Danny Baker is a national treasure with a well-documented - thanks to the recent eight-part BBC TV adaptation - and colourful life. For over a quarter of a century, he has amused and entertained audiences on both radio and television. Beginning his career at the age of 15 in a small record shop in London's West End, Danny went on to become an acclaimed music journalist and started his radio career on BBC GLR in 1989. With a unique take on life and a lot to say, Danny's latest book is full of his trademark warmth, wit and insight.
Written and read by Danny Baker.
Like all of Danny Baker’s books this is fantastic - he is a great story teller.
However, there are dozens of occasions within the audio recording where Danny restarts sentences and these have not been edited out.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Oh I have just had the loveliest few weeks listening to all three books. It’s been like having Danny back on the radio in my drive home. Have never read or listened to a better written or performed biog. Stands up and applauds. Thank you Candyman.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
There is a very different feel to this third book as it covers the death of the author's much loved dad and his own battle with cancer. There are still lots of hilarious anecdotes but the passing of Spud is dealt with with great tenderness while his description of his cancer treatment pulls no punches. I have enjoyed all three books in this series, perhaps because he describes so well a world I also grew up in. As he says he remembers everything but I seem to have forgotten so much so it is great to be reminded of a different time.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Ah Danny, I love you mate. Of the 3 volumes this is perhaps the saddest but Danny comes through it in such a down to earth way that you feel churlish for breaking down in tears. I love you Danny.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed the paper version of the previous two books, this third one became my Audible choice for the month. Whereas most audio books of a similar length will take me most of the month to finish, this one took me four days. The most intimate and sincere of all the books. Danny’s ego is at its highest at times, but we can overlook it because we get a look behind the curtain like never before. The departure of its most popular player, Spud, and Dan’s much-publicized battle with cancer are the two main topics of conversation. There are things I would have like to have been further detailed, such as the famous boozy nights with Paul Gascoigne and more on TFI Friday. Nevertheless, I have absolutely loved this audiobook. A great listen.
As funny as the first two of his autobiographies, and Danny's description of his cancer treatment is very very interesting, and shocking.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would highly recommend. Don't listen while your driving, you may crash. Laugh out loud funny.
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This is Danny's third autobiography. Going to sea in a sieve, Going off alarming. All are excellent.
Have to listen to his other books now, very entertaining book even the cancer parts.
Even the tougher subjects are tackled with enormous heart, wit and honesty. Let’s hope there will be a part 4?
This is the third in the series of Danny Baker 's Autobiographical Audio books. And covers the period when he was diagnosed with Cancer right through his arduous Chemo and Radiotherapy treatment (Spoiler alert, he survived!) right up to 2015. When "Cradle to Grave" was being filmed. It's peppered throughout with the usual funny stories from Danny's Family life plus his Media one on Radio and TV. Basically if you like DB you'll definitely find this interesting and funny. But be warned, the details of his Battle against Cancer are often unsavoury and sometimes horrific. But it'll certainly make you put any troubles you may have in your life in perspective.