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  • For Freddie

  • By: Rachael Bland
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

In 2016, beloved broadcaster and journalist Rachael Bland was diagnosed with cancer. Shortly afterwards she made the brave decision to share her story, and she spoke with beautiful poignancy through her blog and podcast, You, Me and the Big C. Having been told that she had only a matter of months left to live and writing this in what were sadly her final days, Rachael brings her warmth, courage and humour in this heartwarming and heartbreaking story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All the best Freddy & Bland family

  • By Benoit Shek on 26-02-19

Beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-19

My boyfriend came home to find me sobbing at one point so touched was I by her story. Having a 2 year old reading this was so poignant and made me really appreciate the little things in life. A really inspiring, enjoyable listen.

  • Work Like a Woman

  • By: Mary Portas
  • Narrated by: Mary Portas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

By most people’s standards I would say I’ve had a pretty good career. I’ve reached the top of the ‘ladder’ and been lucky enough to have had a damned good life. But at what cost? At the cost of who I truly was. I played the business game for years, where the rules were set by men for men. I was tough and aggressive. I put in long hours, was competitive and resilient. But I suppressed my natural energy, sensitivity and instinct. I worked like this until I couldn’t any more. And then I changed....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A compulsory for young women and men

  • By Sophie on 06-04-19

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-19

Such a good and inspirational listen. I want to buy it for all of my friends.

  • Brutally Honest

  • Mel B’s tell-all memoir
  • By: Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
  • Narrated by: Melanie Brown, Phoenix Chi Gulzar Brown, Andrea Brown, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552

As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice, has been an international star since the age of 19. And yet there are sides of Mel that no one has ever seen, or really known. Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success. With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and Melanie’s trademark Yorkshire humour, this audiobook removes the mask of fame and reveals the mother, wife and daughter behind the Spice Girl everyone thinks they know. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Mr M Randell on 28-11-18

Amazing and unexpected

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

This is going to help so many women. It’s a heartbreaking listen at times. The narration is brilliant. You live her story. It charts how her life went so wrong for ten years and the roots of this so cleverly. It’s full of love and hope. So happy Mel is recovering from her marriage and full credit to her for being so honest and brave.

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  • A Mother's Story

  • By: Amanda Prowse
  • Narrated by: Amanda Prowse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Jessica has just had the wedding of her dreams, and now she's setting up a new home with her lawyer husband, Matthew. Even better - they are expecting a child. But as they paint the nursery and shop for the baby, Jessica keeps waiting for the excitement to kick in. Why isn't she transformed by maternal feelings? Where is the all-consuming love she's supposed to feel for her child?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-16

Heartbreaking but a great listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-18

If I’m honest I found Matt and Jessica’s romance sickly at the start but it only serves to juxtapose what happens later. I think this should be read by anyone whose thinking of having a baby. Not to scare them but to try and let them know that if they start to feel way off kilter after the birth of their baby, not to feel ashamed about saying how they feel and getting professional help for everyone’s sake. I think most if not all new mums struggle with the huge change in their life’s but jess really is very ill. The audio really brought the story to life for me. After listening to it I had to go and watch my baby girl sleeping and cherished her all the more. Thanks for shining a light on a topic that isn’t written about enough in fiction. Very happy the story ended with hope and love.