodes of Pegg and his robot butler Canterbury where as when I read the book I found them a bit of an intrusion. I suppose it's because a comic performer is less comfortable delivering the more sobering account of their own life than the made up adventures of an international crime fighting sex-god.
The sober bits are good though and original too. The unique element of this autobiography is the recurring theme of circularity where Pegg marvels in the neatness that he would grow up to work with the very people most responsible for making him the film-geek he is today.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 07-11-11

Something good!

This is a really good listen, it's Simon Pegg comedy is obviously the driving force that sticks the back story together well, and I laughed at very regular intervals while listening. It's duel monologue was something that first caught me off guard, but does very quickly make sense and in a way works, but I think the two could ave been two separate stories expanded on, as I was really interested in his life and most of this section is kind of dotted around telling you bits here and there and can sometimes get confusing, I would have just liked more detail especially towards the end when he actually made it to being famous it felt like he was only lightly going over it, which was a shame.
The other side of the coin was a funny fantasy story and again I think in its self ould have been it's only little book.

Take nothing away form the fact this is a superlative listen! If like me you are a Simon Pegg fan I strongly recommend you take a listen.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Dave on 03-18-16

Disappointing

What did you like best about Nerd Do Well? What did you like least?

It's Simon Pegg, and I like him, but this audio book was just a bit... dull. It's basically a list of all the thing's he's done in life without much introspection. I felt I got to know Simon more from Nick Frost's autobiography 'Truths, Half Truths and Little White Lies' which I highly recommend. With half of the book being a fiction story it feels like he didn't actually want to write an autobiography.

Was Nerd Do Well worth the listening time?

Sadly not

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By kellyeleven on 10-06-15

Funny and engaging 😸

Brilliantly read by Simon pegg, loved the Canterbury story - it broke up the real stuff so it never got cringey.

Why is it abridged though? Wish it wasn't as I haven't got the book so will never know which bits I've missed. Defo worth a credit

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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