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Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse

Narrated by: David Mitchell
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Why is every film or tv programme a sequel or a remake? 

Why are people so f***ing hung up about swearing? 

Why do the asterisks in that sentence make it okay? 

Why do so many people want to stop other people doing things, and how can they be stopped from stopping them? 

These and many other questions trouble David Mitchell. Join him on a tour of the absurdities of modern life - from Ryanair to Richard III, Downton Abbey to phone etiquette, UKIP to hot dogs made of cats. Funny, provocative and shot through with refreshing amounts of common sense, Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse celebrates and commiserates on the state of things in our not entirely glorious modern world.

Photo Credit: Chris Floyd, Camera Press London

©2015 David Mitchell (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Quite Nice

What a totally feckless writer. On the other hand the reading guy was quite nice. I did initially use the word narrator however apparently 14 words doesn't constitute a review so it was changed to reading guy to appease our Amazonian overlords.

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Deserves a michelin star.

The best audible book that I’ll probably never recommend appropriately. If you like David Mitchell, this production is filled with him and his loveable “David Mitchell-ness”.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-06-2019

Great book, well read and very funny

I didn't know too much about David Mitchell before reading / listening to this book. But he seems very smart and quick witted. He reads well and keeps you engaged. Laughed out loud several times and will look out for more from him.

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  • Crispin Bateman
  • 27-06-2019

Very witty

Some people are intelligent, some people are funny. David Mitchell is one of those rare people who manages to be both. There’s a little too much politics and finance is some sections (namely the politics and finance sections, to be fair), but on the whole the spread of topics covered is well considered and expertly delivered.

Honestly, I am jealous of his skill and talent!

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  • Jack Wrall
  • 09-07-2019

It's good<br />

I like it when it reflects and confirms my own views. I don't like it when it doesn't.

4/4 Peshwari naans. Would listen again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-07-2019

Extremely time appropriate

Even though book is 4 years old and wonders in consents old by standard of its year David Michell keeps them interesting by having aggressive way of approachingt his subject and by having commentary about his thoughys in book in his writers notes only available (as far as I know in this version) in audio form. This fact alone makes me recommend this verse of book to all listeners, if not for the possible new experience then just for the fact that you can hear the author reading his own work.

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  • Paul Lloyd
  • 10-06-2019

Boring

Just a bit bloody boring. I think Mitchel can do a lot better than this.

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  • Ricki
  • 04-06-2019

Well needed perspective

A brilliant book, excellently read. If you support brexit or remain or the tories, labour, Lib Dem’s or UKIP, you will probably find something to get upset about but that’s most likely your own failings, not the authors.

I did occasionally look like a maniac whilst laughing out loud in public, for seemingly no reason which I didn’t enjoy. 10/10

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  • Jane MCALPINE
  • 04-06-2019

Bloomin’ hilarious! Better than tiramisu.

It’s like David Mitchell’s in my head, oh wait he is with audible! Buy this for a laugh, literally.

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  • Alessandro Dell'Anno
  • 04-06-2019

It's not ground-breaking but it is enjoyable

This book essentially read like a collection of satirical newspaper columns (largely because it is) and I really enjoy it. If, like me, you're tired of all the nonsense in the world, like brexit, Trump, the financial situation and all the lunatics running around like oddly pompous headless chickens then this is the book for you.

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  • Chris Hitchens
  • 03-06-2019

what an absolute load of nonsense and drivel.

what a meandering cowpat of a book. I'm actually a fan of the author and find him compelling, clever, funny and thought provoking. But this attempt pretty much contradict all of that. it's just angst that my teenager could have drummed up and not charged me £13 quid in the process. very poor

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  • Peter Miller
  • 05-07-2019

Not my cup o tea

This Audiobook struggled to keep my attention unfortunately... Though if your a big Mitchell fan you should at least give it a go.

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