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  • Born with Teeth

  • A Memoir
  • By: Kate Mulgrew
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 99

Audie Award, Narration by Author, 2016. Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil", Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest and sincere, what an exceptional author!

  • By Lokious on 26-05-15

Absolutely stellar!

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

Reviewed: 20-04-15

If you don't like strong, charismatic women with interesting lives speaking openly, honestly and poetically about their difficulties, trials, tribulations, successes and talents - you'll hate this. But then that's your problem!

Kate Mulgrew just reiterates what a complete treasure she is and even if you'd never heard of her or she hadn't got famous it's just a bloody good well written memoir and absolutely brilliantly performed! What an audiobook. Can't praise it enough.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Paddle Your Own Canoe

  • One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living
  • By: Nick Offerman
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman - who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking - he runs his own woodshop - Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman's childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois, to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He is better than his father .

  • By Leo on 17-02-15

Really great listen

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

Reviewed: 02-04-15

The essence of nick offerman in a book! loved it. Very easy and enjoyable to listen to

  • Life and Laughing

  • My Story
  • By: Michael McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Michael McIntyre
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,236
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,678

Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect performer of a life - I loved it!

  • By David on 30-10-10

You don't have to be a fan!

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

Reviewed: 23-02-15

I'm not the biggest Michael McIntyre fan but trusted a friends recommendation and so glad I did! Funny and intetesting in that perfect and natural way of talking to a mate over a cup of tea, this book is a great listen from start to finish. A different style to some of his more over the top performances it was a really entertaining and easy listen.

Just be careful listening on public transport as I laughed so much I got a few funny looks off strangers!

  • Girl Walks into a Bar...

  • Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle
  • By: Rachel Dratch
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dratch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians." Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish - and dating. After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Give it a go!

  • By R Mac on 23-02-15

Give it a go!

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

Reviewed: 23-02-15

If you love similar memoirs from the likes of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey then audible has probably suggested this title to you and it's definitely worth a try. Refreshingly honest and interesting and definitely not a put on performance, a real woman sharing her story and I'm happy to recommend it! Well read too I think that adds a lot to the story. Really enjoyed it :)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Nerd Do Well

  • By: Simon Pegg
  • Narrated by: Simon Pegg
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576

Zombies in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise: actor, comedian, writer, and self-proclaimed supergeek Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows in recent times. Having blasted on to the small screen in the gut-busting and now legendary sitcom Spaced, his enduring appeal and rise to nation’s-favourite-son status has been mercurial, meteoric, megatronic, but mostly just plain great.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical Autobiography

  • By Audrey on 09-12-10

A complete mess

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-15

I love Simon Pegg as an actor, writer and also in interviews but I have no idea what was going on with this book. It is like he wrote it on the bus on the way to drop it off at the publishers! Add in the fact that every other chapter is a bizarre batman style novel thing in which he does lots of voices it was almost unbearable to listen to. He is a good writer so here's hoping he writes a better memoir in a few years and throws this one in the bin. Sorry, it just doesn't work.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful