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Lucy Petrie

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  • How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned from Things Going Wrong

  • By: Elizabeth Day
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Day
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

Part memoir, part manifesto, and including chapters on dating, work, sport, babies, families, anger and friendship, it is based on the simple premise that understanding why we fail ultimately makes us stronger. It's an audiobook about learning from our mistakes and about not being afraid. Uplifting, inspiring and rich in stories from Elizabeth’s own life, How to Fail reveals that failure is not what defines us; rather it is how we respond to it that shapes us as individuals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quietly wonderful

  • By Rachel Wood on 01-04-19

How to fail

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-19

Such honesty and humour which make this such an uplifting listen. It is what it is. Brilliant!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You Were Made for This

  • By: Michelle Sacks
  • Narrated by: Sam Woolf, Lucy Scott, Olivia Mace
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

A bold, sharp, gripping debut about a couple whose perfect life in the Swedish countryside is not what it seems.... In an idyllic house in a Swedish wood, Merry and her husband are building their new dream life with their young baby, far away from events that overshadowed their old life in New York. And they’re happy, aren’t they? Blissfully, blissfully happy. When Merry’s childhood friend Frances comes to stay, Frances barely recognises her old friend Merry, pureeing baby food, baking, living the Swedish dream....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Darkly compelling

  • By Lucy Petrie on 12-07-18

Darkly compelling

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Michelle Sacks really gets to the centre of these dysfunctional central characters. Not sure who I like least. Excellent performances!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Franktastic Football Manager Aged 12

  • By: B. Briers
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Barney and Hattie Frank are 12-year-old twins who play football together on the school team. The team is trying to win the County Cup. Hattie is the better player but Barney thinks he can see where the school team is going wrong. So, when a TV talent show is looking for a new manager to help a failing Premiership team to start scoring again, Barney's sure he knows the answer. Maybe, to demonstrate his skills, he could train Hattie to be a top goal scorer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Franktastic story

  • By Lucy Petrie on 12-07-17

Franktastic story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-17

If I write a review I may spoil the story - Loved getting to know Barney, his grandad and their creative schemes
to keep their place in the football show competition. Very exciting build to a thrilling match. More please.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Making of a Marchioness

  • By: Frances Hodgson-Burnett
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Frances Hodgson Burnett published The Making of a Marchioness in 1901. She had written Little Lord Fauntleroy 15 years before and would write The Secret Garden in 10 years' time; it is these two books for which she is best known. Yet Marchioness was one of Nancy Mitford's favourite books, was considered 'the best novel Mrs Hodgson Burnett wrote' by Marghanita Laski, and is taught on a university course in America together with novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and Daisy Miller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A demonstration of Edwardian Manners

  • By Laurence on 29-10-11

Making of a Marchioness

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

Drawn into the world of Emily Fox-Seaton and how she climbs the rigid class structure through pure goodness of heart. Lovely reading, light touch.