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The Life and Loves of a He Devil

Narrated by: Graham Norton
Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
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Graham Norton has been entertaining audiences and having fun with some of the world's biggest stars for nearly 20 years. He is loved across the nation for his delight in the peculiar and for his ability to find humour and a common ground in all that life brings.

The Life and Loves of a He Devil is Graham's funny and honest memoir on the theme of love. As he shows, it's really the things you love that make you who you are and so Graham tells his story from his Irish childhood to the present day, describing just what and who he loved - and sometimes lost - as a young boy, and his new loves and obsessions - big and small - as he's grown older. It's been 10 years since his last book and, being a decade older, Graham has come to realise that what makes a life interesting is less what happens to you and more what inspires and drives you, what you love....

From Dolly Parton and dogs to wine and Ireland, Graham tells of his life and loves with characteristic humour and outrageous candour.

©2014 Graham Norton (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

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Truely entertaining and memorable

Really enjoyed this. Laughed out loud at many points while it still feeling like a chat over coffee with a friend. The chapter about his dogs is probably my favourite.

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A great entertainer full of enthusiasm for life.

Graham always seems full of enthusiasm, energy and joy when entertaining various people. His book is just as enjoyable as his shows.

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Great read (will make you Laugh Out Loud)

If you could sum up The Life and Loves of a He Devil in three words, what would they be?

Genuine, Funny, Graham

Who was your favorite character and why?

His Mum

Which scene did you most enjoy?

His bus trip home after a night out.... so funny because we all know someone who that has happened to

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

The time he was in Texas with Dolly would have to be the most interesting

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My first Audible book (and well, book in general that I have finished in the last few years). Great listen

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Very enjoyable

Thoroughly entertaining. Graham tells his story with right intonations, a good sense of humour and some sadness where needed. Good fun read.

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  • JPD
  • 13-06-2019

What an enjoyable memoir to listen too

I only knew of Graham Norton as many of us from his talk show however this was an enlightening book memoir. Full of funny stories and wonderful to listen to Graham narrating his life. The 7 hours flew past and I was disappointing when it ended as I was enjoying it so much

Would highly recommend this book if you want an enjoyable story that will bring joy.

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Graham Norton memoir

loved it, funny, sad! Fantastic narrator, have always loved listening to Graham norton! will reccomend!

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wonderful

this was such an easy listen. amusing and funny. if you haven't read it do

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Must Read/Listen!!

Graham Norton is such a good storyteller!!
It was an absolute joy listening to him recount stories from his youth and memories of famous encounters.

I do wish there was more on his childhood and more about his inner thoughts and feelings, however as this is his second autobiography, all this maybe in the first book...

Would definitely recommend this audiobook to anyone who is a fan of his work.
Even if you’re not, give it a go.
What do you have to lose?

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  • Meg
  • 25-02-2019

Fabulous.

I could listen to this book over and over again. Well done. Beautifully written as are his two novels.

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Absolutely loved it.<br />

Loved Graham's story, his humour and that he read it himself. Lots of laugh out loud gems.

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  • Jess
  • 01-01-2015

Light frothy fun

This was a fun listen, bawdy at times, honest and personal. I enjoyed it but I was already a fan.

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  • Nelly Norrell
  • 21-08-2015

Read if you want to laugh-cry...

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I knew nothing of Mr. Norton before this book but he is now one of my YouTube staples. I wish American talk shows would try his format of having all the guests out together the whole time. I enjoy seeing different celebrities interact. Maybe they just don't have Norton's degree of skill at hosting. He seems like he would throw the best parties. He's hilarious & I wish audible had his first memoir available as well.

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  • R Fox
  • 25-03-2015

Easy and funny listen

Very easy and funny book. Also read really well by Graham himself. The book's length is perfect. Not too long. It was a perfect and entertaining listen for my hours on the road.

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  • LYNN
  • 09-10-2017

Graham Norton revealed

A funny and revealing book . An excellent read. Graham needs to do more books like this one!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-04-2017

Funny charming

Love Graham Norton. He's funny and charming and just the right amount of self-deprecating that isn't over the top. He doesn't take himself too seriously and our dogs couldn't be more similar in temperament. Found myself chuckling at my desk many times.

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  • Kristen Giles
  • 16-12-2016

Wise and Silly

Thanks Graham Norton for time well spent listening to your book. And thanks for reminding me that life is a "come as you are affair." I am also a big fan of your show and am glad you thought the episode with Matt Damon was one of the best.

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  • Sue Newhouses
  • 28-02-2015

Somewhat repetitive

As much as I love his shows I found this book a tad long. He repeats stories about his dog and Christian for example. Could have been edited better.

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  • Emily Chiang
  • 05-10-2019

What a keeper!

There is more to Graham Norton apart from his show on the BBC/BBC 2, and his stories are most evident of that statement. Norton's memoir, although (what felt like) a short book, is quite a brilliant one, an absolute keeper that sheds light on the makings of a man of Norton's prestige. Highly recommend for any fan of Norton's work that will after hearing, will make one fall in love with his colourful self all over again.

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  • Michele Carroll
  • 21-08-2019

Funny, honest, and interesting

Graham is smart, funny, charming, and unpredictable. All of that is revealed in this book. I really enjoyed listening. I now want to be his new bff.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-05-2019

Very enjoyable

Lighthearted review of the highlights of his life and career made more enjoyable by the fact he narrated it himself. Will listen to this book again,

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  • Lakeskip
  • 21-03-2017

If you like Graham on telly, you'll love this too.

A frank and amusing autobiography. We can share in his success but he never brags. Quite 'descriptive' about his relationships in parts.....then there's also lots in there about his lovely Mum and immediate family. And the dogs, he really loves his dogs. Loved it. But my absolute favourite is his recent fictional novel, now that is REALLY nice. Holding, it's called Holding.

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  • T
  • 24-10-2014

Weak, but diverting if you're a committed fan

If you are one of Graham Norton's many fans, then you will enjoy this collection of fairly trivial anecdotes. This is one of those rare audiobooks where it's crucial that it's read by the author - if you find his voice cheers you up, then you will find the book keeps you entertained while you are doing something else.

As for me, I like his TV programme very much, but mainly because of his talent for getting his guests to relax and entertain us. The book does a less good job and his stories didn't seem much more amusing than those of anyone off the street, with the obvious exception of those involving celebrities. So a mixed bag, probably best left to Norton devotees.

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  • Alison
  • 26-10-2014

I laughed, I cried, I want more!

Would you listen to The Life and Loves of a He Devil again? Why?

Yes, candid, honest and thought provoking!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Life and Loves of a He Devil?

Laugh out loud funny as expected, but the tears took me by surprise, his reading a letter from his agony column had me in bits!

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

No.

Any additional comments?

My only complaint is it ended too soon, hopefully there is more where this came from .


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  • Rebecca
  • 29-10-2015

enjoyed this very much

If you like Graham Nortons wit on TV you will love this book. Great

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  • jennifer o'sullivan
  • 20-07-2015

Amusing

Would you consider the audio edition of The Life and Loves of a He Devil to be better than the print version?

Because its read by Graham himself, in his amusing tone its very eay to listen to.

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  • VA W.
  • 23-10-2019

Fun

I loved listening to the book being read by Graham, really made it for me.

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  • CC
  • 06-08-2019

Loved Grahams approach to a biography, wish there

If you like Graham Norton you'll like this. It isn't a chronological biography; it is exactly what the title says it is. He has approached writing his biography from his life and loves. If you have any experience of the Irish culture and society you will immediately get into this book. That said it is enjoyable for all.

Personally, I recognised much of my (extended) family attitudes and experiences in this book, and it gave me some really good belly laughs.

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  • ORed
  • 06-08-2019

Love this guy

A must for fans of Graham Norton, or just a fun and poignant memoir. I don’t often listen to/read autobiographies, but I happily made the exception for this one.

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  • Gpopirl
  • 05-08-2019

I love this book.

I listen to this once every few months. it's so funny and light. lots of familiar landmarks from home in it too

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  • HarryHollyMama
  • 02-08-2019

So V lovely

Made me laugh, made me cry, made me never want to eat oysters and made me realise my "things I don't like list" has great company. Ace.