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  • The Kray Tapes

  • The Voices of Ronnie, Reggie & Charlie
  • By: Robin McGibbon
  • Narrated by: Robin McGibbon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Few people in Britain have not heard of the Kray twins, the infamous East End gangsters who murdered in cold blood with barely a backward glance. And more than 30 books, hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, a blockbuster movie, and the spectacular funerals that brought the East End to a standstill have ensured that the twins' fearsome reputation lives on. But what did Ronnie and Reggie sound like? Did their voices match the terrifying violence that made them part of criminal folklore?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very surprising

  • By Anonymous User on 02-11-17

Interesting Perspective on a Well Known Story

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Enjoyable listen, nothing too heavy and no mind blowing new revelations but really interesting to hear Ronnie and Reggie's speaking and the authors narrative about the conversations is interesting too.

  • Gerald Ratner: The Rise and Fall...and Rise Again

  • By: Gerald Ratner
  • Narrated by: Gerald Ratner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 190

In 1991, Gerald Ratner was booked to make what should have been an everyday speech at the Institute of Directors. Should have been. When the word "crap" came out of his mouth in connection with products sold by his company, it all turned out slightly different. The Rise and Fall...and Rise Again tells the full story, in Ratner's own words, of what led him to that point, the horror of the immediate aftermath, the fallout, and the comeback. This is the first time Ratner has given his side of the story. And what a story it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't give up!

  • By gregory oconnell on 25-12-17

Great Book

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-17

I especially enjoy autobiographies about businessmen and this is one of the most enjoyable I have listened to. Some people comment about his narration, to me it made it sound even more real and definitely added to the charm of the book.

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  • Seven Troop

  • By: Andy McNab
  • Narrated by: Andy McNab
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Seven Troop is Andy McNab's account of the time he served in the company of a remarkable group of men - from the day, freshly badged, he joined them in the Malayan jungle, to the day, 10 years later, that he handed in his sand-coloured beret and started a new life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By John B. on 30-01-18

Great Listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Great listen about a very interesting person and life. Real rags to riches and fame story. Would recommend.

  • A Full Life

  • Reflections at Ninety
  • By: Jimmy Carter
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Carter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Jimmy Carter, 39th president, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing Life

  • By Edward R on 30-01-18

Great Book

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Great book about a great life. I'm 47 from the UK so know very little about the author but really enjoyed and would recommend this book. Although a long book it seemed to end too soon.

  • The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Philip Green Way

  • By: Liz Barclay
  • Narrated by: Tim Bentinck
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Want to be the best? The secrets of phenomenal success are in your hands. The highly acclaimed BIG SHOTS series is available in audio for the first time. This download highlights out the universal lessons and identifies 10 strategies that can be applied to any business. It's the unauthorized guide to doing business the Sir Philip Green way. A British billionaire business man who owns some of the UK’s largest retailers, Sir Philip was the ninth richest person in 2008.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book

  • By Steve K on 03-12-17

Good Book

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Enjoyable book about a top achiever whether you like him or not. Interesting rags to riches story.

  • Talking to Strangers

  • The Adventures of a Life Insurance Salesman
  • By: Peter Rosengard
  • Narrated by: Peter Rosengard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

This book is Peter Rosengard's extraordinary account of his life so far and the endless adventures in which he made, lost, and remade a fortune; founded London's famous Comedy Store; discovered and managed some of the greats in stand-up comedy; turned an unknown boy band into a chart-topping sensation; and, from a cold call in a public phone box, sold the world's biggest ever life insurance policy for $100m.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-01-18

Interesting Guy & Interesting Story

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Never heard of the guy until now but really enjoyed his book. Good for anyone in sales, life insurance and / or with an interest in motivational books.

  • The Answer Is Yes

  • Now What Is the Question?
  • By: Neville Wright
  • Narrated by: Jay Britton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 83

This is my autobiography. It's not a novel; it's my life story where I want to motivate and influence others. It shows lots of emotion, both highs and lows, how to succeed - it shows how I turned 37p into 100 million pounds. I have dyslexia and ADHD which is highlighted as you listen to the book. Due to this I often get sidetracked and have to go back to the original part of the story; again, this is highlighted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My New Favourite Book!

  • By Anonymous User on 18-08-17

Interesting Story

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Enjoyable and always looked forward to getting to listen to it again. Although quite a long book it flowed well and didn't drag on.

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  • Football: My Life, My Passion

  • By: Graeme Souness
  • Narrated by: Angus King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Graeme Souness is a Glasgow Rangers icon and a Liverpool legend in the same bracket as Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher. His Football: My Life, My Passion is a perceptive and opinionated assessment of the game which has been his lifetime obsession, drawing extensively on his incredibly rich and varied experiences as a player, manager and pundit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very interesting

  • By Anonymous User on 18-06-18

Okay but a must for Liverpool fans

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Expected more to be honest. Not disappointed but was expecting to be blown away by a man who is footballing hero of mine.

  • No Nonsense

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Joey Barton
  • Narrated by: Joey Barton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

No Nonsense is a game-changing autobiography which will redefine the most fascinating figure in British football. It is the raw yet redemptive story of a man shaped by rejection and the consequences of his mistakes. He has represented England and been a pivotal player for Manchester City, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Marseille, Burnley and Glasgow Rangers, but his career has featured recurring controversy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Needless to say I had the last laugh

  • By MR on 24-11-17

Very good but could have been a bit shorter

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Interesting football autobiography, certainly one of the better ones in my opinion. I quite like JB so thought I'd give it a go and not displeased I did.

  • Gangsters and Goodfellas

  • By: Henry Hill
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

"In 1980, my life as a 'Goodfella' came to an end… I traded my Brioni and Armani suits for T-shirts and jeans. I became a normal citizen. I became Joe Schmoe," says Henry Hill, author of Gangsters and Goodfellas and subject of Wiseguy, which was the inspiration for the blockbuster film Goodfellas. After a quarter of a century of silence, Hill can finally tell us the rest of the story, Gangsters and Goodfellas picks up where Wiseguy left off, taking readers on the crazy ride of Henry's life....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring Whinge

  • By robert on 31-08-15

Enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Always looked forward to getting to listen to it again. Nothing mind blowing or revealing but enjoyable all the same.