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Publisher's Summary

In Alan Partridge: Nomad, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew - it's called Britain - intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance.
Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes not a man (because he was one to start off with) but a better, more inspiring example of a man.
Through witty vignettes, heavy essays and nod-inducing pieces of wisdom, Alan shines a light on the nooks of the nation and the crannies of himself, making this a biography that biographs the biographer while also biographing bits of Britain.
©2016 Rob Gibbons; Neil Gibbons; Steve Coogan (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group
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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 10-21-16

Pointlessness is the point

What other book might you compare Alan Partridge: Nomad to and why?

Homer's Odyssey, if I'd read it.

Which scene was your favorite?

The description of the plot of Alpha Papa

Any additional comments?

We learn some new things about the world of Alan Partridge - including one major fact that many people will be sad to hear - but overall this is a daytrip inside Alan's mind and it's fantastic for it. I'm now listening for the third time and it's been better each time, but that's what I've found with pretty much everything he's been in. There are just so many tiny details which require rewatching/listening to appreciate fully.Don't listen to those clever-clogs who spaff their "serious" opinions. If you love Partridge, you'll love this.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Axol on 11-03-16

What do I think of this book? Thanks for asking.

If you could sum up Alan Partridge: Nomad in three words, what would they be?

A great achievement, but not as great of an achievement as his autobiography.

What other book might you compare Alan Partridge: Nomad to and why?

Mr Partridge's autobiography, and Great New World, by Axol O'Lerpler.

Which scene was your favorite?

The chapter in which Alan describes Alpha Papa.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I rarely sit for six hours, thank you very much. Of course, I sleep at night, so I am lying down for six hours, but that's really beside the point.

Any additional comments?

Is this book as good as his autobiography? No. Does the Partridge still deliver a punch? Yes.

Alan had a lot to live up to, as his autobiography was (and still is) excellent, and I listen to it religiously (not literally--that would be ridiculous). While Nomad is entertaining, it is just not the same. If you're new to Mr Partridge, I recommend you start with his autobiography and then listen to this. You won't be disappointed (unless you are).

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dickie Armstrong on 10-24-16

Every line has a joke.

As good as the first book, which is near impossible to live up to. Will repay you with new laughs on each re-reading. A wonderful achievement.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 01-29-17

Kiss my face.

Lovely stuff. Not my words. The words of Shaking Stevens. Eat that. Back of the net.

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5 out of 5 stars
By cathryn on 12-16-16

Hilarious!

I'd forgotten how much I loved Alan Partridge... I'm glad that I listened to Steve Coogan read this instead

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5 out of 5 stars
By Simon A Newman on 03-22-17

Excellent

Classic Partridge. Fills in gaps in between alpha papa, knowing me knowing you, etc. If you like Steve Coogan this is a must listen to.

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