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Andrew Agoston-Jones

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  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,639

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Classic

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-08-10

Be nice

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Be nice to people and they’ll be nice to you... there I’ve saved you hours of your life!

  • How to Build a Car

  • By: Adrian Newey
  • Narrated by: Richard Trinder
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

The world's foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain's greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir. How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian's unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed, the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he's been involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than you think it will be!

  • By Robert on 14-04-18

Great performance- surprising story

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

Reviewed: 28-12-17

Firstly after the abysmal narration of jenson buttons book I was relieved to hear this narrator sound very similar to how Adrian does, with some great accents thrown in for good measure.

The story itself will surprise you. Adrian is not the stiff geek his career choice suggests and it’s fascinating to get an insight into his personality.

The detail into which he delves when describing the cars is just right, but I was a little disappointed he didn’t go into more detail on the 2014 onwards cars....although understandable when you hear his thoughts on this formula.

Overall a good book and a fantastic way to spend my car journeys

  • Broken Silence

  • Silence, Book 2
  • By: Natasha Preston
  • Narrated by: Anne-Marie Piazza, Kris Dyer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

It has been four years since Oakley, her mum, and her brother fled to Australia. With the trials looming, she makes the decision to return to England. Oakley is desperate for closure so she can put the past behind her and move on with her life. How will she cope when she comes face to face with the two people who hurt her the most and the one person she hurt the most? Her love for Cole never faded, but how will he react to her return after so long?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • We get it, they're in love

  • By Andrew Agoston-Jones on 17-07-17

We get it, they're in love

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

Reviewed: 17-07-17

The end of the first book finished so quick that I wanted to see how they all got on since.

Where the book dealt with the trial ok and was rightly or wrongly sensitive around the details of the abuse, the does he love me does she love me drama was irritating to say the least.

Talking of irritating. The female actress had a good range of male and female voices whereas the male voice actor was really annoying, like ear piercingly annoying.

There was potential in these books which I feel Natasha missed in the pursuit of building suspense to a bloomin obvious romance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To Hell and Back

  • Europe, 1914-1949
  • By: Ian Kershaw
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 24 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its survivors, shocked that a civilization that had blandly assumed itself to be a model for the rest of the world had collapsed into a chaotic savagery beyond any comparison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By sarah on 03-04-16

It's ok but a lot of waffle

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

Reviewed: 28-02-17

There are some great parts of this book and it gives a greater understanding of how ww1 was achieved. But the bit between the wars got really really tedious and repetitive without really putting a timeline to events. Because it's broken into subjects rather than years it jumps back and forth constantly from 1919 to 1938 and all in between.
Then when you get to ww2 there's a summary of battles but more numbers and political events rather than the war itself.
I just found I was board and stopped 3 hours short of completing it.

  • In Their Own Words

  • A History in Letters
  • By: The National Archives
  • Narrated by: Daniel Mays, Miriam Margolyes, David Haig, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

The way we communicate has changed. Today many of our interactions are digital, but until recently writing letters was the norm. Drawing from over 100 miles of records held at the UK's official government archive, The National Archives at Kew, this collection of letters, postcards and telegrams will shine a spotlight on a range of significant historical moments and occurrences, recapturing a lost world in which correspondence was king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating book charting changes in society and interesting events... Brilliant... When is volume two being released?

  • By Paul on 16-11-16

Not as many juicy stories

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

Reviewed: 09-10-16

There are some cracking insights such as the letter between Churchill and FDR but I just feel some could have been missed out or more letters added

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Brung Up Proper

  • My Autobiography
  • By: Jason Manford
  • Narrated by: Jason Manford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

Jason Manford is firmly established as one of the country's favourite stand-ups and is up there with the best northern comedy legends. His career began one night in a pub in Chorlton when a comedian didn't arrive for his set and Jason, the 17-year-old glass collector stepped in to fill the gap. From that point on he's never looked back, until now that is.... This is the story in his own words of everything that lead up to that fateful moment – a colourful tale of growing up with lots of family and not enough money, of getting by and sticking together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Listen!

  • By Kerry on 01-04-14

Nostalgia but sudden ending

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

Reviewed: 18-06-16

The story is great, all about his childhood, but much like John bishops it seems to just stop as you get into the juicy bits of his current life. I imagine so he can release another book. It's a good read though and worth getting

  • Ballad of the Whiskey Robber

  • By: Julian Rubinstein
  • Narrated by: Eric Bogosian, Demetri Martin, Tommy Ramone, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber tells the hilarious and improbable true story of Attila Ambrus, the Robin Hood of Eastern Europe. He's the onetime pelt smugger, goaltender (possibly the worst in the history of pro hockey), pen salesman, Zamboni driver, gravedigger, church painter, roulette addict, building superintendent, whiskey drinker, and native of Transylvania who's decided that the best thing to do with his time is to rob as many banks as possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing and gripping then you realise it's all true

  • By Andrew Agoston-Jones on 05-05-16

Amazing and gripping then you realise it's all true

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

You read this book and yes it takes a couple of chapters to get going , but once the action begins you really fear for him and laugh out loud at points too. The voices add to the story as well

  • How Did All This Happen?

  • By: John Bishop
  • Narrated by: John Bishop
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

If you're a man of a certain age you'll know there comes a point in life when getting a sports car and over-analysing your contribution to society sounds like a really good idea. With a good job in sales and marketing and a nice house in Manchester that he shared with his wife and kids, John Bishop was no different when he turned the dreaded 4-0. But instead of spanking a load of cash on a car that would have made him look like a senior stylist at Vidal Sassoon, he stumbled onto a pathway that ultimately lead him to become one of the nation's best loved comedians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You really need to know what happened

  • By Laura on 12-10-13

John Bishop's done a lot more than you think!

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

Reviewed: 29-03-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, theres more to John than meets the eye.

What other book might you compare How Did All This Happen? to, and why?

Not sure really

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The world tour on a bike

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not to spoil anything but the reason he had to fly home mid journey

Any additional comments?

I was expecting lots of hilarious stories from start to finish but the balance of the book is great with some funny bits and genuinely heart-breaking moments. A good read all round.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Extraordinary Leadership

  • By: Robin Sharma
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

In a constantly changing, hyper-competitive world, leadership is more important than ever. Yet few people have what it takes to inspire, develop, and guide others. In this presentation, Robin Sharma shares the leadership lessons that he gives to clients such as Nike, Microsoft, and NASA.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Just get on with it!!!

  • By Andrew Agoston-Jones on 29-03-16

Just get on with it!!!

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-16

Would you try another book written by Robin Sharma or narrated by the narrator?

No

Would you ever listen to anything by Robin Sharma again?

no

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of the narrator?

Someone who loves himself less and actually wants to get to the content

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger

Any additional comments?

I spent the first 10-15 minutes of this listening to how he has helped so many people and his techniques are used in so many companies - name dropping like he's got Blue Chip Tourette's. I couldn't take it any longer and just turned it off.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful