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R. Kitzinger

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  • To the Finish Line

  • A World Champion Triathlete’s Guide to Your Perfect Race
  • By: Chrissie Wellington
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Being mentored by Chrissie Wellington would be a dream for any triathlete. In To the Finish Line, Chrissie presents her distilled wisdom, hard-won over the course of her extraordinary career, to give all triathletes the chance to learn from the very best. Chrissie writes with emotional honesty, and her warmth and sense of humour also shine through. She speaks frankly about her own experiences - both good and bad - from her career. Such stories will be a source of great inspiration to listeners.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for a triathlon newbie

  • By Stewart Randall on 28-02-18

Not as engaging and her first book

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

Reviewed: 24-03-19

This has good tips for triathletes but plenty of repetition from the first and also not ideal in parts for audiobook as she lists food etc.

  • No Spin: My Autobiography

  • By: Shane Warne
  • Narrated by: Rhys Muldoon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

From the start of his glittering career in 1992 to his official retirement from all formats of the game in 2013, Shane Warne has long desired to tell his incredible story without compromise. No Spin is that very story. It offers a compelling intimate voice, true insight and a pitch-side seat to one of cricket’s finest eras, making this one of the ultimate must-have sports autobiographies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good listen

  • By mr on 18-03-19

Excellent and honest

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

Reviewed: 24-01-19

Brutal and entertaining honesty from the legend of the game.
Poor performance rating though as the narrator continuously mispronounced names and places

Eat That Frog!
    21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
    
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    Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    1,328 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Eat That Frog!

  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041

There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How to Write a List

  • By Geordie Girl on 17-09-14
  • Eat That Frog!
  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy

Solid summary

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

There is little new in this book but it is a good summary of techniques you can employ to get things done. At the end of the day not everyone works or thinks or behaves the same way, or has the natural ability to do things as suggested so it is always a personal battle for most.
It does contradict itself at times but without the chance to challenge or ask questions it is unfair to judge and not allow a response.

  • Cheer Up Love

  • Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate
  • By: Susan Calman
  • Narrated by: Susan Calman
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974

Susan Calman is a well-known comedian and writer who has appeared on countless radio and television programmes. Her solo stand up show, Susan Calman Is Convicted, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and dealt with subjects like the death penalty, appearance and depression. The reaction to the show she wrote about mental health was so positive that she wanted to expand on the show and write a more detailed account of surviving when you're the world's most negative person.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank god for Susan Calman and this book!! Just excellent!

  • By Miss on 01-06-16

Wow is me

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

Reviewed: 27-12-16

I'm fully sympathetic and understanding to a mental health sufferer. It takes one to know one and fully understand after all. However I couldn't get past the 'woe is me' poor feminist lesbian view that is the undertone throughout this book.
Funny in parts? Yes although often she uses humour as a way to hide the feminist streak which after a while becomes very tiring to listen to.
The book started well and as a fellow sufferer I could relate to her honest accounts. In the end I couldn't wait to finish for all the reasons stated above.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Second Half

  • By: Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
  • Narrated by: Roy Keane, Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649

Narrated by Stephen Hogan and introduced by Roy Keane. In an 18-year playing career for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester United (under Sir Alex Ferguson) and Celtic, Roy Keane dominated every midfield he led to glory. Aggressive and highly competitive, his attitude helped him to excel as captain of Manchester United from 1997 until his departure in 2005.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't want it to end!

  • By robert roebuck on 17-10-14

Frank and honest

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

Reviewed: 16-04-16

Wether or not you are a Utd or a Keane fan this is a brutally honest and frank account of his later years at Utd and into Management.

I thoroughly enjoyed his view of life and how things work and learnt from his black and white views.

At the end of the day he is a winner and a leader. There are plenty of messages to learn from and it is narrated and produced in an excellent way.

I thoroughly recommend this to anyone and everyone

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Alex Ferguson

  • My Autobiography
  • By: Alex Ferguson
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson, Alex Ferguson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566

Revised and updated with new material from the paperback edition. Includes a prelude read by Sir Alex Ferguson. Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Honest and simple

  • By R. Kitzinger on 30-05-14

Honest and simple

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

Reviewed: 30-05-14

This honest account just goes to show how coaching and managing at the very top does not have to be rocket science. It also shows how his successor clearly didn't have a copy or read it before taking over! Wether you love or loath Utd and Ferguson it is a great insight into a brilliant footballing brain and the characters he dealt with and the non-negotiables he had as a manager.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mr Nice

  • By: Howard Marks
  • Narrated by: Howard Marks
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

During the mid-1980s, Howard Marks had 43 aliases, 89 phone lines, and owned 25 companies throughout the world. Whether bars, recording studios, or offshore banks, all were money-laundering vehicles serving his core activity: dope dealing.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most of the book missing

  • By Jonb133 on 07-11-16

Good story but hard to follow

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

Reviewed: 30-05-14

This was recommended to me and although I enjoyed the story, I found it hard to follow the accent and at times all the characters.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

  • By: Jordan Belfort
  • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
  • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124

Stock market multimillionaire at 26, federal convict at 36, he partied like a rock star, lived like a king, and barely survived his rise and fall as an American entrepreneurial icon. By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is Brilliant

  • By Deborah on 24-01-14

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 30-05-14

What a life and story! I've not seen the film but now I want to and I could;t get enough of what Belfort would do next while listening. Both fascinating and thought provoking it shows how the other half live and how humbled someone can become as well through life, wether they take the right or wrong path.

  • A Day at the Office

  • By: Matt Dunn
  • Narrated by: James Clamp
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82

Julie kissed Mark at the office Christmas party. She doesn’t seem to remember but he’s not been able to forget. What better day to jog her memory than Valentine’s Day? Calum’s found the girl of his dreams on the internet. Trouble is, he’s not been completely honest about himself. Tonight he’s meeting her for the first time but will it also be the last? Nathan’s organized his usual Anti-Valentine’s party for the office singletons. Sophie’s going - again. Though this year, if she gets her way, they might just be leaving together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like listening to the football scores

  • By Catspaws on 16-02-16

Classic Dunn

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

Reviewed: 30-05-14

This was a good fun read with the interesting, if not a little predictable web of a storyline which Dunn creates. A relaxing time filler for both men and women I can't help but think Dunn is the modern day male version of Mills & Boon without the explicitness!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How Did All This Happen?

  • By: John Bishop
  • Narrated by: John Bishop
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681

If you're a man of a certain age you'll know there comes a point in life when getting a sports car and over-analysing your contribution to society sounds like a really good idea. With a good job in sales and marketing and a nice house in Manchester that he shared with his wife and kids, John Bishop was no different when he turned the dreaded 4-0. But instead of spanking a load of cash on a car that would have made him look like a senior stylist at Vidal Sassoon, he stumbled onto a pathway that ultimately lead him to become one of the nation's best loved comedians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You really need to know what happened

  • By Laura on 12-10-13

Living the dream!

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

Reviewed: 30-05-14

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and John Bishop has had an interesting life to date! His story is an inspiration for people who are prepared to take a risk in life to follow their dream. I prefer books where the (celebrity) author reads it themselves and although the accent became a little draining, Bishop at least admits that himself in the book! Really enjoyable story and thoroughly entertaining with laugh out loud chapters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful