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  • Best Foot Forward

  • By: Adam Hills
  • Narrated by: Adam Hills
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 245

A hilarious and honest collection of stories, thoughts, and tales of a life in comedy from the award-winning comic Adam Hills. Adam Hills is one the UK's best-loved comedians. For 30 years he has been performing stand-up, hosting TV shows and winning the hearts of a nation. Taking us from the early days of the Sydney Stand Up scene to hosting his own radio show, touring the world and eventually landing on British TV, Best Foot Forward is a story of a life in comedy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just great

  • By Mr on 21-08-18

A funny, interesting and feel good book

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

Reviewed: 30-12-18

A witty and interesting take of a funny and heartwarming man.

There were one or two moments where I think the editing could have been better for the recording but this was very minor and was made up for with some extra bits that won't be in the written book!

  • How Not to Be a Boy

  • By: Robert Webb
  • Narrated by: Robert Webb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,416
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,090

Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating charming sad redemptive

  • By sarah on 02-09-17

thought provoking and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

An excellent performance, as you would expect from Robert. A thought provoking central theme woven through a an entertaining and emotional story.

  • James Acaster's Classic Scrapes

  • By: James Acaster
  • Narrated by: James Acaster
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,966

James Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime-time TV shows like Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Russell Howard's Stand Up Central. But behind the fame and critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble. Whether it's disappointing a skydiving instructor midflight or hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a bright red dress, James is always finding new ways to embarrass himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly funny.

  • By Anonymous User on 05-09-17

Hilarious

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

Reviewed: 19-09-18

Really enjoyable and engaging book. well performed with James's signature comic style. Had me laughing out loud at every chapter!

  • The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold

  • Adventures Along the Iron Curtain Trail
  • By: Tim Moore
  • Narrated by: Tim Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Scaling a new peak of rash overambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000 kilometer route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike. Asking for trouble and getting it, he sets off from the northernmost Norwegian-Russian border at the Arctic winter's brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless and massively subzero desolation of snowbound Finland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • funny, informative, quality impersonations

  • By Marco on 22-10-17

an intelligently funny account of an idiotic trip

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

funny, entertaining and even informative. a very good book and a great performance by Timothy for the reading.

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  • The Brave Athlete

  • Calm the F--k Down and Rise to the Occasion
  • By: Simon Marshall PhD, Lesley Paterson
  • Narrated by: Simon Marshall, Lesley Paterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

The Brave Athlete solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races. You don't have one brain - you have three; your ancient Chimp brain that keeps you alive, your modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and your Computer brain that accesses your memories and runs your habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and that's when bad things happen. What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don't want? You can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hands down the best book I have found on the topic

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-01-18

brain food!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

a very well presented book with some very interesting insights and tips. I look forward to putting it all into practice. the relaxed writing style, and easy narration, make it an entertaining as well as educational audiobook

  • A Life Without Limits

  • By: Chrissie Wellington, Michael Aylwin
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

The amazing life story of Britain's world conquering triathlete, Chrissie Wellington. Chrissie Wellington is the world's No 1 female Ironman triathlete, the current quadruple World Champion and World Record holder. In 2009 she was voted 'Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year' and in 2010 was awarded the MBE. She is the undefeated champion of Triathlon, having won nine Ironman titles from nine races.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational!

  • By Verity on 09-04-13

incredible story

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

Reviewed: 25-07-17

what a great story, and told beautifully. a very good performance that makes you feel every moment.

  • Fear

  • Our Ultimate Challenge
  • By: Ranulph Fiennes
  • Narrated by: Ranulph Fiennes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He's crossed both Poles on foot. He's been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he'd rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself. In Fear, the world's greatest explorer delves into his own experiences to try to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he's overcome it so successfully.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as expected

  • By N. Taylor on 01-01-17

Some great stories and very thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 25-06-17

A range of thought provoking and impressive stories told by a man with an incredible list of achievements. the delivery of the book can be a bit stilted.

  • Alan Partridge: Nomad

  • By: Alan Partridge
  • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,292
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,789

In Alan Partridge: Nomad, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew - it's called Britain - intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes not a man (because he was one to start off with) but a better, more inspiring example of a man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every line has a joke.

  • By Dickie Armstrong on 24-10-16

A must for any Alan Partridge fans!

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

Reviewed: 21-02-17

What made the experience of listening to Alan Partridge: Nomad the most enjoyable?

Being read by the man himself makes this a well presented and laugh out loud audiobook. Any fan of Alan Partridge will love this story and performance packed with great comedy moments.

  • Running Man

  • A Memoir
  • By: Charlie Engle
  • Narrated by: Charlie Engle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

After a decade-long addiction to crack cocaine and alcohol, Charlie Engle hit bottom with a near-fatal six-day binge that ended in a hail of bullets. As Engle got sober, he turned to running, which became his lifeline, his pastime, and his salvation. He began with marathons, and when marathons weren't far enough he began to take on ultramarathons, races that went for 35, 50, and sometimes hundreds of miles, traveling to some of the most unforgiving places on earth to race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By MR P G JEREMIAH on 21-09-16

inspiring, interesting and thought provoking story

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

a thoroughly inspiring, interesting and thought provoking story. the book is well performed by the author and it is a well constructed narrative.

  • Eat and Run

  • My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
  • By: Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
  • Narrated by: Quincy Dunn-Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek’s life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice—as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book - misleading title

  • By MR on 30-08-12

inspiring story

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

A great book with some incredible takes and great advice. I did however find the performance a little harsh or aggressive at times for what I felt to be the author's intent.