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  • Jonathan Pie

  • Off the Record
  • By: Jonathan Pie, Andrew Doyle, Tom Walker
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Pie
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Want to know more about history and politics? Then you should probably go and listen to a proper audiobook. Fancy a laugh at some smutty jokes? Then go and read Viz. But if you fancy a combination of the two, this is the audiobook for you. In Off the Record, bitter and twisted leftie news reporter Jonathan Pie picks 10 of the world's worst wankers and tears them apart. Here you'll find the answers to some difficult questions. With extra swearing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Political commentary as it's meant to be

  • By Asbjørn on 10-01-19

Bl**dy funny

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

Reviewed: 24-12-18

You will probably not learn very much but you will have fun. Just a really enjoyable book. Lots of swearing as expected. Jonathan Pie at his best. You do not need to agree with all his views to enjoy this book.

  • 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 5,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,577

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

Don’t read if you liked him on TV

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I got this book as I liked Ant a lot on Mutiny and SAS are you tough enough. Unfortunately this book gave too much insight into his real character. He comes across as arrogant and a rather unlikeable character.

He always seems to have an excuse for why he repeatedly gets arrested for violent offences - he even made out that he was going to get a fake passport and run off to Australia after he was accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Not exactly the actions of an innocent man...

For a book about life lessons, leadership and taking responsibility, there is an awful lot of blaming other people.

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  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 764

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book But Annoying Over Use of The Word "said

  • By Michael on 18-07-12

Very entertaining book - beautiful ending in the codas

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

I really enjoyed this book and it was narrated very well by Will Wheaton (as always). It is a great critique of early science fiction shows (particularly Star Trek).

My only criticism is the way that the dialogue is written. You get tired of hearing the words ‘[name] said’ during any discussion. The author desperately needs to use a thesaurus - the repetition is obvious within the first 5 minutes and pulls you away from the narrative, which is very annoying.

  • Total Competition

  • Lessons in Strategy from Formula One
  • By: Ross Brawn, Adam Parr
  • Narrated by: Adam Parr, Peter Noble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Total Competition is the most compelling, comprehensive and revealing insight into what it takes to get to the top in Formula One that has ever been published. Across four decades, Ross Brawn was one of the most innovative and successful technical directors and then team principals in Formula One. Leading Benetton, Ferrari, Honda, Brawn and Mercedes, he worked with drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton to make them world champions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Are You Ambitious? This is MUST READ

  • By Mr Richard J Baker on 13-12-17

Why did we not also have Ross Brawn narrating?

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

Reviewed: 19-08-18

Given that this book is presented as an interview between Adam and Ross it is not clear why they only got one of them to narrate. Why did they not just use the recordings from the original interviews?

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