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  • One Day in December

  • By: Josie Silver
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson, Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist. After all, life isn't a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man whom she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Laurie thinks she'll never see the boy from the bus again. But at their Christmas party a year later, her best friend, Sarah, introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • made me laugh and cry lovely story.

  • By jules on 26-10-18

Brilliant modern love story

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

Reviewed: 14-01-19

Captivating love story, so well constructed and woven together. Brilliantly narrated particularly Eleanor Tomlinson who brings the Laurie character to life superbly.

  • May I Have Your Attention Please?

  • By: James Corden
  • Narrated by: James Corden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825

As far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place: in front of you, doing something to make you laugh, cry, shout, or giggle uncontrollably. At the age of 4, he grandstanded throughout his baby sister’s christening, standing on a chair in front of the whole congregation, pulling faces and cracking everyone up. Despite himself, the vicar was impressed. And from then on he couldn’t get enough of the spotlight, even when it always seemed to avoid him. Throughout his teens, he and his Dad trudged up and down towards London....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Axe grinding

  • By Mazza on 09-07-14

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 17-11-18

Genuine and honest and very funny, made all the better by being read by the author.

  • Straight Outta Crawley

  • Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being
  • By: Romesh Ranganathan
  • Narrated by: Romesh Ranganathan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057

At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's Holiday Camp talent competition, smashing the only other competitor, a young girl playing the kazoo. The gig went so well that Romesh retired his comic genius for 22 years, hiding behind the guise of a maths teacher, before finally revealing himself again (no, not like that) at the tender age of 31. In 2010, Ranganathan staged his epic comeback gig to an almost silent room, and has since gone on to earn his place as the most in-demand overweight vegan Sri Lankan comedian in Britain. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Romesh's work then listen to this

  • By Gervaise Miller on 05-10-18

Unfortunately didn't make me laugh

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

Reviewed: 17-11-18

I generally like Romesh's dry wit and comedy when I have seen him on tv so I was expecting to enjoy this book - but unfortunately it didn't make me laugh.
There are some good stories in it but Romesh's dead pan, monotone delivery style and the simplistic writing style aren't a great combination.

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  • My World

  • By: Peter Sagan
  • Narrated by: Sy Thomas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

From 2015 to 2017, Peter Sagan achieved the seemingly impossible: he won three road race World Championships in a row, ensuring his entry into the history books as one of the greatest riders of all time. But to look at Peter’s record in isolation is to tell only a fraction of his story, because Peter doesn’t just win: he entertains. Every moment in the saddle is an opportunity to express his personality, and nobody else has succeeded in making elite cycling look so much fun.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It is an interesting read and gives an insight

  • By Mike on 08-10-18

"Why so serious?"

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

Reviewed: 17-11-18

Great book, well written by (?) a very engaging man who is brilliant on a bike. Sagan comes across as a genuine good guy who is able to not take life or bike racing too serious despite being the best in the world.
Brilliantly read by Sy Thomas.
Loved it - one of the best cycling books (and there's a lot of competition)