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  • Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Ms Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. 'I was in "the void,"' she writes, 'a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.' Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finding your inner resilience and strength

  • By krider2010 on 09-05-17

Some good information for grieving

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-17

This has useful information if you are in the grieving process or know someone else who is. It is written from a very subjective viewpoint. This is not a "story" in that way but is her experience and what she went through.

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  • The Mostly True Story of a Former Bully
  • By: 50 Cent
  • Narrated by: Dwayne Clark
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Thirteen-year-old Butterball doesn't have that much going for him. He's teased about his weight. He hates the suburb his mum moved them to so she could go to nursing school and start her life over. He wishes he still lived with his dad in New York City - where there's always something happening, even if his dad doesn't have much time for him. Still, that's not why he beat up Maurice in the playground....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this

  • By AJ on 21-04-16

It's ok

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

Reviewed: 29-04-17

Ok but I'm in my 50s so probably not where it is aimed. It is easy listening though

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  • Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? (Complete Series)

  • By: Micky Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Micky Flanagan
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

Cockney comedian Micky Flanagan's debut radio show charts the ups and downs of his life, from Billingsgate fish porter to successful stand-up comic and from Sunblest to panini, tabloids to broadsheets and the street party to the dinner party. Each week's episode focuses on a different decade of Micky's life, and he regales us with autobiographical stories told through stand-up comedy. In between the laughs, the programme goes behind the scenes with short interviews that give an insight into Micky the man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and Entertaining

  • By Scott on 15-05-12

Thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 27-12-13

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

I would recommend this to anyone who likes Cockney humour, particularly my sister but also my friends.

What other book might you compare Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? (Complete Series) to, and why?

If you have seen any of Mickey's stand up then you will know his kind of humour.

What about Micky Flanagan’s performance did you like?

He's light and funny as well as being very real.

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

It's a comedy!

Any additional comments?

Enjoyable.