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  • You Left Early

  • A True Story of Love and Alcohol
  • By: Louisa Young
  • Narrated by: Louisa Young
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Louisa first met Robert Lockhart when they were both 17. Their stop-start romance lasted decades, in which time he became a celebrated composer and she an acclaimed novelist. Always snapping at their heels was Robert’s alcoholism, a helpless, ferocious dependency that affected his personality before crippling and finally, despite five years of hard-won sobriety, killing him. There are a million love stories and a million stories of addiction. This one is truly transcendent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece.

  • By susie on 28-07-18

Touching

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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: 04-06-19

Loved this book from start to finish
great narrator
10/10
A true insight into this terrible illness
Thank you

  • Paul McCartney: The Biography

  • By: Philip Norman
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 30 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

Since the age of 20, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock 'n' roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with McCartney's consent and access to family members and close friends who have never spoken on the record before. Paul McCartney reveals the complex character behind the façade and sheds new light on his childhood - blighted by his mother's death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to music.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed biography of a true genius

  • By James on 13-05-17

BRILLIANT

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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: 01-02-19

Brilliant book a real eye opener andxtge narration was spot on
Definitely recommend this book, i couldn't put it down and there's some shocking gossip to listen to
10/10

  • What Fresh Lunacy Is This?

  • The Authorised Biography of Oliver Reed
  • By: Robert Sellers
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

Oliver Reed may not have been Britain's biggest film star - for a period in the early 70s he came within a hairsbreadth of replacing Sean Connery as James Bond - but he is an august member of that small band of people, like George Best and Eric Morecambe, who transcended their chosen medium, became too big for it even, and grew into cultural icons. For the first time Reed's close family has agreed to collaborate on a project about the man himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable!!

  • By Jay on 14-11-13

BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!

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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: 13-01-19

omg stunning !!!!
best book i have ever read
a real eye opener
i love ollie x

  • Torture Mom

  • A Chilling True Story of Confinement, Mutilation and Murder (True Crime)
  • By: Ryan Green
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

In July 1965, teenagers Sylvia and Jenny Likens were left in the temporary care of Gertrude Baniszewski, a middle-aged single mother, and her seven children. The Baniszewski household was overrun with children. There were few rules and ample freedom. Sadly, the environment created a dangerous hierarchy of social Darwinism where the strong preyed on the weak. What transpired in the following three months was both riveting and chilling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking

  • By Karen on 09-08-18

omg

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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: 10-11-18

i couldn't put this book down, omg what a sad sad life this poor child suffered
:(

  • Last Night at the Viper Room

  • River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind
  • By: Gavin Edwards
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Hollywood was built on beautiful and complicated matinee idols: James Dean and Marlon Brando are classic examples, but in the 1990s, the actor who embodied that archetype was River Phoenix. As the brightly colored 1980s wound down, a new crew of leading men began to appear on movie screens. Hailed for their acting prowess and admired for choosing meaty roles, actors such as Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reeves, and Brad Pitt were soon rocketing toward stardom while an unknown Leonardo DiCaprio prepared to make his acting debut. River Phoenix, however, stood in front of the pack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book. highly recommemded!

  • By Zara on 08-02-15

exceptional

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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: 27-11-17

Brilliant book well worth the money you will not be disappointed
well read and a great insight into his short life

  • Coreyography

  • By: Corey Feldman
  • Narrated by: Corey Feldman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

In this brave and moving memoir, Corey Feldman is revealing the truth about what his life was like behind the scenes: His is a past that included physical, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional family from which he was emancipated at age fifteen, three high-profile arrests for drug possession, a nine-month stint in rehab, and a long, slow crawl back to the top of the box office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nostalgia, shock, and laughter.

  • By alexander on 09-02-14

WOW WOW WOW

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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

Best book I have ever read, the book is like a merry go round of emotions and feelings
it opens your eyes to the real HOLLYWOOD
what those poor kids went through !!
Corey read it perfectly
10 / 10

Unheard: The Story of Anna Winslow
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    Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    1,027 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • Unheard: The Story of Anna Winslow

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Anthony Del Col
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Bond, JP Conway, James Lawrence, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 921
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 924

[Contains explicit content]. University student Anna Winslow has gone missing. The circumstances of her disappearance are far from ordinary, a fact that only fellow student Melissa Lopez appears to appreciate. Motivated by an unexplained and disturbing voicemail message from Anna on the night of her disappearance, Melissa's curiosity quickly turns into a deeper investigation, an obsession even, which she chronicles as a regular podcast - the very recordings that you are about to listen to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got hooked and listened to it all the same day

  • By Nigel on 15-09-17

brilliant read

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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: 17-10-17

great narrative fantastic and couldn't get any better
definitely worth it
felt like I was in the room
10/10

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Best Friend

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer...wrong. Louisa's new best friend has it all - the house, the status, the money. But she's also hiding a dark secret. And as Louisa is drawn deeper into her friend's life, events take a chilling turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By Rowena Bennett on 21-05-17

Great

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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: 12-10-17

Great read Great narrator and I will be looking for books with the same narrator x

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Silent Wife

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin-Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668

Lara's life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can't tell anyone else or everything Massimo has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage. Maggie is married to Massimo's brother Nico. She knows all of Nico's darkest secrets - or so she thinks. The one day she discovers a letter in the attic....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better analysis of coercive control than The Archers!

  • By Frances Locke on 21-09-17

Great read Great narrator!!!

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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: 09-10-17

loved this book one of the best I've ever read, definitely recommend this one , and Emma's narrative is amazing 10 / 10

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Absolute Darling

  • By: Gabriel Tallent
  • Narrated by: Alex McKenna
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 359

At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall; that chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it; that her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world. And he'll do whatever it takes to keep her with him. She doesn't know why she feels so different from the other girls at school; why the line between love and pain can be so hard to see; why making a friend may be the bravest and most terrifying thing she has ever done; and what her daddy will do when he finds out....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So grim

  • By Mrs. Caroline Bradshaw on 11-01-18

awful book

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-17

Don't waste your money , terrible from start to finish
I kept trying but it never pick up and very strange from start to half way then I have up !!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful