Just listened to this one in the van somewhere between Mainz and Freiburg and decided that I gotta write something about it.
I really loved the book (as I wrote in a review earlier on) and I was happy when one of my travel companions announced he got the audio version with him. The next about two hours were very, very funny and I laughed a lot. I donít know how much fun you have if you donít know the book and donít come from roughly the same area the plot is laid in (Schleswig-Holstein) but I guess as long as you got anything to do the punk in the broadest sense you might like it.
The best things about this double cd is that it isnít really an audio book where someone gets locked into a studio and reads down the text but it is a live lecture by Rocko himself recorded in LŁbeck, which is quite close to where the story is laid, on reading tour. The relative geographical closeness of big parts of the audience and the fact that Schamoni does use the real names of the places as opposed to the coded ones in the book help creating an open atmosphere which is captured by the room mics. Plus the author often breaks out of simply reading for telling some anecdotes. Fortunately he also doesnít read the whole book either but rather focuses on the more action chapters mostly leaving out the ďitís so hard to go adult and find your own wayĒ parts of the book. Double thumbs up! Perfect thing for long autobahn trips. [jan]