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  • The Christmasaurus (Musical Edition)

  • By: Tom Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Paul Shelley, Tom Fletcher, Giovanna Fletcher, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

They sang and danced a merry celebration with their new dinosaur friend.... It was a Christmas Eve that none of them would ever forget. The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It's about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have an extraordinary adventure. It's about friendship and family, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic. It's about discovering your heart's true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Would highly recommend - great for long journeys!<br />

  • By MISS R on 30-03-19

Best book ever

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Reviewed: 18-12-18

This book brings a new spin on Christmas 🎄 it is a story that will live on forever in the hearts of many and has already become a tradition in my house. This being it’s third year, now being able to hear the songs as the story is read to us is wonderful

  • World Mental Health Day

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Holly Newson
  • Narrated by: Susan Calman, Katie Piper, Matt Haig, and others
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

In this World Mental Health Day Audible Sessions Special, nine celebrities discuss their experiences with mental health. We hear what their mental health problems feel like to them; their experiences of speaking to friends, family, professionals and the public; and the things that can help them feel better. In these conversations, we cover topics from social media to suicidal thoughts, and we say that whether you sometimes find it difficult to leave the house; you have anxiety, depression, or OCD; or you need to airplane your phone every now and then to stop it becoming addictive - that’s okay. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life affirming

  • By SDC on 17-10-18

Enlightening

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Reviewed: 10-10-18

It’s so refreshing to know that you’re not alone. And that “celebrities” are fallible, we are all in the world struggling with our own demons. Therefor being kind, supportive and a listening ear is important xx

  • A Better Me

  • The Official Autobiography
  • By: Gary Barlow
  • Narrated by: Gary Barlow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764

A Better Me is a remarkably frank memoir of Gary's life as he battled with weight, stress, fitness and depression and staged one of the most thrilling professional comebacks in years. In his warm, witty and authentic voice, he recounts his story with compelling insight, captivating honesty and a human side that people rarely see. Here is one of the UK's most beloved pop stars, open, honest and raw and as we've never seen him before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Helen Bailey on 19-10-18

Better

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Reviewed: 07-10-18

A beautifully honest account of Gary’s highs and lows. Great read for fans or foes 😜 xx

  • My Thoughts Exactly

  • By: Lily Allen
  • Narrated by: Lily Allen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,719

So, this is me. Lily Allen. I am a woman. I am a mother. I was a wife. I drink. I have taken drugs. I have loved and been let down. I am a success and a failure. I am a songwriter. I am a singer. I am all these things and more. When women share their stories, loudly and clearly and honestly, things begin to change - for the better. This is my story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully honest book.

  • By MrsB on 26-09-18

Life

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Reviewed: 04-10-18

I love this book!! I have been a fan of Lily from the start and always disagreed with the press that she was a spoiled brat. Now I see I was right, unfortunately. Lily is so open and honest about her upbringing and treatment by others. She is human and she’s had a rough ride, this is relatable because most of us give “celebs” a higher status when in actual fact they are just the same as us, craving love and care xx

  • Eve of Man

  • By: Tom Fletcher, Giovanna Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Ritchie, Josh Dylan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659

Against all odds, she survived. The first girl born in 50 years. They called her Eve...Described by Tom and Giovanna as an unconventional love story set in a dystopian future, Eve of Man is the tale of what happens when you turn 16 and realise you're the most important person in the world. Do you embrace your fate - or do you run from it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great read!!!

  • By Stephanie on 04-06-18

OMFG!!!

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Reviewed: 31-05-18

This book is amazing Tom and Gi have surpassed my expectation of what to expect from Eve of Man and I have listened to the whole thing in one day!! The characters are relatable, loveable and dislikeable in all the right places. The description of the world in which Eve is living in is so detailed and intricate I was right there with her!! So many twists and turns I was hooked from get go right to very last word!!! I CANNOT wait for book 2! In fact I’m off to start this all over again thank you mr & mrs Fletcher xxx

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  • Faking Friends

  • By: Jane Fallon
  • Narrated by: Sally Scott, Kristin Atherton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Faking Friends by Jane Fallon, read by Sally Scott and Kristin Atherton. Best friend. Soulmate. Confidante. Backstabber. Amy thought she knew who Melissa was - then again, Amy also thought she was on the verge of the wedding of her dreams to her long-distance fiancé. When her career begins to unravel, she pays a surprise trip home to London. Her boyfriend Jack is out, but another woman has been making herself at home....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't want it to end

  • By JGC on 18-01-18

Excellent

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Reviewed: 09-03-18

This is the best book I’ve listened to in ages, the characters all all so engaging and relatable, the storyline is superb. I want to go for afternoon tea with them all 💖💖💖

  • Some Kind of Wonderful

  • By: Giovanna Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Emily Atack
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 287

When the love of your life says you're not The One, who are you? Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since the first week of university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they're about to get engaged. Instead, a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiancé and no future. Lizzy is heartbroken - but through the tears, she sees an opportunity. This is her moment to discover what she's been missing while playing Ian's ideal 'better half'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn’t want it to end

  • By Anonymous User on 21-12-17

Absolutely Fabulous

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Reviewed: 20-11-17

This book is simply amazing in the way it actually relates to reality. Some kind of wonderful is a truly remarkable read and reminds what is important in life!! Highly recommend

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Parenting the Sh*t out of Life

  • By: Mother Pukka, Papa Pukka
  • Narrated by: Anna Whitehouse, Matt Farquharson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

For people who happen to be parents (or might be soon). Because for every turdy nappy you sadly deposit into a gag-reflex-inducing bin, there's a moment that's less sh*t around the corner. This is not a audiobook that will help you grow (or raise) a human successfully. But this is a book that might, if you're not too emotionally battered - and can see through the permanent eye twitch - help you laugh a little more than you cry. But that's not guaranteed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really not what it says on the tin

  • By Paul Fisher on 10-04-18

Honest

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Reviewed: 16-09-17

Absolutely love this couples take on becoming parents. It is well worth the read/listen. It is refreshing to hear actual adults discuss in public exactly what we go through everyday in very real life we are defo all winging it and parenting the sh@t out of life!! Thanks guys x

  • The Secret

  • The Number One Best-Selling Author of The Letter
  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013

Mary has been nursing a secret. Forty years ago, she made a choice that would change her world for ever, and alter the path of someone she holds dear. Beth is searching for answers. She has never known the truth about her parentage, but finding out could be the lifeline her sick child so desperately needs. When Beth finds a faded newspaper cutting amongst her mother's things, she realises the key to her son's future lies in her own past. She must go back to where it all began to unlock...the Secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book. Recommended.

  • By M.A. on 22-07-16

Wonderfully thought out story

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Reviewed: 13-07-17

I loved this audible, I couldn't stop listening at all. It took me an an amazing emotional journey. The characters are all so loveable and real. All points of view come across well and although there is much tragedy there is also much love and happiness.

  • Dare to Dream

  • My Struggle to Become a Mum - a Story of Heartache and Hope
  • By: Izzy Judd
  • Narrated by: Izzy Judd, Harry Judd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 57

Having been told by doctors that due to Izzy's polycystic ovarian syndrome they would have difficulty conceiving - and after two years of trying - Izzy and Harry turned to IVF. Izzy's aim drawing on her own experience is to break through some of the taboos surrounding miscarriage, IVF and fertility issues. This brutally honest and deeply personal account will acknowledge the struggles that so many couples go through but will ultimately focus on the positive life-changing and remarkable results that IVF can yield.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very honest account of fertility struggles

  • By Lindseylou on 05-07-17

Beautiful

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Reviewed: 30-06-17

A beautifully honest account of the Judd's journey to becoming parents together. Overcoming all the tragedy along the way to achieve the dream they dared to hope for!! Good luck to your growing family may you always bring comfort and strength to one another xxx

1 of 1 people found this review helpful