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  • Blair, Inc.

  • The Man Behind the Mask
  • By: Francis Beckett, David Hencke, Nick Kochan
  • Narrated by: Roger Davis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Since he left office in 2007, the empire of Tony Blair has grown exponentially. As a businessman he has been unprecedentedly successful for a former public servant, with a large property portfolio and an estimated GBP80 million of earnings accrued in just a few short years. But how has he managed to achieve this? Being an ex-prime minister comes with certain advantages, and besides his excellent state pension and twenty-four-hour security team, Blair enjoys the best contacts that money can buy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dull and laborious

  • By kevin on 21-07-15

Dont Buy this Book !!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-15

I bought his 'auto' which was sort of interesting if you happened to live in the UK at the time.
However this 'saga' is as boring as bat !@$^ !!

We all know how this guy behaves , lets just leave it at that !!

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • It's All About Treo

  • Life, Love, and War with the World's Bravest Dog
  • By: Dave Heyhoe, Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hamilton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94

When Dave Heyhoe was sent to Afghanistan to help detect the Taliban's murderous roadside bombs, he knew he'd need a special dog by his side. Luckily for him, his closest pal, Treo, a staggeringly brave ball of energy and mischief was with him every step of the way. The two friends had a miraculous understanding that helped them save countless lives but, as they embarked on a roller-coaster emotional ride, Dave realized he needed Treo more than he could ever have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All About Treo :-)

  • By tracey on 06-02-14

All Dog Carers in the world need to read this book

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

Reviewed: 08-09-15

The pace and vitality of this book is unbelievable. I could not stop listening, in fact I think I will listen to it again !
Heart warming, courageous , totally captivating story with a truly wonderful ending .

  • Sorted!

  • The Good Psychopath's Guide to Bossing Your Life
  • By: Andy McNab, Professor Kevin Dutton
  • Narrated by: Andy McNab, Kevin Dutton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Over 30 different examples of situations and ideas to show you how you can change your approach and change your life. Looking to nail an interview? Want to make a better first impression on a date? Trying to make your money go further? Bet you never thought being a bit more psychopath could be the answer. Time to grab that bulls**t by the horns! Dr. Kevin Dutton studies psychopaths, and his latest subject is SAS hero Andy McNab. Andy’s a bit different; he’s a good psychopath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great partnership & story

  • By Glen on 16-09-15

This is a 'MUST' listen to.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-15

One word of caution, listen to the 'Good Psychopaths Guide' first. This is an exceptional book on a helpful guide to life !!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Goon Show

  • Spike Milligan - The Parkinson Interviews
  • By: BBC Audiobooks
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Presented by Michael Parkinson, this highly entertaining collection of interviews is taken from Spike Milligan's numerous appearances on Parkinson between 1972 and 1982. The subjects Spike covers include his early years, his poetry and books, The Goons, and his relationship with the BBC.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • spike Milligan

  • By paul medcalf on 28-02-16

I wet myself listening to this !!!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-15

If you like Parky you will love this. I had forgotten how funny this guy was . Not sure about the 'goons' but Spike is a genius.

  • Nancy Wake

  • By: Peter FitzSimons
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Daniel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a naive, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis. What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • well worth the read

  • By Ellen on 01-08-11

Exceptional Woman

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

Reviewed: 28-03-15

Truly one of Australia's un-sung hero's. What a life Nancy lead. I would thoroughly recommend this book but with the caution, you don't quite know or believe what shes going to do next !!

  • Here Comes Trouble

  • Stories from My Life
  • By: Michael Moore
  • Narrated by: Michael Moore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Michael Moore's anti-memoir, Here Comes Trouble, narrated by the man himself. Breaking the autobiographical mould, he hilariously presents 20 far-ranging, irreverent vignettes from his own life. Moore is his own meta-Forrest Gump, as one moment he's an 11-year old boy stuck on a Senate elevator with Bobby Kennedy, and the next moment he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny , insightful.....a great read.

  • By D. Mands on 07-03-13

If You Like Michael Moore ......

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

Reviewed: 21-02-15

This is a good listen and gives an interesting insight into Michael Moor the person, rather that one of his controversial subject matters. Worth a read.

  • The Dark Tourist

  • Sightseeing in the World's Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations
  • By: Dom Joly
  • Narrated by: Dom Joly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing, engaging and thought-provoking

  • By Helena on 26-04-11

Take a Journey.....Somewhere you thought ...

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

Reviewed: 21-02-15

Excellent, excellent story, real life telling. I personally have been to one or two of these places. But I NEVER would go to them all !!

  • On the Edge

  • By: Richard Hammond
  • Narrated by: Richard Hammond, Mindy Hammond
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Richard Hammond describes his childhood and adolescence and the emergence of the adrenalin junkie, the first ridiculous stunts on his tricycle, and an increasing and near obsessive attraction to speed and the smell of petrol. He finds an attractive girl, Mindy, who shares his interests and helps him organise his high-speed life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lesson for us all?

  • By Greg on 04-12-07

Buy Another Book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-15

I don't know where to begin with this one. I suppose if you love Top Gear then you sort of should like this book................I'm not fussed either way. This book left me feeling flat and I have to admit that I did not finish it !!

  • Scary Monsters and Supercreeps

  • By: Dom Joly
  • Narrated by: Dom Joly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 282

Dom Joly sets off round the world again, but this time he's not looking to holiday in a danger zone - he's monster hunting. In Scary Monsters and Super Creeps he heads to six completely different destinations to investigate local monster sightings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book that is a superb listen

  • By Mark on 22-11-12

See Me After Class !!!

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

Reviewed: 21-02-15

Dom has done way, way better work than this. Scary monsters is good but !!!
Again , I appreciate the fact that he presents his own work

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Philip Glenister
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

Nineteen Eighty-Four is a classic dystopian novel by English author George Orwell. Published in 1949, it is set in the eponymous year and focuses on a repressive, totalitarian regime. Read by gritty and accomplished actor Philip Glenister from the acclaimed crime series Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration brings 1984 alive in 2009

  • By Scullywag on 08-10-09

A CLASSIC & The Best Ever

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

Reviewed: 21-02-15

Cant say too much more other than Glenisters voice was written for this part !! Brilliant !!