We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.

Biographies & Memoirs

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

A. Tomkins

A. Tomkins Northamptonshire, UK Member Since 2010

Risktaker

HELPFUL VOTES
18
ratings
REVIEWS
19
3
FOLLOWERS
FOLLOWING
4
0
  • "Funny man"

    Overall

    Very funny and insightful book which will have you smirking trying not to laugh in public when you listen to it. Read in a similar manner to his stand up performances, his cheerful enjoyment in telling the stories is apparent throughout. I listened to number of passages twice as they amused me so much and may come back and listen to the whole thing again.

    More

    Life and Laughing: My Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michael McIntyre
    • Narrated By Michael McIntyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1772)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
    (438)

    Michael McIntyre has become Britain's biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.

    John says: "An absolute pleasure from start to finish"
  • "Delightful insight into a national ..."

    Overall

    This was my first foray into audible and what a way to start, this audio book was unswitoffable (not a real word I know). It is read in an a style which is so easy and comfortable that it makes it seem ad libbed and as stephen is almost talking just to you. This book covers Stephens life from the end of his teens up to the nineties and is as interesting to hear his thoughts on himself as it is the times he lived in and the people he lived and worked with. Listen to it all in less than a week, Moab is my washpot (Stephens biography of his younger years) is on my wishlist after listening to this.

    More

    The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
    Overall
    (2768)
    Performance
    (741)
    Story
    (743)

    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"
  1. Life and Laughing: My Story
  2. The Fry Chronicles: An Au...
  3. .

Meet Harper Lee

From First Lady to Secretary of State

What's Trending in Biographies & Memoirs:

  • 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
    Overall
    (2768)
    Performance
    (741)
    Story
    (743)

    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"
  • 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
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (376)

    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!!"
  • Hard Choices (






UNABRIDGED) by Hillary Rodham Clinton Narrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kathleen Chalfant

    Hard Choices

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Hillary Rodham Clinton
    • Narrated By Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kathleen Chalfant
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (9)

    Hillary Rodham Clinton's inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed.

    Jules D says: "Bring on 2016"
  • I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan (






UNABRIDGED) by Alan Partridge Narrated by Alan Partridge

    I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Alan Partridge
    • Narrated By Alan Partridge
    Overall
    (1493)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (429)

    Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder - Alan Partridge - a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future. Gregarious and popular, yet Alan's never happier than when relaxing in his own five-bedroom, south-built house with three acres of land and access to a private stream. But who is this mysterious enigma? Alan Gordon Partridge is the best - and best-loved - radio presenter in the region. Born into a changing world of rationing, Teddy Boys, apes in space and the launch of ITV, Alan's broadcasting career began as chief DJ of Radio Smile....

    James says: "Jurassic Park"
  •  
  • The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (






ABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by Bill Bryson

    The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    Some say that the first hint that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came when his mother sent him to school in lime-green Capri pants. Others think it all started with his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of rare fineness. Across the moth-holed chest was a golden thunderbolt. It may have looked like an old college football sweater, but young Bryson knew better.

    Susan says: "Another 'Bill' Classic"
  • Life and Laughing: My Story (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael McIntyre Narrated by Michael McIntyre

    Life and Laughing: My Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michael McIntyre
    • Narrated By Michael McIntyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1772)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
    (438)

    Michael McIntyre has become Britain's biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.

    John says: "An absolute pleasure from start to finish"
  • 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1407)
    Performance
    (693)
    Story
    (695)

    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.

    R. says: "The best for a very serious mind"
  • Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections (






UNABRIDGED) by Rebecca Front Narrated by Rebecca Front

    Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Rebecca Front
    • Narrated By Rebecca Front
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Sometimes things are more ordinary than you think. And sometimes they're a whole lot odder than you can possibly imagine.

    Rebecca Front has always drawn on experiences from her life in her award-winning acting and comic writing. In her debut book, she reveals herself as a master storyteller: sharp, witty, honest, and highly attuned to the absurdities of life and the oddities of human nature. By turns poignant, comic, and uplifting, Curious is a book of stories, all of them true, though sometimes perhaps a little bent out of shape in the telling.

    Helga says: "Brilliant, funny, perceptive, delightful."
  •  
  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls (






UNABRIDGED) by David Sedaris Narrated by David Sedaris

    Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (177)

    A guy walks into a bar.From here, the story could take many turns. A guy walks into a bar and meets the love of his life. A guy walks into a bar and finds no one else is there. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humour and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy. The common thread? Sedaris masterfully turns each episode into a love story: how it feels to be in a relationship where one loves and is loved over many years, what it means to be part of a family, and how it's possible, through all of life's absurdities, to accept oneself. With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why he has been called 'A humorist par excellence, he can make Woody Allen appear ham-tongued, Oscar Wilde a drag' (Observer).

    Marcus says: "funny and often disturbing"
  • How Did All This Happen? (






UNABRIDGED) by John Bishop Narrated by John Bishop

    How Did All This Happen?

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Bishop
    • Narrated By John Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (158)

    If you're a man of a certain age you'll know there comes a point in life when getting a sports car and over-analysing your contribution to society sounds like a really good idea. With a good job in sales and marketing and a nice house in Manchester that he shared with his wife and kids, John Bishop was no different when he turned the dreaded 4-0. But instead of spanking a load of cash on a car that would have made him look like a senior stylist at Vidal Sassoon, he stumbled onto a pathway that ultimately lead him to become one of the nation's best loved comedians.

    Sue McW says: "A very unique and interesting life-story"
  • Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography (






UNABRIDGED) by Alex Ferguson Narrated by Alex Ferguson, James Macpherson

    Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Alex Ferguson
    • Narrated By Alex Ferguson, James Macpherson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
    (286)

    The celebratory, revealing, inspiring and entertaining autobiography of the greatest manager in the history of British football. Sir Alex announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years in the role. He has gone out in a blaze of glory, with United winning the Premier League for the 13th time, and he is widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football. Over the last quarter of a century there have been seismic changes at Manchester United.

    Ehsan says: "Disappointing"
  • 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (255)

    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"
  • Words Pressed: A Short Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Jennifer M. Valentine Narrated by Gita Farid

    Words Pressed: A Short Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Jennifer M. Valentine
    • Narrated By Gita Farid
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Words Pressed is a short biography about some of life's issues and dilemmas. It is purposely condensed. That way, it gets straight to the point. Jennifer has had an assorted career competing competitively within the sporting and acting arena from the 1980s-2004, as well as holding positions within the public sector for many years. Surprisingly, it was her 13 years experience serving the local church that tested her the most.

  • The Last of the Black Emperors: The Hollow Comeback of Marion Barry in a New Age of Black Leaders (






UNABRIDGED) by Jonetta Barras Narrated by Ronald Clarkson

    The Last of the Black Emperors: The Hollow Comeback of Marion Barry in a New Age of Black Leaders

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jonetta Barras
    • Narrated By Ronald Clarkson
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    A gripping, informative, and balanced assessment of a commanding and perplexing American politician - the first by a black journalist.

  • Josh Hamilton: An Unauthorized Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies Narrated by Mark Holcomb

    Josh Hamilton: An Unauthorized Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Belmont and Belcourt Biographies
    • Narrated By Mark Holcomb
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Hamilton's exceptional talents and off-field issues have fans and critics alike wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why so many fans love Hamilton so much. From family to baseball to the future, all you need to know about Josh Hamilton is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of Josh Hamilton's life. This audiobook also includes all of Josh Hamilton's MLB statistics.

  • On Duct Tape and a Prayer: The High-Flying Adventures of Jack Alexander (






UNABRIDGED) by Jack Alexander Narrated by Dave Wright

    On Duct Tape and a Prayer: The High-Flying Adventures of Jack Alexander

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 36 mins)
    • By Jack Alexander
    • Narrated By Dave Wright
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    A cocky, green pilot flies an old Cessna 150 across the United States in 1994. The "Kid" and his gonzo passenger Doc take to the skies in an unforgettable misadventure. From Scottsdale Airport, the "Canary" takes off and attempts to cross the "hump" on its passage eastward.

  •  
  • The Bridges of Vietnam: From the Journals of a U. S. Marine Intelligence Officer (






UNABRIDGED) by Fred L. Edwards, Jr. Narrated by Scott Lewis

    The Bridges of Vietnam: From the Journals of a U. S. Marine Intelligence Officer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Fred L. Edwards, Jr.
    • Narrated By Scott Lewis
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    This audiobook is built around Fred Edward's journals, sent home during his first tour in Vietnam in 1966-67. His own meticulous research fits his individual experiences into a larger context, through Postscripts, extensive notes, and a thorough historical chronology

  • Carmelo Anthony: An Unauthorized Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies Narrated by Nick Hahn

    Carmelo Anthony: An Unauthorized Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By Belmont and Belcourt Biographies
    • Narrated By Nick Hahn
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Anthony's exceptional skills have fans and critics alike wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why fans both love and hate Anthony so much. From family to basketball to the future, all you need to know about Carmelo Anthony is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of his life. This audiobook also includes all of Carmelo Anthony's collegiate and NBA statistics.

  • Derek Jeter: An Unauthorized Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies Narrated by Derrick Hardin

    Derek Jeter: An Unauthorized Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Belmont and Belcourt Biographies
    • Narrated By Derrick Hardin
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Jeter's exceptional talents and off-field celebrity have fans and critics alike wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why so many fans love Jeter so much. From family to baseball to the future, all you need to know about Derek Jeter is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of Derek Jeter's life. This audiobook also includes all of Derek Jeter's MLB statistics.

  • Radical Survivor: One Woman's Path through Life, Love, and Uncharted Tragedy (






UNABRIDGED) by Nancy Saltzman Narrated by Nancy Saltzman

    Radical Survivor: One Woman's Path through Life, Love, and Uncharted Tragedy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Nancy Saltzman
    • Narrated By Nancy Saltzman
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    A life forged in tragedy, but defined by triumph. One of the most inspirational books you will ever read, Radical Survivor is ultimately an uplifting tribute to the human capacity for healing and resilience. With the added richness of letters Nancy received before and after the crash, as well as her sons' journal entries, Radical Survivor traverses the full spectrum of human emotions, offering a gift of hope for anyone faced with healing after loss of any kind.

  •  
  • Blake Griffin: An Unauthorized Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies Narrated by Melissa Carey

    Blake Griffin: An Unauthorized Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By Belmont and Belcourt Biographies
    • Narrated By Melissa Carey
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Griffin's exceptional talents and general popularity have many people wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why so many fans love Griffin so much. From family to basketball to the future, all you need to know about Blake Griffin is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of his life. This book also includes all of Blake Griffin's college and NBA statistics.