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  • Catch Me If You Can

  • By: Frank W. Abagnale, Stan Redding
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

Frank W. Abagnale was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. His story is now a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating - his audacity is astounding

  • By Leya on 19-10-13

Couldn't finish this

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

Reviewed: 26-06-19

If you you want to know how good Frank Abignail was with women , buy this. If you want a good narrative that demonstrates a con man's, cunning and isn't skin deep and... well, sexist; give it a wide birth. refund please.

  • Serving the Servant

  • Remembering Kurt Cobain
  • By: Danny Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Danny Goldberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

In early 1991, top music manager Danny Goldberg agreed to take on Nirvana, a critically acclaimed new band from the underground music scene in Seattle. He had no idea that the band's leader, Kurt Cobain, would become a pop-culture icon with a legacy arguably at the level of John Lennon, Michael Jackson or Elvis Presley. Danny worked with Kurt from 1990 to 1994, the most impactful period of Kurt's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent...

  • By David L on 07-05-19

One of the best books on Kurt Cobain. Sincere

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

Reviewed: 16-04-19

This is an inside view on the career and personal tribulations of Cobain. No sensationalism, just a factual and heartfelt account.

  • What Does This Button Do?

  • By: Bruce Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Bruce Dickinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096

Pioneers of Britain's nascent rock and metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style and stage presence of its second but twice-longest-serving lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden's front man - first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present - Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scream for me Audible

  • By Neil Pardoe on 19-10-17

Excellent listen, very eventful!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

Bruce Dickinson relates his eventful life in a fascinating and engaging way. His voice, unsurprisingly is great. his narration, spot on.

  • Realizing the Power of Now

  • An In-Depth Retreat with Eckhart Tolle
  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Spoken simply, with his hallmark warmth, humor, and compassion, here is Eckhart's full presentation of a beautiful way to live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Realising the power of now

  • By Marie on 03-12-06

One for devotees

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

Don't use this as a an introduction to Ekart Tolls or the power of now (presence). Very cryptic

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  • This Is Not Fame

  • A "From What I Re-Memoir"
  • By: Doug Stanhope
  • Narrated by: Doug Stanhope, Chad Shank, full cast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, menacing third-world police, psychotic breaks, sex offenders, and some understandable suicides. You know, just for levity. While other comedians were seeking fame, Stanhope was seeking immediate gratification, dark spectacle, or sometimes just his pants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book and read

  • By Steelsey on 04-08-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 26-05-18

if you like Stanhope's brand of dishevelled honesty, this will make you laugh at loud at times. It lacks the narrative thread of Digging Up Mother though. More closely resembles a polished, extended version of his pod cast, with many anecdotes of scrapes gone by.

  • Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515

Jon Ronson is fascinated by madness, extraordinary behaviour and the human mind. He has spent his life investigating crazy events, following fascinating people and unearthing unusual stories. Collected here from various sources (including The Guardian and GQ America) are the best of his adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More please Jon

  • By Matthew on 03-11-12

A good collection of tales

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

This is a lengthy collection of stories of outliers and human eccentricity- Gonzo style. Ronson brings the real life characters within alive, with his warm empathetic style.

  • Going on the Turn

  • By: Danny Baker
  • Narrated by: Danny Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 563

Danny Baker is a national treasure with a well-documented and colourful life. For over a quarter of a century, he has amused and entertained audiences on both radio and television. Beginning his career at the age of 15 in a small record shop in London's West End, Danny went on to become an acclaimed music journalist and started his radio career on BBC GLR in 1989. With a unique take on life and a lot to say, Danny's latest book is full of his trademark warmth, wit and insight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, poor audio editing

  • By Dave on 03-11-17

Brilliant end to the trilogy

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

Danny baker has got a fan in me. His radio style isn't always my cup of tea, but his writing demonstrates his huge talent as he recounts his extraordinary professional and home life. This entry does have more elements of the sadder times in life, but these are certainly counterpointed and in spades.

  • Going Off Alarming

  • The Autobiography: Vol 2
  • By: Danny Baker
  • Narrated by: Danny Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 431

Danny Baker's first volume of autobiography, Going to Sea in a Sieve, was a Sunday Times best seller, acclaimed for its nonstop humour and anecdotal flourish. It told the exploits of Danny's extraordinary childhood and the wild living of his teenage years. Now he is 25, and it is 1982, and he embarks on an accidental and anxiety-induced career in television - going off alarming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danny Baker at his best and in his own words.

  • By Aidan on 07-12-17

Brilliant series

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

Great listening for those who remember the 80s and early 90s. Interspersed with plenty of funny anecdotes to relate to

  • Going to Sea in a Sieve

  • By: Danny Baker
  • Narrated by: Danny Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924

Born in 1957 in Deptford, south London, Danny's first job after dropping out of school at the age of 15 was in One Stop Records, a small record shop in London's West End, frequented by Elton John and Mick Jagger, a store rather like the one in High Fidelity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great insight into living through the 60s and 70s.

  • By Alison St Pierre on 14-09-14

fantastic, what a life!

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

Reviewed: 30-10-17

Baker is a consummate story teller, and his first memoir details countless scrapes from his childhood into his twenties. Brilliantly written, superbly read by Baker.

  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

  • Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry
  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

Through Dale Carnegie's seven-million-copy bestseller, recently revised, millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas that will last a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very good book

  • By Marc on 13-12-08

Excellent practical advice

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

Reviewed: 13-10-17

Have read several books of this kind but this is probably the most practical of the lot. Ignore the fact that this was written a long time ago. The content is as relevant and lucid as ever.