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  • By: Lee Evans
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  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2,230 ratings)
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Summary

Lee Evans is one of the best-loved comedians in the country; a Hollywood star able to sell out arenas in the blink of eye. But he was not always such a roaring success. Read unabridged by the man himself, the audiobook edition of The Life of Lee is an utterly hilarious and very moving autobiography, charting his ups and downs on the way to the top. Lee takes us on a darkly humorous journey through his childhood spent running wild on a Bristol housing estate and his unconventional school days, when he was publicly derided as 'a failure' by a sadistic teacher.

In this brilliantly entertaining and engaging tale, he also guides us through a grim teenage period of numerous dead-end jobs. When he was cleaning toilets and plucking turkeys, he could never have imagined that one day he would be playing to thousands of adoring fans at the O2 Arena. The reading also reveals how as a boy Lee got his first taste of showbiz, living out of a suitcase and accompanying his entertainer father around the smoky, rowdy, unforgiving working-men's club and theatre circuit. Desperately struggling to be accepted, this quiet young loner always saw himself as an outsider. But he finally met the love of his life and accidentally discovered the one place where he felt at home: the stage. The Life of Lee is a story that is like its subject: compelling, touching, charming and, above all, fantastically funny.

©2011 Lee Evans (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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sad its finished

i am so sad it has finished as i was looking forward to it for years, hopefully he will write the rest soon

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fabulous

listened to the end in one sitting whilst erecting our new shed! Brilliant well written interesting funny insight into the early daus of Lee Evans hopefully there's a following book describing his rise in the film and tv world? 10/10

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the best audio book I've bought to date.

The way that Lee reads the book, leaves you wanting more! everything ends on a positive but, you just want to know that little bit more!

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funny

funny and sad all in one, well worth a listen .
A man who deserve all he has now got .

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Lee's life story

This book tells lee's life story up until his success where it ends. The story of his upbringing is a lot more shocking than expected. If you love lee, there's no reason why you wouldn't enjoy this

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Fantastic

Did not want it to end. Really good listen. He's a real life Frank Spencer. Just a nice all round chap.

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One of the best I've heard. Tragedy to triumph.

I have to say that I have loved every minute of this book. Absolutely brilliant.

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My favorite Evans

I've never listened to a book that can make you laugh so hard just like watching one of Lee Evans live shows and yet brake your heart five minutes later. I couldn't stop listening great performance and story. You can not expect less from the legendary Lee Evans.

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Super Hyper

Lovely to hear Lee read his book , but was expecting his full life story ie how he got into the comedy business and why he's always so hyper .

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Well worth the listen

A very interesting life you have Lee Evans. Would definitely recommend it to anyone. Made even better the fact Lee did narrate himself.

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