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  • Rambling Man

  • My Life on the Road
  • By: Billy Connolly
  • Narrated by: Billy Connolly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (540 ratings)
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Rambling Man

By: Billy Connolly
Narrated by: Billy Connolly
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Summary

The hilarious book from the nation's favourite comedian, Billy Connolly.

Being a Rambling Man was what I always wanted to be, to live the way I damn well pleased. I've met the weirdest and most wonderful people who walk the Earth, seen the most bizarre and the most fantastic sights - and I've rarely come across something I couldn't get a laugh at. I don't think I've ever had a bad trip. Well, apart from in the 1970s, but that's a whole other story...

When Billy set out from Glasgow as a young man he never looked back. He played his banjo on boats and trains, under trees, and on top of famous monuments. He danced naked in snow, wind and fire. He slept in bus stations, under bridges and on strangers' floors. He travelled by foot, bike, ship, plane, sleigh - even piggy-backed - to get to his next destination.

Billy has wandered to every corner of the earth and believes that being a Rambling Man is about more than just travelling - it's a state of mind. Rambling Men and Women are free spirits who live on their wits, are interested in people and endlessly curious about the world. They love to play music, make art or tell stories along the way but, above all, they have a longing in their heart for the open road.

In his joyful book, Billy explores this philosophy and how it has shaped him, and he shares hilarious new stories from his lifetime on the road. From riding his trike down America's famous Route 66, building an igloo on an iceberg in the Arctic, playing elephant polo (badly) in Nepal and crashing his motorbike (more than once), to eating witchetty grubs in Australia, being serenaded by a penguin in New Zealand, and swapping secrets in a traditional Sweat Lodge ritual in Canada, Rambling Man is a truly global adventure with the greatest possible travel companion.

©2023 Billy Connolly (P)2023 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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King Billy

Loves Billy's l books could listen all day, this wasn't the best of his, and it's a bit disjointed; but hey, that's a rambling man; still well worth a listen

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Another great listen

A great listen. Full of the usual wit and humour you come to expect but with a depth of reflection in his travels and rambling days.
Inspired me to spend more time looking and listening as I embark on my own travels.
Some great alternative insights into places you think you know.

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A fantastic ride

Billy is one hell of a Rambling Man. His Witt and humour overflow his tales of early beginnings to now. If you are a Fan this is a must listen too. You won’t be disappointed!

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What’s not to like about Billy?

You can tell that Billy‘s health is suffering a little his voice is perhaps not as strong as it once used to be not as fast maybe. But this is still the Billy, we know and love his passion for travel Is infectious. I sincerely hope this is not the last book Billy produces and I am going to go back and have a look for some of his other titles as I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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There’s only 1 Billy Connolly

Billy at his best telling hilarious stories with plenty of swear words. Listen and laugh.

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pure joy

could listen to billy tell stories all day. the man is a legend and deserves the status

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Classic billy

Absolutely loved it. Stories were great. Just great hearing him tell them like he always has.

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Billy Connolly's attitude

It doesn't matter what you think of his comedy or acting or anything else. When you listen to him you just feel fucking good about yourself and grateful.... Thanks Billy

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he has done it again

Billy tells us about his life in a way we can relate to again. even with all his money and fame he stays firmly on his feet.

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A great listen

Some great stories by an incredible man. I absolutely loved it when he cracked up telling some of the jokes, it added to the hilarity. If you're a Big Yin fan then this is a must!

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