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  • Everything I Know About Love

  • By: Dolly Alderton
  • Narrated by: Dolly Alderton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,540
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything I Know About Love, written and read by Dolly Alderton. A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heartbreaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way. 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Anonymous User on 23-02-18

Would probably appeal to younger readers.

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Expected it to be witty and insightful. It was neither and I fell asleep listening.

  • First Man In

  • Leading from the Front
  • By: Ant Middleton
  • Narrated by: Ant Middleton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,110

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict, and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible book. Strong, powerful and inspiring

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

Inspiring

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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: 19-08-18

Inspiring book, narrated by Ant, which made it more authentic. Not a traditional self help book, but everyone can learn something from Ant’s story. Got so into this book I didn’t want it to end!

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  • Happy

  • By: Derren Brown
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 463

Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it? Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is awful and distracting

  • By miriam on 12-11-16

Gave up because of dreadful narrator

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-18

Just couldn’t listen any more, the narrator sounded like a newsreader. Shame, as the book was quite interesting.

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  • Human Universe

  • By: Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108

Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum, the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from. What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring stuff

  • By Mrspatriciacherry on 09-05-17

Great book. Irritating narrator.

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

Reviewed: 28-01-18

Loved the book, but narrator’s badly done accents when using direct quotes was jarring and irritating. Pity Brian Cox doesn’t narrate himself.

  • Half of a Yellow Sun

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Adoh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

Nominated for the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2008.
Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, 2007.
A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.

This highly anticipated novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in Nigeria during the 1960s, at the time of a vicious civil war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reader brings this story to life

  • By Tony on 27-11-07

Beautifully written and wonderfully narrated.

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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: 05-11-16

Beautifully written and wonderfully narrated. Love, war and the legacy of colonialism. Gripping story, moving, highly recommended

  • Fingers in the Sparkle Jar

  • A Memoir
  • By: Chris Packham
  • Narrated by: Chris Packham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

An introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner at school, Chris Packham was only at home in the fields and woods around his suburban home. But when he stole a young kestrel from its nest, he was about to embark on a friendship that would teach him what it meant to love - and that would change him forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting tale of love and loss.

  • By Lisa Morin on 08-05-16

Breathtaking!

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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: 20-05-16

I know Chris Packham as the tv presenter and local naturalist (I live on the edge of the New Forest). I now have renewed respect for him as a writer. This book was engaging, fascinating, disturbing and painful, but written with immense honesty and insight. I couldn't stop listening until I got to the end. I was left with many questions...what happened when Chris discovered the damaged kestrel's egg? I don't usually write reviews but this book is very different. And highly recommended.

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