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Publisher's Summary

The long-awaited audio edition of Peter Kay’s best-selling autobiography, The Sound of Laughter, including two completely new and exclusive bonus chapters. 

Grab a brew and some good-for-dipping biscuits and listen to Peter take a trip down memory lane, including his first-ever driving lesson, his Bolton childhood, the numerous jobs he held, right up until he found fame in the world of comedy. 

The Sound of Laughter observes the absurdities and eccentricities of family life: elderly relatives, garlic bread, cheesecake, weddings, funerals and your mum’s HRT...hear all about it from Peter, read live and direct from his own front room. 

Peter Kay is one of Bolton’s funniest comedians. His first autobiography The Sound of Laughter still holds the record for biggest selling British hardback autobiography of all time. He’s won numerous BAFTA’s, National Television Awards for his TV work including Car Share and Phoenix Nights. As well as three number chart singles - and he holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest selling stand-up comedian of all time.

©2006 Peter Kay (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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Brilliant listen

loved every minute of this.. sad it's over. the brilliant Peter Kay did not disappoint. I'll need to have a second listen

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  • I AM MICK
  • 27-09-2021

Top bombin'

This doesn't feel like Peter is reading his book, it feels more like he's just telling everything off the top of his head. This is a hilarious listen, stuff that wouldn't come across in the book as well

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-2021

Brilliant

I have loved Peter Kay's comedy for years and this reading has had me laughing out loud

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  • Susan
  • 17-09-2021

Genius….. simple as that

I have severely missed this guy in recent times and the world is a much better place for having some new media from him, I have only purchased today and have completed the book in one sitting,I loved every single minute of it and would give my right arm to meet him, he’s genuinely my hero, I have read the paper edition of the book but this is so much better having it put across in his own voice, he constantly breaks off and chats away from the book which is very very heartwarming indeed….. long live Peter Kay, I love you mate x

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  • Aiysha Shah
  • 16-09-2021

FINALLY

SO happy this is now on Audible!
Read the book when it was first released but listening to the man himself read it is even better!

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  • David Greenly
  • 16-09-2021

It’s him - it is Peter Kay

Only listened to intro but just know this is going to be a hoot.

Thanks Peter. Really wanted this to be made.

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  • Sam
  • 16-09-2021

what we've been waiting for....

so far so genius.... did we expect anything less from the great man. perfect to while away a dull shift at work

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  • WarrenBevan
  • 16-09-2021

A must!

So so good.
Unlike your usual autobiography read by the author.
Funny, light, joyful and entertaining.
Really enjoyed spending the time.

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  • 04-10-2021

exceptionally disappointed.

Peter Kaye (Man of the People) narrator of the tedious. I was really looking forward to this, but it very disappointed.

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  • Gary A Telford
  • 16-10-2021

Funny but a bit repetitive

Whilst it made me laugh out loud I found some of it a little repetitive . I particularly liked the additional comments over and above the book content. Interesting to hear about his time as a steward at Manchester Arena given he later performed there and in context of the unfortunate later events there. Overall very interesting and entertaining.

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  • CURLY GATES
  • 03-10-2021

So disappointing

PK reads this book as though he is bored and embarrassed. He is the funniest man in the world when he’s on stage but he is terrible at reading his own book. It could have been so good. Pity. I lasted 3 chapters and I couldn’t bear any more, even in the car.

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  • Yunus Mohammed
  • 19-09-2021

Top man Top book forever Kay

Top man Top book forever Kay. extra material fantastic. keep them coming. nothing else to say now

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  • Neil W.
  • 20-10-2021

Great Story

Brilliant and enjoyed the journey with Peter. Honest and pure Peter Kay magic in sharing his life's journey.

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