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  • The Guilty Feminist

  • From Our Noble Goals to Our Worst Hypocrisies
  • By: Deborah Frances-White
  • Narrated by: Deborah Frances-White, Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 238

A funny, joyful, frank and inspiring audiobook about embracing both feminism and our imperfections, from the creator of the hit comedy podcast, Deborah Frances-White. From inclusion to the secret power of rom coms, from effective activism to what poker can tell us about gender, Deborah Frances-White explores what it means to be a 21st-century feminist and encourages us to make the world better for all women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly insightful

  • By charlotte on 25-10-18

Brilliantly insightful

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

Reviewed: 25-10-18

Hilarious, eloquent, thought provoking, accessible, honest and illuminating. Highly recommend to anyone, whatever your gender - everyone can learn and identify with something here. Fantastic book and engaging performance.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Woman's Work

  • By: Harriet Harman
  • Narrated by: Harriet Harman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Why does the political representation of women matter? And which hurdles - personal, political and societal - have been faced, fought and sometimes overcome in the past 30 years? From campaigning with small children to increasing the number of women in Parliament, bringing women's issues to the heart of the Labour Party and tackling a parliamentary culture with no consideration for family life, this frank, inspiring and politically charged audiobook is a crucial account of the progress (and occasional setbacks) made.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Became irritating - couldn’t finish!

  • By S. B. Hall on 27-11-18

A must-read for all in favour of equality

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

This is an amazing and eye-opening record of the changes the women's movement has wrought for equality in the U.K. and beyond since the 1970s. There is of course still a mountain to climb but this documents some of the incredible steps forwards that have been taken. An engaging account that also brings back in to focus some of the great achievements of New Labour in the 90s which are often lost under the shadow of the war in Iraq. Highly recommend.

  • You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

  • By: Felicia Day
  • Narrated by: Felicia Day
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

The Internet isn't all cat videos. There's also Felicia Day - violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world...or at least semi-influential in the world of Internet geeks and Goodreads book clubs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and charming and nerdy :)

  • By Beccameriel on 18-08-15

Funny, inspiring, honest and brilliant

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

Reviewed: 29-06-17

I am not an obsessive gamer, and I only knew of Felicia through shows like Buffy and Supernatural. But you don't need to be a gamer to appreciate what she has to say - it's a witty and brave account of how to CREATE and be true to who you are. Everyone should read / listen to this! You're awesome Felicia! Now I'm off to watch The Guild :D

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,735

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Peter on 15-04-16

Amazing, original, gripping, fantastic tale

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

Reviewed: 29-05-16

An incredibly unusual setting and story with brilliant characters - loved this from start to finish and couldn't stop listening. Can't wait for more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful