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  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

  • By: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Narrated by: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650

In February 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge posted an impassioned argument on her blog about her deep-seated frustration with the way discussions of race and racism in Britain were constantly being shut down by those who weren't affected by it. She gave the post the title 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'. Her sharp, fiercely intelligent words hit a nerve, and the post went viral, spawning a huge number of comments from people desperate to speak up about their own similar experiences.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Flagrant Racism Posing as Social Justice

  • By Joaquin on 11-09-18

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: 22-05-18

This has to be a must read for everyone one in the UK, I learnt so many important things about race and how it functions in our society.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Everything I Know About Love

  • By: Dolly Alderton
  • Narrated by: Dolly Alderton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod-Stewart themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realising that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you've ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everyone

  • By Ade B on 22-08-18

Beautiful

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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: 25-02-18

I enjoyed this book so much. Dolly writes so beautiful and she expressed so many of the things I’ve felt so precisely. She also reads it so nicely and it felt so personal. I can’t wait to listen to it again.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Jackie on 29-10-17

Heartbreaking but beautiful

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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: 31-05-17

Wonderfully crafted story of a young Italian man during the Second World War. Not only does it grapple with the hidden atrocities carried out in Italy but it also conquers a powerful boy to man arch. Perfectly poignant.

  • The Jigsaw Man

  • By: Elena Forbes
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 197

DI Mark Tartaglia spends a night in a west London hotel with a woman he has just met. When he is called out to the same hotel the next morning to investigate a murder, he realises it must have taken place while he was there. If things weren't already complicated enough, the investigation takes a new and horrifying turn when he recognises the young female victim.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging and beautifully read.

  • By Chrissie on 27-02-15

Ungripping

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-17

Unfortunately I was constantly waiting for a good twist or some character development but there was neither. It was rather cliché filled which resulted in a very basic story.

  • Best Served Cold

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,160
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877

Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Low down dirty double crossing ...

  • By Stuart on 08-02-13

Epic

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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: 04-02-15

Came because George RR Martin recommended it and I can happily say it was an extremely satisfying read. Would definitely recommend to readers seeking deadly fantasy.