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Ellen Ley

Putney
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  • Bringing in the Sheaves

  • Wheat and Chaff from My Years as a Priest
  • By: Reverend Richard Coles
  • Narrated by: Reverend Richard Coles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Richard Coles narrates this witty account of life as a parish priest and Radio 4 broadcaster. After a life of sex and drugs and the Communards - brilliantly recounted in the highly acclaimed first volume of his memoirs Fathomless Riches - the Reverend Richard Coles went on to devote his life to God and Christianity. He is also a much-loved broadcaster, presenting Saturday Live on Radio 4 and giving us regular reason to Pause for Thought on Radio 2.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not nearly as good as his first book

  • By Shetland gal on 27-01-18

Wonderful!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I loved this book so much i am giving copies as Christmas presents to my friends!

  • How to Be Human: The Manual

  • By: Ruby Wax
  • Narrated by: Ruby Wax, Ash Ranpura, Gelong Thubten
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692

With a little help from a monk (who tells us how our mind works) and a neuroscientist (who tells us how our brain works), Ruby Wax answers every question you've ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion. Filled with witty anecdotes from Ruby's own life, and backed up by smart science and practical mindfulness exercises, How to be Human is the only manual you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iPhone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • l am now a little bit in love with Ruby Wax

  • By Anonymous User on 26-02-18

Wonderful!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-18

This latest book is as wonderful as the previous two with fresh authoritative information conveyed in a clear and hilariously way. I love Ruby Wax open and honest portrayal of her own journey. . Furthermore she brings the concept of mindfulness to the reader in a down to earth and accessible format.

  • Summer of Love

  • By: Katie Fforde
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Sian Bishop has only ever experienced one moment of recklessness – a moment that resulted in her beloved son Rory. It’s not that she doesn’t love the outcome of that wild night, but since then she has always taken the safer route. So when dependable, devoted Richard suggests a move to the beautiful English countryside, she leaves the hustle and bustle of the city behind, and she throws herself into the picture-postcard cottage garden, her furniture restoration business, and a new life in the country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing narration

  • By Christine on 07-08-12

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-09-16

A great escape book. Just the thing to listen to under the duvet on an autumnal evening.

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  • Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

  • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Narrated by: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

This award-winning anthology of poetry and prose takes a new look at being a woman - particularly an aging woman - in a society that prizes and glorifies youth. The works are by both younger writers looking forward in time and writers who have experienced the joys and challenges of growing older. This international best seller was put together by editor Sandra Martz who selected the collection's pieces from thousands of submitted manuscripts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: Thich Nhat Hahn

  • By Ellen Ley on 13-04-13

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: Thich Nhat Hahn

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

A wonderful book for both professional and lay people. In these painful, fearful and stressful times, globally and in our personal lives,everybody needs to read this to learn to find peace and sanctuary in the present moment. I have experienced bereavement, a major spinal operation, and a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis to contend with all within a twelve months. Thich Nhat Hanh brought me through this and I promise he will do this for you to.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful