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  • Title: Absolute Pandemonium: My Louder Than Life Story
  • Author: Brian Blessed
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  • Page: 497
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  • There is no one quite like Brian Blessed He s an actor, film star, trained undertaker, unlikely diplomat, secret romantic, martial artist and mountaineer He s also a brilliant storyteller who will and you must brace yourself simply leap out of the pages at you Ready Then open Absolute Pandemonium and you ll be taken on a riotous journey from his childhood, growingThere is no one quite like Brian Blessed He s an actor, film star, trained undertaker, unlikely diplomat, secret romantic, martial artist and mountaineer He s also a brilliant storyteller who will and you must brace yourself simply leap out of the pages at you Ready Then open Absolute Pandemonium and you ll be taken on a riotous journey from his childhood, growing up the son of a miner in Goldthorpe, to finding fame in Z Cars You ll see Brian falling for Katharine Hepburn on the set of The Trojan Women, suffering wires strapped round his wotsits as he was hoisted into the heavens on Flash Gordon, almost causing an international incident when meeting the Emperor and Empress of Japan, and winning round George Lucas to get the role of Boss Nass on Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace.Along the way he takes secret revenge on headmistress Mrs Jarman and her very big bottom, punches Harold Pinter, loves and hates Peter O Toole, woos his beautiful wife Hildegard Neil and braves the shocking death toll on cosy TV drama My Family and Other Animals Crammed with anecdotes from his illustrious career, this is a funny, warm hearted, life affirming, LOUD and unique memoir from a much loved figure.
    Absolute Pandemonium My Louder Than Life Story There is no one quite like Brian Blessed He s an actor film star trained undertaker unlikely diplomat secret romantic martial artist and mountaineer He s also a brilliant storyteller who will and

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    1. Brian Blessed is a national treasure actor, trained undertaker, romantic, martial artist, boxer, mountaineer, and a man with a lifetime of anecdotes which are variously hilarious, tragic, wise, interesting, life reaffirming, touching, and insightful As with many biographies, I was especially enthralled by his childhood memories during WW2 Brian s father was a coal hewer from Goldthorpe, a coal mining village in South Yorkshire He was a modest, understated hero A union man who closed down the Bar [...]

    2. A book that needs to be listened to as it s read by Brian himself I listen to a lot of audio books and this is definately up there as one of the all time greats.

    3. Prince Vultan AKA The Dynamite Kid believes life is for living And what a life Over Christmas 2015, I listened to Brian Blessed s big, booming voice No he didn t pop round for dinner, rather I listened to him read his autobiography, Absolute Pandemonium In summary a thrilling romp a fantastic, fun listen The best book I ve heard since I, Partridge We Need to Talk About Alan Its read with ebullience and enthusiasm He sings, he does the voices, he swears, he tells jokes, he does it all.The name of [...]

    4. What a man, what a life, what a fabulous audiobook.I know that this book has drawn its critics due to the total exclusion of even a mention of his first wife and the daughter he had with her, but I don t know the back story so won t dwell on it.This book is a roller coaster of fun, frolics, extraordinary stories, love and above all living life to the absolute full As he says early on, I write my own script for life and his mantra is Go for it.His career has spanned well over 50 years and been so [...]

    5. If you re looking for a hilarious memoir, this is the one for you Bonus points if you listen to the audiobook Gordon s ALLLLIIIIVVVVEE

    6. What do you mean, who s Brian Blessed Okay, remember the bit in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and don t pretend for a second you ve never seen it where the Sheriff of Nottingham turns up in his mask at Lord Locksley s castle with all his cronies and Locksley comes out on his horse and the Sheriff is all like Join us, or die and Locksley s all GOD AND KING RICHARD That s Brian Blessed.Okay, maybe you remember him from Blackadder CHISWICK FRESH HORSES No Then maybe Flash Gordon GORDON S ALIVE These [...]

    7. A friend recommended this book after I enjoyed listening to As You Wish Cary Elwes s memoir about making The Princess Bride My familiarity with Brian Blessed is largely centered around Flash Gordon, so nearly all of this audiobook was about works of Blessed s I haven t seen it took me an awfully long time to figure out what Zed Cars was.Guys, he s a nut He claims to remember the moment of his birth He claims he had stroke like moments when he was younger that resulted in him being able to read t [...]

    8. Not entirely what I d expected but a good listen none the less For me, the best thing about this audio book is that Brian Blessed himself voiced it It took some getting used to listening to his powerful voice tell the story but a few pages in and it felt comfortable like a larger than life friend keeping me company on the drive too and from work I felt he spoke rather a lot about other people s lives, particularly around his early acting career I can understand why but these were the weaker part [...]

    9. Brian Blessed a man mountain of mirth and a booming voice to match gives a detailed account of his life from childhood through to young age a young actor to films such as Flash Gordon.A humorous look at a fine man and a superb human being who i admit am a huge fan ofd i would say a fabulous five star rating is worth this book and in a big booming brian blessed voiceITS BLOOMING BRILLIANT

    10. This is a book that NEEDS to be read as an audio book How could you do it any other way Having Mr Blessed in my head for the time it took me to finish it was a wonderful treat Every time he shouted GORDON S ALIVE I grinned like an idiot So entertaining, pure fun I loved it

    11. This morning s unprecedented solar eclipse is no cause for alarm it s Brian Blessed looming into view to make your world a happier place He clearly reciprocates the great public love for him and that s so wonderful when so many actors seem contemptuous of their public image GORDON S ALIVE

    12. GORDON S ALIVE just finished it very enjoyable the book is reed by Brian Blessed himself the language is a bit flowery at times I enjoyed the sections about Flash Gordon and Peter O toole

    13. An entertaining autobiography, and you can certainly imagine the author s voice reading it as he asks you to.

    14. I do like an autobiography and especially one that has the authentic voice of its author There is no doubt with Brian Blessed s Absolute Pandemonium that you are getting the full GORDON S ALIVE version of Blessed He even goes so far to tell you in the introduction that you should imagine his booming voice in your ear as you read and there is little difficulty doing this as his frank style and bombastic nature hurtles off the page An early story about toilet trouble on the side of a mountain sets [...]

    15. Early on in this raucously time hopping collection of anecdotes loosely arranged as a story told by a master storyteller, Blessed makes an odd and entirely pointless request when asking the reader to imagine the story as told in Blessed s own, booming voice After all, it s impossible to read ANYTHING Blessed has written WITHOUT imagining it being told by the big, boisterous, beardy bloke himself, isn t it As an introduction to his life, it seems to cover the main bits his poor but decent upbring [...]

    16. Bloody best audiobook ever EVER Brian Blessed is without any shadow of a doubt the world s most interesting man, so than any commercial version And his audiobook you HAVE to experience this as an audiobook, there s no better way to enjoy it is interesting, entertaining, hilarious, and quite touching in places Blessed doesn t read the text, he SHOUTS, he sings, he swears, he emotes, he acts, he imitates, and he knows exactly how to tell a grand story You feel like he s telling you all this perso [...]

    17. Brian Blessed is a salty raconteur He tells amazing stories with a powerful joie de vivre I knew him from Flash Gordon as a child I didn t know about his BBC television stardom or his other movie exploits He had some rich relationships, including Peter O Toole and Katherine Hepburn Then there is a tender, loving, almost doting relationship with his wife, Hildegard He tells so many rich anecdotes, from mountain climbing, to boxing, to officiating the handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China th [...]

    18. My earliest recollection of Brian Blessed was in a TV series called The Aphrodite Inheritance I was fairly young at the time, and I don t recall very much about it, but I do remember this big bear of a man with an impressive voice Then he was in Flash Gordon, and he s popped up in other things over the subsequent years From various other appearances it became clear that he was an impressive storyteller, so when I ran across this book I thought it would be a fun read.And it was indeed I could hea [...]

    19. I rarely read autobiographies, in fact this is only the fourth one I have ever read I got it as an audiobook because the additional pleasure of having Brian Blessed reading it greatly appealed to me I was hooked from the moment he painted the picture of him sat in an armchair and reading He warns early on that he goes off on tangents and indeed he does, but he manages to pull the non linear dialogue off in true Blessed style, humour included At times, his words were thought provoking, inspiring, [...]

    20. I ve always admired Blessed s acting, and am glad to have read this book to learn about his experiences growing up in Yorkshire Some wonderful stories about Peter O Toole, Kathryn Hepburn, Z Cars, I, Claudius, and Flash Gordon amongst many others.I particularly like the conversational style of this book Its almost as if you re having a chat over a cup of tea Yes he s as mad as a bag of snakes, but we love him for it, and wouldn t have him any other way.

    21. He comes from a village 15miles away from me and even though he s 35 years older his memories as a child resonate with me I imagined every scene as though Brian was talking me through it personally He s larger than life and I can honestly say I had a smile on my face throughout the entire book.Such a genuine man and he s one of us.Thank you Brian.

    22. Amazing anecdotes from Brian Blessed taking in coal mining, nights out with Peter O Toole and Oliver Reed, mountaineering, boxing, Flash Gordon, and the phantom menace Hilarious in places.

    23. Funny and moving in equal measure Brian Blessed s book is a tour de force book of one of the acting worlds biggest characters Really enjoyable.

    24. If you re going to read this book I d actually suggest listening to it Blessed reads it himself and adds so much life to the text that it is a thoroughly enjoyable, engrossing experience.

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