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  • By: Alan Partridge
  • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,233 ratings)
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Summary

In Big Beacon, Norwich's favourite son and best broadcaster, Alan Partridge, triumphs against the odds. TWICE.

Using an innovative 'dual narrative' structure you sometimes see in films, Big Beacon tells the story of how Partridge heroically rebuilt his TV career, rising like a phoenix from the desolate wasteland of local radio to climb to the summit of Mount Primetime and regain the nationwide prominence his talent merits.

But then something quite unexpected and moving, because Big Beacon also tells the story of a selfless man, driven to restore an old lighthouse to its former glory, motivated by nothing more than respect for a quietly heroic old building that many take for granted, which some people think is a metaphor for Alan himself even though it's not really for them to say.*

Leaving his old life behind and relocating to a small coastal village in Kent, Alan battles through adversity, wins the hearts and minds of a suspicious community, and ultimately shows himself to be a quite wonderful man.

* The two strands will run in tandem, their narrative arcs mirroring each other to make the parallels between the two stories abundantly clear to the less able reader.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2023 Alan Partridge (P)2023 Orion Publishing Group Limited

Critic reviews

'It may be the funniest thing ever committed to sound' DAVID BADDIEL

'Partridge... has become the man our time deserves. Aha!' THE TIMES

'The audiobook is an absolute dream' RICHARD OSMAN

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Thanks Alan

I love everything Alan has ever done on television and the big screen.

But this format of him reading his own words is by far the funniest most comprehensive humour i have ever enjoyed. It is my opinion that this, I partridge and Nomad are the best bits of art i have ever experienced. This is my 3rd time buying audible purely for partridge and i will happily buy it 3 more times .

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Good

Does his assistant get paid as he said her name …I hope so, Lynn is great

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Guess who’s big in the back time

Lovely stuff. Light house? Spite house more like. RIP Seldom. Now craving peppery meat rods in the sky.

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Just Brilliant As Always

A great comical story that kept me laughing. I can not say just how much I enjoyed it. Awesome listen, well performed and well written.

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Classic Partridge

Vintage Partridge. Read by the man himself.

The audiobook is the perfect medium in which to enjoy this publication.

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Consistently exquisite

Coogan and the Gibbons brothers are on unbelievable form. This made me howl as much as the Oasthouse series.

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Definitely Alan Partridge! Maybe a bit repetitive

Was a good listen, laughed out loud loads and really enjoy everything Alan Partridge.

Have to say though, that there were a few times that I thought it was rushed / repetitive / trying to get the word count up (I know that a lot of this is intentional...)

I'll still buy the next one

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Hilarious.

Very ruddy bloody funny. Coogan and writers deliver another entertaining chapter in the APCAABU (Alan partridge cinematic and audiobook universe)

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Comedy brilliance

Hilarious delivery which anyone would expect from Steve Coogan. Highly recommend spending a credit on this book.

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Fantastic

Perfect partridge, some of his best work. I listen to it all the time. Love his dual narrative

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