#57 The Perks of Audiobooks (#38)

In the middle of the night, I finished my 38th book of the 2015 Reading Challenge, #57 An audiobook: ‘Life and Laughing’, written and performed by Michael McIntyre. It was one of the first (if not the first) audiobook I listened to in full (I usually begin by reading a book in print, and then purchase the audiobook for one reason or another). I bought ‘Life and Laughing’ in the Audible sale a few weeks back for bargain price – I had the hardcover, but I wasn’t especially bothered about reading it, primarily because there are so many more books that are higher up on my TBR, but the audiobook fitted the bill perfectly!

My Goodreads Review
“‘Life and Laughing’ is a memoir written by comedy star Michael McIntyre, which reflects on his life from birth to his rise to fame, and everything in between. It incorporates amusing anecdotes from Michael’s life, and how he discovered he wanted to be a comedian. As well as the humour, the autobiography also tells of dark times in Michael’s life, particularly with reference to the sudden death of his father.
This book is very funny – I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Michael himself, so I literally heard his opinions coming across – and everything from his generally poor attempt at academia to his horrific attempts at getting a girlfriend are addressed in a hilarious manner. I thoroughly recommend the audiobook as you feel the emotions Michael felt throughout his life.”


I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook (I’ve listened to many more on and off, whilst switching between printed versions), especially as it was the author who was performing it. I definitely think I’ll listen to some more autobiographies in the future!

#57 An audiobook – Life and Laughing by Michael McIntyre (7/10)

Thirty down, twenty to go. (Thirty-eight read)

My journey will also be instagrammed frequently on @charlottebibliophile

5 thoughts on “#57 The Perks of Audiobooks (#38)

  1. I think an autobiography read by the person who wrote it (particularly when it’s a comedian) must add an extra dimension to the book. This week when I was in the library I checked out the audiobook shelf for the first time. I just worry that if I listen to a book in bed I’ll fall asleep! 🙂

    1. It definitely does! I use audible which is brilliant as it has a sleep timer (so you can select how long you wish the audiobook to play for before it cuts itself off). I would highly recommend them.

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