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Brian Marriott

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  • Tiger Woods

  • By: Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian
  • Narrated by: Roger Casey
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life - married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children. Winner of 14 major golf championships and 79 PGA Tour events, Woods was the first billion-dollar athlete, earning more than $100 million a year in endorsements from the likes of Nike, Gillette, AT&T, and Gatorade. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Insight

  • By Marc Studholme on 04-08-18

Entertaining and Enlightening

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

Reviewed: 20-09-18

You don't have to be a golf fan to enjoy this life story of Golf's greatest ever player. very interesting .

  • Forgotten Voices of the Great War

  • By: Max Arthur
  • Narrated by: Richard Bebb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

In 1960, the Imperial War Museum began a momentous task. A team of academics, archivists and volunteers set about tracing ordinary men and women who had lived through one of the most harrowing periods of modern history, the First World War. Veterans were interviewed in details about their day-to-day experiences, on and off the front. The project has since grown to be the most important archive of its kind in the world, and provides a unique account of life during the Great War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astounding listen

  • By Matthew on 07-08-14

Haunting accounts

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

What did you like most about Forgotten Voices of the Great War?

So hard to imagine the mind set differences between Generals and ordinary foot soldiers.
Scary times , makes you thankful to have NOT been born around this time .

What was one of the most memorable moments of Forgotten Voices of the Great War?

Soldiers accounts are scary , sometimes funny but mainly scary.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The whole book as one

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Class war .

Any additional comments?

The difference between classes at the turn of the century is remarkable. So glad it doesn’t exist to that degree today .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ardennes 1944

  • Hitler's Last Gamble
  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Ardennes 1944 by Antony Beever, read by Sean Barrett. On 16 December 1944, Hitler launched his last gamble in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes on the Belgian/German border. Although Hitler's generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good indeed.

  • By Mr. on 06-07-15

Thought Provoking

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

The battle of the bulge is told in all its awful honesty. The realism of what actually occurred is brought to the fore . Very thought provoking.

  • What Does This Button Do?

  • By: Bruce Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Bruce Dickinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 912
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 842

Pioneers of Britain's nascent rock and metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style and stage presence of its second but twice-longest-serving lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden's front man - first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present - Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scream for me Audible

  • By Neil Pardoe on 19-10-17

Super man

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

Bruce Dickinson, what a fascinating life . Is there nothing he cannot do once he’s set his mind to do so . Brilliantly read , very interesting and , even if your not an Iron Maiden fan , totally absorbing. I loved it .

  • I Know a Secret

  • Rizzoli & Isles, Book 12
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles - the crime-solving duo who inspired the smash hit TNT series - return to investigate the gruesome staged murder of a horror film producer in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story, narrator didn’t do it for me

  • By Steve B on 28-01-18

Rizzoli & Isles masterpiece .

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

Reviewed: 22-09-17

Brilliant book that grabs you in and doesn't let go . Thrilling ,tense and twists & turns aplenty.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • D DAY Through German Eyes

  • The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944
  • By: Holger Eckhertz
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595

Almost all accounts of D-Day are told from the Allied perspective, with the emphasis on how German resistance was overcome on June 6, 1944. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers and gun emplacements of the Normandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest seaborne invasion in history? What motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes - and how did they fight from one strong point to another, among the dunes and fields, on that first cataclysmic day?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good performance

  • By M. Lawrence on 16-09-16

Awesome account

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

As a person fascinated with World War Two , I find it hard to realise , I was born only 16 years before all these battles happened.

  • D Day Through German Eyes Book 2

  • More Hidden Stories from June 6th 1944
  • By: Holger Eckhertz
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 158

The first book of D Day Through German Eyes has fascinated listeners around the world with its insight into the German experience of June 6, 1944. Now, book 2 contains a completely different set of astonishing German testimonies from the same archive. These newly translated eyewitness statements by German veterans show the defenders to be determined but psychologically insecure, often deluded in their thinking, and all too human in their shock at the onslaught they faced.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very powerful alternative view

  • By M. J. Wall on 05-07-17

Different sides

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

Fascinating account of DDay from a German perspective. Very informative and scary. Love this audiobook.

  • Not Dead Yet

  • By: Phil Collins
  • Narrated by: Phil Collins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550

Phil Collins gained fame as both the drummer and the lead singer for Genesis and continues to enjoy worldwide success today. He's one of only three recording artists who have sold over 100 million albums both as solo artists and separately as principal members of bands - the other two being Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest interesting amazing account

  • By Mrs W Cole on 27-10-16

Insight of a rock star

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

Reviewed: 18-01-17

What did you like most about Not Dead Yet?

Throughly honest and vivid account . I love it when it is , literally, straight from the horses mouth.

What did you like best about this story?

The honesty.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Each decade has great moments. Too many to pick one.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

WORK rest AND PLAY .

Any additional comments?

Phil Collins , a hero of mine. Still is. I think if it had been read by anyone else , I would question certain things, but as he reads his own book, ( of course) it feels from the heart .

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Playing with Fire

  • A Novel
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

The first time violinist Julia Ansdell picked up the "Incendio Waltz" in a darkened antique shop in Rome, she knew it was a strikingly unusual composition. The minor key and complex feverish arpeggios have a life of their own. But when she plays the piece, Julia blacks out and awakens to find her small daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence. When she travels to Venice to find the previous owner of the music, she uncovers a heart-stoppingly dark secret....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reaching Some Higher Grace Notes.

  • By Simon on 31-10-15

Tess , one of THE best ever story tellers

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

Reviewed: 21-10-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Very easy to listen to, well read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Playing with Fire?

As always with Tess Gerritsen , the twists and turns within the story as an whole.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The realisation of the truth of her daughter.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Always gripping.

Any additional comments?

As you may have gathered. I'm a huge Gerritsen fan. All her books are page turners , and in the case of audio , makes long drives awesome..( I listen in the car )

  • Alex Ferguson

  • My Autobiography
  • By: Alex Ferguson
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson, Alex Ferguson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352

Revised and updated with new material from the paperback edition. Includes a prelude read by Sir Alex Ferguson. Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Honest and simple

  • By R. Kitzinger on 30-05-14

Wonderful insight

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

Reviewed: 04-08-16

You can almost feel that you ARE Alex Ferguson . Great insight and a somewhat motivational book . Brilliant and full of wisdom.