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  • A Book for Her

  • By: Bridget Christie
  • Narrated by: Bridget Christie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

The hilarious memoir from award-winning comedian Bridget Christie. When Bridget Christie walked into her local bookshop, she thought she'd come out with a book. And maybe a calendar of cute photos of cats (hopefully unlike you've just done). The last thing she thought she'd be leaving with was the need for a new wave of feminism and the start of an incredibly successful career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Says what needs saying and all funny like....

  • By TamTam on 11-07-15

Entertaining enough, and I learnt stuff too!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I didn't often find it 'laugh out loud' funny, but it was entertaining. I'd like to have laughed more? I'd also probably have enjoyed it if she had delivered some sort of grubby little quick guide to modern feminism - there are so many different 'factions' that it's quite a daunting thing to start to read about. However, she states clearly that this isn't really an aim for the book, so I'm being a bit of a douche suggesting that!

Have you listened to any of Bridget Christie’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I heard her on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre podcast, and that's what encouraged me to give the book a go.I really enjoyed her delivery, I liked her voice and style.

Do you think A Book for Her needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Maybe? It depends - if she has more overly-honest stories to tell, or rants to be had, I'd happily listen to more.

Any additional comments?

I really learnt some stuff from this book - I had no idea how common FGM is, and it shocked me. I really enjoyed the bits that she added just for the audiobook, which were basically just passive-aggressive abuse (or maybe just aggressive) directed at the lazy, cheapo listener.

  • Snuff

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,578
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,837
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,831

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More true to life than fantasy should be!

  • By Mr. C. Horsfall on 31-03-12

Thoroughly entertaining book, as ever.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-12

This was my first ever audio book, so I cannot really comment much on the narrator, other than I found him quite pleasant and enjoyed his style. I chose the new Terry Pratchett book, as it is the only one I had not yet read.
It started gently, as a fair few Discworld books do, but quickly gathered momentum and got really exciting. It was very funny - listening at bedtime probably wasn't the best plan, as quite often, I'd giggle myself out of my snoozey state. It featured many favourite characters, as well as lots of new ones, most of whom were quite lovable. I don't think there were any wizards though, I always miss them a bit if they aren't featured in a book somewhere!
I really enjoyed the book, and I would highly recommend it to any current Discworld fan - you can't go wrong.

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