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Right.

Does anybody else watch Donald Trump as a guilty pleasure? When social distancing is over, can people still keep their distance? And these days, why has everyone got an opinion on everything and insist on sharing it? Oh. Scratch that one.

From one of Britain's most-loved national treasures comes a much-needed Bible of straight-talking honesty and sharp observational humour. Fresh from months of staying at home, Freddie is ready to impart his effortless charm and wisdom on a wild array of topics.

From the significant: climate change - maybe it's our time to go? To the vital: I'm only doing things I like doing now, not the things I should.

From time-worn questions: what even is political correctness, and has the world really gone mad? To our new reality: what are the politics of Zoom, and is it okay to keep pretending my computer has crashed?

Freddie takes you on a whirlwind tour of his brain as he ponders more of life's most unfathomable questions. Like, just what do you get when you receive the coveted Toby Carvery Gold Card?

Right, Said Fred is exactly the tonic you need after experiencing all of the highs and many, many lows of one helluva year.

©2020 Andrew Flintoff (P)2020 Bonnier Books UK

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  • I. Hinchcliffe
  • 06-01-21

Dull

I’ve been a big Freddie fan for many years and I downloaded this with high anticipation. Unfortunately it ended up being a huge disappointment. I did listen to it till the end however I really couldn’t wait for it to finish. The narration really didn’t engage me and it was just boring beyond description. Such a shame

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-10-20

Cracking!

Cracking listen! in its own context Freddies' book does what you think it will. Afable northen chatter that you'll enjoy.

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  • Alex Brown
  • 07-04-21

Love Freddie but this didn’t do it for me

A couple of good anecdotes but sorry to say not a page turner for me. I think Freddie is excellent, love him on A League of their own and Top Gear.

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  • J S Taylor
  • 05-04-21

A rite gud reed

Very enjoyable proper northern book from a great Lancastrian
I think I’ll buy Andrew’s next book

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  • MK
  • 18-03-21

Makes me laugh

Great audio found myself laughing out loud in parts where I or my partner could identify with Freddie. Easy listen light hearted and fun. Didn’t think I’d like it without Freddie narrating but the narrator sounded enough like him to make you forget it wasn’t him.

Well narrated. Def Recc if your from up north!

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  • HTH
  • 04-03-21

Disappointing aimless ramble of unconnected opinions

I was expecting this to be so much more than it is. If you are a fan of Andrew Flintoff you may well enjoy this audio book.
I think it is far to expensive and has precious little content of any worth.
The price on audible at close to £30 is ludicrous!

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  • clyburn
  • 24-02-21

Merry little listen

A good listen whilst on a couple of dog walks. Told extremely well and in which some parts I did really laugh out load in public.

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  • Declan Waters
  • 16-02-21

Great to pass the time

Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff takes on many different topics in this rambling response to the pandemic and it's limitation on what we can do, where we can go and who we can see.

It's part autobiography - mostly about his roles in Top Gear, Talk Sport and In a League of their Own. To me, however, Flintoff will always be an iconic cricketer and it was for this reason I picked up the book.

It was a great bit of escapism, with Freddie's opinions on all sorts of things put down on paper almost like a stream of consciousness, such that he does contradict himself (by his own admission) quite often. But if you're reading this you're very unlikely to be expecting the author to come up with any solutions... it's more like chatting with a mate, a beer and pub (ah... bliss!!) Only thing wrong is the ridiculous subheading for the book (I mean publisher... really?) but if you ignore this it's a great way to pass a few evenings.

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  • conankelly2
  • 15-02-21

listening to this made me feel depressed

my god he is a miserable man
if you don't like the BBC you will not like this book!
I enjoy watching Flintoff on league of there own
but definitely been put off from him after this moan fess

very self righteous!

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  • Parthiban Mookiah
  • 13-02-21

Would avoid it

The book is not funny at all by any stretch of imagination. And only a few interesting phases in the book. You have to listen what he says about Cricket, presenting on TV and talk shows. He is clearly in his comfort zone when talking about those subjects . Not surprisingly his take on Cricket is quite honest, quite deep in substance and consequently you learn heaps by listening to his opinion. Rate it 5 stars. His analysis on TV and Radio is quite interesting as well and opens your eye as its not something we are all aware about by and large. His take on lockdowns, social media and "low skilled workers" show that he is genuinely a good guy at heart and has a strong sense of perspective in life about what is right and wrong.

Rest of the book is very substandard and quite garbage to be honest. Not sure what he wants to say about Brexit. Comes up with some random thing that have supposed to have happened in Oktoberfest, goes on about food in London and Spain to make whatever the point he is trying to make, among other things. He just rambles on about Brexit and you clearly realise he is out of depth on the subject. Besides that, the book is filled with lots of passages which are meaningless, which makes you wonder "what's the point?". I have already forgotten what else he wrote about. And I just finished listening to it, only 30 mins ago in a single sitting.

Clearly this is a book that came out of lockdown blues..... gave him something to do. Wouldn't waste your money on it. If a mate owns a copy just borrow to read / listen what he has to say about Cricket. Otherwise, don't bother.

The narrator did a good job. He actually brought out the northern flavour, which Flintoff tried hard to bring out in the book. Hence the 5 stars on performance.