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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!!"
  • 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"
  • 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?

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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 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.

  • 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"
  • 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
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    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"
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  • Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years (






ABRIDGED) by Michael Palin Narrated by Michael Palin

    Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
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    In this first volume of his diaries, Michael Palin tells for the first time how Monty Python emerged and triumphed. Perceptive and funny, it chronicles not only his struggle to find a niche in the world of television comedy, but also the extraordinary goings on of the many powerful personalities who coalesced to form the Python team.

    Dermot says: "This might seem ridiculous but..."
  • My Animals and Other Family (






UNABRIDGED) by Clare Balding Narrated by Clare Balding

    My Animals and Other Family

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Clare Balding
    • Narrated By Clare Balding
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    Clare Balding grew up in a rather unusual household. As her father is a champion trainer, she shared her life with more than 100 thoroughbred racehorses, mares, foals, and ponies, as well as an ever-present pack of boxers and lurchers. As a toddler she would happily ride the legendary Mill Reef and take breakfast with the Queen. She and her younger brother came very low down the pecking order. Left to their own devices, they had to learn life's toughest lessons through the animals, and through their adventures in the stables.

    melanie says: "Brillian"
  • Him & Me (






UNABRIDGED) by Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall Narrated by Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall

    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) 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"
  • Frederick: A Story of Boundless Hope (






UNABRIDGED) by Frederick Ndabaramiye, Amy Parker Narrated by Barry Scott

    Frederick: A Story of Boundless Hope

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Frederick Ndabaramiye, Amy Parker
    • Narrated By Barry Scott
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    On April 7, 1994 the life of Frederick Ndabaramiye and his family changed forever as the Rwandan genocide erupted in their homeland. When Frederick faced those same genocidaires a few years later, he noted the machete that hung from the right hand closest to him and wondered if his would soon be added to the layers of dried blood that clung to the blade.

  • What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars (






UNABRIDGED) by Jim Paul, Brendan Moynihan, Jack Schwager (foreword) Narrated by Patrick Lawlor

    What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jim Paul, Brendan Moynihan, Jack Schwager (foreword)
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
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    Jim Paul's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all - his fortune, his reputation, and his job - in one fatal attack of excessive economic hubris. In this honest, frank analysis, Paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led to Paul's disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad financial practices in several economic sectors.

  • Biography of Chelsea Handler (






UNABRIDGED) by Jeff Mudd Narrated by James Earl Smith

    Biography of Chelsea Handler

    • UNABRIDGED (21 mins)
    • By Jeff Mudd
    • Narrated By James Earl Smith
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    She jokes. She writes. She acts. She hosts. She produces. Is she a budding tycoon? A whirling typhoon? Well, yes and yes. Chelsea Handler is at once a sexy, sharp-tongued comic, a highly-rated television host, a best-selling author, and, of late, a sitcom actress playing her own sister. Despite her self-deprecating humor and surgical skewering of all-things-celebrity, she has become a bona fide superstar in her own right.

  • The Wrong Stuff: The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator (






UNABRIDGED) by Truman Smith Narrated by James Killavey

    The Wrong Stuff: The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Truman Smith
    • Narrated By James Killavey
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    Between April and July 1944, Truman Smith flew 35 bombing missions over France and Germany. He was only 20 years old. Although barely adults, Smith and his peers worried about cramming a lifetime's worth of experience into every free night, each knowing he probably would not survive the next bombing mission. Written with blunt honesty, wry humor, and insight, The Wrong Stuff is Smith's gripping memoir of that time.

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






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.

  • Tim Tebow: An Unauthorized Biography (






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

    Tim Tebow: An Unauthorized Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (45 mins)
    • 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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    Travels with My Opera Glasses

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    • By Anthony Ogus
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    The author is a retired academic who has had a life-long passion for opera and who has attended many performances at home and abroad. The book draws on his numerous and geographically diverse experiences. It contrasts opera-going in different, predominantly European, countries and over time, from the 1960s to the present day.

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






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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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    Craig Rice, the author of fourteen novels, countless short stories, and a number of true crime pieces, once rivaled Agatha Christie in sales. She was on the cover of Time Magazine in 1946. However, the past fifty years have seen her fall into relative obscurity. Rice made for an interesting subject for a biography because nearly every identification point about the author was in dispute.

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






UNABRIDGED) by Mary K. Hukill Narrated by Richard Frances

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

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    • By Mary K. Hukill
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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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    An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin

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    • By Frank Heibert
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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.