It’s the audiobook 15 years in the making.
Everyone’s favourite D-Generate NZ comedian Tony Martin has finally converted his 2005 autobiography Lolly Scramble into audiobook form.
Need a refresher? Here’s a Pan MacMillan blurb below:
Comedian Tony Martin has strip-mined his often unremarkable life to tell sixteen small tales fraught with laughter and detail. Choosing to ignore his many dubious achievements in the world of Australian show business (Martin/Molloy, The Late Show, a short-lived but torrid affair with Sharon on Kath & Kim), New Zealand-born Martin instead recalls dozens of tiny life-changing moments that, frankly, could have happened to anybody.
In a damning personal testimony spanning nearly forty years on both sides of the Tasman, Martin wreaks havoc as an apprentice props man in amateur theatre, attempts to corrupt his school’s ‘weird religious kid’, tries vainly to seduce an unwilling babysitter, turns an entire tour bus against him, battles an addiction to Donkey Kong, seeks to master the art of ‘kerning’ under the tutelage of a tyrannical Geordie, and is forced to donate an unfeasible amount of blood in an attempt to save his own life.
Lolly Scramble is a light but flavoursome assortment from a man who appears to have learnt very little from his many mistakes. Tuck right in, but don’t eat them all at once or you’ll spoil your dinner.
All 7 hours and 53 minutes of Lolly Scramble the audio book produced by Pots N Pans Productions is available to purchase via Apple Books now, with Audible and Amazon coming soon.
From our archives, here’s a 2005 interview with Tony, chatting to Mikey Robins and Ian “Dano” Rogerson on Radio2, talking about Lolly Scramble.
Who is reading the audio book of Lolly Scramble? Tony himself? I remember having a smirk on my face when I read the chapter about
‘Tony’s attempts to corrupt his school’s ‘weird religious kid’
since it discussed going taking this kid to see one the Dexter Riley movies starring Kurt Russell.
Yes, I believe it’s Tony doing all the voices (“including his own”) as stated in the trailer for the audiobook! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI6GONJ0MSA