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  • Brutally Honest

  • Mel B’s tell-all memoir
  • By: Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
  • Narrated by: Melanie Brown, Phoenix Chi Gulzar Brown, Andrea Brown, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice, has been an international star since the age of 19. And yet there are sides of Mel that no one has ever seen, or really known. Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success. With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and Melanie’s trademark Yorkshire humour, this audiobook removes the mask of fame and reveals the mother, wife and daughter behind the Spice Girl everyone thinks they know. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Mr M Randell on 28-11-18

Amazingly Honest

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Well done Melanie B, so honest and so sad in equal measures.

As the title says 'Brutally Honest' it is shocking that someone who is perceived as so strong, can be so manipulated....but there is no doubt, this is exactly what happened. Stefan is a true control freak and should be ashamed at how he treated them all. It must have been so scary for Phoenix, who was too young to be able to help her mum.

This must have been so difficult to relive, the story was written and it flowed so well, the narrator did a fantastic job. It definitely seemed to be Mel B's story and the truth just shone through.

My only issue is with the comment that she believed she was hiding the horrific situation from the children....I do not think this is truly what she believes....it may be a mother's guilt, but she MUST have known it was affecting them. Having said that, there is no doubt she loves her children and should be so proud she has come out the other end, Melanie you are an inspiration, thank you x

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  • Strangeways

  • A Prison Officer's Story
  • By: Neil Samworth
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

A jaw-dropping account of life as a prison officer in one of the country's most notorious jails. Neil ‘Sam’ Samworth spent 11 years working as a prison officer in HMP Manchester, aka Strangeways. A tough Yorkshireman with a soft heart, Sam had to deal with it all - gangsters and gangbangers, terrorists and psychopaths, addicts and the mentally ill. Men who should not be locked up and men who should never be let out. Strangeways is a shocking and at times darkly funny account of life in a high-security prison. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Honest and Brutal Truth. Loved It...

  • By M J North on 01-11-18

Well told, grim in places

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-18

This story was well told even although a lot of it was pretty grim. It was interesting to get an officer's perspective, normally it is the prisoner's side you read about. I absolutely love the narrator, have listed to a few from him and I feel he made it very believable.

We need to take the author's word that he was as 'fair' as he says, but the job certainly affected not only him and his health, but also his family. I wish them all the best for the future....but seriously reflexology??????

It is people like Neil Samworth who should be involved in advising on changes and improvements to the prison service, he has lived and worked in it, with many valuable years of experience and knowledge of what does and doesn't work.

  • The Girl You Lost

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies, Willow Nash
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Eighteen years ago Simone Porter's six-month-old daughter, Helena, was abducted. Simone and husband Matt have slowly rebuilt their shattered lives, but the pain at losing their child has never left them. Then a young woman, Grace, appears out of the blue and tells Simone she has information about her stolen baby. But just who is Grace - and can Simone trust her? When Grace herself disappears, Simone becomes embroiled in a desperate search for her baby and the woman who has vital clues about her whereabouts.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculous

  • By ruby on 05-01-17

Good.....ish!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-11-18

Overall I enjoyed this story, however some parts were just ridiculous (the Charlotte story & character were completely unbelievable). There was a lot of twists throughout, but one of the reviews revealed the end twist which really spoiled it for me.

The female narrator was very flat, especially the Simone character, but the Detective Inspector's voice was hilarious (not intentionally though), she made him sound like Boycie from only fool's and horses!!! The male narrator was perfect for his character

I would try another book by this author, but a different female narrator. It was a page turner and really made my long journey to and from work pass very quickly....hardly even registered the traffic jams.

  • A Tapping at My Door

  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,178

From the best-selling author of Cry Baby, the beginning of a brilliant and gripping police procedural series set in Liverpool, perfect for fans of Peter James and Mark Billingham. A woman at home in Liverpool is disturbed by a persistent tapping at her back door. She's disturbed to discover the culprit is a raven and tries to shoo it away. Which is when the killer strikes. DS Nathan Cody, still bearing the scars of an undercover mission that went horrifyingly wrong, is put on the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story well worth a listen

  • By Cathryn B. on 11-04-16

Book 1 of a great series

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

Reviewed: 13-11-18

Had not read any of this author's books previously, so glad I stumbled over this one which lead to me immediately reading the next two in the series.

Great story and absolutely fantastic narration, would highly recommend.

  • After I've Gone

  • By: Linda Green
  • Narrated by: Emmy Rose, Helen Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

On a wet Monday in January, Jess Mount receives the devastating news that she hasn't got long left to live. She doesn't hear it from a doctor, though. She discovers it when her Facebook timeline skips forward 18 months and family and friends start posting tributes to her - following her death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok

  • By M. Mawson on 08-08-17

Good, but not Great

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-07-18

The narrators did a fantastic job I would give them 5 stars!

The story was good, however you were left to make up your own mind about where the Facebook posts were coming from and the rushed ending has really annoyed many of the listeners...it just fizzled out, no twist, no drama, no effort

Overall, I enjoyed this book, but would really have liked a more exciting build up to the end to what was a good story.

  • Girl on the Run

  • By: Jane Costello
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

Abby Rogers has been on health kicks before - they involve eating one blueberry muffin for breakfast instead of two. When Abby is encouraged to join her sporty best friend's running club - by none other than its gorgeous new captain - she finds a mysterious compulsion to exercise. Then her colleague, Heidi, turns up at work and makes a devastating announcement, one that will change her life - and Abby's - forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So funny with true to life experiences

  • By MRS JANE CRUMPTON on 18-11-16

Feel good & Funny

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-18

I agree with the other reviews - the narrator really needs to practice her male voices....at the moment she can only do sleazy.

That said, the story was good, funny in places and all tied up nice and neat at the end. The lead character was a bit pathetic at times, considering she ran her own successful business but overall I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Guided

  • Her Spirit Guide Angels Were Her Best Friends and Life Coaches
  • By: Linda Deir
  • Narrated by: Linda Deir, Ray Holley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

In 1994, a spirit guide angel materialized right in front of Linda when she had a camera in hand. In a dream they said they appeared so the world could believe. This is the first time Linda dared to tell her story. Guided is a riveting testament of survival in the face of insurmountable odds where she achieved far more than even she imagined, knowing she was being guided.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, encouraging and inspiring book

  • By viv on 13-11-15

Waste of Money

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-06-18

I normally love this type of book, but this was appalling. The author/narrator sounds robotic and appears to have no emotion despite this being HER story. She sees almost everyone she has encountered as egotistical and out for what they can get. I think out of everyone she coached to 'channel' their spirit guides, only 2 were up to her standard.

She gives no guidance on how you can open up to your spirit guide or how she communicated with hers, all she harps on about is how amazing she was as a business woman, how everyone relies on her, how everyone disappoints her blah blah....

I would not recommend this book and will not purchase anything else by her

  • The Wisdom of Sundays

  • Life-Changing Insights and Inspirational Conversations
  • By: Oprah Winfrey
  • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey, full cast
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 359

The Wisdom of Sundays features insightful selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah Winfrey and some of today's most admired thought leaders. Visionaries like Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington and Shonda Rhimes share their lessons in finding purpose. World-renowned teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, and Wayne Dyer explain our complex relationship with the ego and the healing powers of love and connection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful ... soul warming ❤️

  • By Linda on 20-10-17

So Inspirational....Thank You

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

Reviewed: 29-11-17

Just finished this book and have gone right back to the beginning to listen to it again! I found Oprah and her guests so inspirational, their thoughts and teachings really made my 2 hour journey to work a pleasure

I am fairly new to this, but I'm really enjoying learning how to live the most content and free life I can, how to be more mindful and to be truly grateful for everything I have. Oprah's various guests spoke in a way that was easy to understand and gave examples from their lives (including Oprah) to further explain why we need to appreciate the world and the people in it and how nothing we encounter is a 'waste' of time, we can learn from everything - they referred to it as Earth's School

I found this book so interesting and the talks had me hooked, some guests were so calming, others inspirational and some were very funny, but everyone of them said things that really made me think and as Oprah often refers, to provided me with 'aha moments'

Cannot recommend this book enough, fantastic

  • The Universe Has Your Back

  • Transform Fear into Faith
  • By: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,289

In her latest book, The Universe Has Your Back, New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches listeners how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson in the book guides listeners to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security, and clear direction. The lessons help listeners relinquish the need to control so they can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A deeply comforting and inspiring book

  • By Agent Em on 04-01-17

Amazing Audio Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-17

I really really enjoyed this book, so much so I listened to it again as soon as it had finished! Gabrielle has such an easy to listen to voice, there is no hippy dippy advice to put you off, just lovely meditations and prayers for all different situations of difficult areas of your life.

I have never practiced meditation before, but in this book they are explained very clearly and are generally no longer than 15 minutes which really appeals to me - being a newbie to it all.

I would definitely recommend this book and am looking forward to "showing up for my assignments" . Here's to a more spiritual and fulfilling future x

  • That's Another Story

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Julie Walters
  • Narrated by: Julie Walters
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

Julie Walters has been described as the nation's most popular actress and comedienne. She has been delighting us on screen and on stage for over 25 years and - thanks to her undoubted talent, infectious spirit and self-deprecating humour - we have taken her to our hearts. Now she tells us her own story, in her own words. She was born in 50s Birmingham, daughter of an austere Irish Catholic mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That's another story by Julie Walters

  • By Emma on 06-02-09

Really enjoyed this book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-03-17

Narrated brilliantly by Julie Walters, it felt like she was sitting next to you having a chat. Her stories were very great and I could really relate to the tales of her Irish mother...very funny....would definitely recommend

My only critisism, was that it ended very abruptly?