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  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,867
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,601

From the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. "It's about the terror, isn't it?" "The terror of what?" I said. "The terror of being found out." For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world, meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made jokes on social media that came out badly or made mistakes at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Paul on 19-03-15

Thought provoking

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Reviewed: 12-09-18

Very different from ‘ The men who stare at goats’ .
This is really interesting and enjoyable book! Loved it.

  • Spaceman

  • An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
  • By: Mike Massimino
  • Narrated by: Mike Massimino
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 63

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that's about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, wondering if the emergency repair you're about to make will inadvertently ruin humankind's chance to unlock the universe's secrets? Mike Massimino has been there, and in Spaceman he puts you inside the suit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Mark on 21-09-18

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-03-18

This book had me griped from the start, it’s a perfect story, funny, interesting and thought provoking! Mike give such a personal insight in to his life and career at NASA with all its highlights and occasional sadder times. Truly inspiring.

  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • almost as funny & heartwarming as the film itself

  • By emma on 25-10-15

As you wish!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-17

Enjoy every second of it and did not want it to end, Carey give an interesting, funny and heartfelt insight to my favourite story's.