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  • Over the Moon

  • My Autobiography
  • By: David Essex
  • Narrated by: David Essex
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)

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By: David Essex
Narrated by: David Essex
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Summary

As a young schoolboy, David Essex dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and was signed up by his beloved West Ham United. But as a teenager, he developed a passion for music, which set him on a very different path, and ultimately led to superstardom. It wasn't, however, an easy start. Scraping a living on the edges of show business was a hard slog, and he endured many disappointments.

Then, aged 23, he went along to an audition for a new musical called Godspell and won the role (Jesus) that shot him to fame. Within a year he was starring in a smash hit film, That'll Be the Day, and had written and recorded his first number-one single, 'Rock On'. It was the start of Essex Mania, and a long journey of undreamt of adventure.

From Godspell to EastEnders, it's been an amazing life. And here is David's full incredible story - in his own words.

©2012 David Essex (P)2012 Random House AudioGo

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Excellent book

Really enjoyed this book, David Essex has an easy to listen to reading voice which conveys the ups and downs in his life in a conversational and informative manner. It is well written and I would recommend it to his many fans who have followed his varied carreer throughout the years.

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What a dream

If your a big fan of David Essex what more could you want, his life story, told in his own voice, I'm listening to him as I write this, he is taking me back to the lovable lad that I fell for many years ago. If your a fan you will not be disappointed. This is my first audible book but when I found out it is his voice I had to buy it. If I could I'd have rated it a hundred + stars, but 5 stars will have to do.

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Good easy listen following him haring around the world!

Well, I don't envy his families having to put up with his incessant touring and travel - plus solo exploration travel sabbaticals and plus sharing him with the public. He must have been financially well off enough to have been able to stay at home a bit more over the years and perhaps his relationships might have lasted. A good insight into this workaholic's life which I hope made him happy - it certainly made me glad for my simple life - an additional bonus on hearing the book.

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Brilliant Until the Last 2 Chapters

What a great, GREAT biography until the end. David , like me you came up the hard way, WestHam through and through. Why, OH , why spend so much time of a great read talking about "East Enders". !!!??

at the end ?? You could have easily continued to give a review on' Coronation Street, Home and Away, Neighbours etc.......etc

Brilliant start........poor finish

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Rock On David

Loved it, so much more to this man than I knew before. It was great that he narrated it himself as well. Rock on David x

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Great listen

Well read, obviously…
Some good laughs, a few tears and some great insights into his life..
I would definitely advise you listen to this book, no matter if you are a David Essex fan or not.. great book..

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A little long winded

Started losing interest very quickly , all a bit lovey , not the actual insight I had hoped for really , some long boring moments

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Mediocre

I'm was a big David Essex fan back in the day . in my opinion it was very disappointing,

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Over the moon by David Essex a

A great biography about David Essex life from.him.playing in clubs playing the Drums his family life this is a follow in from.a charmed life if you are a David Essex fan you will.love reading this I really enjoyed it been a David Essex fan since the 70s 😁

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What a life!

Wonderfully frank and sincere. What a lovely soul. Great to get a fuller picture of someone I've always admired.