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Cecilia M.

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  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

  • By: Sue Townsend
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Barnes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. Writing candidly about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, and his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', Adrian's painfully honest diary is still hilarious and compelling reading thirty years after it first appeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

  • By Susan Random on 19-04-17

Very funny, excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

If you could sum up The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 in three words, what would they be?

Very good, easy to understand and funny book. I recommend it

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I liked it very much when Adrian paints his room black

  • The Good Immigrant

  • By: Nikesh Shukla - editor
  • Narrated by: Nikesh Shukla, Varaidzo, Chimene Suleyman, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 177

How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or be told that as an actress, the part you're most fitted to play is 'wife of a terrorist'? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used aggressively towards you? How does it feel to hear a child of colour say in a classroom that stories can only be about white people? How does it feel to go 'home' to India when your home is really London?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Cecilia M. on 12-02-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Would you consider the audio edition of The Good Immigrant to be better than the print version?

Both versions, the printed one and the audio one are very good.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did have an emotional reaction to the book because they named things I felt before and could not point at. Now I feel more informed. Even though it is a tough read, it is worthy. Finally, minorities have a voice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Vagina Monologues

  • By: Eve Ensler
  • Narrated by: Eve Ensler
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. Hailed as the bible for a new generation of women, it has been performed in cities and colleges throughout the world, and has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement, V-Day, to stop violence against women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Embracing feminity

  • By Sally on 14-07-18

Dissapointed, info we already know

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I thought this audio was the same as the theatre play, but the first chapters were all about awareness, no fun in them. Well known info I think we already have...

  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491

Listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of mystery and suffering that surround the process - and showing us all just how easy it can be. By sharing stories from her own life as well as from her friends and the people who have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big Magic indeed!

  • By Andy F. on 01-12-15

great book

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

Reviewed: 18-08-16

Very good book. Great to hear the author's voice tackling the topic of creative living