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  • Second Hand Curses

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

When your fairy godmother threatens to enslave you with a curse - when a malevolent piper solves your rat problem but steals your children - when you seek revenge on the prince who turned you into a frog - who can you turn to in your hour of need? The band of scoundrels known far and wide as the Bastard Champions - the swashbuckling trio who travel a world of legend, seeking adventure and righting wrongs - as long as there's enough gold to be earned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really hope thear it a second book

  • By Frosty_Wolf94 on 27-11-17

Practical curse breakers touting for business

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

Reviewed: 27-03-18

Where does Second Hand Curses rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High, in terms of just being a fun listen I struggle to think of anything more enjoyable recently.

What did you like best about this story?

firstly this is not one story - its a chain of connected stories following a group of people who seem to be just tired of putting up with the weirdness of a fairy tale world. Despite this you learn a lot about the characters and end up wanting to know more - personally I would love to hear more about where jack trained for example.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh - the central joke of treating a ludicrous situation seriously is one that's been done before but this is a good example of it.

Any additional comments?

Drew Hayes is an entertaining author. His work will not improve your life it will just cheer you up for the day.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,891

From the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. "It's about the terror, isn't it?" "The terror of what?" I said. "The terror of being found out." For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world, meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made jokes on social media that came out badly or made mistakes at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Paul on 19-03-15

Aimless but interesting

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

Jon Ronson always manages to communicate the human in the face of the extreme but I get the feeling he ended up writing a different book to the one he planned. As such it's mood changes through the book and it ends up feeling like just like the victims of shaming he was adrift in the events..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

  • By: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Novella
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

In today's information age, medical myths are all around us. And using them to make decisions about your own health can be harmful. Even deadly. That's why it's critical to understand the accuracy of medical information and discover the truth about everyday health and well-being. That's the core of this important series of 24 eye-opening lectures from an acclaimed neurologist, educator, and science broadcaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well presented set of lectures

  • By Damage Magnet on 12-03-15

Well presented set of lectures

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

Reviewed: 12-03-15

Dr Novella attempts to present a neutral factual set of lectures.
He does not always succeed in hiding his irritation with nonsense. If you listen to the SGU then you will have heard the bare bones of most of this but this is his pithy comments with backup details.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful