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Ed Goodman

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  • Mark Steel's in Town: Series 7 & 8

  • By: Mark Steel
  • Narrated by: Mark Steel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49

In each episode of this award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, comedian Mark Steel visits a UK town and researches its history, heritage and culture, after which he performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents. Mark's destinations in series 7 and 8 are: Stockport, Colchester, Hebden Bridge, Kingston upon Thames, Lynton and Lynmouth, Gibraltar, Bedford, Matlock and Matlock Bath, Inverness, Portishead, Hull and Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always a delight

  • By Plu on 06-01-19

Never Fails to Entertain

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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: 27-03-18

I've listened to every episode of Mark Steel's in Town that Audible has to offer, and have loved every minute of every one. Whether you've heard of the place Mark is performing in, or not, they're funny, charming, and I absolutely recommend them. One of my favourite shows on the radio.

  • How to Be F*cking Awesome

  • By: Dan Meredith
  • Narrated by: Dan Meredith
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625

This book shares 11 devastatingly powerful principles you can apply immediately to start getting more of what you want and less of what you don't want. So, if you are ready to take action, sick of the usual guru bullsh*t advice, and want to finally make your life truly awesome, then buy this book and do every single thing Dan says.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Kickstart An Entrepreneur Could Want

  • By John on 06-11-17

Not For The Faint Hearted... in many ways

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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: 12-12-17

I bought this purely on the reviews and because it fitted in with my flight time. I don't agree with all of the book, and certainly won't implement most of it, but there are nuggets in this book which make it highly recommendable. Contrary to the author's suggestion, go from start to finish so you don't miss one. I might actually listen to it again. Brilliantly read by the author too.

  • Filling the Void

  • By: Marcus Gilroy-Ware
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Filling the Void is a book about how the cultures and psychology of social media use fit within a broader landscape of life under capitalism. It argues that social media use is often a psychological response to the need for pleasure and comfort that results from the stresses of life under postmodern capitalism rather than being a driver of new behaviours, as newer technologies are often said to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • more of a book about politics and capitalism

  • By simon daniels on 26-11-18

Great Content, Poorly Read

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-17

I was really looking forward to this book, and will probably have to buy a physical copy, as this is just painful. The research within it is compelling, but the narration is painfully monotone. Such a shame.

  • Love in Recovery: Series 1 & 2

  • The BBC Radio 4 comedy drama
  • By: Pete Jackson
  • Narrated by: Sue Johnston, John Hannah, Eddie Marsan, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Sue Johnston, John Hannah and Eddie Marsan are among the stars of this spellbinding, hilarious and uplifting comedy drama. Set entirely at a series of weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, these 13 episodes also feature Rebecca Front, Paul Kaye, Julia Deakin and Samantha Bond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, moving, intelligent and all-round marvellous

  • By BJShalts on 26-02-17

heartfelt and Funny

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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: 14-09-17

I was initially attracted to this series by the cast and I wasn't disappointed. Each episode strips another layer from characters that are far more complex than initially appears. There is a feel good factor, some laugh out loud moments, all intertwined within the challenging lives that addicts face. it's brilliantly written and I wholeheartedly recommend it. Would love to hear a follow up in a few years too, to catch up with the characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Psychopath's Guide to Success

  • By: Andy McNab, Kevin Dutton
  • Narrated by: Andy McNab, Kevin Dutton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

If you are bored and unfulfilled by dry and overly worthy self-help manuals, then this is the audiobook for you! Listen to this and take a very different look at yourself! Former SAS hero Andy McNab and eminent psychologist Professor Kevin Dutton are unlikely partners. As Oxford academic and bestselling author of The Wisdom of Psychopaths, Kevin Dutton has plenty of experience of psychopaths, but he'd never met anyone quite like Andy McNab, decorated war hero and special forces warrior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Andy McNabb does it again!

  • By Phil on 30-11-14

As Impactful As The 7 Habits

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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: 12-09-17

Steven Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People is still talked about and revered 30 years after it was first published. for me, that book has been the mosy influential but it can seem a little dated. This book, however, takes on the baton. Packed with neuroscience studies that seemingly covers all areas. as well as real life examples, this book is packed full of rich knowledge that helps you learn more about who you are and why. If there was a new habit of Highly Successful People, it would be to listen to this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Long Road from Jarrow

  • A journey through Britain then and now
  • By: Stuart Maconie
  • Narrated by: Stuart Maconie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

In the autumn of 1936, some 200 men from the Tyneside town of Jarrow marched 300 miles to London in protest against the destruction of their towns and industries. Precisely 80 years on, Stuart Maconie walks from north to south, retracing the route of the emblematic Jarrow Crusade. Following history's footsteps, Maconie is in search of what modern Britain is really like today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous, edgy recreation of the Jarrow March

  • By Mr SA Lambe on 27-08-17

Charming and Evocative

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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: 01-09-17

There were times early on in the book where I lost sight of whether this was a then and now tale of English life with the Jarrow Crusade at the epicentre, interjected with feelings of Brexit. or a Brexit tale, interjected with feelings of the Jarrow Crusade. But looking past all that, Stuart meets some fascinating people, and recounts the story of a historic march. All while giving a detailed and enjoyable listen of how different life has changed over these 80 years, and not just on an obvious way. Overall? I loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Just a Minute: Series 77

  • BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game
  • By: BBC Radio Comedy
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Parsons, Paul Merton, full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Nicholas Parsons chairs another six episodes of the hugely popular BBC Radio 4 panel game, with guest players including Paul Merton. Duration: 3 hours approx.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funniest Show On Air

  • By Ed Goodman on 20-08-17

Funniest Show On Air

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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: 20-08-17

My title says it all. Listen, laugh, and love it. Every one of these 6 shows have real laugh out loud moments.

  • Disrupted

  • Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-Up Bubble
  • By: Dan Lyons
  • Narrated by: Dan Lyons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old, and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? What could possibly go wrong?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent but slightly spoiled by whining

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-05-18

Funny mixed with a little disturbing

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

This book has a real mixture of emotions attached to it. It starts of sad, goes into a large funny aspect of the crazyness that comes from working in a start up, and finishes with a dark tone. For me, I struggled to separate what was an evocation of a 52 yr old experience at Hubspot, or that of a bitter ex-employee. Saying that, be open minded and you'll enjoy the story. The references and research the valuation of loss making businesses is fascinating, especially when you include gross mismanagement. A good book and I'm glad I listened.

  • The Dead Pass

  • By: Colin Bateman
  • Narrated by: Adam Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Hired to find the missing son of retired political activist Moira Doherty, Dan Starkey knows his new case is going to be challenging. Billy 'the Bear' Doherty, a criminal with a nasty drug habit, isn't an easy man to find - his mum is convinced he's been murdered. But when Moira herself is killed, Dan finds himself in the middle of a deadly game of cat and mouse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Starkey Yet

  • By S on 20-02-15

They Get Better and Better

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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: 10-04-17

I've read all the other Dan Starkey novels and this is the first I've listened too. I was a bit dubious that it just wouldn't be the same, that the images and voices that I'd created for the characters would be overturned. Yet, I loved it. Every minute of it was as good as ever.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Watch Football

  • By: Ruud Gullit
  • Narrated by: Adam James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47

How can one striker be better than three? Why do the best defenders never need to make a tackle? What's the secret of tiki-taka? Welcome to Ruud Gullit's master class on how to 'read' a match. From his unrivalled perspective as player, manager and pundit, the Dutch football legend shows us everything to look for in a 90 minute match. From formations and tactical decisions to player qualities and pivotal moments, Ruud Gullit unveils the hidden patterns on the pitch

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insights from a master

  • By Ed Goodman on 21-02-17

Insights from a master

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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: 21-02-17

The first 1/3 of the book is more of an autography, almost as if he has to justify why he's entitled to give his opinion throughout the rest of it. And he doesn't hold back on that. For example, he loves Dutch football, but gets frustrated by it, rues the dying art of the old fashioned centre back, thinks more technology involvement to support referees isn't a good thing. I don't agree with everything he says, but his experience and talent makes it difficult to argue with him. He also analyses the pros and cons of different formations, managers, clubs, and nations. It's a fascinating insight into the mind of one football's all time greats and, agree with him or not, it's worth a listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful