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  • Gazza in Italy

  • By: Daniel Storey
  • Narrated by: James Richardson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Award-winning writer Daniel Storey brilliantly shines a light on an unexamined moment in Gazza’s career that encapsulates everything that we have come to associate with this most mercurial of talents: childish joy, public gaffes, wondrous skill and saddening self-destruction. Funny and harrowing in equal measure, this book allows us a better, more rounded understanding of one of our greatest sporting idols and of a tragically misunderstood human being.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Short but enjoyable

  • By David Campbell on 11-06-18

brilliant summary of a great and misunderstood man

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

Reviewed: 25-09-18

really enjoyed this read about a snapshot in gazzas life, written and narrated by people who knew him so well. a must read for anyone who is a fan of football or the great man himself. an honest yet reflective view of his time in Rome.

  • 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 69
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

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 bit of a let down

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

Reviewed: 23-08-18

I normally really enjoy city banker type stories that lift the lid on what it was like in the crazy days of wall St.

I was hoping for the insight about the wolf of wall St himself however I found this a disappointing listen. It is very much dominated by personal relationships and reads more as a biography of him and his ex wife, and their chaotic marriage, as opposed to anything about the nuts and bolts of taking on wall st and how to make so much money.

expect a set of very long winded, sometimes rambling stories that have no real connection to anything , compounded by a waring narrative style that comes over as whiny and irritating. I would sooner recommend city boys!

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  • 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 1,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016

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

a must read about our justice system.

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

Reviewed: 23-08-18

absolutely loved this, but beware it will make you worried, angry and fascinated all in one go !