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  • Under the Wig: A Lawyer's Stories of Murder, Guilt and Innocence

  • By: William Clegg QC
  • Narrated by: William Clegg QC
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

In this memoir, murder case lawyer William Clegg revisits his most intriguing trials, from the acquittal of Colin Stagg to the shooting of Jill Dando, to the man given life because of an earprint. All the while he lays bare the secrets of his profession, from the rivalry among barristers to the nervous moments before a verdict comes back, and how our right to a fair trial is now at risk. Under the Wig is for anyone who wants to know the reality of a murder trial. It has been praised as 'gripping' by The Times, 'riveting' by the Sunday Express and 'fascinating' by the Secret Barrister, who described the author as 'one of our country's greatest jury advocates.'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a class act appreciated on many levels

  • By DEANVEGGY on 11-12-18

Loved It

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

I am interested in anything about the inner workings of our legal system and was always eager to get back to listening to this book

  • My Life in Football: The Autobiography

  • By: Kevin Keegan
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

In My Life in Football, Keegan tells the story of his life, from the streets of Doncaster to signing for Liverpool under Bill Shankly, where he won three First Division titles, two UEFA Cups, a European Cup and the FA Cup before moving to Hamburg, where he won the Bundasliga as well as the Ballon d'Or twice. After retiring, Keegan enjoyed a legendary five-year spell as manager at Newcastle United, during which the club was promoted to the Premier League and then finished runners up in the top flight, not once but twice. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Throwback to my happiest football memories

  • By Fooled by star ratings on 13-10-18

Nothing Sensational

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-18

Kevin is a great guy and was a great footballer but this isn't a great sporting autobiography. Would have been better if he had narrated it himself as I personally found the narration annoying at times with too many forced comedy chuckles thrown in. Not sorry I bought the book or I would have returned it but by no means gripping, and certainly a must for any Liverpool or Newcastle fan.

  • But Enough About Me

  • By: Burt Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Recalling his life and career spanning over 50 glorious years, the legendary actor gives special attention to the two great loves of his life, Dinah Shore and Sally Field; his son, Quinton; as well as the countless people who got in his way on his journey to Hollywood domination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I liked this book

  • By Tracey on 09-12-15

Nothing Sensational but Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 30-09-18

Always looked forward to getting back to listen to this audiobook. Nice guy and an interesting life.

  • Islands, Oceans, and Dreams

  • The True Story of a Sailor's Seven Year Solo Voyage Around the World
  • By: Michael Salvaneschi
  • Narrated by: Andrew Parker
  • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Islands, Oceans, and Dreams is a true story of a man who, at the age of 33, began dreaming of voyaging with his wife to the South Pacific. He wasn't an adventurer or daring by nature, but he bought a boat and began learning the ways of the sea. Twenty years later, racked with the pain of divorce and still aching to live out his dream, he set off alone for Tahiti. After reaching French Polynesia, he continued cruising for seven years and wound up solo sailing around the world. Islands, Oceans, and Dreams takes the listener on that voyage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Needed some editing.

  • By Anthony on 22-10-13

Transports You to a Different Place

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

Reviewed: 30-09-18

Always looked forward to getting back to listening to this book. Nice guy, great story of a life I think we all fantasise about from time to time but know we never will.

  • Catching the Wolf of Wall Street

  • By: Jordan Belfort
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Listen to what happened next in the follow-up to the best-selling The Wolf of Wall Street, now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese. In the 1990s Jordan Belfort became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock chopper. He was the Wolf of Wall Street, whose life of greed, power and excess was so outrageous it could only be true; no-one could make this up! But the day Jordan was arrested and taken away in handcuffs was not the end of the madness. Catching the Wolf of Wall Street tells of what happened next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Anonymous User on 17-09-18

A Sleaze-ball but a Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 30-09-18

The guy knocks me sick and I could only think about his poor victims when I listened to the book but it is a great listen. One of them that you look forward to getting back to and almost 17 hours flies by.

  • Damaged Goods

  • By: Oliver Shah
  • Narrated by: Oliver Shah
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 177

Penguin Audio presents Damaged Goods by Oliver Shah. In March 2015, British businessman and the chairman of Arcadia Group Sir Philip Green sold BHS for £1 to Retail Acquisitions, owned by Dominic Chappell, a serial bankrupt who filed BHS for administration shortly after. By April 2016, BHS had debts of £1.3bn, including a pensions deficit of £571m. Damaged Goods follows Green's journey to the big time, the sale of BHS and the subsequent investigation that concluded with Green paying £363m to the Pensions Regulator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How do they sleep at night?

  • By stevieg on 17-07-18

Nothing Sensational

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Went on too long and didn't reveal anything you either didn't know or wouldn't have expected about Philip Green

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Whatever You Do, Don't Run

  • True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide
  • By: Peter Allison
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Whatever You Do, Don't Run is a hilarious collection of true tales from top ­safari guide Peter Allison. In a place where the wrong behavior could get you eaten, Allison has survived face-to-face encounters with big cats, angry ­elephants, and the world's most unpredictable animals: herds of untamed tourists and foolhardy guides whose outrageous antics sometimes make them even more dangerous than a pride of hungry lions!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just lovely. Brilliant narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-09-18

Expected More

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Was okay, nothing that I looked forward to returning to. No absolutely mind-blowing incidents or stories, just day to day stories about being a Safari Guide

  • In Your Defence

  • By: Sarah Langford
  • Narrated by: Catherine Bailey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Sarah Langford is a barrister. Her job is to stand in court representing the mad and the bad, the vulnerable, the heartbroken and the hopeful. She must become their voice: weave their story around the black and white of the law and tell it to the courtroom. These stories may not make headlines, but they will change the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary ways. They are stories which, but for a twist of luck, might have been yours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best audiobooks I’ve listened too in a while.

  • By Tony Dunn on 01-08-18

Stories about cases rather than the law

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Some people might love this audiobook but I am more interested in learning about the inner workings of the legal system and what goes on behind closed doors etc. I found this book was okay but enjoyed The Secret Barrister more

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Barrister

  • By: The Secret Barrister
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355

Welcome to the world of the Secret Barrister. These are the stories of life inside the courtroom. They are sometimes funny, often moving and ultimately life-changing. How can you defend a child abuser you suspect to be guilty? What do you say to someone sentenced to ten years whom you believe to be innocent? What is the law, and why do we need it? And why do they wear those stupid wigs?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A superb dissection of the English legal system

  • By Kirstine on 06-06-18

Loved It

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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: 31-08-18

Really loved this book and would recommend to anyone who is interested in the law

  • Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius: Episodes 26-30

  • By: Ricky Gervais
  • Narrated by: Ricky Gervais
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Ricky chats with comedians Sean McLoughlin, Bill Bailey, Robin Ince, David Baddiel, Joe Lycett and Katherine Ryan.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • it's wrong not in a good way

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-07-18

Wrong Episodes

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

Reviewed: 31-08-18

These are earlier episodes, do not buy if you've already bought everything to date. Annoying as I bought them as soon as they were released and I and a lot of others have notified Audible but they still haven't corrected it.