LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

Audiobooks by John Cleese

Browse audiobooks by John Cleese, listen to samples and when you're ready head over to Audiobooks.com where you can get 3 FREE audiobooks on us

LoveReading4Kids Top 10

  1. The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List
    1
  2. Once Upon a Crime Once Upon a Crime
    2
  3. The Good Bear The Good Bear
    3
  4. DK Life Stories Black History Month DK Life Stories Black History Month
    4
  5. The Secret Garden The Secret Garden
    5
  6. A Boy Called Christmas A Boy Called Christmas
    6
  7. Christmas Stories & Poems Christmas Stories & Poems
    7
  8. Kay's Marvellous Medicine: A Gross and Gruesome History of the Human Body Kay's Marvellous Medicine: A Gross and Gruesome History of the Human Body
    8
  9. The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale
    9
  10. Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories
    10
Filter
Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide

Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide

Author: John Cleese Narrator: John Cleese Release Date: 01/10/2021

Brought to you by Penguin. We can all be more creative. John Cleese shows us how. Creativity is usually regarded as a mysterious, rare gift that only a few possess. John Cleese begs to differ, and in this short, immensely practical and often very amusing guide he shows it's a skill that anyone can acquire. Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, he shares his insights into the nature of the creative process, and offers advice on how to get your own inventive juices flowing. What do you need to do to get yourself in the right frame of mind? When do you know that you've come up with something that might be worth pursuing? What do you do if you think you've hit a brick wall? Not only does he explain the way your mind works as you search for inspiration, he also shows that, regardless of the task you've set yourself, you can learn to be better at coming up with a promising idea, refining it and knowing when you're ready to act on it. We can all unlock new reserves of creativity within ourselves. John Cleese shows us how. 'Humorous and practical ... Whether you're hoping to write a novel or paint a masterpiece, you're sure to feel inspired' OK Magazine 'His candor is endearing ... An upbeat guide to the creative process' Kirkus 'A jovial romp ... Cleese fans will enjoy, and writers and other artists will breeze through, picking up a few nuggets of wisdom along the way' The Festival Review 'A sincere and thoughtful guide to creativity, and a very useful book' Graham Norton 'Wise words on the serious business of being silly' Sunday Business Post © John Cleese 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Show more
Fawlty Towers: The Complete Collection: Every soundtrack episode of the classic BBC TV comedy

Fawlty Towers: The Complete Collection: Every soundtrack episode of the classic BBC TV comedy

Author: Connie Booth, John Cleese Narrator: Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth, John Cleese, Prunella Scales Release Date: 01/04/2020

Welcome to Fawlty Towers, where attentive hotelier Basil Fawlty and his charming wife Sybil will attend to your every need - in your worst nightmare. With hapless waiter Manuel and long-suffering waitress Polly on hand to help, anything could happen during your stay - and probably will. John Cleese’s special introductions to each episode are included in this collection of all 12 TV soundtrack episodes: A Touch of Class The Builders The Wedding Party The Hotel Inspectors Gourmet Night The Germans Communication Problems The Psychiatrist Waldorf Salad The Kipper and the Corpse The Anniversary Basil the Rat Co-starring with John Cleese as Basil are Prunella Scales (Sybil), Andrew Sachs (Manuel) and Connie Booth (Polly), with a supporting cast including Ballard Berkeley, Bernard Cribbins, Joan Sanderson, Geoffrey Palmer, Nicky Henson and Ken Campbell.

Show more
At Last the 1948 Show - Volume 2

At Last the 1948 Show - Volume 2

At Last the 1948 Show is a classic satirical TV series that prided and inspired Monty Python. Featuring Cambridge footlighters John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graham Chapman, this is arguably the finest sketch comedy series ever produced, and certainly something you do not want to miss... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the first and second series of the show, including: -Intro -Let's Speak-a English -Top of the Form -Spiv Doctor -Thief in Library -Come Dancing

Show more
At Last the 1948 Show - Volume 4

At Last the 1948 Show - Volume 4

At Last the 1948 Show is a classic satirical TV series that prided and inspired Monty Python. Featuring Cambridge footlighters John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graham Chapman, this is arguably the finest sketch comedy series ever produced, and certainly something you do not want to miss... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the first series of the show, including: -Four Sydney Lotterbys -Visitors for the Use of... -Sleep Starvation -Mice Laugh Solftly -Charlotte -Undercover Policemen

Show more
At Last the 1948 Show - The Best Of

At Last the 1948 Show - The Best Of

At Last the 1948 Show is a classic satirical TV series that prided and inspired Monty Python. Featuring Cambridge footlighters John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graham Chapman, this is arguably the finest sketch comedy series ever produced, and certainly something you do not want to miss... This is a large collection of the very best sketches from the first and second series of the show, including: -Reluctant Choir (Intro) -Psychiatrist -Secret Service Cleaner -Deadly Architectural Model -Chartered Accountants Dance -Four Yorkshiremen -Let's Speak-a English -Top of the Form -Spiv Doctor -Thief in Library -Come Dancing -Someone Has Stolen the News -Topic: Freedom of Speech -Railway Carriage -Programme Announcement -Studio Tour -Four Sydney Lotterbys -Visitors for the Use of... -Sleep Starvation -Mice Laugh Solftly -Charlotte -Undercover Policemen -Shirt Shop -Nosmo Claphanger Game Show -Insurance for Accident-Prone Man -Uncooperative Burglars -Thuggish Ballet Supporters

Show more
At Last the 1948 Show - Volume 1

At Last the 1948 Show - Volume 1

At Last the 1948 Show is a classic satirical TV series that prided and inspired Monty Python. Featuring Cambridge footlighters John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graham Chapman, this is arguably the finest sketch comedy series ever produced, and certainly something you do not want to miss... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the second series of the show, including: -Reluctant Choir (Intro) -Psychiatrist -Secret Service Cleaner -Deadly Architectural Model -Chartered Accountants Dance -Four Yorkshiremen

Show more
At Last the 1948 Show - Volume 3

At Last the 1948 Show - Volume 3

At Last the 1948 Show is a classic satirical TV series that prided and inspired Monty Python. Featuring Cambridge footlighters John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graham Chapman, this is arguably the finest sketch comedy series ever produced, and certainly something you do not want to miss... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the first and second series of the show, including: -Dance Intro -Someone Has Stolen the News -Topic: Freedom of Speech -Railway Carriage -Programme Announcement -Studio Tour

Show more
At Last the 1948 Show - Volume 5

At Last the 1948 Show - Volume 5

At Last the 1948 Show is a classic satirical TV series that prided and inspired Monty Python. Featuring Cambridge footlighters John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graham Chapman, this is arguably the finest sketch comedy series ever produced, and certainly something you do not want to miss... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the second series of the show, including: -Shirt Shop -Nosmo Claphanger Game Show -Insurance for Accident-Prone Man -Uncooperative Burglars -Thuggish Ballet Supporters

Show more
So, Anyway...

So, Anyway...

Author: John Cleese Narrator: John Cleese Release Date: 01/12/2016

John Cleese’s huge comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy’s DNA. In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway…, Cleese takes readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman), to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown. Cleese was just days away from graduating Cambridge and setting off on a law career when he was visited by two BBC executives, who offered him a job writing comedy for radio. That fateful moment—and a near-simultaneous offer to take his university humor revue to London’s famed West End—propelled him down a different path, cutting his teeth writing for stars like David Frost and Peter Sellers, and eventually joining the five other Pythons to pioneer a new kind of comedy that prized invention, silliness, and absurdity. Along the way, he found his first true love with the actress Connie Booth and transformed himself from a reluctant performer to a world class actor and back again. Twisting and turning through surprising stories and hilarious digressions—with some brief pauses along the way that comprise a fascinating primer on what’s funny and why—this story of a young man’s journey to the pinnacle of comedy is a masterly performance by a master performer.

Show more
So, Anyway...: The Autobiography

So, Anyway...: The Autobiography

Author: John Cleese Narrator: John Cleese Release Date: 01/11/2016

Read by John Cleese with an introduction by Michael Palin. This is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic home life with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work as a teacher who knew nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman. And so on to his dizzying ascent via scriptwriting for Peter Sellers, David Frost, Marty Feldman and others to the heights of Monty Python. Includes archive clips of many of his most famous moments. Punctuated from time to time with John Cleese's thoughts on topics as diverse as the nature of comedy, the relative merits of cricket and waterskiing, and the importance of knowing the dates of all the kings and queens of England, this is a masterly performance by a former schoolmaster.

Show more
Fawlty Towers: Volumes 1-3 of the hit BBC comedy

Fawlty Towers: Volumes 1-3 of the hit BBC comedy

Author: Connie Booth, John Cleese Narrator: Connie Booth, John Cleese Release Date: 01/12/2004

Fawlty Towers has become a landmark in comedy history, with its twelve episodes being shown again and again on television. These four episodes feature more of the hilarious antics of Basil, Sybil, Polly and the hapless Manuel. In 'Communication Problems', Basil has to contend with Mrs Richards, a deaf battle-axe who leaves her hearing aid off to conserve batteries. But, even his whispers are picked up by Sybil, especially when it comes to a certain horse running in a certain race. In 'The Hotel Inspectors', news that hotel inspectors are in the area sends Basil into a frenzy of excessive rudeness and then, believing one of the guests is an inspector, excessive fawning. 'Basil the Rat' sees Manuel getting a new pet, but Basil thinks the 'Siberian Hamster' is nothing more than a rat - just what he doesn't need with a public health inspector on the loose. And in 'The Builders', Basil soon finds out why O'Reilly and his men come cheap when he scraps Sybil's builder in favour of his own. Will he be able to repair the damage before Sybil returns? With John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs and Connie Booth. Llinking narration by Andrew Sachs.

Show more
Fawlty Towers: Volumes 1-3 of the hit BBC comedy

Fawlty Towers: Volumes 1-3 of the hit BBC comedy

Author: Connie Booth, John Cleese Narrator: Connie Booth, John Cleese Release Date: 01/12/2004

Fawlty Towers has become a landmark in comedy history with its twelve episodes being shown again and again on television. This collection contains four more episodes featuring the antics of Basil, Sybil, Polly and the hapless Manuel. In 'The Kipper and the Corpse', when a guest dies in his bed, it's only the beginning of Basil's problems as he tries to hide the body and the dodgy kippers which may have led to the guest's demise. 'The Germans' sees Basil trying to cope while Sybil is in hospital, but soon everything is in chaos and a deranged Basil does the funny walk for a group of German tourists. In 'Waldorf Salad', quality customer service has never been one of Basil's strong points, so when an American guest demands the comforts of home, Basil's blood pressure reaches boiling point. And in 'Gourmet Night', the cream of Torquay society turns out for a gourmet night. Expectations are high but so is the chef, leaving Basil to hunt down a suitable main course. Also contains extracts from an interview with John Cleese.

Show more
LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
CHECK OUT OUR INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE    Read More
×