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  • Robinson Crusoe

  • By: Daniel Defoe
  • Narrated by: Ron Keith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719, was Defoe’s first novel and survives as his best-known work. Loosely based on a true account of a Scottish sailor—Alexander Selkirk—it is a tale of one man’s fall from grace and progress to redemption. The account of Crusoe’s life, scratched out with rationed indigo ink on a dwindling supply of paper salvaged from the hull of a wrecked ship, speaks eloquently of the tenacity and ingenuity of the human spirit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good, very old!

  • By Ben on 07-11-13

boring

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-19

drawn out, sullen narrator couldn't get into it. really disappointed, maybe try another version to this one

  • Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

  • By: Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Michael Caine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

With over 100 movies to his credit over five decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills for success in life that acting has taught him in his remarkable career. One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in everything from classic British films Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting The Dark Knight trilogy and much-loved movie favourites Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and The Quiet American. Caine has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Find what you love and do it as well as you can'

  • By Mark on 26-10-18

great insight

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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: 09-11-18

great insight into the great man, very humble human being and overcame a hell of a lot.
great book

  • 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

great read

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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: 24-10-18

great read, the narrator was perfect for the book also, good old jimmy Bullard, his life matches his persona

  • 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 597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

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

a good insight into the man

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

it was a good book, helped with him reading it but he seemed to over do the elaboration sometimes and became tedious in places but nevertheless a good read

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  • Evolve Your Brain

  • The Science of Changing Your Mind
  • By: Joe Dispenza D.C.
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Joe Dispenza, DC, has spent decades studying the human mind-how it works, how it stores information, and why it perpetuates the same behavioral patterns over and over. In the acclaimed film What the Bleep Do We Know!?, he began to explain how the brain evolves - by learning new skills, developing the ability to concentrate in the midst of chaos, and even healing the body and the psyche. Evolve Your Brain presents this information in depth, while helping you take control of your mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb audiobook

  • By simon garfield on 21-01-17

sent me to sleep

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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: 26-09-18

i tried and tried and tried, narrator is too monotone and just didn't get into the book

  • The Life of Lee

  • By: Lee Evans
  • Narrated by: Lee Evans
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008

Lee Evans is one of the best-loved comedians in the country; a Hollywood star able to sell out arenas in the blink of eye. But he was not always such a roaring success. Read unabridged by the man himself, the audiobook edition of The Life of Lee is an utterly hilarious and very moving autobiography, charting his ups and downs on the way to the top.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By AandL272 on 05-06-13

fantastic read really gripping

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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: 20-09-18

loved it, never been so gutted that a book has ended. such a personal In sight into Lee's life