Download Biographies & Memoirs Audio Books | Biographies & Memoirs Audio Books - Best Sellers & New Releases | Audible Audiobooks | Audible.co.uk
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

James

James Bath, United Kingdom Member Since 2012

Audio Addict - Love to listen when going to work or working out, waking up or passing out.

HELPFUL VOTES
67
ratings
REVIEWS
124
28
FOLLOWERS
FOLLOWING
12
4
  • "cigarettes and alcohol!"

    Overall
    Performance
    Story


    A complex and really interesting woman, this is an eye opening audiobook, beautifully read by William Hope, this is as much a description of the relationship between her and the ghost writer as about Ava Gardner which is what makes it so different. Highly recommended!

    More

    Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Peter Evans, Ava Gardner
    • Narrated By William Hope
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    This wickedly candid memoir that Ava Gardner dared not publish during her lifetime offers a revealing self-portrait of the film legend's life and loves in Hollywood's golden age. Ava Gardner was one of Hollywood's great stars during the 1940s and '50s, an Oscar-nominated leading lady who co-starred with Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, and Humphrey Bogart, among others. But this riveting account of her storied life and career had to wait for publication until after her death, so concerned was Gardner with its frankness.

    Alison St Pierre says: "Totally absorbing, fascinating and all consuming!"
  • "Moving, shocking and completely abs..."

    Overall
    Performance
    Story


    Definitely one of the best things I've listened to this year, its part historical, part thriller, part biography...... Its the entwining of the lives of two extraordinary people (extraordinary for very different reasons) that make this book so mesmerising. It really gives a sense of scale to the evil that is within living memory.

    Incredible audiobook!

    More

    Hanns and Rudolf: The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Thomas Harding
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Hanns Alexander was the son of a wealthy German family who fled Berlin for London in the 1930s. Rudolf Höss was a farmer and soldier who became Kommandant of Auschwitz and oversaw the deaths of over a million people. In the aftermath of World War II, the first British War Crimes Investigation Team is assembled to hunt down the senior Nazi officials responsible for the greatest atrocities the world has ever seen.

    James says: "Moving, shocking and completely absorbing"
  • "Complete evil Genius... Amazing."

    Overall



    This is an incredible AudioBook, i decided to hate Coogan after seeing him appoint himself on some government lobbying press advisory board, which actually proved that he is more than just part Partridge.

    This Audiobook however actually elevates to genius level, it's so much better than his TV shows, which (though great) need to aim for a quick laugh, this builds and builds. He literally becomes Alan Partridge, brand Partridge, regal, misjudged, and you can't help but bask in his glory.



    BUY IT!



    More

    I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Alan Partridge
    • Narrated By Alan Partridge
    Overall
    (1402)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (334)

    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"
  1. Ava Gardner: The Secret C...
  2. Hanns and Rudolf: The Ger...
  3. I, Partridge: We Need to ...
  4. .

A powerful and emotional true story

Behind-the-scenes with a legend

What's Trending in Biographies & Memoirs:

  • Bonkers: My Life in Laughs (






UNABRIDGED) by Jennifer Saunders Narrated by Jennifer Saunders
    Play Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

    Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jennifer Saunders
    • Narrated By Jennifer Saunders
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (236)

    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!!"
  • Is It Just Me? (






UNABRIDGED) by Miranda Hart Narrated by Miranda Hart
    Play Is It Just Me?

    Is It Just Me?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Miranda Hart
    • Narrated By Miranda Hart
    Overall
    (1281)
    Performance
    (564)
    Story
    (567)

    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"
  • The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen Fry Narrated by Stephen Fry
    Play The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography

    The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
    Overall
    (2567)
    Performance
    (538)
    Story
    (536)

    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"
  • Life and Laughing: My Story (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael McIntyre Narrated by Michael McIntyre
    Play Life and Laughing: My Story

    Life and Laughing: My Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michael McIntyre
    • Narrated By Michael McIntyre
    Overall
    (1664)
    Performance
    (331)
    Story
    (327)

    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"
  •  
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (






UNABRIDGED) by Jordan Belfort Narrated by Eric Meyers
    Play The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jordan Belfort
    • Narrated By Eric Meyers
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (140)

    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"
  • Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography (






UNABRIDGED) by Alex Ferguson Narrated by Alex Ferguson, James Macpherson
    Play Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography

    Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Alex Ferguson
    • Narrated By Alex Ferguson, James Macpherson
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (225)

    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"
  • I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan (






UNABRIDGED) by Alan Partridge Narrated by Alan Partridge
    Play I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

    I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Alan Partridge
    • Narrated By Alan Partridge
    Overall
    (1402)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (334)

    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"
  • Him & Me (






UNABRIDGED) by Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall Narrated by Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall
    Play Him & Me

    Him & Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall
    • Narrated By Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (166)

    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!"
  •  
  • Twelve Years a Slave (






UNABRIDGED) by Solomon Northup Narrated by Hugh Quarshie
    Play Twelve Years a Slave

    Twelve Years a Slave

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Solomon Northup
    • Narrated By Hugh Quarshie
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (96)

    Hugh Quarshie reads the extraordinary autobiography of Solomon Northup. His harrowing true story, first published in 1853, was a key factor in the national debate over slavery prior to the American Civil War, significantly changing public opinion on the topic of abolition. It tells the horrifying tale of Solomon Northup, an educated, free black man living with his wife and children in New York State, whose life takes an appalling turn when he is kidnapped, drugged and sold into slavery.

    Venetia says: "This is a book for the school curriculum"
  • Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Walter Isaacson Narrated by Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
    Play Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
    Overall
    (1422)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (286)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "A fascinating insight into a flawed genius"
  • How Did All This Happen? (






UNABRIDGED) by John Bishop Narrated by John Bishop
    Play How Did All This Happen?

    How Did All This Happen?

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Bishop
    • Narrated By John Bishop
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (104)

    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.

    Mrs. S. A. McWhinnie says: "A very unique and interesting life-story"
  • James Gandolfini: The Real Life of the Man Who Made Tony Soprano (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Bischoff Narrated by John Ventimiglia
    Play James Gandolfini: The Real Life of the Man Who Made Tony Soprano

    James Gandolfini: The Real Life of the Man Who Made Tony Soprano

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Dan Bischoff
    • Narrated By John Ventimiglia
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    James Gandolfini: The Real Life of the Man Who Made Tony Soprano is the first biography of the actor, who died in June 2013 at age 51, widely recognized as one of the best - and most defining - actors of his generation. The audiobook, as performed by Gandolfini's Sopranos co-star John Ventimiglia (Artie Bucco), is informed by fresh interviews with Sopranos actors, HBO executives, the star's acting teachers and coaches, his childhood friends, buddies from his days as a nightclub bouncer, and Hollywood figures including the directors of his posthumously released films.

  • The Imaginary Girlfriend (






UNABRIDGED) by John Irving Narrated by Joe Barrett
    Play The Imaginary Girlfriend

    The Imaginary Girlfriend

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Dedicated to the memory of two wrestling coaches and two writer friends, The Imaginary Girlfriend is John Irving's candid memoir of his twin careers in writing and wrestling. The award-winning author of best-selling novels from The World According to Garp to In One Person, Irving began writing when he was 14, the same age at which he began to wrestle at Exeter. He competed as a wrestler for 20 years, was certified as a referee at 24, and coached the sport until he was 47.

  • Boys: An Anthology (






UNABRIDGED) by Nico Lang (editor), Zach Stafford (editor) Narrated by Topher Payne
    Play Boys: An Anthology

    Boys: An Anthology

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Nico Lang (editor), Zach Stafford (editor)
    • Narrated By Topher Payne
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Boys is an anthology of essays showcasing the voices, stories, and lives of gay, queer, and trans men from around the world. Through these essays, listeners are allowed an intimate glimpse into moments like the time one of the boys accidentally came out as gay on MySpace, another was kidnapped by his mother who wanted to "pray the gay away", to the first time a boy went to a leather bar after transitioning to male and before he became a famous porn artist and performer. Boys shows listeners that at the end of the day, there isn't one type of boy in the world, but lots of boys with all their own stories.

  • Dakota Christmas (






UNABRIDGED) by Joseph Bottum Narrated by Brian Troxell
    Play Dakota Christmas

    Dakota Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (44 mins)
    • By Joseph Bottum
    • Narrated By Brian Troxell
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    A memoir of childhood Christmases on the South Dakota plains. By turns sweet and comic, sentimental and serious, Joseph Bottum's Dakota Christmas is an instant Christmas classic. In this beautifully written account of the mad joys and wild emotions of Christmas for children, Bottum captures the universal spirit of the season even while he recounts his memories with a sharp particularity that brings them alive for listeners.

  • Searching for Dave Chappelle (






UNABRIDGED) by Jason Zinoman Narrated by Christian Rummel
    Play Searching for Dave Chappelle

    Searching for Dave Chappelle

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Jason Zinoman
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    In 2005, Dave Chappelle left show business at the height of his fame, giving up a small fortune and the hottest new television show in many years. In so doing, he transformed from being one of the greatest comics of his generation into one of the most enigmatic ever. In Searching for Dave Chappelle, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of The New York Times, sorts through the myriad theories and examines what happened to this singular artist.

  •  
  • Lessons from a Drug Lord: The Most Unexpected Lessons from the Most Unexpected Person (






UNABRIDGED) by Shaun Attwood Narrated by Joe Geoffrey
    Play Lessons from a Drug Lord: The Most Unexpected Lessons from the Most Unexpected Person

    Lessons from a Drug Lord: The Most Unexpected Lessons from the Most Unexpected Person

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Shaun Attwood
    • Narrated By Joe Geoffrey
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    A self-help audiobook like no other. From the author of the best-selling Hard Time, and seen on Locked Up Abroad, Shaun Attwood took his business degree to Phoenix, Arizona, where he became an award winning stockbroker and then a millionaire day trader during the dot-com bubble. But Shaun became greedy and lost sight of what was important. Lessons from a Drug Lord is his account of the time Shaun spent submerged in a nightmarish world of drugs and gangs.

  • How To Get a Bad Haircut Without Even Trying (






UNABRIDGED) by Will Bevis Narrated by Gary Roelofs
    Play How To Get a Bad Haircut Without Even Trying

    How To Get a Bad Haircut Without Even Trying

    • UNABRIDGED (16 mins)
    • By Will Bevis
    • Narrated By Gary Roelofs
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Never get a haircut from a woman who Has Just Got a Divorce. It's a real bad idea. I'm living proof.

  • Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything (






UNABRIDGED) by Sally Magnusson Narrated by Sally Magnusson
    Play Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything

    Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Sally Magnusson
    • Narrated By Sally Magnusson
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Regarded as one of the finest journalists of her generation, Mamie Baird Magnusson's whole life was a celebration of words - words that she fought to retain in the grip of a disease which is fast becoming the scourge of the 21st century. Married to writer and broadcaster Magnus Magnusson, they had five children of whom Sally is the eldest.

  • An Actor's Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Ken Colley Narrated by Ken Colley
    Play An Actor's Life

    An Actor's Life

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Ken Colley
    • Narrated By Ken Colley
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Famed and acclaimed for his starring role as Admiral Firmus Piett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Ken Colley, who was born in Manchester, England, in 1937, knew from a very early age that he was already an actor. It was not until he had completed his mandatory two years with the National Service in the UK, when he was based in Cyprus during the Suez Crisis, that Ken, in his mid-20s, became an Assistant Stage Manager with a weekly repertory company in Bromley, Kent, England.