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  • The Life in My Journeys
  • By: Simon Reeve
  • Narrated by: Simon Reeve
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
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    5 out of 5 stars 385
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

TV documentary maker Simon Reeve has dodged bullets on frontlines, hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, dived with manta rays, seals and sharks, survived malaria, walked through minefields, tracked lions on foot, been taught to fish by the President of Moldova, and detained for spying by the KGB. After a decade spent making more than 80 programmes he has become a familiar face on British TV, well known for his extraordinary journeys across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. But what most people don't know is that Simon's own journey started in a rough area of Acton, West London where he was brought up and left school with no qualifications.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t put it down!

  • By McStick on 18-09-18

Lost in Simon travel story

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Reviewed: 19-10-18

8 hrs of driving went by in a flash while listening to Simon tell his story and that was my first sitting. Sometimes brutally honest but always riveting this book is positively punctuated with Simon himself narrating it.
Simply put... Its in my top 3 of all time favourite Audio books. Take a bow Simon, Thank you

  • SAS: Rogue Heroes

  • The Authorised Wartime History
  • By: Ben Macintyre
  • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 892
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 814
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    5 out of 5 stars 812

In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was imaginative, radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would wreak havoc behind enemy lines. Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly executed book.

  • By Anonymous User on 25-04-17

brutally honest account

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Reviewed: 29-07-17

brutally honest account of the birth of the SAS. It does not glorify the unit but tells the story of the birth and how the men moulded the unit, not the other way around. A must of a book to listen to.

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  • We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges

  • By: Kevin Bridges
  • Narrated by: Kevin Bridges
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of We Need to Talk About... Kevin Bridges.Aged 17, Kevin Bridges walked on stage for the first time and brought the house down. He only had a five-minute set but he discovered he really could earn a living from making people laugh.Kevin began life as a shy, nerve-ridden school-boy. Reaching his teens, he followed his true calling as the class clown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New standard for comedians biography.

  • By alexander on 11-10-14

Too funny

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Reviewed: 12-05-17

start to finish this book has it all. read by Kevin himself certainly adds to the story.

  • Ricky Hatton's Vegas Tales

  • By: Ricky Hatton
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas...what could possibly go wrong? Ricky Hatton's brilliance as a boxer, his down-to-earth demeanour and his live-wire sense of humour have made him a national treasure. Five of Ricky's biggest and most explosive fights took place in the boxing Mecca of Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of British fans followed him there to watch these monumental bouts and to soak up the unique atmosphere in Sin City.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant insight. You don't t have to be a boxing fan to enjoy this book.

  • By Paul on 13-07-15

5 Stars

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Reviewed: 30-03-17

Super listen. Full of short snappy and funny stories from the hit man. great to get on the inside with him, without (thankfully ) actually getting on the inside with him. 😆

  • Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead

  • My Adventures as a Road Racing Truck Fitter
  • By: Guy Martin
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

"The maddest 12 months of my life. The journey starts with an oddball race up an American mountain and ends with me checking myself out of hospital with a broken back. Again..." As Guy Martin's grandfather, Voldemars, frequently reminded him, "When you dead, you dead". So, before it's all over, Guy Martin is making the most of the time he’s got.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A man on a mission or two

  • By Ricky Williams on 15-11-15

He's done it again. Brilliant

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Reviewed: 20-12-16

It's just life to Guy but I love listening. Now I'm waiting for another book. so stop spannering and start scribbling fella

  • Guy Martin: Worms to Catch

  • By: Guy Martin
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

In August 2015 Guy Martin crashed out of the lead of an Ulster Grand Prix superbike race held on the world’s fastest racetrack. He had invasive surgery to bolt his broken spine and hand back together, and within days he decided he needed some time away from road racing. But he wasn’t about to take it easy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • please read your own book guy!

  • By Egon on 15-01-17

Superb

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Reviewed: 08-12-16

really not sure why I like this blokes stories so much but I do. possibly his no B.S. approach to life perhaps

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,568
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,310
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,310

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it

  • By Miss N. Bleakley-wadlow on 05-02-17

Gripping Start but tailed off

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Reviewed: 26-10-16

Great start to the story but it tailed off towards the end. However still a great listen.

  • Guy Martin: My Autobiography

  • By: Guy Martin
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 857

The Phenomenal Sunday Times Number-One Best Seller. It was the start of the third lap of the 2010 Senior TT, the last race of the fortnight. The last chance to get a TT win for another year, and I was pushing hard. Ballagarey. The kind of corner that makes me continue road racing. A proper man’s corner. You go through the right-hander at something like 170 miles per hour, leant right over, eyes fixed as far down the road as I can see. But this time something happened. This time the front end tucked....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-05-15

simply brilliant...!

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Reviewed: 22-09-16

Great insight into the man who can spanner. Loved every part of the book. A+

  • The World of Cycling According to G

  • By: Geraint Thomas
  • Narrated by: Tom Blumberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

Sit back or saddle up as double Olympic gold medallist and multiple world champion Geraint Thomas gives you a warts-and-all insight into the life of a pro cyclist. Along the way he reveals cycling's clandestine codes and secret stories; tales from the peloton; the key characters like Wiggins, Hoy and Cav; the pivotal races; and essential etiquette. Geraint Thomas is treasured for treating his sport just as the rest of us see it: not as a job but as an escape and an adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, interesting and irreverent look at cycling.

  • By mr on 25-11-15

Superb insight into cycling

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Reviewed: 22-08-16

great to have a peek into the world of cycling but I'm still not sure how to pronounce his name... Thanks G