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  • A Box of Butterflies

  • Discovering the Unexpected Blessings All Around Us
  • By: Roma Downey
  • Narrated by: Roma Downey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Ever since she was a little girl, Roma has seen butterflies as a reminder of God's presence. They have appeared to her in moments when she needed encouragement and reminded her she is not alone. In this deeply personal book, Roma shares stories from her life, alongside quotes, poems, and Scripture that she prays will uplift you as they have her. Each grace-filled chapter of this beautiful book covers topics such as courage, loss, gratitude, love, and kindness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story

  • By Ms. C_O'S on 20-10-18

A great story

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Reviewed: 20-10-18

So impressed I was with her telling her beautiful stories and inspirational facts that has strengthened her to whom she is today. A great listen for anyone who needs inspiration. Roma has been to he!l and back and still very grounded because of the traumas that she has experienced.

  • If I Could Tell You Just One Thing

  • Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice
  • By: Richard Reed
  • Narrated by: Richard Reed
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589

Richard Reed built Innocent Drinks from a smoothie stall on a street corner to one of the biggest brands in Britain. He credits his success to four brilliant pieces of advice, each given to him just when he needed them most. Ever since, it has been Richard's habit, whenever he meets somebody he admires, to ask them for their best piece of advice. If they could tell him just one thing, what would it be? Richard has collected pearls of wisdom from some of the most remarkable, inspiring and game-changing people in the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Probably a great inspiring read for under 25s

  • By stryder on 09-12-16

A great inspirational book

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Reviewed: 20-10-18

Interesting facts and inspiring stories from the people we know in the limelight and getting a different side of their story through the book.

  • All Over But the Shoutin'

  • By: Rick Bragg
  • Narrated by: Rick Bragg
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. It is the story of Bragg's father, a hard-drinking man with a murderous temper and the habit of running out on the people who needed him most.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant inspirational, sad,and true story

  • By Ms. C_O'S on 19-10-18

Brilliant inspirational, sad,and true story

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Reviewed: 19-10-18

Loved it, started and finished listening til the end. Rick achieved and still very grounded.

  • The Kicking the Bucket List

  • By: Cathy Hopkins
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon, Gabrielle Glaister, Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee, sensitive and big-hearted; Rose, uptight and controlled; and Fleur, the reckless free spirit. At the reading of their mother's will, the three estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with very tricky strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother's bucket list.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, shame about the 'self-helpidness'

  • By Mama C on 06-07-17

Great Story

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Reviewed: 18-02-18

Thourly enjoyed this book from start to finish. An inspirational story to lift you up.

  • Hopeful

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Omid Djalili
  • Narrated by: Omid Djalili
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Omid Djalili's fascinating story begins with an unconventional childhood spent at his family's London guesthouse for visiting Iranians. At school he is kept busy with the beginnings of a passionate love affair with football but he hopes one day to live a more intellectually fulfilled life. For one wonderful summer in California it seems that maybe he will find his spiritual home at UCLA.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By tracy on 06-08-18

Very honest and down to earth.

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Reviewed: 03-01-18

Really enjoyed this audiobook. An interesting character. And nice he was telling his own story.

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  • FREE First Chapter: Tin Man

  • By: Sarah Winman
  • Narrated by: Sarah Winman
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

It begins with a painting won in a raffle: 15 sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. And then there are two boys, Ellis and Michael, who couldn't be closer. And the boys become men, and then they meet Annie, and it changes nothing and everything. Tin Man sees Sarah Winman follow the acclaimed success of When God Was a Rabbit and A Year of Marvellous Ways with a love letter to human kindness and friendship, loss and living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting chapter.

  • By Ms. C_O'S on 01-08-17

Interesting chapter.

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Reviewed: 01-08-17

Must say It's an added bonus that the author Of The book is reading it too.

  • Mrs. Kennedy and Me

  • An Intimate Memoir
  • By: Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy until after the election of Lyndon Johnson, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and friend. Looking back, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in an orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By melanie on 21-07-12

A Great insight into Jackie Kennedy

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Reviewed: 02-07-17

Great story , brought tears to my eyes @ final 3 chapters. Hope they are all reunited now.

  • Rosemary

  • The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
  • By: Kate Clifford Larson
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Joe and Rose Kennedy's strikingly beautiful daughter, Rosemary, attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet Rosemary was intellectually disabled - a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great insight on the Kennedy family.

  • By Ms. C_O'S on 16-08-16

A great insight on the Kennedy family.

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Reviewed: 16-08-16

Loved it and so very interesting on how her father and family truly adored Rosemary.

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  • I Can See Clearly Now

  • By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Narrated by: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145

For many years, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s fans have wondered when he would write a memoir. Well, Wayne has finally done just that! However, he has written it in a way that only he can - with a remarkable take-home message for his longtime followers and new readers alike - and the result is an exciting new twist on the old format. Rather than a plain old memoir, Wayne has gathered together quantum-moment recollections.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Interesting & good to hear his old style returning

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-03-16

What a great inspirational book to listen to.

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Reviewed: 26-09-15

If you could sum up I Can See Clearly Now in three words, what would they be?

Listen, Learn and Follow

What other book might you compare I Can See Clearly Now to, and why?

Not at this moment but truly enjoyable. This is the first book that I read from the author but I will be reading more as I found him very encouraging. So down to earth and very grounded.

What does Wayne W. Dyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I am a big believer in "Co-incidences" And reading about his was truly remarkable. How the power from above connects us together for certain reasons.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I loved listening to his voice as if he was talking to me and no one else.

  • Do Not Go Gentle

  • My Search for Miracles in a Cynical Time
  • By: Ann Hood
  • Narrated by: Ann Hood
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

The day my father was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, I decided to go and find him a miracle. Do Not Go Gentle is a transporting memoir about Ann Hood’s quest to find a cure, if not an outright miracle, that would cure her father’s cancer. Her “spiritual Odyssey, with a secret history all its own” would take her from Rhode Island to El Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico, in search of dirt reputed to contain astonishing healing powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very interesting story

  • By Ms. C_O'S on 13-07-14

A very interesting story

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Reviewed: 13-07-14

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

Anyone who has lost a parent can really relate to this story. I took this book on holiday with me and wanted to listen to it and did a lot of walking on the beach listening and enjoyed it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I must say her father was a true gentleman and he was my favourite and what a great relationship they both had.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When they returned to Italy to seek out their roots.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A daughters true love for her father

Any additional comments?

Ann hood is a great storyteller and sorry to read that she lost her daughter at 5years old due to a sudden illness.I see she wrote a book 'Comfort' relating to her daughters death. Would love to. Listen to it on audio otherwise I will download it.