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  • 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 213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

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
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
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 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A bit of a let down

  • By E. Barker on 23-08-18

A Sleaze-ball but a Great Listen

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
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
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 124

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
  • Very realistic

  • By B fox on 04-07-18

Nothing Sensational

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
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

  • 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 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

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

  • 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 1,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

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 33
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

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
Performance
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.

  • The Kray Tapes

  • The Voices of Ronnie, Reggie & Charlie
  • By: Robin McGibbon
  • Narrated by: Robin McGibbon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Few people in Britain have not heard of the Kray twins, the infamous East End gangsters who murdered in cold blood with barely a backward glance. And more than 30 books, hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, a blockbuster movie, and the spectacular funerals that brought the East End to a standstill have ensured that the twins' fearsome reputation lives on. But what did Ronnie and Reggie sound like? Did their voices match the terrifying violence that made them part of criminal folklore?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very surprising

  • By Anonymous User on 02-11-17

Interesting Perspective on a Well Known Story

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Enjoyable listen, nothing too heavy and no mind blowing new revelations but really interesting to hear Ronnie and Reggie's speaking and the authors narrative about the conversations is interesting too.

  • Gerald Ratner: The Rise and Fall...and Rise Again

  • By: Gerald Ratner
  • Narrated by: Gerald Ratner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 219

In 1991, Gerald Ratner was booked to make what should have been an everyday speech at the Institute of Directors. Should have been. When the word "crap" came out of his mouth in connection with products sold by his company, it all turned out slightly different. The Rise and Fall...and Rise Again tells the full story, in Ratner's own words, of what led him to that point, the horror of the immediate aftermath, the fallout, and the comeback. This is the first time Ratner has given his side of the story. And what a story it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't give up!

  • By gregory oconnell on 25-12-17

Great Book

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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: 10-12-17

I especially enjoy autobiographies about businessmen and this is one of the most enjoyable I have listened to. Some people comment about his narration, to me it made it sound even more real and definitely added to the charm of the book.

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