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How to Cope with Mitchell and Webb

Narrated by: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
Categories: Comedy, Other
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

David Mitchell and Robert Webb tackle various subject matters in a 'How to Cope with...', a guide talking you through every day scenarios and situations. The subject matters discussed are How to Cope with... Being Normal; Pubs; Being Dumped, Parts 1 and 2; Coffee; Malmaison Hotels; Nudists; The Smoking Ban; Actors; Servants; and Getting Older.

This recording doesn't need to remind us just how great Mitchell and Webb are as a comedy duo, and will by no means need to even attempt at getting the listener's attention once the play button is pressed, but will simply show us once more everything we know and love about Mitchell and Webb and why their quirky hilarity and foibles work so well together.

For example: How to cope with Actors. Try "not be put off by their luvvie-ness" and "do not assume that all actors are all thick...Stephen Fry is an actor and also a world class boffin. David Mitchell's GCSE results are very impressive."

©2009 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great listen

It was great, a bit short but a big fan so nothing would be long enough. Highly reccommended if you are a fan of the duo.

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Utterly brilliant

...but I’m only saying this because I think in doing so I will appear as some sort of pansy intellectual giant, or an intellectual pansy giant, who thinks he can fobbulate witty comments in some vague delusional sense that I am one of the authors, which I’m not.

And I’m not John Cleese either, or Elton John thinking that I am in any way thinking I am like John Lennon or Paul Macartney or anywhere in their league.

In fact I am Christopher the nobody, and nobody cares, so fuck off then!

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As expected, funny, witty & interesting. Loved it!

What made the experience of listening to How to Cope with Mitchell and Webb the most enjoyable?

These clever boys never fail to delight.This was as expected, clever and interesting in all aspects.

What did you like best about this story?

The humour, the whimsy and the interesting and quirky angle form which they see things.

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  • Gwynne O'Reagan
  • 06-11-2009

Dazzlingly Funny!

Another first-rate outting for comedy team Mitchell and Webb! I have yet to be disappointed by the material from this duo. David Mitchell's diatribe on Malmaison hotels had me laughing out loud on the subway. Be sure to try this one, as well as anything else--audio or video--from M&W. You will have an hour's worth of laughs from "How to Cope..." Enjoy!

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  • Coleen
  • 02-09-2014

I wish there were more!

Mitchell and Webb alternate stories in this hour-long book about how to cope with a variety of issues. I would listen to seven more hours of this and hope they write another book like this. I'm currently listening to Mitchell's "Backstory" and recommend it as well!

P.S. You don't have to be a fan of Mitchell or Webb to enjoy this book. It stands on its own two feet.

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  • Jennifer
  • 08-02-2011

Hillarious!

That was a great laugh, especially the chapters on coffee and being dumped. One or two jokes don't translate too well if you're not English (I didn't really get the Mal Maison hotel bit) but overall it's great.
If you liked this check out That Mitchell and Webb sound.

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  • Peter
  • 24-11-2011

a bunch of bits

a best of book with shorts from an assortment of shows in the different series ..

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  • Karen Marie
  • 02-11-2017

love Mitchell & Webb

that being said, this is not their best work. has the feel of ac"contactual album." Not recommended unless you are a completist.

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  • TashaJRiley
  • 29-03-2017

Wish it was a little longer! So funny.

Their observations on life are just too richly good to not have more of them! I knew nothing about these guys, but I enjoy British humor, so gave them a shot. so glad I did.
I want more.

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  • Matthew
  • 03-01-2015

Super short

Less than an hour long as they seem to only chose a small selection of a much larger written work

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-2012

I was laughing for 100 km

This made an hour long drive go by in a flash .
These guys a great , I feel like it is done for TV but I miss nothing

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  • AndyPellew
  • 02-05-2017

Fantastic! Shame it's so short ..

What made the experience of listening to How to Cope with Mitchell and Webb the most enjoyable?

The fact they're reading it. A chapter each (not together) but it's still brilliant to hear.

What did you like best about this story?

The highlights of the book, good material well delivered

Have you listened to any of David Mitchell and Robert Webb ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is shorter than their other audio stories at just over an hour. And it is just them recording a chapter each (never together).

It doesn't compare to anything else; this is just them being funny. If you like Mitchell and Webb, you'll love it ... if you don't why are you reading the reviews? Move on.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh. Definitely.

Any additional comments?

Shame we can't have the whole book unabridged in audio (although given the description of the "missing" picture perhaps it's with good reason!).

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  • Nick Evans
  • 23-10-2009

Disappointed

I normally like these guys but this audio felt like something they wrote on a napkin one lunchtime. Too short and not too funny

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  • jack beddoe
  • 19-03-2017

Nice little book

Really funny, bit short but understandable as the actual book is very visual. Still good

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  • Niko
  • 07-01-2020

1 hour of mildly interesting nonsense.

Normally a huge fan of M&W.

When purchasing this I didn't realise that it was only an hour long. 1 credit, essentially £8 for back of the napkin humour.

Rarely have I ever actually been incensed by a purchase but this is one of those times. I blame myself partially for not noticing the short length as an 'edited highlights' (wtf is that anyway???), essentially full price for a 'taster'. However I won't blame myself for the sub par, random, unconnected nonsense that they cover in this. I genuinely gave maybe 1 smile and one small 'huff' laugh the entire way through.

Take this crap down. Seriously.

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  • Tracy
  • 30-05-2019

a great mini book

If you like their stuff you will like this what more could I really say.

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  • Oliver Shorten
  • 29-02-2016

Average

Not that good, somewhat banile. There are worse books for the money but not really worth it.

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  • Alex Harrison
  • 03-09-2019

Short. Too short

I know it says how long it is in the description, so I know it is my fault for not checking. One hour feels like a wasted credit.

funny as it was, I thought I'd got to the end of chapter one, only to find it was the end of the book.

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  • martin
  • 08-04-2016

good book to leave on the coffee table

excellent and really enjoyed. It is a book I will now be buying as a hard copy.