• Alanatomy

  • The Inside Story
  • By: Alan Carr
  • Narrated by: Alan Carr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In his first novel, Look Who It Is!, Alan told his story ('oh and what a life') with his unique twist of natural, observational and tongue-in-cheek humour that made him famous.

Alan Carr described his life story in his own words, from growing up in a football-mad family in Northampton to his rise as one of Britain's best-loved comedians. And now he is ready to divulge the next chapter in bursts of hilarious Technicolor.

©2016 Alan Carr (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd.

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Great book, hilariously delivered

Loved this sometimes really emotional,mostly hilarious, always name dropping book.

Even better than his first book!

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Loved it!

In true Alan fashion, this is well written and presented. I enjoyed his first book and this is a great follow-up. Great insight, story, and behind the scenes tid-bits. I recommend this book!

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I love Alan

From Canada, some of the jokes in the book are hard to understand but the warmth and humour shines through. A wonderful man and a laugh out loud funny book. My favourite part was Prince and Jeremy Clarkson in A&E, though I will admit I don't know who Jeremy Clarkson is.

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  • D Coleman
  • 11-10-16

Brilliant second book, full of the stuff we want to hear about.

His 1st book was good, but this covers all the stuff for the period we really want to hear about.
Honest, revealing and all read by Alan in his own unique way. Perfect.

This book has got me through a difficult time, made me laugh when I needed one, distracted me from my worries & left me feeling better by the end.

One of the most enjoyable books this year.

Thank you Alan!

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  • E. Fellowes
  • 11-17-16

Loved it

It was lovely getting the inside scoop on Alan' s rise to fame through talent, charm and all round good guy

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  • paul criddle
  • 12-20-16

really good

really good got me through a work day and was very very entertained :) !

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  • Colin McIntosh
  • 12-19-16

Superb

I don't know why but Alan just cheers me up and I'm so pleased he does his books on Audio. It makes such a difference to listen to him and the worst thing is not crashing the car by laughing so much!
Wonderful book and thoroughly recommended.

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  • M. Cassells
  • 12-14-16

Tell All Book Very Funny

Where does Alanatomy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Loved it! he doesn't shy away from telling on the guests and naming them who have been on his chat show

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alan of course

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  • Jimmy Taylor
  • 11-11-16

Cute, Funny and Truthful

Having always loved Alan Carr, both from his live shows, his previous book and his TV shows, I was looking forward to reading this book.
The book is read really well, Alan tells funny and sad stories well, and you can feel such a connection with him.
I would definitely recommend this book to all who need a good laugh, and of course any fans of Alan!

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  • Bopsta
  • 12-13-16

Hilarious

First book I've listened to from start to finish without a break. Couldn't put it down

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  • SarahD
  • 11-14-16

Thoroughly entertaining

I had listened to Alan's first book and found it to be one of the funniest autobiographies I had read/listened to. I guess I didn't dare hope that this would be as good but it absolutely is. The narration is funny and engaging - it really sounds like Alan is enjoying himself. I found myself laughing out loud in public on several occasions.
There are some wonderfully touching moments too. Alan is not afraid to be vulnerable and self deprecating. This is a joyfully unpretentious book about the world of celebrity and this man navigating his way through it, often with hilarious results.

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  • Patrick
  • 11-14-16

Hilarious

Absolutely hilarious, I laughed from beginning to end. Definitely a ray of sunshine on a cloudy winter day.

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  • Belinda
  • 05-27-17

Great listen

I haven't seen much of Alan Carr on the television so didn't realise how smart and funny he is. I bought the book because it was cheap on deal of the day, (I think he would find that amusing). Well worth full price though.

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  • jackie b
  • 05-13-19

A truly funny honest update

An honest insight into the insecurities, ridiculousness and truly hilarious nature of fame and celebrity. Alan writes like he's your friend and presents the lows and the highs of his recent career with a matured take on the business of show/comedy. Roll on number 3 !

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  • Sam
  • 05-02-17

Tore Through This One!

This book is such a fun read! It has heaps of celebrity gossip and hilarious anecdotes along with some reflective moments.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-29-22

This Is A Specstacular Read

I laughed so hard I nearly couldn’t stop. Don’t listen in your car people at the traffic lights think you’re crying…🤣🤣🤣. Alan’s telling of his stories are so human and his recollections are so on the mark - his quips are hilarious. His truthful insights into his life and career are absorbing. I await anxiously for his next coming..

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  • David
  • 04-18-20

Alanatomy is a well written, entertaining read.

This was a book I enjoyed, l listened to the entire book in a day, whilst cleaning out the garage (not a euphemism).
Alan narrates the story himself, giving the listener a refreshing insight into the life of a normal person, who doesnt seem to have been affected by showbusiness, and doesnt seem to have the huge ego often associated with high profile individuals in the entertainment industry. Alans narration gives the book authenticty and depth. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Jemma
  • 11-08-17

funny

i loved listening to Allen's voice and hearing about all the celebrity goss. very funny!

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  • Tina
  • 01-23-17

Enjoyable.

Just like he is in his show, Alan is a great laugh. Touches on serious matters, with humour.
Fun way to pass the time.