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  • The Churchill Factor

  • How One Man Made History
  • By: Boris Johnson
  • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154

The point of The Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blood, toil, tears and sweat...

  • By FictionFan on 19-11-14

Great to learn about Churchill

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-18

A very interesting listen. I found Winston Churchill to be a fascinating man. Some times, the writer was very biased towards him as Winston did come across as a bit of an arse at times but he did from what is in the book, he did a lot of good for Brirtain and the rest of the world. A very determined man who I wish I had known more about while in school.

Good to heard his back story and know that the man who lead Brtiain into war had actaully gone to battle himself. Politicians now days could learn a lot from him.

  • Sniper One

  • The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege
  • By: Dan Mills
  • Narrated by: Josh Dylan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 595

April 2004: Dan Mills and his platoon of snipers flew into Southern Iraq, part of an infantry battalion sent to win hearts and minds. They were soon fighting for their lives. Back home we were told they were peacekeeping. But there was no peace to keep. Because within days of arriving in theatre, Mills and his men were caught up in the longest, most sustained firefight British troops had faced for over 50 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cracking listen!

  • By Aaron on 04-04-17

eye opener.

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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: 26-01-18

Griped all the way through. Such an eye opener to what goes on in War. Shocking.

  • Eastern Horizons

  • Hitchhiking the Silk Road
  • By: Levison Wood
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitchhike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of £750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Journey

  • By Agatha on 25-01-18

Above all, travel.

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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: 12-01-18

Another fun listen from Levison Wood that makes me want to travel more.

The man is an inspiration! read well with an enjoyable narrative.

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  • Set the Boy Free

  • By: Johnny Marr
  • Narrated by: Johnny Marr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

Johnny Marr was born in 1960s Manchester to Irish immigrant parents and knew from an early age that he would be a musician. Forming his first band at 13, Marr spent his teenage years on the council estates of Wythenshawe playing guitar, devouring pop culture and inventing his own musical style. It wasn't until the early '80s, when Marr turned up on the doorstep of a singer named Steven Patrick Morrissey, that both a unique songwriting partnership and the group recognised as one of the most iconic bands of all time were formed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exactly as you would expect from Johnny Marr...

  • By C. Cameron on 04-11-16

Great listen for music fans

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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: 22-11-17

a really entertaining listen. Johnny Marr has a very interesting story, nothing is dragged on too much and he tells the book well! I was happy to keep the book on constantly. Weather you are a fan of just music as a whole, the smiths or any of the number of bands Johnny has help make better, the book is worth a go!

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,560

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Norseome

  • By AnnG on 03-03-17

Enjoylable listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-17

Really enjoyed parts of the book, some of the stories were every entertaining and then I felt that others were slightly repetitive.
The first 2 hours and the last 2 chapters were the best for me. lots to take in but the author, who also narrated the book is a great choice for narration as he has a strong voice for it!
I think the book would be fantastic to have and to pick different chapters to read from time to time.

  • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,774

Hear the story of what happened when the tech industry gave the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. All for your pleasure. Follow writer and narrator Jon Ronson as he uncovers our web of desire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Something Literally From Out of the Blue!

  • By Simon on 28-07-17

Best produced Audio book I have listened to.

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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: 30-08-17

Started and finished the book in one day. Very creative and different to most audio books I have listened to as it's made up from different interviews and even has music, but this aids the story very well and I didn't struggle to get through it one bit.

The story is so interesting too, give it a listen.

  • Design Is a Job

  • By: Mike Monteiro
  • Narrated by: Mike Monteiro
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Co-founder of Mule Design and raconteur Mike Monteiro wants to help you do your job better. From contracts to selling design, from working with clients to working with each other, this brief book is packed with knowledge you can't afford not to know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How all audio books should be

  • By Natalie Foo on 14-09-15

very helpful for anyone in the design industry

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

an enjoyable listen. Although I am currently a print designer and this is coming from a web designers perspective, it's still very relevant. I enjoyed the narrator as it's always better when the actual writer reads their own book. enjoyable anecdotes and helpful throughout.