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D. Howe

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  • Scary Monsters and Supercreeps

  • By: Dom Joly
  • Narrated by: Dom Joly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 432

Dom Joly sets off round the world again, but this time he's not looking to holiday in a danger zone - he's monster hunting. In Scary Monsters and Super Creeps he heads to six completely different destinations to investigate local monster sightings.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dull, pompous and repetitive

  • By Matthew on 25-01-15

Enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

This is more of Dom and his wonderful views on things strange and unusual. I like his observational humour and this book has plenty of it. I think Dark tourist was better, but this is a close second.

  • The Man on the Mountaintop

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Trott's Fables!

  • By Simon on 09-11-17

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 18-03-18

This is a lovely tale that is enchanting and humorous. Toby Jones is like silk with his narration. Wonderful.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • If I Could Tell You Just One Thing

  • Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice
  • By: Richard Reed
  • Narrated by: Richard Reed
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654

Richard Reed built Innocent Drinks from a smoothie stall on a street corner to one of the biggest brands in Britain. He credits his success to four brilliant pieces of advice, each given to him just when he needed them most. Ever since, it has been Richard's habit, whenever he meets somebody he admires, to ask them for their best piece of advice. If they could tell him just one thing, what would it be? Richard has collected pearls of wisdom from some of the most remarkable, inspiring and game-changing people in the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Probably a great inspiring read for under 25s

  • By stryder on 09-12-16

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: 15-08-17

There is something for everyone in this book. It is well written and read by the author. Each story or words of advice from some person of note represents a new chapter, which makes it easy to take in bite size chunks. Each piece of advice is presented with good context and often an interesting or inspiring back story too.

  • Business for Punks

  • Break All the Rules - the BrewDog Way
  • By: James Watt
  • Narrated by: James Watt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Business for Punks, written and read by James Watt. Don't waste your time on b*******t business plans. Forget sales. Put everything on the line for what you believe in. These mantras have turned BrewDog into one of the world's fastest-growing drinks brands, famous for beers, bars and crowdfunding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read - engaging, great story, useful advice

  • By Jamie on 13-03-16

Simple advice worth listening to

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

Reviewed: 15-08-17

I found this a good book overall. It's a different take on starting your own business and following through on your dreams. The sections are well thought out and help you make sense of so many of the things you need to deal with and prioritise when starting a new business.