A Decent Ride

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-20-15

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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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Les on 05-26-15

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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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By william on 05-13-15

Loved it ma wee Bobby

Dark, dirty, gritty, ridiculous filthy but most importantly immensely funny. Juice Terry is my hero. I'm immediately starting on Irvine's back catalogue.
I thought the Scottish accent would grind on me after a while but it was the exact opposite.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Murray on 12-01-15

Classic Welsh!

Juice Terry returns for more dark comic capers. Anyone familiar with Welsh's other works will know what to expect as this character (from Glue and Porno fame) takes centre stage in this farfetched but entertaining adventure. As usual, Welsh's narrative style means no topic is off-limits but despite the somewhat base and unbelievable extremes that permeate this story, lies a character grounded in the familiar patter and surroundings that many growing up in central Scotland will recognise. This connection for me was one of the main reasons I enjoyed the book so much. Welsh simply and expertly captures the working class swagger and darkness just below the shortbread tin, castle and ‘See You Jimmy Hat’ Scottish stereotype. This authentic characterisation is similarly captured in Tam Dean Burn’s performance.

Fans of Welsh or those with a lived experience of central Scotland will especially enjoy this book.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mr. R. J. Oday on 09-24-15

Great listen. The local dialect is spot on

Great audio book. Tam Dean Burn brings all thr characters to life. Although i think he needs to work on his American accent. All in all though i strongly recommend.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Tim on 07-20-15

Disgustingly hilariously vintage Welsh

Where does A Decent Ride rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Brilliantly written and brilliantly narrated by Tam Dean Burn. Captures the atmosphere and humour of the mean streets of Edinburgh.Fantastic

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jonty.... Welsh creates a complex character from a seemingly simple start.

Which character – as performed by Tam Dean Burn – was your favourite?

Terry

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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