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  • Challenge Accepted!

  • By: Celeste Barber
  • Narrated by: Celeste Barber
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Part memoir, part comedy routine, part advice manual, Challenge Accepted! is Celeste at her best, revealing her secrets to love, friendship, family and marriage (oh hai, #hothusband) and how to deal with life's many challenges: why she checks the bath for sharks, how Nutella quite literally shaped who she is as a woman and why being famous on Instagram is like being rich in Monopoly. Its real, like totally, really real.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love love love

  • By Mrs C Lennard on 10-06-19

Really brought me back

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

Reviewed: 16-05-19

This book was soooo enjoyable. I got so into it, I'd walk around in public listening to my headphones laughing out loud, or commenting out loud to what Celeste was saying. Most notably I once responded to whatever was happening in the book by saying "that's not normal" out loud, while on my commute to work in the middle of London. Not normal indeed! 😁
Having lived in New Zealand since my teenage years, the chapters about growing up were reeeeally relatable - I miss cheesymite scrolls!
Anyway, if you want a laugh and a reminder to tell whatever entity is telling you to feel bad about yourself to f* off, then I recommend this book! (the obvious Audible bonus of course is hearing it all in Celeste's awesome Australian accent) Great stuff!

  • Notes on a Nervous Planet

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Matt Haig
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698

The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index. How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? How do we stay human in a technological world? How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reasons looked inward, Notes looks back out again.

  • By K. J. Noyes on 09-07-18

Helpful

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

Reviewed: 15-11-18

This book might be saving my life. I've already sharply reduced my use of social media.

  • Ep. 5 (The Unbelievable Truth, Series 19)

  • By: Jon Naismith, Graeme Garden
  • Narrated by: David Mitchell
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents. Holly Walsh, Mark Steel, Tony Hawks and Fred Macaulay are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as: Sean Connery, golf, twins and photography.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly enjoyable!

  • By Lyubov Miteva on 05-11-18

Highly enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Great show, great guests and really good hosting by Mr Mitchell. Just simple fun and a good laugh.

  • The Red Necklace

  • The French Revolution, Book 1
  • By: Sally Gardner
  • Narrated by: Tom Hiddleston
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

France 1789: a time of terror; a charismatic boy, Yann, who must find out who he is; the daring rescue of Sido, an aristocrat's daughter: these are the elements in this tremendous adventure by a consummate storyteller, a marvellous tale of the first days of the French Revolution.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration

  • By jessica harby on 28-08-18

So good!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

The story was so engaging and Tom's performance was excellent. Looking forward to the rest of the series!