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Over the Moon Audiobook

Over the Moon: My Autobiography

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Publisher's Summary

As a young schoolboy, David Essex dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and was signed up by his beloved West Ham United. But as a teenager, he developed a passion for music, which set him on a very different path, and ultimately led to superstardom. It wasn't, however, an easy start. Scraping a living on the edges of show business was a hard slog, and he endured many disappointments.

Then, aged 23, he went along to an audition for a new musical called Godspell and won the role (Jesus) that shot him to fame. Within a year he was starring in a smash hit film, That'll Be the Day, and had written and recorded his first number-one single, 'Rock On'. It was the start of Essex Mania, and a long journey of undreamt of adventure.

From Godspell to EastEnders, it's been an amazing life. And here is David's full incredible story - in his own words.

©2012 David Essex (P)2012 Random House AudioGo

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  • Arthur
    Gympie, Australia
    6/10/12
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    "Brilliant Until the Last 2 Chapters"

    What a great, GREAT biography until the end. David , like me you came up the hard way, WestHam through and through. Why, OH , why spend so much time of a great read talking about "East Enders". !!!??

    at the end ?? You could have easily continued to give a review on' Coronation Street, Home and Away, Neighbours etc.......etc

    Brilliant start........poor finish

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Margaret
    Hinckley, United Kingdom
    23/06/12
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    "Excellent book"

    Really enjoyed this book, David Essex has an easy to listen to reading voice which conveys the ups and downs in his life in a conversational and informative manner. It is well written and I would recommend it to his many fans who have followed his varied carreer throughout the years.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jue
    Deeside, United Kingdom
    12/04/12
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    "What a dream"

    If your a big fan of David Essex what more could you want, his life story, told in his own voice, I'm listening to him as I write this, he is taking me back to the lovable lad that I fell for many years ago. If your a fan you will not be disappointed. This is my first audible book but when I found out it is his voice I had to buy it. If I could I'd have rated it a hundred + stars, but 5 stars will have to do.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • sue
    27/02/15
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    "Rock On David"

    Loved it, so much more to this man than I knew before. It was great that he narrated it himself as well. Rock on David x

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ninny.chris
    27/09/16
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    "An Utter Delight"
    What did you like most about Over the Moon?

    David's reading of it made it come alive and become believable in a way another person could not have achieved. It would have been a good listen but much better read by the person who lived it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything. Although there was not too much personal detail, as in David's private life, I found it compelling, moving and learned so much about the man and his work that I didn't know. I have been a fan since the 1970s but did not know much about his charity work for one thing.


    Have you listened to any of David Essex’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I love David's music but am not aware he has narrated any other books.


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

    Yes, I would have loved to but listened on my daily commute. I didn't want it to end.


    Any additional comments?

    A wonderful life story told by a very passionate, caring and talented man. I will definitely go back to it and listen again in the future. Thoroughly enjoyable with no padding but lots of stories of David's life and work. He's also quite a private person who has managed to keep his private life out of the public eye to an extent which is all credit to him. I would recommend this 100%. I have never been a fan of Eastenders but was fascinated by David's account of his time on the soap and unlike another reviewer, didn't think too much time was spent on this part. It is, after all, a part of his career. Brilliant, well done David. I look forward to hearing about the next part of your life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shona Hay
    19/07/16
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    "over the moon yes"

    enjoyed it very much enjoyed listening to David Essex tell me about his life ups and downs and allsorts . Lots of things that I never knew about him and some of the things he was speaking about I emembered. Told in a lovely manner just as he attended it to be yes would recommend this to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grumpy1202
    10/03/16
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    "Very interesting"

    Funny and interesting, lots of humour and love in the memories shared by David Essex

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mumoftwo
    5/12/15
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    "loved it"

    really enjoyed listening to David tell his own story very genuinely told and such a full career

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kazza6304
    20/07/15
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    "nicely read book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was lovely to hear the writer read his life story. Having been a huge fan for years felt life it was more a conversation.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The author it was a biography


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The whole book mostly his childhood as it was reflective of my own


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

    When his dad died you felt the pain through the reading


    Any additional comments?

    David has a lovely reading time very calming and relaxing. Very enjoyable book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CHARLIE
    UK
    20/05/15
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    "An amazing and very interesting read"
    If you could sum up Over the Moon in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting engaging true


    What other book might you compare Over the Moon to, and why?

    I would compare it with What's it all about by Michael Caine because both authors are lovely big hearted nice people


    What does David Essex bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Just nothing to compare to David Essex narrating the book. His expression when he is reading the book is what makes you want to listen further. A real story told by a real person is just amazing


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

    I think the summing up of his life towards the end of the book. He ended it realy well respecting the reader


    Any additional comments?

    It must be a difficult thing going over your life, the good and bad, it is nice to get to know and read about other peoples lives as it teaches you things and may help you in your own life, also nice to read about celebs life because they are extra ordinary people and do have a special talent to of been able to rise to the top as they have

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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