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  • Americanah

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382

As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-changing

  • By Diana John on 02-06-13

Sheds light on diaspora identity

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

Reviewed: 16-11-18

Sheds important light on the paradox of diaspora identity: being somewhere between here and there

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,021

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Thinking bigger

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

Reviewed: 28-10-18

The familiar and new historical/biological references and links challenged me to think bigger - enjoyed!

  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,930
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,237
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,209

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, Well told

  • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

Brilliant voice, funny and touching anecdotes

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

Reviewed: 28-06-18

Really enjoyed this unique insight into a doctor's. Thank you for sharing your experiences Adam!

  • The Five Love Languages for Singles

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Dr. Gary Chapman believes you have a God-given yearning for complete and unconditional love. But you'll never be able to express it, or receive it, until you learn to speak the right "love" language. The Five Love Languages for Singles reveals how different personalities express love in different ways.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Logical- Helpful to know

  • By Chocolate Girl Reads on 09-11-18

Interesting new perspectives on relationships

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

The 5 love languages made complete sense, can use lessons in many areas of life

  • How to Be a Landlord

  • The Definitive Guide to Letting and Managing Your Rental Property
  • By: Rob Dix
  • Narrated by: Rob Dix
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58

Take a property, throw in a tenant, and watch the money roll in. This seemingly simple formula has attracted nearly two million people in the UK to become landlords, but the reality is a whole lot more complicated. How to Be a Landlord is a straightforward guide to everything involved in letting and managing a property - whether you're an accidental landlord or an enthusiastic investor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great for aspiring landlords!

  • By Cowrie9 on 21-10-17

Great for aspiring landlords!

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

Reviewed: 21-10-17

When I discovered this audiobook and the plethora of Rob Dix's resources and advice at the propertygeek.com, I was looking for a crash course in property management. I was so blown away with how quickly I was able to learn the ropes that I ordered the physical book too to use as a reference guide. Rob Dix is clearly very experienced and has an engaging, nice-to-listen to voice (with lots of witty jokes and funny stories) - always a bonus. You are definitely in safe hands and will come away learning loads :)

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  • Do No Harm

  • Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery
  • By: Henry Marsh
  • Narrated by: Jim Barclay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728

What is it really like to be a brain surgeon, to hold someone's life in your hands, to drill down into the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? In this brutally honest account, one of the country's top neurosurgeons reveals what it is to play god in life-and-death situations. Henry Marsh gives us a rare insight into the intense drama of the operating theatre and the exquisite complexity of the human brain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Brain surgeon in the 21st century nhs

  • By David on 15-07-14

Completely transported into the world of neurosurgery-brilliant

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

Reviewed: 14-03-17

I felt like a privileged fly on the wall to Marsh's entire surgical career, as he recounts various personal and heart-wrenching stories, told in vivid detail, that provide a window into his world. It is graphic, depressing, heavy and asks deep and difficult philosophical questions about the meaning of life experiences. There are points of immense sadness but these are also juxtaposed with triumph despite all the odds and unexpected humour. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to Marsh's very touching and honest memoir - my first audible venture!