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  • More Fool Me

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,873
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,702

Following on from his hugely successful books, Moab is My Washpot and The Fry Chronicles, comes the third chapter in Stephen Fry's life. This unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of More Fool Me is performed by Stephen Fry himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A defense of More Fool Me

  • By Ben on 10-10-14

Keep on listening to this one

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
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 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Awaken the Giant Within

  • By: Anthony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Anthony Robbins
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098

Anthony Robbins has already unlocked the personal power inside millions of people worldwide. Now, in this revolutionary new audio production based on his enormously popular Date with Destiny seminars, Robbins unleashes the sleeping giant that lies within all of us, teaching us to harness our untapped abilities, talents and skills.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Motivational reading

  • By Deva_Z on 21-04-15

Keep on listening to this one

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
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 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sane New World

  • Taming the Mind
  • By: Ruby Wax
  • Narrated by: Ruby Wax
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675

Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health campaigner - shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity. With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress. If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An out standing book!

  • By mark on 23-06-14

Funny and highly iInformative

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
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 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • In the Pleasure Groove

  • Love, Death, and Duran Duran
  • By: John Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn't an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. John formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the spring of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit. In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs and the lows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-10-12

An awesome listen for Duran fans

Overall
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 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Total Recall

  • My Unbelievably True Life Story
  • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,093
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,092

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Salesmans "true" story

  • By alexander on 11-02-14

More human than Terminator.

Overall
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 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Green Rider

  • By: Kristen Britain
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

Karigan G'ladheon always seemed to be getting into a fight, and today was no exception. But as she trudged through the forest, using her long walk home to contemplate her depressing future - and the expulsion it was bound to hold - a horse burst through the woodland and charged straight for her. The rider was slumped over his mount's neck with two arrows embedded in his back. Wherever his horse was taking him, he would be dead before they got there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb story of a young woman, riding an adventure

  • By Maria on 05-08-12

Superb story of a young woman, riding an adventure

Overall
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 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

  • By: Kim Newman
  • Narrated by: Tom Hodgkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 421

Imagine the twisted evil twins of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Professor James Moriarty - wily, snake-like, fiercely intelligent, terrifyingly unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian Basher Moran - violent, politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike. When a certain Irene Adler turns up on their doorstep with a proposition, neither man is able to resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Sara on 05-01-12

Surprisingly entertaining

Overall
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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Child Called 'It'

  • One Child's Courage to Survive
  • By: David Pelzer
  • Narrated by: Brian Keeler
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Dave was in first grade when his unstable alcoholic mother began attacking him. Until he was in fifth grade, she starved, beat, and psychologically ravaged her son. Eventually denying even his identity, Dave's mother called him an "it" instead of using his name. Relentlessly, she drove him to the brink of death before authorities finally stepped in. With faith and hope, Dave grew determined to survive. He also knew that he needed to share his story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunner

  • By Andy on 07-10-07

Eye watering.

Overall
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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  • Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries and Other Stories

  • By: John Taylor
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

An Inscrutable Masquerade', 'The Conundrum of Coach 13', 'The Trinity Vicarage Larceny' and 'The 10.59 Assassin'. Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four more mysteries featuring the world’s greatest detective. Read by acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, these new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nicely written and wonderfully read

  • By Carôle on 22-02-12

A good Conan Doyle copy

Overall
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 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • My Life Among the Serial Killers

  • Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Murderers
  • By: Helen Morrison M.D., Harold Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Helen Morrison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Dr. Helen Morrison has profiled more than 80 serial killers around the world. What she has learned about them will shatter every assumption you've ever had about the most notorious killers known to man.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Errors throw this book into doubt for me

  • By Maria on 27-01-12

Errors throw this book into doubt for me

Overall
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.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful