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  • Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You

  • By: Sofie Hagen
  • Narrated by: Sofie Hagen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen describes how she conquered a negative relationship with her body and provides practical tips for readers to do the same. She exposes how fatphobia is embedded in society at every level - in our relationships, our public spaces, and the TV shows we watch - powered by the toxic mix of capitalism and the media.      

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye-opening

  • By ThatPersonOverThere on 11-06-19

This book is amazing. I loved it.

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

Reviewed: 20-05-19

This book should be read by everyone fat or thin. It is the best fat liberation book I have read. Sofie Hagen is honest, articulate and very funny.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Three Things About Elsie

  • By: Joanna Cannon
  • Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367

There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third...might take a little bit more explaining. Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died 60 years ago?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Extraordinary Life

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-01-18

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I loved this as much as goats and sheep. Paula Wilcox is an extremely talented narrator. Just wonderful, wonderful, wonderful

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trade Wind

  • By: M.M. Kaye
  • Narrated by: Rosemary Davis
  • Length: 29 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

The year is 1859 and Hero Hollis, beautiful and headstrong niece of the American consul, arrives in Zanzibar. It is an earthly paradise; it is also the last outpost of the Slave Trade. A passionate opponent of slavery, Hero is swept into a turmoil of royal intrigue, abduction, piracy, smuggling, and a virulent cholera epidemic. There in Zanzibar, the most cruelly beautiful island of the Southern Seas, she must choose her love and unravel her destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indulge the Five Senses of your Imagination!

  • By Shoshi on 12-05-07

Wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

Would you listen to Trade Wind again? Why?

Yes, it was just such an amazing story.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything.

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

I felt I was there, experiencing the story in real life. She is the most amazing storyteller and writer. This is my favourite book ever.

  • The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

  • By: Joanna Cannon
  • Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,499

England,1976. Mrs Creasy is missing, and The Avenue is alive with whispers. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, 10-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands. And as the cul-de-sac starts giving up its secrets, the amateur detectives will find much more than they imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 70s relived with goats and sheep

  • By Sigrin on 19-01-17

This was brilliant

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

Reviewed: 26-04-17

If you could sum up The Trouble with Goats and Sheep in three words, what would they be?

I loved it

Any additional comments?

The narrator was so good. I would listen to her again. The book was compelling and brilliantly written. A great story. Highly recommended.

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k

  • By: Sarah Knight
  • Narrated by: Sarah Knight
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 740
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 643

A brilliant, hilarious homage to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, showing how to shed your mental clutter for good. Aimed at overachieving but dissatisfied people everywhere. Sarah's inspirational two-step 'NotSorry' program shows how unleashing the power of not giving a f**k will help you shed unwanted guilt and obligations to redirect time, energy and enthusiasm to your true priorities.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • sorry i could not listen to anymore Fs

  • By Gus on 17-05-16

I loved it, she was funny and a great narrator.

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

Reviewed: 16-01-17

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

Yes. Though not sure how great the advice is. Interesting ideas, not sure it would work. But worth it for a laugh and makes you think.

What did you like best about this story?

Funny and her voice

  • Animal

  • The Autobiography of a Female Body
  • By: Sara Pascoe
  • Narrated by: Sara Pascoe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694

Take a funny and illuminating tour of the female body with award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe. Women have so much going on, what with boobs and jealousy and menstruating and broodiness and sex and infidelity and pubes and wombs and jobs and memories and emotions and the past and the future and themselves and each other. Here's a book that deals with all of it. Sara Pascoe has joked about femininity and sexuality on stage and screen, but now she has a book to talk about it all for a bit longer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • clever great wonderful important book

  • By alex on 02-05-16

everyone woman should read/listen to this

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

Reviewed: 24-05-16

Any additional comments?

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. This should be given to every teenage girl, I wish I had had one. Sara is fantastic, I did know her before but now I am a huge fan. Thank you for writing such an important book. I have bought one for a friend as well and will buy more copies for other female friends.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,581
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the '30s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the greats.

  • By Simon on 05-10-15

Wow

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

Reviewed: 18-08-15

I absolutely loved this. Sissy Spacek is simply amazing, she was born to play/read this book. Best audio book yet.

  • Shadow of the Moon

  • By: M. M. Kaye
  • Narrated by: Tara Ochs
  • Length: 34 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

The author of The Far Pavilions returns us once again to the vast, intoxicating romance of India under the British Raj. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros, a beautiful English heiress come home to her beloved India. It is also the tale of Captain Alex Randall, her protector, who aches to possess her. Forged in the fires of a war that threatens to topple an empire, their tale is the saga of a desperate and unforgettable love that consumes all in its thrall.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is my favourite book....but oh dear!!!!

  • By Dog Lover on 18-08-13

magical, romantic, beautiful, evocative

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

Reviewed: 22-05-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Shadow of the Moon to be better than the print version?

This was a wonderful book. I loved every moment of it.
M M Kaye is an extremely talented and evocative writer. I felt I was there living the awful and the wonderful lives that are portrayed. I recommend this highly to anyone - everything all in one novel. I cannot wait to read her other books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful