What was one of the most memorable moments of Skagboys? The Narration is as good as any I have ever heard. The voices are all recognisable instantly, Tam Dean Burn should be narrating every audio book as a matter of law. As good if not better than Trainspotting Welsh has had a few “odd” books since Trainspotting but this one really is perfect. Excellent book with real guts and a naked honesty through out.

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Excellent but not for the faint hearted The sequel to Trainspotting lives up to Irvine Welsh’s original. This will almost certainly be the sweariest book that you will have ever read.

irvine welsh skagboys audiobook

Being Scottish and born at the same time as the main characters took me back to how Thatcher screwed a generation and British scociety and wasted lives, helped greatly by the people themselves. You love them, you hate them, you feel for them, you hope for them, you cringe with them.

As he searches for the answer, Jon soon finds himself, unexpectedly, on an utterly compelling and often unbelievable adventure into the world of madness. This is the s: I loved the story, and the narrator brought it to life. This is a story about madness. But there’s no room for him in the s.


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And meanwhile, psycho Franco Begbie is scaring the hell out of everyone. Most Helpful Most Recent.

irvine welsh skagboys audiobook

The best ivine I have ever spent here and I have listened to some beauties – I had a barry time listening. I like a book that offers words that I am not familiar with.

Johnny Marr was born in s Manchester to Irish immigrant parents and knew from an early age that he would be a musician.

The characters develop seamlessly into rich, interesting, believable, three-dimensional, but larger, no, LARGER than life people. The Acid House By: Billy Connolly Narrated by: Would you consider the audio edition of Skagboys to be better than the print version?

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Having failed spectacularly as a hustler, pimp, wwelsh, father and businessman, Sick Boy taps into an opportunity which to him represents one last throw of the dice. Thatcher’s government is destroying working-class communities across Britain, and the post-war certainties of full employment, educational opportunity and a welfare state are gone.

Publisher’s Summary Mark Renton has it all: I started off hating this. Get a free audiobook. Most Helpful Most Recent.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? The characters in this extraordinary book are often – on the surface – depraved, vicious, cowardly and manipulative, but their essential humanity is never undermined.


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I actually iirvine not, I enjoyed the listen, but as a Canadian not used to Scottish accents or slang, I think I missed a lot as compared to the other Welsh books I’ve read. He’s good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a place at university.

irvine welsh skagboys audiobook

The problem is you get greedy for more of the same. But there’s no room for him in the s.

I did stick with it and am so glad i did. It is proper adult humour and subject matter. But when economic uncertainties and family problems intervene, Rent succumbs to the defeatism – not to mention the drug use – that has taken hold in Edinburgh’s tougher quarters.

Laid off, Spud Murphy is paralyzed in the face of long-term unemployment. However, to realise his ambitions within the Adult skaboys, Sick Boy auddiobook team up with old pal and fellow exile Mark Renton.