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  • In Your Defence

  • By: Sarah Langford
  • Narrated by: Catherine Bailey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Sarah Langford is a barrister. Her job is to stand in court representing the mad and the bad, the vulnerable, the heartbroken and the hopeful. She must become their voice: weave their story around the black and white of the law and tell it to the courtroom. These stories may not make headlines, but they will change the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary ways. They are stories which, but for a twist of luck, might have been yours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best audiobooks I’ve listened too in a while.

  • By Tony Dunn on 01-08-18

Extremely literary account of life as a Barrister

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

Reviewed: 15-03-19

Very beautifully written and read, and the author's background as a student of English Literature shone through. Notwithstanding the ambitious and sophisticated nature of the prose the account was still refreshingly frank and down to earth, and revealed the reality of the modern legal system and all its challenges.

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

The inside story on President Trump, as only Bob Woodward can tell it. With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • balanced and the text is served well by narration.

  • By David W. on 12-09-18

Nothing groundbreaking

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-18

Some interesting points, but very patchy, as it seems very detailed on some aspects of the Trump presidency, while numerous other aspects are largely ignored. Perhaps this reflects the sources available. I didn't think any of the content was particularly revelatory, as much of the insight is already fairly well known.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

  • By: Alex Hutchinson
  • Narrated by: Robert G. Slade
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

How high or far or fast can humans go? And what about individual potential: what defines a person's limits? From running a two-hour marathon to summiting Mount Everest, we're fascinated by the extremes of human endurance, constantly testing both our physical and psychological limits.In Endure, Alex Hutchinson, PhD, reveals why our individual limits may be determined as much by our heads and hearts as by our muscles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read (listen)

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-03-18

Interesting but meandering

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-09-18

I felt that the book contained some interesting evidence and analysis, but overall it seemed very meandering and discursive, and didn't deliver much in the way of definitive or usable conclusions.