Dave Gorman Vs The Rest of the World

  • by Dave Gorman
  • Narrated by Dave Gorman
  • 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Remember when you were a kid, and you used to go round to a friend's house to see if they were playing? Well, as adults we're not supposed to do that. Which is a shame... because Dave Gorman likes playing. He REALLY likes games. So he knocked on the biggest door you could ever imagine - the internet - and asked 76,000 people if they fancied a game. This is the story of what happened next. Dave was up for anything and gamely played them at whatever they chose. He played some classics - Monopoly, Scrabble, dominoes and cribbage. He played many games he'd never heard of before - Khet, Kubb, Tikal or Smite anyone? He played board games and physical games. He's thrown sticks, balls, frisbees and darts.
He's rolled dice and he's drawn cards. From Liverpool to Hampstead and from Croydon to Nottingham, Dave travelled the length and breadth of Britain meeting strangers in strange places -- their homes, at work, in the back rooms of pubs -- and getting some hard-core game action. From casual players to serious game geeks, from the rank amateur to the world champion, he discovered a nation of gamers more than happy to welcome him into their midst. He's travelled all around the country and met all sorts of people - and it turns out us Brits are a competitive bunch! And it seems that playing games can teach you a lot about what makes the British tick. Of course, Dave hasn't been keeping score. Much.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Entertaining and beatifically written.

If you know and love Dave Gorman, you'll love this book.

If you don't know Dave Gorman, prepare to be impressed.

A great storyteller takes you on a journey that will make you laugh at every turn.
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- Pete Johns

Yet another amazing witty book by Dave Gorman

If you could sum up Dave Gorman Vs The Rest of the World in three words, what would they be?

Hilarious, fascinating and frivolous

What did you like best about this story?

Dave Gorman's story telling abilities are no secret, however if you are unfamiliar with them I suggest you go watch him live, or just grab googlewhack. This particular book is essentially a series of encounters with people, but it never feels disconnected. The journey flows with anticipation of who will he meet next and what will they play, as well as what odd situation will occur that will keep me wanting to listen to just a bit more.

Have you listened to any of Dave Gorman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, it is as great as the rest.

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

Not really, but many moments had me moving with laughter ... if that counts.

Any additional comments?

Thank you for bringing to my attention the great game of Khet!

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- Craig "Military history, Contemporary sci-fi/fantasy, Classics and Sport biographies ... in that order!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-17-2011
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks