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  • Girl, Wash Your Face

  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Girl, Wash Your Face has truly changed my life!

  • By Sarah Morley on 18-07-18

Selfie equivalent of book world

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

Reviewed: 08-05-19

Gave up after 3 chapters of whiney, me me me drivel, disguised as a guiding path to inspire.

  • The King's Grave

  • The Search for Richard III
  • By: Philippa Langley, Michael Jones
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin-Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

The official inside story of the life, death and remarkable discovery of history's most controversial monarch. On 22 August 1485 Richard III was killed at Bosworth Field, the last king of England to die in battle. His victorious opponent, Henry Tudor (the future Henry VII), went on to found one of our most famous ruling dynasties. Richard's body was displayed in undignified fashion for two days in nearby Leicester and then hurriedly buried in the church of the Greyfriars. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By cgwx on 18-03-19

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-19

Very informative and enjoyable. Would love a follow up 're any new research etc. Begs a lot of questions 're Tudor motivations and gives lots of food for thought.

  • Drunkard

  • A Hard-Drinking Life
  • By: Neil Steinberg
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg loved his job, his wife, and his two young sons. But he also loved to drink. Drunkard is an unflinchingly honest account of one man's descent into alcoholism and his ambivalent struggle to embrace sobriety. Sentenced to an outpatient rehab program, Steinberg discovers that twenty-eight days of therapy cannot reverse the toll taken by decades of hard drinking.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a good listen

  • By cgwx on 12-03-19

Not a good listen

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-19

Struggled to stay interested. Feel mean saying it but didn't like the author and was difficult to sympathise. He came across as very selfish and self absorbed. Title is a bit misleading.

  • Dry

  • A Memoir
  • By: Augusten Burroughs
  • Narrated by: Augusten Burroughs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

At the request (well, it wasn't really a request) of his employers, Augusten lands in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr. are immediately dashed by grim reality of fluorescent lighting and paper hospital slippers. When Augusten is forced to examine himself, he finds himself in the worst trouble of all. Because when his thirty days are up, he has to return to his same drunken Manhattan life - and live it sober. Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a Higher Power

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • listened twice. love it.

  • By Graham Field on 12-04-18

A good listen

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Reviewed: 23-02-19

Wasn't sure at the start but glad I persevered. Quirky, interesting and scary while being humorous at times.

  • The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

  • Discovering a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Alcohol-Free Life
  • By: Catherine Gray
  • Narrated by: Catherine Gray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 634

Ever sworn off alcohol for January and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us. This inspirational, aspirational and highly relatable narrative champions the benefits of sobriety with a three-pronged approach combining the author's personal experience, factual reportage and contributions from expert sources and self-help advice for anyone who wants to reduce their alcohol intake or eliminate it completely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intelligent, thought-provoking & inspiring

  • By K-Mart on 19-01-18

Great listen.

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Reviewed: 09-02-19

A very worthy listen. Honest and filled with anecdotes and insights. Very positive. No fist pumping victory type writing. A real account and very humbling.

  • Girl Walks Out of a Bar

  • A Memoir
  • By: Lisa F. Smith
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Lisa Smith was a bright young lawyer at a prestigious law firm in New York City when alcoholism and drug addiction took over her life. What was once a way she escaped her insecurity and negativity as a teenager became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload. Girl Walks Out of a Bar explores Smith's formative years, her decade of alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and her road to recovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic !!

  • By Miss JR Wiltshire on 12-10-18

Raw, intelligent and very well delivered.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-19

A great, if at times uncomfortable listen. Not full of heroics or prop caricatures. Straightforward and direct. Recommended.

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  • Kick Ass with Mel Robbins

  • Life-Changing Advice from the Author of “The 5 Second Rule”
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935

Want more out of life? You're not alone. And best-selling author Mel Robbins is here to help with no-bullshit life and business advice that you won't get anywhere else. This follow-up to The 5-Second Rule - available only in audio - takes the classic talk-show format and elevates it to a premium audio experience. Listen to private, one-on-one coaching sessions between the celebrated motivational speaker and people like you - people who want better relationships, to be healthier and more productive, to get unstuck from destructive habits.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very VERY over-hyped

  • By Maya O. on 14-06-18

Really interesting

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Reviewed: 23-06-18

No kid gloves on here. Brash. Strong. Illuminating. Frank. Well put together. a refreshing approach to helping those in need of guidance.

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  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
  • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451

If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history. It's the age of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London, bawdy comedy and the libertine court of Charles II, Christopher Wren in architecture, Henry Purcell in music and Isaac Newton in science. In The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain, Ian Mortimer answers the crucial questions that a prospective traveller to 17th-century Britain would ask.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, interesting and entertaining history

  • By Kirstine on 21-09-17

Superbly written and read.

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Reviewed: 28-04-18

What a fabulous book. Excellently narrated. Entertaining and very informative. A fascinating insight. Terrific stuff.

  • Packing My Library

  • An Elegy and Ten Digressions
  • By: Alberto Manguel
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France's Loire Valley and reestablish himself in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Packing up his enormous, 35,000 volume personal library, choosing which books to keep, store, or cast out, Manguel found himself in deep reverie on the nature of relationships between books and readers, books and collectors, order and disorder, memory and reading.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A great story not well read 😣

  • By cgwx on 28-04-18

A great story not well read 😣

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-18

I had heard the abridged version of this on BBCR4. I couldn't wait to hear the full version here. Audible's version is such a disappointment. The narrator's voice is not for me and I gave up after a short listen. He sounds like a newsreader. A very cold reading. Very disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful