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  • Jamie Vardy: The Boy from Nowhere

  • By: Jamie Vardy
  • Narrated by: Steven Kynman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Jamie Vardy, the free-scoring talisman behind Leicester City's Premier League champion title, has become a modern against-the-odds footballing hero the world over. Rejected as a teenager by his boyhood club, Sheffield Wednesday, Jamie thought his chances had gone. But from playing pub football and earning £30 a week at Stocksbridge Park Steels while working in a factory, his impressive performances and hard work saw him rise again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By stu on 09-11-16

Great book

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

As a non football fan I am amazed at how much I enjoyed listening to Jamie's story, highly recommended

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mossad

  • The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service
  • By: Michael Bar-Zohar, Nissim Mishal
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Isaac
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

In Mossad, authors MichaelBar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed curtain with riveting, eye-opening, boots-on-the-ground accounts of the most dangerous, most crucial missions in the agency's 60-year history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling

  • By stu on 20-12-14

Enthralling

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

Reviewed: 20-12-14

One of those rare listens that you genuinely cannot stop listening too. Brilliant book with details I would never expect from secret service missions. You could not be disappointed with this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mob Boss

  • The Life of Little Al D'arco, the Man Who Brought Down the Mafia
  • By: Jerry Capeci, Tom Robbins
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Alfonso "Little Al" D'Arco, the former acting boss of the Luchese crime family, was the highest-ranking mobster to ever turn government witness when he flipped in 1991. His decision to flip prompted many others to make the same choice, including John Gotti's top aide, Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, and his testimony sent more than fifty mobsters to prison. In Mob Boss, award-winning news reporters Jerry Capeci and Tom Robbins team up for this unparalleled account of D'Arco's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best mob book for a long time!

  • By Philip on 29-03-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-12-14

Brilliant just brilliant, so intriguing could not stop listening the best mafia audiobook by a long way

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Who Runs Britain?

  • And Who's to Blame for the Economic Mess We're In?
  • By: Robert Peston
  • Narrated by: Will Thorp
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

On 13 September 2007, Robert Peston broke the news that Northern Rock had become a victim of the global credit crunch and was seeking an emergency loan from the Bank of England. It was the latest in a long line of scoops by this award-winning journalist. Over the weeks that followed, the Government found itself exposed to the Rock to the tune of £57 billion, or almost £2,000 for every taxpayer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book

  • By Gary on 04-07-10

Not good

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

Reviewed: 08-06-13

I was hoping for an insight into economic theory and perhaps some explanations of what part the UK played in the global financial crisis. The book started as a moan about the Thatcher's government, then highlighted that perhaps it was not such a bad government, went on to complain about tax evasion and then started against the Conservative government, before I had to stop listening. Don't think I got much past chapter 2.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nerd Do Well

  • By: Simon Pegg
  • Narrated by: Simon Pegg
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

Zombies in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise: actor, comedian, writer, and self-proclaimed supergeek Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows in recent times. Having blasted on to the small screen in the gut-busting and now legendary sitcom Spaced, his enduring appeal and rise to nation’s-favourite-son status has been mercurial, meteoric, megatronic, but mostly just plain great.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical Autobiography

  • By Audrey on 09-12-10

Nerd Do Well

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-13

Really enjoyed this audiobook, light going some great Simon Pegg humor, did not follow the normal style of an autobiography but was a great listen.