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  • Gut

  • By: Giulia Enders
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440

The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us. Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have to redress the balance

  • By David J James on 13-03-16

recommended

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

one of the most useful and interesting books I've come across in a long time. was written in an entertaining manner and the readers voice was well suited. all up an excellent book that i will be recommending to friends.

  • Humans

  • A Brief History of How We F--ked It All Up
  • By: Tom Phillips
  • Narrated by: Nish Kumar
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

In the 70,000 years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we've come a long way. Art, science, culture, trade - on the evolutionary food chain, we're real winners. But, frankly, it's not exactly been plain sailing, and sometimes - just occasionally - we've managed to really, truly, quite unbelievably f--k things up. From Chairman Mao's Four Pests Campaign to the sinking of the Titanic; from the American Dustbowl to the world's leading superpower electing a reality TV mogul as President...it's pretty safe to say that, as a species, we haven't exactly grown wiser with age. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely amazing!

  • By merlinka on 14-03-19

Nish was the perfect choice

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

Reviewed: 27-09-18

Nish was the perfect choice to give the tone I think fits this book. There was nothing overly educational about the book but it was entertaining. Perfect for two long motorway journeys.

  • NLP: Dark Psychology - Secret Methods of Neuro Linguistic Programming to Master Influence over Anyone and Getting What You Want

  • Dark Psychology Series, Book 4
  • By: R.J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Sam Slydell
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

I've spent a long time gathering these tips on how to manipulate people and get whatever one might want from them. Using dark psychology tricks, we can learn how to work with people's thoughts and take advantage of their innermost emotions and desires so that we can get whatever we want from them. If you want a quick listen that will drastically improve your quality of life, there's nothing out there better than this.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Where's the rest?

  • By Ballboy on 19-07-18

Where's the rest?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-18

I felt as though I just listened to someone reading from an index. There was no meat to anything that was said, more like a bullet-pointed flyer of what should be learned rather than a book to learn from. It seemed to have been recorded at 75% speed too so I had to listen to it at 125% for it to sound normal.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Future Crimes

  • A Journey to the Dark Side of Technology - and How to Survive It
  • By: Marc Goodman
  • Narrated by: Marc Goodman, Robertson Dean
  • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

The New York Times best seller. Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest and most innovative adopters of technology, and modern times have led to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank accounts, and wiping out computer servers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking

  • By John Thurman on 24-08-15

Not great

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

Reviewed: 25-04-18

I have mixed feelings about this book. Nice chapters and subject however there are some blatant errors. His bio sounds impressive but he makes numerous incorrect statements when discussing the hacking components of the book. It reminds me of a law abiding strait teacher teaching 16 year old kids about drugs. He has evidently not been involved in the technical side of hacking and so makes mistakes in what hes talking about that those in the know roll their eyes when hearing.

I found the reader was not the right choice, it made it sound like a very long Hollywood movie promo and i had to play at 125% speed to get it to what i feel a normal pace.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,664
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,248
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,225

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

If you could sum up Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection in three words, what would they be?

Definitive Holmes Collection

What did you like best about this story?

The best narration since Harry Potter...

Which character – as performed by Stephen Fry – was your favourite?

The varying voices were brilliant - you can always tell who is talking at any time without it being specified. If I had to choose one I probably say Watson.

Any additional comments?

I had to keep reminding myself these stories were written more than 100 years ago - The plot lines feel so up to date.

  • Killing Dr. Watson

  • By: Matt Ferraz
  • Narrated by: Andy Barker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Years after its final episode was broadcasted by the BBC, The Baker Street Sleuth continues to be the most famous Sherlock Holmes TV series of all time, with constant re-runs and thousands of fans. Jerry Bellamy is one of them, and his passion for the series is the only thing that makes his life bearable. With a lousy job, no friends and a difficult relationship with his family, Jerry finds comfort in the adventures of the detective played by the great Sir Bartholomew Neville.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good fun read/listen

  • By Ballboy on 18-11-16

Good fun read/listen

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

Reviewed: 18-11-16

A good fun story, brilliantly brought to life by the reader with a few twists and turns on the way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Symphony of Echoes

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 2
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819

Book Two in the madcap time-travel series based at the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research that seems to be everyone's cup of tea. In the second book in the Chronicles of St Mary's series, Max and the team visit Victorian London in search of Jack the Ripper, witness the murder of Archbishop Thomas A Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, and discover that dodos make a grockling noise when eating cucumber sandwiches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More entertainment

  • By Robyn on 09-11-16

nice idea, very badly done.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-16

nice idea, very badly done. the first book was OK but the second was just awful. I won't be trying the third.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful