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Steve

Steve Haverhill, United Kingdom Member Since 2009
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    Took me back to my youth, didn`t answer all the questions about the comings & goings of ex band members but enjoyed it very much. How many of us wished we could of spent the eighties living like this?

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    In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Taylor
    • Narrated By John Taylor
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    A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn't an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. John formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the spring of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit. In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs and the lows.

    Amazon Customer says: "Brilliant!"
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    Bloody brilliant laughed from start to finish. The asides & interruptions by Jack & Michael whilst the other was reading his personal account made it even more entertaining.

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    Him & Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall
    • Narrated By Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall
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    Jack and Michael Whitehall perform their laugh-out-loud autobiography Him & Me as a unique dual-voiced comedy audiobook, filled with ad-libs, asides, and comic dialogue to create a uniquely funny listen. Jack and Michael open up the rich and plentiful family lore archives on topics such as Jack's nanny's enormous feet, Michael's lifetime touchline ban from Jack's prep-school and the Whitehall collection of downright weird and eccentric relatives.

    Jane says: "The most fun you can have with your clothes on!"
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    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
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UNABRIDGED) by Dave Gorman Narrated by Dave Gorman

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    • By Dave Gorman
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    M says: "Made me laugh, very entertaining."
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UNABRIDGED) by Stephen Fry Narrated by Stephen Fry

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    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Mary says: "Hours of delighted listening"
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UNABRIDGED) by Omid Djalili Narrated by Omid Djalili

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    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Omid Djalili
    • Narrated By Omid Djalili
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  • Walking Home: My Family and Other Rambles (






UNABRIDGED) by Clare Balding Narrated by Clare Balding

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    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Clare Balding
    • Narrated By Clare Balding
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    • 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!!"
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UNABRIDGED) by Miranda Hart Narrated by Miranda Hart

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    • 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!!!"
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    • By One Direction
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UNABRIDGED) by Stephen Fry Narrated by Stephen Fry

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    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    John says: "An Honest Account"
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UNABRIDGED) by Lee Evans Narrated by Lee Evans

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    • By Lee Evans
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    • By Alan Partridge
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