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  • David Attenborough - Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster

  • By: David Attenborough
  • Narrated by: David Attenborough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,077
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542

His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited. Over the last 25 years he has established himself as the world's leading Natural History programme maker with several landmark BBC series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable David

  • By Mark on 20-11-10

Life on Planet Attenborough

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

He is well known as a naturalist, zoologist and as a Grandpa figure to many millions of children (of all ages). His earlier career and considerable success in broadcast is less known. This book is s terrific read and most recommended. I particularly liked his impersonations. 10/10.

  • Emma Thompson

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy- winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson chats to Audible's Robin Morgan about her part in an exclusive dramatisation of Northanger Abbey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Anonymous User on 22-07-17

Star leader

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

Reviewed: 29-08-17

Emma sounds wonderful in this short piece about her new role. I particularly
Ike the part where she says she had no formal training!

  • The War in the West - A New History

  • Volume 1: Germany Ascendant 1939-1941
  • By: James Holland
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 26 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 173

Are you ready for the truth about World War Two? In the first of an extraordinary three-volume account of the war on land, in the air and at sea, James Holland not only reveals the truth behind the familiar legends of the Second World War but he also unveils those lesser known events which were to have the greatest significance. The first book to consider the economic, political and social as well as the military aspects of World War Two, this is a unique retelling of a monumental event in all its terrible and majestic glory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshingly new view of World War 2.

  • By Ian David Williamson on 06-06-17

WWll - Factual Account

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

This book will not be for everyone, it dissects the facts and data and presents it in a clear manner. No embellishment. The human interest appears in the excellent narration style (complete with accents, l particularly like the Italian). I enjoyed listening to this audible book and await the second part with interest and anticipation.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Business Stripped Bare

  • Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur
  • By: Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

From its creation as a mail-order record company to the literal launch of Virgin Galactic, today Virgin is one of the premier ‘way-of-life’ brands in the world, trusted and enjoyed by many millions of people. In Business Stripped Bare, Sir Richard Branson shares the inside track on his life in business and reveals the incredible truth about his most risky, brilliant and audacious deals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply brilliant

  • By Matthew on 01-09-10

Self promoting

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-06-17

I have read a couple of versions of Branson's biography and got this book to get a better understanding of his decision making process. It gave me that and contained some previously unknown (to me) facts about his businesses, how they got started, etc. what is encouraging is the fact that some of the more successful companies/ideas had been rejected by the Virgin 'dragons den' selection team. Which just goes to prove that luck is often the deciding factor - the difference between making it or not.

  • Vulcan Boys

  • From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber
  • By: Tony Blackman
  • Narrated by: Roger Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantly recognizable, as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for takeoff. Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely firsthand by the operators themselves.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • technical and rather dull

  • By Andy the hypnotist on 21-02-18

Vulcanites must read!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Excellent story. Some repetition from different people but this does not detract from the overall impression. I now know an AEO from a WO! The diversion to Rio was quite exciting, the hatch being opened at 43k feet, scary stuff. Very recommended for pilots, engineers and other egg heads.

  • Hughes: The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters

  • The Definitive Biography of the First American Billionaire
  • By: Richard Hack
  • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

In "the most exciting bio of the year," Richard Hack uses recently uncovered (and in some cases, recently declassified) personal letters, court testimony, FBI files, autopsy reports and exclusive interviews to reveal the man who was a legendary lover, record-setting aviator, award-winning film producer, talented inventor, ultimate eccentric, and, for much of his lifetime, the richest man in the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A life unknown.

  • By Simon on 07-04-18

Reveals some answers to the Hughes mysteries.

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

Reviewed: 22-03-17

The narration of this book is very well done, he captures the character and the content is delivered in a way that brings the whole story to life. I have read several accounts if Hughes' life but was left thinking the story was incomplete. This book fills in many of those gaps, the depiction of Hughes last journey being particularly good. I thoroughly recommend this book to both Hughes fans and to those who wish to gain a good understanding of the eccentric.

  • The Girl Before

  • By: JP Delaney
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,138

Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultraminimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a rerun of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the listener off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense portrayal of psychological obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping thriller

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-05-17

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Great read especially as an Audible title. Thoroughly recommended, captivating all the way through and a great ending.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Too Far From Home

  • A Story of Life and Death in Space
  • By: Chris Jones
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

In November 2002, U.S. astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox, and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin, left on what was to be a routine 14-week mission to maintain the International Space Station. But then, on February 1, 2003, the Columbia space shuttle exploded beneath them. With the launch program suspended indefinitely, these astronauts had suddenly lost their ride home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not what I expected

  • By Paul C on 20-07-17

Space - the inside story.

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

Reviewed: 21-02-17

Well researched and written. Slightly dry delivery. Some edge-of-the-seat moments. Highlight for me was the Soyuz return. Recommended to listen in 1-2 hours blocks.