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  • Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)

  • By: Tina Turner
  • Narrated by: Tina Turner, Heather Alicia Simms
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Tina Turner: My Love Story charts the full, dramatic story of one of the most remarkable women in music history, celebrating Tina Turner’s 60th year in the industry. Emphatically showcasing Tina’s signature blend of strength, energy, heart and soul, she candidly examines her personal history and reveals her happiest - and darkest - hours in a thrilling memoir as compelling and entertaining as any of her greatest hits.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a disastrous narration

  • By Tina on 19-10-18

What a story!

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

Reviewed: 29-11-18

What an incredible journey Tina Turner has been on. This book is absolutely fascinating. I loved every minute of it. Finished this in a flash. I highly recommend this book and then follow it up with a trip to Tina the musical which is equally brilliant.

  • No Nonsense

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Joey Barton
  • Narrated by: Joey Barton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

No Nonsense is a game-changing autobiography which will redefine the most fascinating figure in British football. It is the raw yet redemptive story of a man shaped by rejection and the consequences of his mistakes. He has represented England and been a pivotal player for Manchester City, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Marseille, Burnley and Glasgow Rangers, but his career has featured recurring controversy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Needless to say I had the last laugh

  • By MR on 24-11-17

Brilliant and Honest Account

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Joe Barton gets a lot of stick and some of it rightly deserved. But there are two sides to every story and he is brutally honest in this book, for better or for worse. Without a doubt, anyone who wants to judge him must read this first to have any credibility in their views. I found this book fascinating and gripping. Highly recommended.

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  • Bend It Like Bullard

  • By: Jimmy Bullard
  • Narrated by: David John
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

Jimmy Bullard may not have had the perfect hair-do, his Granada Ghia may not have been the flashiest of cars, and he definitely didn't have a string of Page 3 girls trying to sell kiss and tell stories about him to the tabloids. But what he has in spades is a genuine love for The Beautiful Game that few of his peers can match. One of the last graduates from football's old school, Jimmy actually worked in the real world - including as a painter and decorator - before turning pro. Maybe that's why he played football with a smile on his face, always says what's on his mind, and is no stranger to a spot of mischief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny

  • By collijm on 15-02-19

Jimmy Bullard: what a lad.

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

Reviewed: 19-07-18

Another great read for the football fan. Great insight to a fabulous and wacky character.

  • Jamie Vardy: The Boy from Nowhere

  • By: Jamie Vardy
  • Narrated by: Steven Kynman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Jamie Vardy, the free-scoring talisman behind Leicester City's Premier League champion title, has become a modern against-the-odds footballing hero the world over. Rejected as a teenager by his boyhood club, Sheffield Wednesday, Jamie thought his chances had gone. But from playing pub football and earning £30 a week at Stocksbridge Park Steels while working in a factory, his impressive performances and hard work saw him rise again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By stu on 09-11-16

Fantastic story

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

Listened to this in just two sittings. Highly recommended to any football fans. A great insight and inspirational story.

  • A Life in Football

  • My Autobiography
  • By: Ian Wright
  • Narrated by: Paul Mendez
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

Ian Wright, Arsenal legend, England striker and TV pundit extraordinaire, is one of the most interesting and relevant figures in modern football. His journey from a South London council estate to national treasure is everybody's dream. From Sunday morning football directly to Crystal Palace; from 'boring, boring Arsenal' to inside the Wenger Revolution; from Saturday afternoons on the pitch to Saturday evenings on primetime television; from a week in prison to inspiring youth offenders, Ian will reveal all about his extraordinary life and career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-09-16

Fascinating Insight

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

One of the easiest listens I've had: from start to finish. I would recommend to anyone, but especially Arsenal fans. Simply fantastic.

  • The Romford Pelé

  • It's Only Ray Parlour's Autobiography
  • By: Ray Parlour
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Ooh, ah, Ray Parlour! Nicknamed the Romford Pele for his solid but unglamorous image, Ray Parlour is one of the most well-loved Arsenal players of the last few decades. A loyal club servant for over 14 years (1992-2007), he is revered among the Arsenal faithful for his down-to-earth Essex charm, his mischievous sense of humour and his hardworking performances on the pitch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-09-18

Great Arsenal Stories

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

Reviewed: 24-03-18

Fantastic stories from Ray Parlour and look into his world. I couldn't stop listening. Arsenal fans especially should listen to this.

  • Who Let The Gods Out?

  • By: Maz Evans
  • Narrated by: Maz Evans
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Elliot's mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world - and solving Elliot's problems too?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No ending - waiting for next book ARRRGGHHHH!!

  • By Lisa on 21-06-17

Superbly narrated and a sure hit for 10 year olds

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

Reviewed: 21-05-17

The author narrates the book brilliantly and it is a fast-paced and enjoyable story. Look out for the follow up coming out soon too.

  • A Boy Called Hope

  • By: Lara Williamson
  • Narrated by: Leon Williams
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

I'm Dan Hope and inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year. I want to help Sherlock Holmes solve his most daring mystery yet. I want to be the first eleven-year-old to land on the moon. And finally I want my dad to love me.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable and touching book.

  • By Rak on 09-05-17

An enjoyable and touching book.

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

An interesting narration which can be slightly irritating at times, but generally good. A lovely story for a 10-11 year old to read.

  • A Monster Calls

  • By: Patrick Ness
  • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs, Patrick Ness
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming.... This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book, very powerful and emotional.

  • By ian mcnamara on 26-12-16

Touching and superbly narrated.

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

Reviewed: 13-04-17

Finished this in two days. Brilliant narration and a clever and superb story. The film was also excellent. Read this and then watch the film.

  • The Rosie Effect

  • Don Tillman 2
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O’Grady
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940

With the Wife Project complete, Don settles happily into a new job and married life in New York. But it's not long before certain events are taken out of his control and it's time to embark on a new project. As Don tries to get to grips with the requirements of starting a family, his unusual research style soon gets him into trouble. To make matters more difficult, Don has invited his closest friend to stay with them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, different and intelligent!

  • By Ann D on 09-11-14

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 22-02-17

Read the Rosie Project and then read this! Both fabulous. I couldn't put this down.

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