Mark Renton
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.6 based on 57 ratings)
  • 1
    Skagboys | Irvine Welsh

    Skagboys

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Irvine Welsh
    • Narrated By Tam Dean Burn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    Mark Renton has it all: He's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a place at university. But there's no room for him in the 1980s.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. When his family starts to fracture, Mark's life swings out of control and he succumbs to the defeatism which has taken hold in Edinburgh's grimmer areas.

    Sweary, sweary

    If you can overlook the sweary nature of this book you'll be treated to a finely crafted work. The characters are finessed; displaying their frailtie..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 April 2017 by Joanne (Nedlands, Australia)
  • 2
    Trainspotting | Irvine Welsh

    Trainspotting

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Irvine Welsh
    • Narrated By Tam Dean Burn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing f****n junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total f***n embarrassment tae the selfish, f****d-up brats ye've produced. Choose life.

    Disturbing genius

    I was simultaneously revolted, irritated and in awe of this book. It is confronting, the protagonists oscillate between selfish, idiotic, cruel and pi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 September 2016 by Cynthia Cliff (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 3
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  • 4
    The Blade Artist | Irvine Welsh

    The Blade Artist

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Irvine Welsh
    • Narrated By Tam Dean Burn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Jim Francis has finally found the perfect life - and is now unrecognisable, even to himself. A successful painter and sculptor, he lives quietly with his wife, Melanie, and their two young daughters in an affluent beach town in California. Some say he's a fake and a con man while others see him as a genuine visionary. But Francis has a very dark past, with another identity and a very different set of values.

    Brilliant!

    Loved it all, the story, the narration.... Frank Begbie is s classic. Worth your time!

    Reviewed on 09 May 2016 by Dale ()