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  • Who Is Michael Ovitz?

  • A Memoir
  • By: Michael Ovitz
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Who Is Michael Ovitz? by Michael Ovits, read by Dennis Boutsikaris. If you're going to listen to one audiobook about Hollywood, this is the one. As co-founder of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Michael Ovitz earned a reputation for ruthless negotiation, brilliant strategy and fierce loyalty to his clients. He reinvented the role of the agent and helped shape the careers of hundreds of A-list stars and directors, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Sean Connery, Steven Seagal, Bill Murray, Robin Williams and David Letterman. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Story

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-19

Fascinating Story

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Reviewed: 04-03-19

Couldn't stop listening. Interesting for people who like to know how the mind of a go getter works.

  • Take Control of Your Life

  • How to Silence Fear and Win the Mental Game
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 283

Mel Robbins is back! The international bestselling phenomenon and creator of The Five Second Rule and Kick Ass with Mel Robbins returns to help you tackle the single biggest obstacle you face: fear. This life-changing Audible Original features a powerful mix of one-on-one life-coaching sessions and a personal narrative with vital take-aways that you can start using immediately.  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry, not for me

  • By sonia khanna on 11-03-19

As Usual Fantastic

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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: 04-03-19

Not time to go into depth but loved this one. All the books in the series hit a nerve and had me in tears at times
One thing I would like to say is to the lady in the book who though her sister was selfish for not having children. How thoughtless and insensitive of her for making these comments. Hopefully she has changed her tune after her session with Mel.

  • Atomic Habits

  • An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
  • By: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,612
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Atomic Habits by James Clear, read by the author. A revolutionary system to get 1 percent better every day. People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions - doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not more of the same

  • By cluelessgoon on 23-10-18

Working For Me already

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-19

I found this book to be superb. I bought it after buying Mel Robbins 54321 and the two together I think I found it made a huge difference to me. I often like to listen to these books while going to sleep. For this reason I would prefer if audible allowed you to reduce The speed even further as I find Americans seem to speak really quickly and don’t allow you to absorb all the information. This is the fault of audible please put an even a lower speed settings on for people who like to absorb all of the information. in any event would highly recommend this book. This is the most in depth and well written habit book I have read. It is making a difference to my thoughts rapidly on a daily basis. Keep reading over and over as such a good habit to have :-)
This was written using a voice recognition so apologies if any typos

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,949

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Jennifer Madden on 07-04-17

Honest Insightful and at times laugh out Loud.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-18

Only tried the technique twice so far but I am convinced this is going to be a fantastic tool to help make instant decisions.

Like Mel says I. tend to have a brilliant idea, then mull it over, and talk myself out of it with self talk. It is so frustrating. 54321. Cured.

Mel is so down to earth and honest. I have to say many American female voices irritate me with the whiney sound (sorry) but Mel is unique and somehow I ended up loving her and her voice.

Although this is a serious book Mel is laugh out loud funny in parts. Such an excellent way to get a serious topic across

I think this book is going to be lifechanging and highly recommend if you are a procrastinator.
Ps just bought The Alchemist on her recommendation.

  • How to Lose a Marathon

  • A Starter's Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters
  • By: Joel A. Cohen
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Techosky
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

In How to Lose a Marathon, Joel Cohen takes listeners on a step-by-step journey from being a couch potato to being a couch potato who can finish a marathon. Through a hilarious combination of running tips and narrative, Cohen breaks down the misery that is forcing yourself to run. From chafing to the best times to run, explaining the phenomenon known as the "Oprah Line", and exposing the torture that is a premarathon expo, Cohen acts as your satirical guide to every aspect of the runner's experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every beginner runner should listen to this

  • By Francis on 19-09-17

Laugh out loud

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-11-18

I love the self deprecation in this book. Some people Can pull that off some people can’t.
This didn’t disappoint. Very cheekily written.
Narrator seemed to be spot-on

  • Running

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • Narrated by: David John
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 211

World snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan's first-volume autobiography Ronnie was a major best seller, acclaimed for its candour and insight into the life of a top sports star. In his second book, Ronnie reflects on how much of his life has been running away or running towards (often inadvisable) things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable for fans of the Rocket.

  • By graham on 01-12-13

What a Surprise

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 27-10-18

I bought this book as I am getting into running. Imagine my shock when I realised it was about a snooker player.
Thought I was going to send it back but after listening a bit more was hooked. 3 reasons really. Ronnie is outrageously honest (good thing) the running parts relating to psychology weight loss etc were really interesting and motivating.

I am a female from Blackburn and snooker was big in lancashire and particularly Blackburn when I was about 18 so loved all the talk of Jimmy White, Alex Higgins (my favourite) Dennis Taylor etc as I often saw them around Blackburn snooker halls.
It must have gone off the boil for me when Ronnie started as I didn't remember him. What a shame because after reading the book and watching him on YouTube I love him. So cheeky and reminds me of My Fav Alex. Also side note he is very handsome with a great figure and bloody annoyed at myself for not watching him at the time as it adds to the flair.

So although not purely about running there is enough in there to interest runners. In any event the story is also fascinating. His life growing up and struggles with depression. Just loved it all.

Narrator was really good but needed a slightly softer voice to be more like Ronnie himself. Made him sound like a bit of a gangster.

You won't regret purchasing this.

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  • Dare to Tri

  • My Journey from the BBC Breakfast Sofa to Team GB Triathlete
  • By: Louise Minchin
  • Narrated by: Louise Minchin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

The amazing story of TV presenter Louise Minchin's journey from the BBC Breakfast sofa to representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships. This is a warmly written and wonderfully honest adventure through sport that will both entertain and inspire. It started out as a fun BBC Breakfast cycling stunt in 2012 and culminated in Louise Minchin wearing the colours of Team GB at the World Triathlon Championship in 2015.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • inspirational! A joy to listen too.

  • By Anthony Mc Donald on 09-05-18

Fascinating listen

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Reviewed: 19-10-18

This did inspire me to take up triathlon racing. The swimming is was scares me. it was good to know that even a strong swimmer struggles at the beginning.

  • This Girl Ran

  • By: Helen Croydon
  • Narrated by: Helen Croydon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

If you had told Helen two years ago that she would be getting up at six a.m. on Sundays to swim in a freezing reservoir and spending her Saturday nights unshowered and covered in mud in a pub, she would have spat out her champagne. But when everyone around you starts settling down, what else is a glamorous party girl to do but to launch herself into the world of endurance sport?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This Girl Writes Well ... and narrates brilliantly to boot

  • By Alan Shaw on 20-02-18

Honest Profound and Inspiring

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Reviewed: 11-09-18

Well read, well written audiobook.

Just finished the book and I am left feeling sad as I didn't want it to end. I have just manage to live vicariously through Helen and I have to say a massive thank you for that. I have felt the cold, anxiety and panic along with you while still sat in bed all warm and comfy. I am seriously contemplating triathlons now after reading this.

Helen has been honest with her feelings and I really appreciated this as I think we all probably feel a little lost in life at times. For this reason this book is not just for sporty types but explores deeper feelings.

At one point in the book (I won't give it away) Helen felt deeply upset. Who was with her. Well I was with her and all the people she wrote the book for was with her. She just didn't know it then. So Helen please revisit that moment and imagine all your readers with you cheering you on and having a pint with you afterwards. Xx

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Animals and Other Family

  • By: Clare Balding
  • Narrated by: Clare Balding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658

Clare Balding grew up in a rather unusual household. As her father is a champion trainer, she shared her life with more than 100 thoroughbred racehorses, mares, foals, and ponies, as well as an ever-present pack of boxers and lurchers. As a toddler she would happily ride the legendary Mill Reef and take breakfast with the Queen. She and her younger brother came very low down the pecking order. Left to their own devices, they had to learn life’s toughest lessons through the animals, and through their adventures in the stables.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fabulous

  • By sg on 16-09-12

Gerald Durrell Would Be Impressed.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-08-18

Oh Clair, what a brilliant piece of writing and reading. You bring vividly to life your memories and I was right there with you, your family and adorable animals.

The honesty with which you read was absolutely outstanding and by far the most intense emotional experience I have ever had listening to an audiobook.

I do think you owe me a dry cleaning bill though. For the tears but mostly for spitting my tea out with sudden bursts of laughter.

You seem to have a genius knack for getting voices spot on. So bloody impressive that I have to gush about your technique. It's a masterclass.

Non of the above has surprised me really because I remember the exact first time I saw Clair on television. Was a racing venue. I stood up with my arms folded in front of the TV. Called my husband in and said look look a female presenting. Not only was she non irritating and up her own behind she actually knew what she talking about too. I was and still am to this day always impressed beyond words.

Class act Clair and awaiting any new audiobooks.


  • Rowing the Atlantic

  • Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean
  • By: Roz Savage
  • Narrated by: Roz Savage
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Stuck in a corporate job rut and faced with an unraveling marriage at the age of thirty-six, Roz Savage sat down one night and wrote two versions of her own obituary - the one that she wanted and the one she was heading for. They were very different. She realized that if she carried on as she was, she wasn't going to end up with the life she wanted. So she turned her back on an eleven-year career as a management consultant to reinvent herself as a woman of adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Roz

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-08-18

Thank you Roz

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Words aren't really any good at explaining how good this book was for me.

Roz Just wanted to say thank you for your inspirational story. You have balls of steel and you allowed me to live vicariously through you. Rowing an ocean is Something I would not dare to do in reality but mentally was there all the way with you on your journey.
Was very moving particularly at the end.