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Anthony Mc Donald

england
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  • Dare to Tri

  • My Journey from the BBC Breakfast Sofa to Team GB Triathlete
  • By: Louise Minchin
  • Narrated by: Louise Minchin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

The amazing story of TV presenter Louise Minchin's journey from the BBC Breakfast sofa to representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships. This is a warmly written and wonderfully honest adventure through sport that will both entertain and inspire. It started out as a fun BBC Breakfast cycling stunt in 2012 and culminated in Louise Minchin wearing the colours of Team GB at the World Triathlon Championship in 2015.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • inspirational! A joy to listen too.

  • By Anthony Mc Donald on 09-05-18

inspirational! A joy to listen too.

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

The fastest book I have listened to. Really enjoyed the journey Louise has gone on and glad she shared it.Even thinking about taking up running again after a 25 year break.
Well read by Louise.
If you enjoy sport and want to listen to someone's ups and down,trying to achieve their goals,this is a smashing,inspirational read.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 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 4,301
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,988

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

Which school did you go to?

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

Loved the honesty of the book.Laughed a lot and had a lump in my throat (cause men don't cry) in parts.
Reminded me of my ex wife,all the grammar school,which university snobbery did you go too.
I've started writing poetry,which I've never done before... Need to get out of that habit.
Really interesting book that makes me feel normal,now that I've heard someone else's growing up story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nomad

  • By: James Swallow
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205

Marc Dane is an MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor - and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 - he's forced into the front line. However, the evidence seems to point towards Marc as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For lovers of I Am Pilgrim

  • By Robert Rawlins on 28-10-17

Mi5 v Terrorists

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

Reviewed: 24-08-17

well read. An excellent mi5 ,terrorist cat and mouse game,without it getting too complicated. The reader kept it interesting with his many accents.

  • The Chimp Paradox

  • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,990

Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be taught in Primary Schools!

  • By ChloetheMum on 17-07-12

yourself...explained!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Loved it. It explains stuff that is going on inside your head and gives step by step instructions on what is going on and how to fix them. Shall have to listen again and make notes this time.

  • Not Dead Yet

  • By: Phil Collins
  • Narrated by: Phil Collins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590

Phil Collins gained fame as both the drummer and the lead singer for Genesis and continues to enjoy worldwide success today. He's one of only three recording artists who have sold over 100 million albums both as solo artists and separately as principal members of bands - the other two being Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest interesting amazing account

  • By Mrs W Cole on 27-10-16

What a Life!

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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: 21-02-17

Loved it!
Phil Collins reads it and it seems an honest, right from the heart story of his life,loves and mistakes.

  • Triumphs and Turbulence

  • My Autobiography
  • By: Chris Boardman
  • Narrated by: Joe McGann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

In 2001, when the bible of the sport, Cycling Weekly, ran a poll to decide the greatest British cyclist, Chris Boardman's was the name that topped the list. It was Boardman's lone achievements in the '80s and '90s - Olympic track gold, the world hour record, repeatedly claiming the yellow jersey in the Tour de France - that lit the spark for modern British cycling. His endeavours both on and off the bike have made him the founding father of current golden generation - without him there would simply be no Hoy, Wiggins or Cavendish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful & beautifully read

  • By ness on 21-01-19

more depth needed

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

I wanted to know more about mentoring Bradley Wiggins and his own amateur days. Chris s book lacked emotion for me and was almost a 'big thank you ' to everyone who had helped him from his early days and just never got a mention on the telly.
A great rider who influenced me and definitely improved my time trial times with his pulse rate training regime.