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  • HELP

  • By: Simon Amstell
  • Narrated by: Simon Amstell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649

Comedy, Tragedy, Therapy. Simon Amstell did his first stand-up gig at the age of 13. His parents had just divorced, and puberty was confusing. Trying to be funny solved everything. Read by Simon Amstell, and interspersed with footage from his stand-up tours, HELP is the hilarious and heartbreaking account of Simon's ongoing compulsion to reveal his entire self onstage. To tell the truth so it can't hurt him anymore. Loneliness, anxiety, depression - this book has it all. And more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great stuff but just so little thats new.

  • By Mr. A. P. Barker on 21-09-17

One of my favourites ever and I'm an audible nerd

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-19

Short but great. Wonderfully honest account of a very smart sensitive guy who's been on a real journey, and it's very funny.
Thank you Simon for sharing so much, it's helped me and it'll help many other struggling humans I've no doubt : )

  • Tort Law AudioLearn - A Course Outline

  • By: AudioLearn Content Team
  • Narrated by: Terry Rose
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

AudioLearn Law School Course Outlines presents Tort Law. Written by distinguished law professors and professionally narrated for easy listening, this outline covers what is typically taught in a law school tort law course. Included are detailed explanations of critical issues and topics you must know to master the course.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Only 3.5 hours on tort law

  • By a reader on 08-01-18

Only 3.5 hours on tort law

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Totally misleading description.

Rest of running time is on 'How to survive law school' and general description of legal terminology. It's also US law.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets

  • An Accidental War Correspondent in Yemen
  • By: Laura Kasinof
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Laura Kasinof studied Arabic in college and moved to Yemen a few years later - after a friend at a late-night party in Washington, DC, recommended the country as a good place to work as a freelance journalist. When she first moved to Sanaa in 2009, she was the only American reporter based in the country. She quickly fell in love with Yemen’s people and culture, in addition to finding herself the star of a local TV soap opera.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brave, heartfelt, honest.. like so many passions humanitarian correspondents I have met.

  • By Yousaf Ali Khan on 15-05-18

Very interesting but narration annoying in places

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-17

Got tired of the ridiculous comic voice the narrator gives every Yemeni man in this, seems borderline racist really.

Still a very interesting and candid account by this young reporter

  • Everyday Sexism

  • By: Laura Bates
  • Narrated by: Laura Bates, Sarah Brown
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Women are standing up and #shoutingback. In a culture that's driven by social media, for the first time women are using this online space (@EverydaySexism www.everydaysexism.com) to come together, share their stories, and encourage a new generation to recognise the problems that women face. This book is a call to arms in a new wave of feminism and it proves sexism is endemic - socially, politically, and economically. But women won't stand for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I inhabit a world that I am oblivious to.

  • By Mr. O. Jollands on 03-12-14

Excellent, truly shocking (for me at least)

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-11-17

Didn't want to wait till I'd finished this. As a man i have been so shocked by so many girls' and womens' experiences related here, it is so much worse than i thought. I've often had to listen to passages over and over just to take it in, it's so appalling.

Don't be put off though, it flows well, flawless reading by the author, and just too important to ignore, time to act!

  • The Story of Human Language

  • By: John McWhorter, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John McWhorter
  • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Language defines us as a species, placing humans head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators. But it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries, allowing us to ponder why different languages emerged, why there isn't simply a single language, how languages change over time and whether that's good or bad, and how languages die out and become extinct.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • entertaining and interesting

  • By Catriona on 05-12-13

Maybe my favourite Great Course so far : )

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-08-17

Really enjoyed this. I may be biased because this is a subject I'm very interested in, but on the other hand given I have done some reading on the subject I was very pleased to learn so much from this. Also well delivered by a smart and engaging lecturer.

  • You Don't Know Me

  • By: Imran Mahmood
  • Narrated by: Adam Deacon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 540

An unnamed defendant stands accused of murder. Just before the closing speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer and decides to give his own defence speech. He tells us that his barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes the truth can be too difficult to explain or believe. But he thinks that if he's going to go down for life, he might as well go down telling the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By The One Who Reads on 30-06-17

Compellingly authentic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-17

I hope a lot of people get to hear this as it is a remarkable piece of work, and the ideal performance from Adam Deacon.

From my time working with offenders and young gang members in London i can say this definitely takes me back to that world and rings much more true than so many portrayals in the media, a really valuable piece of work.

  • Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are

  • By: David Livermore, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David Livermore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Based on groundbreaking research, these 24 lectures address dynamics and customs related to working, socializing, dining, marriage and family - all the areas necessary to help you function with a greater level of respect and effectiveness wherever you go. You'll also encounter practical tips and crucial context for greeting, interacting with, and even managing people from other parts of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive and logical construction

  • By Jim H. on 14-01-15

Very good

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-17

I've always been a bit on the smug side about my cultural awareness, having been very fortunate to travel a lot since childhood, and work in many different countries since, but I found these lectures very interesting with a good framework behind them. Well presented too, highly recommended!

  • The English and Their History

  • By: Robert Tombs
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 45 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

In The English and their History, the first full-length account to appear in one volume for many decades, Robert Tombs gives us the history of the English people and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric 'dreamtime' through to the present day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a masterpiece.

  • By D. D. Paxton on 26-10-16

Rich and fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-17

Must admit I haven't finished this yet but am so impressed I really wanted to put a quick review out : )

  • A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy

  • By: Philip Pettit, Robert E Goodin
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 49 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

Political philosophy has become an increasingly active area of research over the past four decades. In response to the growing interest in the field, this new edition of A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy has been extended significantly to include 55 chapters across two volumes written by some of today’s most distinguished scholars. Straddling analytic and continental philosophy, the first part of the Companion considers the contributions of economics, history, law, political science, international relations...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not read by a robot

  • By a reader on 18-06-17

Not read by a robot

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-17

I don't understand the previous review unless this has been re-recorded since. Considering it's pretty solid academic content the reading is fine.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Anthropology and the Study of Humanity

  • By: Scott M. Lacey, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Scott M. Lacey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

What does it mean to be human? Where did we come from? And what unites us in our diversity today? Anthropology and the Study of Humanity is your chance to tackle these big questions as you survey one of the world's most engaging - and human - sciences. Taught by acclaimed professor and field researcher Scott M. Lacy of Fairfield University, these 24 wide-ranging lectures are the ideal guide through the world of anthropology, or the study of humanity across time and space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging tour through anthropology

  • By a reader on 14-06-17

Engaging tour through anthropology

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-17

I found the choice of topics and delivery of these lectures enjoyable and stimulating.
The level might not be very advanced but i wouldn't say it was lower than other material for a more general audience. Maybe you could say the lecturer sounds very slightly pleased with himself but i really didn't find him patronising, and i would actually say he just sounds happy and enthusiastic about his job :)

4 of 5 people found this review helpful