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Keep on listening to this one

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

Reviewed: 14-10-14

Would you listen to More Fool Me again? Why?

I would listen to More Fool Me again because it is by Stephen Fry. I think he is pretty awesome.

Have you listened to any of Stephen Fry’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Compared to Moab is my Washpot et al this one tended to fizzle out. I felt he was just repeatng parts of his diary that were not as interesting to go in earlier memoirs.

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

I loved hearing about his drug addiction and how he was when on cocaine. It explains a lot about him, a remarkable man who has led a marvelous life over coming the stigma of a prison sentence to getting into Cambridge and becoming an actor with Hugh Laurie and other greats.

Any additional comments?

It's by Stephen fry! What a guy.

2 people found this helpful

Keep on listening to this one

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

Reviewed: 17-04-14

Would you listen to Awaken the Giant Within again? Why?

This book, shortened as it it, is ideal for train journeys. I listen to it when I know I am going to have a difficult day and find it very helpful.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Awaken the Giant Within?

Listening to Tony's story as a child and having no food yet someone took the initiative and delivered a full Thanksgiving feast for no charge. This inspired Tony to provide many 1,000s of these food baskets for other needy families at Thanksgiving.

Have you listened to any of Anthony Robbins’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Anything by Tony Robbins is awesome to me.

3 people found this helpful

Funny and highly iInformative

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

Reviewed: 04-04-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It speaks of the brain and how it works making it easier to understand why we do what we do with the added twist of a wicked sense of humour.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a self help book that informs and amuses.

What about Ruby Wax’s performance did you like?

She is relaxing to listen to.

3 people found this helpful

An awesome listen for Duran fans

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-12-12

As a "Duranie" growing up this Audible listen brought back some good memories (and some not so good) of my formative teenage years. I learnt that JT was born and raised Catholic and that he loved his parents terribly. He tells of his drug use and his alcoholism in a frank way and of his blended family with his wife (the boss of Juicy Couture) children and step children.

I enjoyed listening to In The Pleasure Groove and finding out facts that, as a teenager, would have elated me and also made me cry.

I found this an interesting listen and became irked having to pause it.

Most enjoyable.

1 person found this helpful

More human than Terminator.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-12

Arnold talks a lot about his body building, his tournament wins and his drive to achieve this success. He speaks of his movie roles, his political career and the son he had with his house maid. Once I finished this listen I concluded that I sincerely hope he and Maria Shriver stay together. He clearly adores her and has suffered a great deal as a result of his selfish actions. You will hear Arnold himself speak at the start and again at the end. The speaker in the midst is good to listen to.

I enjoyed this autobiography very much indeed. He is a human being rather than the Terminator. This book gives him a humane quality easy to understand and empathise with.

If you like self help books this would be a good listen to see how those skills you read about are put into practice and he sums them up himself at the end.

5 people found this helpful

Superb story of a young woman, riding an adventure

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-12

Karigan Gladheon has been expelled from school and runs away home to tell her father before anyone else does, to put her side of the story, but she meets a Green Rider who is dying from 2 black arrows in his back. She is sworn to take a message to the King of her own Sacoridia, dodging her evil chasers and tormentors to ride the wild ride.
This is a lovely grown ups fairy tale/fantasy story that I first read 8+ years ago and have since read all other Green Rider books in the series because they are fabulously escapist and lifting, exciting and amazing.
If you enjoyed The Hunger Games then you will like this better.

7 people found this helpful

Surprisingly entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-03-12

...and very well read. A series of stories in the vein of Conan Doyle but from Professor Moriarty's and Sebastian Moran's perspective. Sherlock Holmes people will enjoy this listen very much because I did.

7 people found this helpful

Eye watering.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-12

I was loathed to read this book because I hate child abuse, but tried it here as an audio book and pleased I did. It's oration is nice and smooth in contrast to the horrid behaviour David Pelzer endured. Trigger alert for Survivors on some parts. Great listen!

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A good Conan Doyle copy

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-12

There are simply oddles of Conan Doyle type Sherlock Holmes stories out there and some are better than this audio book but most are not. I found most of the listening easy going and certainly in the vein of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I am sure other ladies will enjoy listening to Benedict Cumberbatch narrating these 4 stories. He spoke in RP through to West Country and was exceptional. An enjoyable listen for Sherlock Holmes fans.

2 people found this helpful

Errors throw this book into doubt for me

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-01-12

I listened to this read with interest but am peeved at two things. The first is that the author expressed her opinion about Rose West being unlikely to have killed anyone. Science has proved the guilt of Rose West and a jury of her peers found her guilty. The second point that caused me to be peeved is that Helen Morrison named the Moors Murderers as Myra Brady and Ian Hinckley. I had to review this part several times in case I mis heard. I did not. These errors are insulting and throw the entire book into doubt for me. I can not trust the authors words. Sorry for being so negative.

12 people found this helpful