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  • Three Tales of Chemical Romance
  • By: Irvine Welsh
  • Narrated by: Tam Dean Burn Burn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)

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Ecstasy

By: Irvine Welsh
Narrated by: Tam Dean Burn Burn
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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin. 

Rebecca Navarro, best-selling authoress of Regency romances, suffers a paralysing stroke. Assisted by her nurse, Rebecca plans her revenge on her unfaithful husband. But will Freddy Royle, hospital trustee, celebrity and necrophiliac, thwart those plans?

Dave Thornton, soccer thug, has lost his heart to flawed beauty Samantha Worthington. Together they go in search of the man who marketed the drug that crippled her - in order to cripple him. 

Lloyd from Leith has a transfiguring passion for the unhappily married Heather. Together they explore the true nature of house music and chemical romance. Will their ardour fizzle and die in the grim backstreets of Edinburgh, or will it ignite and blaze like a thousand suns?

©1996 Irvine Welsh (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Far too disturbing for me.

Too much. I found it disturbing rather than entertaining. couldn't finish listening so deleted before the end of second story.

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Amazing

Can't beat Welsh and Burn combo.

Hope they redo the others and not the abridged versions.

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crazy Welsh

everything you come to expect from the legend that is Irvine Welsh , crazy twists , interlocking story lines , absolutely fantastic .

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Not the best / Awkward narration

Usually a big fan of both Welsh and T D Burn but this was a set of stories to make you wince with some awkward iffy narration at times (especially the accents)

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An imitation of his better work

Amateurish writing, minimal character depth and vulgar. The first story is shambolic, second, tries to be different. I was shocked because I love Irvine Welsh and this is an effort that, other than the third story that is timidly entertaining is designed to shock. The only shock is how poorly it is constructed. Read Skagboys or any other Welch novel

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Weird, wacky and wonderful !!

Another excellent collection of short stories from the author. He does not disappoint with his usual disturbing look at society (from a point of view lol)
Tam Dean Burn provides an excellent performance (again !!) and brings the author’s books to life.
Not for those of a weak disposition….but GGTTH

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Story 3!! So good, laugh-out-loud

Crazy tales, fantastic performance.
If you’ve ever been on the club scene, Lloyd’s experience will make you lol! Recommend

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More Welsh Magic

If you are a fan of Irvine Welsh, this is a must for you. Short stories, each more wild and mental than the next. Tam Dean Burn brings the stories to life with passion and great performance as always.

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Great!

Some strange stories but Irvine Welsh is always great. Sick and humorous at the same time. Never fails to make me laugh.

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