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Tom Gurden

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  • Alan Partridge: Nomad

  • By: Alan Partridge
  • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,276
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,774

In Alan Partridge: Nomad, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew - it's called Britain - intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes not a man (because he was one to start off with) but a better, more inspiring example of a man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every line has a joke.

  • By Dickie Armstrong on 24-10-16

Ruddy Genius!

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Reviewed: 09-03-19

I think this is some of the best stuff in the Partridge catalogue along with his other book. How they can translate the humour across to the written/spoken format is very very clever indeed!

  • Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

  • By: Alex Hutchinson
  • Narrated by: Robert G. Slade
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

How high or far or fast can humans go? And what about individual potential: what defines a person's limits? From running a two-hour marathon to summiting Mount Everest, we're fascinated by the extremes of human endurance, constantly testing both our physical and psychological limits.In Endure, Alex Hutchinson, PhD, reveals why our individual limits may be determined as much by our heads and hearts as by our muscles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read (listen)

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-03-18

immediately wanted to read it again!

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Reviewed: 10-08-18

I loved this book, a balanced mix of the history, science, and techniques needed to endure!

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  • Notes on a Nervous Planet

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Matt Haig
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index. How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? How do we stay human in a technological world? How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reasons looked inward, Notes looks back out again.

  • By K. J. Noyes on 09-07-18

a good refresh on the pitfalls of our modern world

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-18

and how to live with them in the face of all resistance, how to cope&how to survive especially good for anyone who has depression or anxiety

  • Why We Get Fat

  • And What to Do About It
  • By: Gary Taubes
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change—in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes’s crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't do this...

  • By Colin on 21-04-11

Everyone should read and understand the information in this book

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Reviewed: 28-09-15

As the title says, the layman's guide, read it, share it, read it again, and again!