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  • Nigel

  • My Family and Other Dogs
  • By: Monty Don
  • Narrated by: Monty Don
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 276

When Monty Don's golden retriever, Nigel, became the surprise star of BBC's Gardeners' World, inspiring huge interest, fan mail and even his own social media accounts, Monty Don wanted to explore what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply. In many respects Nigel is a very ordinary dog - charming, handsome and obedient, as so many are. He is also a much loved family pet. He is also a star. By telling Nigel's story, Monty relates his relationships with other special dogs in his life in a memoir of his dogs past and very much present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Tony Swinton on 28-09-16

Read by Monty what more can you want?

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

Reviewed: 22-03-18

Read by the man himself with his wonderful listenable voice. You'll need tissues for the sad bits, especially when Monty's own voice cracks with emotion!

  • The Worry Trick

  • How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It
  • By: David Carbonell PhD
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

Are you truly in danger or has your brain simply "tricked" you into thinking you are? In The Worry Trick, psychologist and anxiety expert David Carbonell shows how anxiety hijacks the brain and offers effective techniques to help you break the cycle of worry, once and for all. Anxiety is a powerful force. It makes us question ourselves and our decisions, causes us to worry about the future, and fills our days with dread and emotional turbulence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-11-17

A condescending narrator with low empathy

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

The best audio books are narrated by their author and as a consequence are read naturally and with passion. This one sounds like it's narrated by the factual audio sub title guy on your TV. I gave up after 3 minutes of being talked to like a child.

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