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.
 >   > 
Out of Time Audiobook

Out of Time

Regular Price:£11.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

From the hugely respected journalist Miranda Sawyer, a very modern look at the midlife crisis - delving into the truth and lies of the experience and how to survive it, with thoughtfulness, insight and humour.

'You wake one day, and everything is wrong. It's as though you went out one warm evening - an evening fizzing with delicious potential, so ripe and sticky-sweet you can taste it on the air - for just one drink...and woke up two days later in a skip. Except you're not in a skip, you're in an estate car, on the way to an out-of-town shopping mall to buy a balance bike, a roof rack and some stackable storage boxes.'

Miranda Sawyer's midlife crisis began when she was 44. It wasn't a traditional one. She didn't run off with a Pilates teacher or blow thousands on a trip to find herself. From the outside, all remained the same. Work, kids, marriage, mortgage, blah. Days, weeks and months whizzed past as she struggled with feeling - knowing - that she was over halfway through her life. It seemed only yesterday that she was 29, out and about.

Out of Time is not a self-help audiobook. It's an exploration of this sudden crisis, this jolt. It looks at how our tastes and our bodies change as we get older. It considers the unexpected new pleasures that the second half of life can offer, from learning to code to taking up running (slowly).

Speaking to musicians and artists, friends and colleagues, Miranda asks how they, too, have confronted midlife and the lessons, if any, that they've learned along the way.

©2016 Miranda Sawyer (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"A straight-talking handbook for those of us who believe we're still at our peak in middle age but need a few honest signposts." (Viv Albertine)
"I spent a lot of time nodding along in agreement to this book as if it was my favourite record." (Jeremy Deller)

Praise for Park and Ride:
"A great success.... Such annihilation has been performed before. John Osborne did it. Sid Vicious was there. But this is prime stuff." (Independent on Sunday)
"Like Victoria Wood she has a talent for illuminating the absurdities of how ordinary people live their ordinary lives." (Observer)
"Miranda Sawyer's suburban memoir Park and Ride was as excellent as we expect." [Julie Burchill, Guardian (Books of the Year)]

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (24 )
5 star
 (13)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.5 (19 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.5 (20 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    wormstir bodmin 02/11/2016
    wormstir bodmin 02/11/2016 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic"

    Well read by the author, this book really spoke to me and carried a hefty existential punch.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mabbers Bratislava, Slovakia 29/10/2016
    Mabbers Bratislava, Slovakia 29/10/2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An interesting and thought-provoking read"

    I really found this an interesting listen and I could really resonate with the feelings of the author. Sawyer is able to tell her story whilst giving us enough that relates to us and our lives to maintain our interest. She has clearly done a lot of research and there are interesting ideas and philosophies here that made me reflect as she has recently and I really enjoyed this. It was also interesting to think about someone who I would view as hugely successful in such a real way - Sawyer has written a book that was morose in parts but ultimately an uplifting read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    LyndseyInspired 03/08/2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Life begins here!"

    Great for those, like me - who have just turned 40. Very resonant. Excellent time to have a life review and 'play with whatever we have left'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ellen Rennie 25/07/2016
    Ellen Rennie 25/07/2016 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just great"

    Well I am the same age, northern, a mum, a worker, a carer, I am rubbish at lots of things. Tried sailing, running, sewing, cooking and keep trying. Loved night clubs - Cosmos/the Phoenix/roots was my home in the early 90s. Miranda speaks my speak. Thank you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.