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melanie

melanie Saltburn by the Sea, United Kingdom Member Since 2012
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  • "Enjoyable"

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    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I used to love Lee's stand up shows and saw him live a few times. After a while I felt he was just doing the same routines. That said I did enjoy this listen. I didn't realise how rough his early life was. I saw a different side to Lee after listening to this as he explains how shy he is (hard to imagine I know). I would recommend this book.

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    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"
  • "Loved it"

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    I am in love with Stephen Fry even more after to listening to this book. I did try to read Moab a few years ago and just could'nt get it, he went on about grammer and other rubbish that did'nt make sense, whereas this book is brilliant and he just talks about his life and friends. Really great listen.

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    The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    (782)
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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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    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dave Gorman
    • Narrated By Dave Gorman
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    Nowadays, the world is full of people trying to tell us things. So much so that we have taught our brains not to pay much attention. After all, click the mouse, tap the screen, flick the channel and it's on to the next thing. But Dave Gorman thinks it's time to have a closer look, to find out how much nonsense we tacitly accept. Suspicious adverts, baffling newspaper headlines, fake twitter, endless cat videos, insane TV shows where the presenters ask the same questions over and over.

    M says: "Made me laugh, very entertaining."
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  • The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen Fry Narrated by Stephen Fry

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    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Mary says: "Hours of delighted listening"
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    • By Timur Vermes
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    Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed - no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman. People certainly recognise him, albeit as a flawless impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable, the inevitable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own T.V. show, and people begin to listen.

    Tob says: "Hilter Springer Show"
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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 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"
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    Twenty episodes from the first BBC Radio series plus an hour-long Christmas special, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, and Clive Dunn.

    In 1973 the BBC adapted its hit TV series for radio, featuring the original TV cast and characters. Three series were broadcast between 1974 and 1976, with episodes adapted from their TV counterparts by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.

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    Cabin Pressure: Molokai (Christmas Special 2010)

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch
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    In this Christmas special 'Molokai' - It's Christmas morning, but when Carolyn schedules an extra stop-off to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Arthur has just seven minutes to celebrate Christmas. Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the second series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

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    Following his massive Out Out Tour, Micky returns with an even bigger tour and even funnier recording. Recorded live at the Hackney Empire this superb performance shows Micky at the top of his game, let alone back in it!

    Pamela Mantrippe says: "GREAT COMEDIAN BUT BLUE-EXPLICIT-LOTS OF SWEARING"
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    • Narrated By David Sedaris
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    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"
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    1913 - Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse. 1969 - Feminists storm Miss World. Now - Caitlin Moran rewrites "The Female Eunuch" from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There's never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain.... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should you get Botox? Do men secretly hate us? What should you call your vagina?

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  • Hancock's Half Hour: Complete Series One & Two (






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    Hancock's Half Hour: Complete Series One & Two

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    • By Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
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    Tony Hancock stars with Sid James and Kenneth Williams in the legendary BBC Radio comedy series. Created by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson in 1954, Hancock's Half Hour was the radio vehicle that made Tony Hancock a household name. Each week listeners would be admitted to the sometimes fantastical, sometimes mundane life of "the lad 'imself". Aided and abetted by Sid James, Andrée Melly, Bill Kerr, and Kenneth Williams, Hancock would enter into the spirit of each episode with characteristic dolefulness.

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    • By Nick Vulich
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    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Dan Alatorre
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  • Too Much Information (






UNABRIDGED) by Dave Gorman Narrated by Dave Gorman

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    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dave Gorman
    • Narrated By Dave Gorman
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    M says: "Made me laugh, very entertaining."