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  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025

The inside story on President Trump, as only Bob Woodward can tell it. With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • balanced and the text is served well by narration.

  • By David W. on 12-09-18

Rivetting Stuff

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Excellent narrator.
You can imagine being there when the conversations take place.
I wonder if Trump has read it?

  • Damaged Goods

  • By: Oliver Shah
  • Narrated by: Oliver Shah
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

Penguin Audio presents Damaged Goods, by Oliver Shah. In March 2015, British businessman and the chairman of Arcadia Group Sir Philip Green sold BHS for £1 to Retail Acquisitions, owned by Dominic Chappell, a serial bankrupt who filed BHS for administration shortly after. By April 2016, BHS had debts of £1.3bn, including a pensions deficit of £571m. Damaged Goods follows Green's journey to the big time, the sale of BHS and the subsequent investigation that concluded with Green paying £363m to the Pensions Regulator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How do they sleep at night?

  • By stevieg on 17-07-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 14-08-18

The fact that the book was read by the author makes it all the more riveting.
I tried to find one redeeming feature of Philip Green but could not.
Must say I did not always understand the coming and going of the business world
but still a very interesting read.

  • Caesar's Legion

  • The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome
  • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
  • Narrated by: Stuart Langton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Stephen Dando-Collins paints a vivid and definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion as he follows Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. This unprecedented regimental history reveals countless previously unknown details about Roman military practices, Caesar's conduct as a commander and his relationships with officers and legionnaires, and the daily routine and discipline of the Legion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Caesar's Legion

  • By John on 03-11-09

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 16-12-17

I enjoyed listening to this.
It brought the scenes to life.
Anyone interested in The Roman Empire should
have a listen.
Recommended.

  • How Not to Be a Boy

  • By: Robert Webb
  • Narrated by: Robert Webb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,407
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,084

Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating charming sad redemptive

  • By sarah on 02-09-17

Not Bad

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

Reviewed: 16-12-17

No too bad. I quite like him as an actor on TV.
But I found his biography to be a bit too much centred on his youth
and not enough on his progress to fame.
Also the use of the "F" word got very boring.
I'm not a prude but sometimes its unecessary.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Last Man Standing

  • By: Roger Moore
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of the show business scene. In this fabulous collection of true stories from his stellar career, Roger lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood. It features outrageous tales from his own life and career as well as those told to him by a host of stars and filmmakers, including Tony Curtis, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Frank Sinatra, and many more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent collection of anecdotes and memories

  • By Colin on 03-04-16

Really Funny

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

Gossipy, Funny and amusing.
Fabulous. Especially the passport story.
He has the exact voice to make his story interesting.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Nevertheless

  • A Memoir
  • By: Alec Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Alec Baldwin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 144

One of the most accomplished and outspoken actors today chronicles the highs and lows of his life in this beautifully written, candid memoir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Memoirs

  • By Patrick Morgan on 26-04-17

Not as good as I thought it would be

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I like Alec Baldwin and looked forward to listening to his story.
But I have to say I found it a bit dull.
Not as exciting as I would have liked.

  • A Very English Scandal

  • Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment
  • By: John Preston
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610

It's the late 1960s, and homosexuality has only just been legalised, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide. As long as Norman Scott, his beautiful, unstable lover is around, Thorpe's brilliant career is at risk. With the help of his fellow politicians, Thorpe schemes, deceives and embezzles - until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed our society forever: it was the moment the British public discovered the truth about its political class.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By C Hall on 13-08-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

If your interested in those times.
This is an excellent story of political scumbags.
The reader is extremely good, capturing the voices and just right for this kind
of narration.
Recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Manager

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954

The night manager is Jonathan, a veteran of clandestine operations. In flight from a failed marriage and his own past, he has taken refuge in the luxury hotel trade. Yet he finds no escape from his demons. Driven by a desire for atonement and by an inherited patriotism, Jonathan allows himself to be recruited as a British secret agent with a mission to expose the murderer of the woman he himself betrayed. His odyssey takes him across Britain and Canada to the Caribbean and the jungles of Panama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demands your attention, then rewards

  • By Nils on 07-04-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 15-06-16

I made the mistake of reading this after viewing the TV production.
An excellent story but of course much much more detailed than the TV version.
And the ending is completely different.
Having said that I highly recommend this book.

  • A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

  • By: Ben Macintyre
  • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645

Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Retold with Gripping Narrative

  • By Avril Sawers on 14-10-14

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 16-01-16

A superb reader. He captures exactly the feeling of the time.
Great story, of course I love spy stories especially true ones.
It was a shame to finish it.
Highly recommended.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Stalin's Englishman

  • The Lives of Guy Burgess
  • By: Andrew Lownie
  • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Guy Burgess is the most important, complex and fascinating of 'The Cambridge Spies' - the group of British men recruited to pass intelligence to the Soviets during World War Two and the Cold War. Burgess' story takes us from his student days in 1930s Cambridge, where he was first approached by Soviet scouts, through his daring infiltration of the BBC and the British government to his final escape to Russia and lonely, tragic-comic exile there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beilliant

  • By Allan Robb-McLeod on 21-12-15

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

Always been interested in the Cambridge spy ring so I really enjoyed this book.
The reader was excellent.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful