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  • Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late

  • My Story
  • By: Oliver Holt, Kieron Dyer
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Kieron Dyer's memoir, Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late, is the first intimate and unsparing portrait of the failures and excesses of the generation of English footballers made rich beyond their wildest dreams by the post-1990 World Cup boom in the game and the explosion of the Premier League. It shares the same brutal honesty and self-awareness of the best-selling No Nonsense by Joey Barton and GoodFella by Craig Bellamy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best football autobiographies

  • By Mr. R. Hunter on 23-09-18

Not knowning

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-19

An amazing book , of only seeing part of someone's life. The destruction of child abuse and the impact on an individual 's life. The strength to work adversity. Well done Kieron for being so honest.

  • Bend It Like Bullard

  • By: Jimmy Bullard
  • Narrated by: David John
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

Jimmy Bullard may not have had the perfect hair-do, his Granada Ghia may not have been the flashiest of cars, and he definitely didn't have a string of Page 3 girls trying to sell kiss and tell stories about him to the tabloids. But what he has in spades is a genuine love for The Beautiful Game that few of his peers can match. One of the last graduates from football's old school, Jimmy actually worked in the real world - including as a painter and decorator - before turning pro. Maybe that's why he played football with a smile on his face, always says what's on his mind, and is no stranger to a spot of mischief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny

  • By collijm on 15-02-19

Funny

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-19

Made me laugh & cry all the same time. A character of real strength and a shocking account of football culture and the changes in the modern game but are they good or bad you decide!

  • How to Be a Footballer

  • By: Peter Crouch
  • Narrated by: Peter Crouch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694

Towering at six feet seven inches, Crouch is prized for his self-deprecating humour, having famously answered the question “what would you be if you weren’t a footballer?” with the one liner “a virgin”. At the same time, he has had an incredible career, from World Cups to Champions League finals. He has scored more headed goals than anyone else in Premiership history and has a better goals-to-minute on the pitch ratio for England than even Michael Owen. A humble professional with a great sense of humour, Crouch is one of the few players that is liked by fans of all clubs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best footy book I’ve read in ages

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-12-18

Football

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-19

A great book detailing all the issues behind the football scene. An honest review of himself.

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges

  • By: Kevin Bridges
  • Narrated by: Kevin Bridges
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of We Need to Talk About... Kevin Bridges.Aged 17, Kevin Bridges walked on stage for the first time and brought the house down. He only had a five-minute set but he discovered he really could earn a living from making people laugh.Kevin began life as a shy, nerve-ridden school-boy. Reaching his teens, he followed his true calling as the class clown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New standard for comedians biography.

  • By alexander on 11-10-14

The fighter

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-19

An amazing read about the comedy circuit. Parental support at its best and honesty about coping wit?h anxiety yet managing to fulfil a dream through sheer hard work and determination.

  • Becoming Johnny Vegas

  • By: Johnny Vegas
  • Narrated by: Johnny Vegas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662

‘My name is Michael Pennington, and I am not a comic character. I'm often mistaken for one though. You might know him by another name. Johnny Vegas.’ From BBC Dickens adaptations to Benidorm and Ideal to the PG Tips ads, Johnny Vegas has become one of Britain's best-loved comic actors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Gordon on 28-10-13

Fascinating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-19

A book full of human strength & comic tones. A look back into the places i grew up in. Laughed & cried throughout.

  • A Keeper

  • By: Graham Norton
  • Narrated by: Graham Norton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053

The mystery of Elizabeth Keane's father is one that has never been solved by the people of Buncarragh - not for lack of speculation. Her mother, Patricia, had been assumed a spinster until she began dating a mysterious man from out of town and within months had left Buncarragh and had married. Less than two years later, Patricia was back, with a new baby in her arms but no new husband by her side and unbendingly silent about her recent past. A secret she would take with her to her grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely...A Keeper.

  • By Sarah White on 06-10-18

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-19

Wonderful book. Found it very difficult to stop listenening. A remi.de r of time spent in Ireland.

  • Little Me

  • My Life from A-Z
  • By: Matt Lucas
  • Narrated by: Matt Lucas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

Hello there. Welcome to my autobiography. Throughout this audiobook I talk about my life and work, including Little Britain, Come Fly with Me, Bridesmaids, Les Miserables, Alice in Wonderland and, of course, Shooting Stars. The thing is, this is a bit different to most memoirs you may have listened to, because it comes in the form of an A-Z. Anyway, I hope you buy it at least twice. Thank you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bright & Breezy

  • By Craig M. Hanson on 06-01-18

Funny

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-19

Funny & honest revelation of Matt's life the discrimination he was dealing with. A really good read.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,496
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,482

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Claire on 21-02-18

An amazing book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-12-18

Unbelievable account of those who lived in the death camps alongside a beautiful love story. The things people had to do to stay alive. Amazing book

  • Where Has Mummy Gone?

  • A Young Girl and a Mother Who No Longer Knows Her
  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54

When Cathy is told about Melody’s terrible childhood, she is sure she’s heard it all before. But it isn’t long before she feels there is more going on than she or the social services are aware of. Although Melody is angry at having to leave her mother, she also worries about her obsessively - far more than is usual. Amanda, Melody’s mother, is also angry and takes it out on Cathy at contact, which again is something Cathy has experienced before. When Amanda misses contact, it is assumed she has forgotten, but nothing could have been further from the truth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Narration

  • By Zoe Norton on 04-10-18

Foster Care

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-18

A fascinating view of adoption and fostering. Test jerking at times but sharing the wonderful work undertaken by these people. Will certainly read more of these books.

  • Made in Scotland

  • My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country
  • By: Billy Connolly
  • Narrated by: Gordon Kennedy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Billy Connolly may be a citizen of the world, but in his heart he's never been far from his homeland. Made in Scotland is Billy's unique and intimate portrait of his native Scotland, a love letter to the places and people that made him. It's an adventure inspired by a single incident: the moment Billy received his Knighthood and was asked, 'How does it feel to have achieved all this when you came from nothing?' His response was, 'But I did come from something!'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It’s great

  • By jdg on 23-10-18

Funny & sad

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

This is an excellent book about a proud Scottish gentleman. It's very funny in parts but also sad when Billy is reflecting on the illness he now faces.