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  • "Not bad"

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    Worth a listen to. It is what you'd expect really, the story of rags to riches the struggles he had in the early years and then some amusing stories about him and other Hollywood actors, no out of the ordinary revelations or anecdotes but I did enjoy it on the whole

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    The Elephant to Hollywood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Michael Caine
    • Narrated By Michael Caine
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    Sir Michael Caine is loved not just for his many films, but for his warmth, honesty, and humour in describing every aspect of his life from his humble South London beginnings to performing alongside the greatest Hollywood actors of the day.

    Justin says: "Audiobook beats Hardback!!!"
  • "Deadpan Funny"

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    I'm now in my early 40's so this was my era of clubbing and although I never went I was familiar with the goings on at the Hacienda. Read brilliantly and deadpan funny by the author. Worth a listen to by any northerner of my age who used to go to the early raves and clubs

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    The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Peter Hook
    • Narrated By Peter Hook
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    Peter Hook, as co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, has been shaping the course of popular music for 30 years. He provided the propulsive bass guitar melodies of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' and the bestselling 12-inch single ever, 'Blue Monday' among many other songs.

    Steve K says: "Deadpan Funny"
  • "Interesting"

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    Not mind blowing or addictive listening but I did enjoy it and narrated very well by the author

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    The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World's Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dom Joly
    • Narrated By Dom Joly
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    Ever since he can remember, Dom Joly has been fascinated by travel to odd places. In part this stems from a childhood spent in war-torn Lebanon, where instead of swapping marbles in the schoolyard, he had a shrapnel collection -- the schoolboy currency of Beirut. These early experiences left Dom with a profound loathing for the sanitized experiences of the modern-day travel industry and a taste for the darkest of places.

    Helena says: "Amusing, engaging and thought-provoking"
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  • More Fool Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Following on from his hugely successful first book, The Fry Chronicles, comes the second chapter in Stephen Fry's life. This unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of More Fool Me is performed by Stephen Fry himself.

  • Bonkers: My Life in Laughs (






UNABRIDGED) by Jennifer Saunders Narrated by Jennifer Saunders

    Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jennifer Saunders
    • Narrated By Jennifer Saunders
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    Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving, and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends, and occasional heartache - but never misery. Bonkers is full of riotous adventures.

    Sandra says: "Absolutely Fabulous!!"
  • Walking Home: My Family and Other Rambles (






UNABRIDGED) by Clare Balding Narrated by Clare Balding

    Walking Home: My Family and Other Rambles

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Clare Balding
    • Narrated By Clare Balding
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    In Clare Balding's family, walking just took too long - she galloped through the countryside and she galloped through life. Then, in 1999, Clare took a call from a BBC producer looking for a presenter for a new radio series. "Do you walk?" she asked. "Well, I walk the dog...." That series, Ramblings, is still going strong - and Clare's caught the walking bug. Now she wants her family to share some of that pleasure. Her and her brother Andrew are determined to conquer the Wayfarer's Walk, a 71-mile route. What could possibly go wrong?

  • The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen Fry Narrated by Stephen Fry

    The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of Fry's most turbulent and least-well-known years, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.

    Mary says: "Hours of delighted listening"
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  • Is It Just Me? (






UNABRIDGED) by Miranda Hart Narrated by Miranda Hart

    Is It Just Me?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Miranda Hart
    • Narrated By Miranda Hart
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    Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you, too, dear listener) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path.

    alison says: "SUCH FUN!!!"
  • The Life of Lee (






UNABRIDGED) by Lee Evans Narrated by Lee Evans

    The Life of Lee

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Lee Evans
    • Narrated By Lee Evans
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    Lee Evans is one of the best-loved comedians in the country; a Hollywood star able to sell out arenas in the blink of eye. But he was not always such a roaring success. Read unabridged by the man himself, the audiobook edition of The Life of Lee is an utterly hilarious and very moving autobiography, charting his ups and downs on the way to the top.

    C says: "Excellent"
  • That Close (






UNABRIDGED) by Suggs Narrated by Suggs

    That Close

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Suggs
    • Narrated By Suggs
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    Suggs is one of pop music's most enduring and likeable figures. Read by the author himself with the assured style and wit of a natural raconteur, this hugely entertaining and insightful autobiography takes you from his colourful early life on a North London council estate, through the heady early days of Punk and 2-Tone, to the eighties, where Madness became the biggest selling singles band of the decade.

    Marion Nash says: "Time spent with Suggs"
  • The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh, and Lead (






ABRIDGED) by Richard Branson Narrated by Richard Branson

    The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh, and Lead

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Richard Branson
    • Narrated By Richard Branson
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    In September 2012, a YouGov poll conducted in Britain found that the person British workers would most like as their manager was Sir Richard Branson. With over 40 years in business, Richard Branson is an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects and an iconic business leader. In The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead, Richard shares and distils his secrets of leadership and success.

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street (






UNABRIDGED) by Jordan Belfort Narrated by Eric Meyers

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jordan Belfort
    • Narrated By Eric Meyers
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    Stock market multimillionaire at 26, federal convict at 36, he partied like a rock star, lived like a king, and barely survived his rise and fall as an American entrepreneurial icon. By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting.

    Tara says: "The 'Real' Wolf"
  • What I Know for Sure (






UNABRIDGED) by Oprah Winfrey Narrated by Oprah Winfrey

    What I Know for Sure

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Oprah Winfrey
    • Narrated By Oprah Winfrey
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    The inspirational wisdom of Oprah Winfrey, collected for the first time in a beautiful book. After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, 'What do you know for sure?' Oprah Winfrey began writing the 'What I Know For Sure' column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take 'stock of her life', Oprah has penned one column a month over the last 14 years.

  • Survivor on the River Kwai (






UNABRIDGED) by Reg Twigg Narrated by Michael Tudor Barnes

    Survivor on the River Kwai

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Reg Twigg
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
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    Called up in 1940, Reg expected to be fighting Germans. Instead, he found himself caught up in the fall of Singapore to the Japanese. What followed were three years of hell, moving from one camp to another along the Kwai river, building the infamous Burma railway. Reg made the deadly jungle work for him. With an ingenuity that is astonishing, he trapped and ate lizards, harvested pumpkins from the canteen rubbish heap and with his homemade razor became camp barber.

    Seasider says: "Humbling"
  • Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Walter Isaacson Narrated by Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson

    Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
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    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

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UNABRIDGED) by Mary K. Hukill Narrated by Richard Frances

    I'm a Caregiver! Who Said This Was Easy: A Humorous Look at My Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Mary K. Hukill
    • Narrated By Richard Frances
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    This audiobook shows my journey as a caregiver for my mom. This can show what you may see in your journey, what can be done, what to do, and some ideas. Hope you have great luck in your journey. Remember to eat well, rest when you can, and keep positive. Enjoy the opportunity in taking care of a loved one. It is a gift.

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UNABRIDGED) by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies Narrated by Alex L. Vincent

    Tim Tebow: An Unauthorized Biography

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    • By Belmont and Belcourt Biographies
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    ''Tebow-mania'' has fans and critics alike questioning his motives and looking for where God and his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why so many fans are ''Tebowing'' alongside their new national hero. From family to football to the future, all you need to know about Tim Tebow is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of Tim Tebow's life.

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UNABRIDGED) by Scott Terry Narrated by Jason P. Hilton

    Cowboys, Armageddon, and the Truth: How a Gay Child was Saved from Religion

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Scott Terry
    • Narrated By Jason P. Hilton
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    Cowboys, Armageddon, and the Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion offers an illuminating glimpse into a child's sequestered world of abuse, homophobia, and religious extremism. Scott Terry's memoir is a compelling, poignant and occasionally humorous look into the Jehovah's Witness faith - a religion that refers to itself as The Truth - and a brave account of Terry's successful escape from a troubled past.

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UNABRIDGED) by Frank Heibert Narrated by John Feather

    An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Frank Heibert
    • Narrated By John Feather
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    That a Jew living in Nazi Berlin survived the Holocaust at all is surprising. That he was a homosexual and a teenage leader in the resistance and yet survived is amazing. But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and without vitriol, and has written about it so beautifully is truly miraculous. This is Gad Beck's story.

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    Who Was That Lady?: Craig Rice: The Queen of Screwball Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Marks
    • Narrated By Natalie Baker Shirer
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UNABRIDGED) by Anthony Ogus Narrated by Anthony Ogus

    Travels with My Opera Glasses

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    • By Anthony Ogus
    • Narrated By Anthony Ogus
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UNABRIDGED) by Harry Bucknall Narrated by Roger Davis

    Like a Tramp, Like a Pilgrim: On Foot, Across Europe to Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Harry Bucknall
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    Queen of Thieves: The True Story of "Marm" Mandelbaum and Her Gangs of New York

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    • By J. North Conway
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
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    Queen of Thieves is the gritty, fast-paced story of Fredericka "Marm" Mandelbaum, a poor Jewish woman who rose to the top of her profession in organized crime during the Gilded Age in New York City. During her more than twenty-five-year reign as the country's top receiver of stolen goods, she accumulated great wealth and power inconceivable for women engaged in business, legitimate or otherwise.