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  • The Autobiography
  • By: Andre Agassi
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court - but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game. Coaxed to swing a racket while still in the crib, forced to hit hundreds of balls a day while still in grade school, Agassi resented the constant pressure even as he drove himself to become a prodigy, an inner conflict that would define him. Now, in his beautiful, haunting autobiography, Agassi tells the story of a life framed by such conflicts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Get the full version

  • By davidstone28 on 01-05-10

Listened in one sitting

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Reviewed: 17-04-19

Loved this audiobook and was gripped from the start. It was however a start that was all about the final day of Andre’s career, and then he took us back to the very start and it was a rip roaring ride through the relentless slog to become the top tennis player in the world. I was exhausted!! But just had to keep listening, it was a lot like watching a tense five setter. Take a look if you’re able at some photos of Agassi and Graf together, it shows how fortunate they are to have found each other. What a lovely guy Andre Agassi’s is, he gives so much back, despite the harsh upbringing by his father, and a relentless and difficult, painful journey. A fabulous book which won well deserved awards. If you love tennis you’ll find this a fascinating listen, but if you don’t you’ll still love it. Go on, it’s so worth a listen.

  • Rachel Abbott - March 2017

  • Audible Sessions: FREE exclusive interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Rachel Abbott
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Best-selling crime author Rachel Abbott returns to the Audible Studios to talk to Robin Morgan about her latest book. She also shares her tips on getting published, and tells us why she thinks people are drawn to the dark and the macabre....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this

  • By Joan on 08-04-19

Really enjoyed this

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Reviewed: 08-04-19

Rachel Abbott is a very interesting author. I knew nothing about her before listening to this interview and she gave very precise and detailed answers to some great questions. I loved the fast pace of this interview and the description of her work process and why she loves thrillers. She is down to earth and a lovely woman, well worth a listen.

  • The Cactus

  • By: Sarah Haywood
  • Narrated by: Katherine Manners
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

People aren't sure what to make of Susan Green - family and colleagues find her prickly and hard to understand, but Susan makes perfect sense to herself, and that's all she needs. At 45, she thinks her life is perfect, as long as she avoids her feckless brother, Edward - a safe distance away in Birmingham. Yet suddenly faced with the loss of her mother and, implausibly, with the possibility of becoming a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is being realised: she is losing control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic read

  • By Mrs. Elizabeth Middleton on 04-02-18

Worth a binge listen on a cold rainy Sunday.

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Reviewed: 27-01-19

I enjoyed it. I sort of worked out where the story was going quite early on, but it was a lovely way to spend a dreary winter’s day and I listened to it in one sitting.
Sarah Haywood did a great job of pacing the story, it wasn’t over written so it kept me interested throughout. It was very witty and funny in parts, a real family tale, warts and all.
The narrator did an excellent job too.
I’d recommend this book to people who enjoy Veronica Henry.

  • The First Lady

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Deborah McBride
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

As he steps out of his hotel in Atlanta with the love of his life, the last thing President Tucker expects is to be greeted by the flashing cameras of the media. Or for his affair to be revealed to the world. The President must act to stop the scandal from spiralling out of control, just weeks before the vote for a second term. But not before he figures out how to keep the First Lady on his side. Grace Tucker, however, has other plans. Betrayed and deeply hurt, she heads for a safe haven outside the capital. But when her security detail loses all trace of her, all hell breaks loose.ย 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First the President Now the First Lady!

  • By Simon on 16-12-18

Surprising Good Listen

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Reviewed: 16-01-19

It annoys me that James Patterson has his name emblazoned in huge letters on each of his book covers when he often gets other authors to write his books.
This is a Patterson and DuBois collaboration. To my shame, I’d never heard of DuBois, but he is a successful seasoned author and even won the US version of The Chase Quiz TV programme.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. Firstly, the narrator was superb, and that always makes an essential difference.
Secondly, this was a ripping good story, easy to read but complex enough to keep me gripped.
Well formed characters..... lots of them too, but the plot zipped along and was easy to follow despite the large cast!
This is ideal film material. Well worth a read, and I would certainly listen to more Patterson/DuBois novels. Well done chaps!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Stop Panic Attacks and Anxiety, Calm Nerves with Hypnosis, Meditation, Relaxation, and Affirmations

  • The Sleep Learning System
  • By: Joel Thielke
  • Narrated by: Joel Thielke
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Set your mind at rest, control your anxiety, and stop panic attacks with this guided meditation and relaxation program, from certified hypnotherapist Joel Thielke. It's as easy as turning on the tracks and falling asleep! The Sleep Learning System is specially designed to work with your subconscious mind during your sleep cycle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined at the end!

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-05-18

The top notch way to relax & to fall asleep.

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Reviewed: 14-01-19

I’ve listened to this book more than a thousand times. I follow the deep breathing exercises and I listen to the calm, hypnotic voice... and I’m in dreamland.
Perfect way to relax and to get to sleep quickly. I’d be lost without this audiobook and I highly recommend it.

  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

  • How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter
  • By: Margareta Magnusson, Jane Magnusson
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

Dรถstรคdning, or the art of death cleaning, is a Swedish phenomenon by which the elderly and their families set their affairs in order. Whether it's sorting the family heirlooms from the junk, downsizing to a smaller place, or setting up a system to help you stop misplacing your keys, death cleaning gives us the chance to make the later years of our lives as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Whatever your age, Swedish death cleaning can be used to help you de-clutter your life, and take stock of what's important.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I laughed, cried and got on with the task at hand.

  • By D.O. on 07-09-18

Everyone should listen to this wonderful little book.

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Reviewed: 12-01-19

Narrated by Juliet Stevenson, one of the best readers in the business so a delight to listen to, and I bet she loved reading this fabulous little gem as much as I did.
There are many such “downsizing” self-help books out there but this is a beautifully succinct and warm, but superbly practical guide, and it really inspired me not only to think about why it’s a good idea to de-clutter my house, but also made me want to make a start on it immediately. I highly recommend this audiobook, the author is a lovely woman who will inspire you, make you re-think your priorities, and make you feel better about the world. What more could anyone want. Enjoy.

  • Veronica Henry - April 2017

  • Audible Sessions: FREE exclusive interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Veronica Henry
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 4

Robin Morgan welcomes Veronica Henry back to the Audible Studios to talk about her latest novel, The Forever House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Veronica Henry is ace.

  • By Joan on 25-12-18

Veronica Henry is ace.

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Reviewed: 25-12-18

Yes, she really is ace. Such a lovely down to earth, honest writer who has such a brilliant talent for interesting books, great characters and beautifully crafted plots. I love the feel good factor. Veronica Henry is lovely to read and lovely to listen to, well done Audible. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

  • Christmas at the Beach Hut

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

When Ellen writes her annual Round Robin to send out with her Christmas cards, she realises it's all about the rest of her family. Fed up and exhausted by yet another year of single-handedly trying to make it a perfect Christmas, Ellen takes a pile of books, her cosiest clothes and the Ocado order and escapes to a beach hut on the North Devon coast. This year, Christmas is going to be all about her and nobody else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful as usual

  • By pennycrimps on 19-11-18

Fabulous feel good Christmas story

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Reviewed: 24-12-18

What a marvellous find. My first Veronica Henry book will certainly not be my last. Brilliantly narrated by Julia Franklin too.
I’m full of admiration for Veronica as she brings every character to life and is an accomplished storyteller who crafts an extremely satisfying read. I can see this novel being made into a film. I’m sure many listeners will identify with familiar themes of Christmas pressure and family misunderstandings and coming to terms with conflict and loss. The way the strands of the plot are expertly and satisfyingly draw together made me want to cry with joy and applaud at the same time. Absolute must for Christmas. Now I’m going to listen to all her other books.

  • Me and the Table

  • By: Stephen Hendry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hendry
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Widely regarded by fans and pundits alike as one of the greatest players of all time in the sport, over a 27-year career, Hendry went on to win the World Championship seven times and was snooker's world number one for eight consecutive seasons between 1990 and 1998. Hendry retired in 2012 with a record-breaking seven World Champion titles under his belt, a record that remains to this day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book! wasnt a fan of Hendry love this

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-12-18

Fascinating insight into Snooker.

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Reviewed: 14-12-18

Stephen Hendry did a good job of narrating his book. It is a fascinating look into what creates a top notch sportsman. He is driven to succeed, dedicated and hard working and loves playing snooker. As someone who was a big fan of the 1980’s and 1990’s game I found this autobiography a riveting listen. Stephen worked tirelessly to succeed, and his family background and relationships with his parents, Manager, girlfriend and other snooker players are described openly and are interesting.
He lives away from his children now and seems to need to always be on the move and travelling a lot. I think There’s something about him that is still striving for that buzz of success and that comes across throughout this book. He is honest, likeable, and well aware of his ego. Well worth a listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bring Me Back

  • By: B A Paris
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hely, Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 633
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    4 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 586

The million-copy best-selling author returns with a breathtaking thriller. The disappearance. The suspicion. The fear....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Love Paris in the Springtime!

  • By Simon on 08-03-18

Brilliant narrators, fast moving yarn.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Unfortunately for me I sussed out the major plot twist early on in this atmospheric thriller. It did stretch the boundaries of reality a fair amount but it was so well narrated that it kept me interested.
None of the characters were likeable. Fin was a self obsessed brute. The other main characters were simply self obsessed!! Nevertheless it was worth the listen as B A Paris knows how to write a good thriller. I’ve read her other books and they are all popular bestsellers. She lives in France so I guess that’s why part of her novels are set there. Hope you are drawn into this one and enjoy it.... be prepared to suspend reality .........