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  • Unnatural Causes

  • By: Dr Richard Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Dr Richard Shepherd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 853

As the country's top forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd has spent a lifetime uncovering the secrets of the dead. When death is sudden or unexplained, it falls to Shepherd to establish the cause. Each post-mortem is a detective story in its own right - and Shepherd has performed over 23,000 of them. Through his skill, dedication and insight, Dr Shepherd solves the puzzle to answer our most pressing question: how did this person die?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Authoritative, Authentic and Utterly Fascinating

  • By Mark on 21-10-18

Fascinating, engrossing book about humanity

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

Reviewed: 24-04-19

I've never reflected on my own mortality as much as I did while listening to this book. Dr Shepherd is a remarkable man who has written a truly engrossing book, about life, death, and humanity. I'm so grateful for his work to understand the human body and find the truth. I'm sorry about the toll it took on him. This book was so fascinating and sincerely narrated that I might just listen to the whole thing again.

  • Cheer Up Love

  • Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate
  • By: Susan Calman
  • Narrated by: Susan Calman
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975

Susan Calman is a well-known comedian and writer who has appeared on countless radio and television programmes. Her solo stand up show, Susan Calman Is Convicted, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and dealt with subjects like the death penalty, appearance and depression. The reaction to the show she wrote about mental health was so positive that she wanted to expand on the show and write a more detailed account of surviving when you're the world's most negative person.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank god for Susan Calman and this book!! Just excellent!

  • By Miss on 01-06-16

Boring - bit thin content-wise

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

Reviewed: 24-01-19

I found this boring and repetitive - essentially a magazine article padded out to a book. I laughed a few times at the start but by the middle I was bored. I struggled to finish it.

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  • Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Rupert Everett
  • Narrated by: Rupert Everett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

An element of drama has always attended Rupert Everett, even before he swept to fame with his outstanding performance in Another Country. He has spent his life surrounded by extraordinary people, and witnessed extraordinary events. He was in Moscow during the fall of communism, in Berlin the night the wall came down, and in downtown Manhattan on September 11th.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Badly read

  • By barjil on 30-12-12

A bit dull

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

Rupert Everett is no doubt a dashing, hedonistic & intermittently charming man, but this memoir is really quite dull. There are no startling revelations.
It's unconvincing in parts, e.g. when he mentions how much he loved Glasgow but doesn't substantiate that with any stories about his time in the city.
It's all a bit shallow & insubstantial. Everett doesn't really give much away.
Easy listening, well narrated, but nothing memorable.

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