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Alan Partridge: Big Beacon

By: Alan Partridge
Narrated by: Alan Partridge
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Publisher's Summary

In Big Beacon, Norwich's favourite son and best broadcaster, Alan Partridge, triumphs against the odds. TWICE.

Using an innovative 'dual narrative' structure you sometimes see in films, Big Beacon tells the story of how Partridge heroically rebuilt his TV career, rising like a phoenix from the desolate wasteland of local radio to climb to the summit of Mount Primetime and regain the nationwide prominence his talent merits. 

But then something quite unexpected and moving, because Big Beacon also tells the story of a selfless man, driven to restore an old lighthouse to its former glory, motivated by nothing more than respect for a quietly heroic old building that many take for granted, which some people think is a metaphor for Alan himself even though it's not really for them to say.* 

Leaving his old life behind and relocating to a small coastal village in Kent, Alan battles through adversity, wins the hearts and minds of a suspicious community, and ultimately shows himself to be a quite wonderful man. 

* The two strands will run in tandem, their narrative arcs mirroring each other to make the parallels between the two stories abundantly clear to the less able reader.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2023 Alan Partridge (P)2023 Orion Publishing Group Limited

Critic Reviews

'It may be the funniest thing ever committed to sound' DAVID BADDIEL

'Partridge... has become the man our time deserves. Aha!' THE TIMES

'The audiobook is an absolute dream' RICHARD OSMAN

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Gibbons Partridge is the best Partridge. They get better and better. Gag density extremely high.

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Reliably Brilliant

Comic genius again. Alan Patridges skewed perspectives of the world around him never fail to delight.

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Classic Alan

Coogan and co nail it again. Another classic piece of character comedy. How do they make every single line funny? An incredible piece of writing and note perfect performance.

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Top quality Partridge

Partridge at his finest- the Gibbons brothers have elevated Alan to new heights and the flame burns brighter than ever. Incredible writing & beautifully delivered by the great man himself

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Wasn’t expecting this

Another Classic. Thirteen more words are required. Now eight more. And now we are done.

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Don’t let this ride end!

More hilarious genius from Coogan and the Gibbons brothers. Brilliantly performed, full of Partridgisms and some genuine pathos.

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Another gem from a brilliant mind!!

So good, so clever, and so many laugh out loud moments. Please keep them coming!!!

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