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  • How to Be a Footballer

  • By: Peter Crouch
  • Narrated by: Peter Crouch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242

Towering at six feet seven inches, Crouch is prized for his self-deprecating humour, having famously answered the question “what would you be if you weren’t a footballer?” with the one liner “a virgin”. At the same time, he has had an incredible career, from World Cups to Champions League finals. He has scored more headed goals than anyone else in Premiership history and has a better goals-to-minute on the pitch ratio for England than even Michael Owen. A humble professional with a great sense of humour, Crouch is one of the few players that is liked by fans of all clubs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best footy book I’ve read in ages

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-12-18

loved it

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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: 06-07-19

guilty as an Arsenal fan that would great crouchies a appearance on the field as opposition. great book great humour and I expect a great guy.

  • Battle Scars

  • By: Jason Fox
  • Narrated by: Jason Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,648
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,633

Jason Fox served with the SBS for over a decade, thriving on the close bonds of the Special Forces brotherhood and the ‘death or glory’ nature of their missions. Battle Scars tells the story of his career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service to a battle of a very different kind: the psychological devastation of combat that ultimately forced him to leave the military and the hard reality of what takes place in the mind of a man once a career of imagined invincibility has come to an end. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Paul on 05-11-18

moving

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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: 22-06-19

a heroic story of recovery I wish the author well in all future ventures and thank him for his past deeds

  • Identity Crisis

  • By: Ben Elton
  • Narrated by: Ben Elton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

A series of apparently random murders draws amiable, old-school Detective Mick Matlock into a world of sex, politics, reality TV and a bewildering kaleidoscope of opposing identity groups. Lost in a blizzard of hashtags, his already complex investigation is further impeded by the fact that he simply doesn’t ‘get’ a single thing about anything anymore. Meanwhile, each day another public figure confesses to having ‘misspoken’ and prostrates themselves before the judgment of Twitter. Begging for forgiveness, assuring the public 'that is not who I am'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elton's Rifle!

  • By Simon on 04-04-19

Elton at his best

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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: 12-05-19

a great mystery, cleverly told with so many truths and likely truths, just fantastic in a world driven mad by political correctness and social media a fun and thought provoking read

  • Save Me from Dangerous Men

  • A Novel (Nikki Griffin, Book 1)
  • By: S. A. Lelchuk
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Nikki Griffin isn't your typical private investigator. In her office above her bookstore’s shelves and stacks, where she luxuriates in books and the comfort they provide, she also tracks certain men. Dangerous men. Men who have hurt the women they claim to love. And Nikki likes to teach those men a lesson, to teach them what it feels like to be hurt and helpless, so she can be sure that their victims are safe from them forever.   

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a good introduction

  • By clivep on 23-04-19

a good introduction

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

Reviewed: 23-04-19

some really good ideas and start to a series, I wasnt however mislead enough and the twists were too easily forseen

  • Spitfire

  • A Very British Love Story
  • By: John Nichol
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

The iconic Spitfire found fame during the darkest early days of World War II. But what happened to the redoubtable fighter and its crews beyond the Battle of Britain, and why is it still so loved today? In late spring 1940, Nazi Germany’s domination of Europe looked unstoppable. With the British Isles in easy reach since the fall of France, Adolf Hitler was convinced that Great Britain would be defeated in the skies over her southern coast, confident his Messerschmitts and Heinkels would outclass anything the Royal Air Force threw at them. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but...

  • By PAUL on 27-11-18

fantastic

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

Reviewed: 18-04-19

a fantastic and brilliant explanation of the spitfires part in our history. the personal stories of the pilots and crew are something else

  • The Secret Footballer

  • What Goes on Tour
  • By: The Secret Footballer
  • Narrated by: Damien Lynch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Secret Footballer: What Goes on Tour by The Secret Footballer. Since his first book was published in 2012, The Secret Footballer has been able to take the listener behind the scenes of footballers' lives like no other player has been or will ever be able to do. Anonymity has been a potent weapon in revealing the real world of football stars, and five years on, he has now penned the work that all his fellow professionals have been urging him to do from the start: The Secret Footballer: What Goes on Tour. And it isn't going to stay on tour any more....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HALARIOUS!

  • By Trevor on 08-01-19

interesting

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

Reviewed: 24-03-19

this is the second secret footballer book that I have read and I admire the honesty of how and why pro footballers choose to squander their money. it's as good a way of recycling the money as anyway else

  • First Man In

  • Leading from the Front
  • By: Ant Middleton
  • Narrated by: Ant Middleton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,261

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict, and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible book. Strong, powerful and inspiring

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

brutally honest

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

thank goodness Ant was on our side. would like to read more about the ops he took part in but understand the need for some secrecy.

  • The Making of Modern Britain

  • By: Andrew Marr
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

In The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the 20th century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever known and the episodes of peace among the most turbulent and surprising.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful and informative

  • By A. Curtis on 18-09-17

great listen

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

Reviewed: 18-09-18

listened to it whilst on holiday so will 're listen as I would close my eyes, immerse myself in the story and smooth voice then realised that is missed half hour here and there with a nap

  • The Secret Barrister

  • By: The Secret Barrister
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,678

Welcome to the world of the Secret Barrister. These are the stories of life inside the courtroom. They are sometimes funny, often moving and ultimately life-changing. How can you defend a child abuser you suspect to be guilty? What do you say to someone sentenced to ten years whom you believe to be innocent? What is the law, and why do we need it? And why do they wear those stupid wigs?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A superb dissection of the English legal system

  • By Kirstine on 06-06-18

very good in parts

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-18

loved the case studies and stories. Also the explanation of different international systems. Having worked within a few I can vouch for their accuracy. However having been a detective both prior and during the inception of the cps I feel that properly trained and experienced detectives as we were, made far less mistakes than is clearly seen now. We now have a system where inexperienced and undertrained cops are working with overworked and less experiened cps advocates leading to the carnage that the author clearly explains. I support his call for finance into the system, I thought the p off a pint of beer an excellent demonstration. part of the reason that the cps have to work so hard to get more investigation is that the knowledge of how to put a case together properly has been lost. because we as the detective who was to present at court had to get it done as the buck stopped with us. I was the last generation to have that experience and I retired 7 years ago. I wish the author well

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: President Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 793
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 725
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 725

A sitting US President is missing. President Bill Clinton partners with number one best-selling author James Patterson in a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with the kind of insider details that only a President can know.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • For a Star Turn it's Hit and Miss

  • By Simon on 05-06-18

worth getting.. ..but

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

Reviewed: 15-07-18

very good plot and very well told. some of the Male orators character voiced were irritating but overall a good listen and very thought provoking.
however I bought this book because of bill Clinton's input expecting more realism from the political side. Alas this was my forthcoming clearly he wanted to enderlibe his gratitude to the secret service something he did several times.
however it still turned out that the president is the hero beyond all others and the greatest detective. then at the end there is the biggest speech he wished he had given when he was in office.