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  • Dale

  • My Story
  • By: Dale Winton
  • Narrated by: Dale Winton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Dale Winton is one of the most popular stars on television today. But his cheerful television persona hides the fact that his personal life has been marred by tragedy. Refreshingly open and honest, My Story not only covers his difficult rise to fame and the poverty he experienced before becoming a household name, but also his determination not to let a tragic childhood blight his adult life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and honest

  • By Jason on 03-05-18

Fascinating and honest

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Much better than I expected .Very easy to listen to with Dales classic voice and charm

  • Believe Me

  • A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
  • By: Eddie Izzard
  • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399

The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully funny, tragic, hopeful and inspiring

  • By MR on 17-06-17

Drags in places

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

Reviewed: 14-04-18

It’s starts ok but kind of loses its way and ends up with a lot of waffle.No real story here

  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road Drugs Empire
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 837

From New York Times best-selling author Nick Bilton comes a true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road. In 2011, Ulbricht, a 26-year-old libertarian idealist and former Boy Scout, launched 'a website where people could buy anything anonymously, with no trail whatsoever that could lead back to them'. He called it Silk Road, opened for business on the Dark Web, and christened himself the Dread Pirate Roberts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely gripping

  • By S. Bramble on 23-12-17

Its easy to make a billion

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

Reviewed: 14-04-18

Wow this book was great. Kept me hooked and amazed how easy it was to make a fortune by a simple idea (in crime!) Crime doesn't pay though and it always catches up. First few chapters a bit slow but soon get going.

  • 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 2,814
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,574
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,552

Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave good-bye to your friends and relationships.... Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line.

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

  • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

Good all rounder

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

Reviewed: 14-04-18

I did enjoy this book. Some funny anecdotes and interesting stories. I think he was quite fed up with the NHS at the end so if you're studying to be in the Medical profession handle with caution!

  • Alanatomy

  • The Inside Story
  • By: Alan Carr
  • Narrated by: Alan Carr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

In his first novel, Look Who It Is!, Alan told his story ('oh and what a life') with his unique twist of natural, observational and tongue-in-cheek humour that made him famous. Alan Carr described his life story in his own words, from growing up in a football-mad family in Northampton to his rise as one of Britain's best-loved comedians. And now he is ready to divulge the next chapter in bursts of hilarious Technicolor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant second book, full of the stuff we want to hear about.

  • By D Coleman on 10-11-16

Easy to listen to from a nice honest chap

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

Reviewed: 14-04-18

Quite surprised at how good this book was. His voice is a bit grating at first (as he freely admits) however its easy to warm to this guy - he just so honest and kind. The story was quite good, Not a heavy read like some autobiographies can be that end up all depressing. This is a good one to listen to in the background as a nice light listen.

  • 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 3,547
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,283

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

Good start but then ended pretentious and whiny

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-18

I really enjoyed the first two thirds of this book as it was honest and interesting. I think its fair to say Rob Webb is not a naturally funny person like Danny Bacon, Jack Dee or Jason Manford (Read their audible books they are brilliant). The book winds down to a bit of a whining drone , Eventually his wife is reciting terrible poetry at the end which was cringeworthy. It's a shame he didn't just finish it before he spiralled into a very mushy meaningless ramble where I couldn't wait for it to end and start a better audible book.

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  • I Can’t Believe You Just Said That

  • The truth about why people are SO rude
  • By: Danny Wallace
  • Narrated by: Danny Wallace
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Passive aggression. Road rage. Snarky tweets. Queue jumpers. Idiots who are #justsaying. Fat shamers. Victim blaming. Furious waitresses who refuse to sell you a hot dog... We are ruder than we've ever been. In this incisive and very funny book, Danny Wallace investigates the new wave of rudeness that threatens to overwhelm us. He travels the world, visiting our rudest critics, interviewing psychologists, psychiatrists, bellboys, cab drivers, bin men, barristers, politicians, a limo driver called José and at least one expert in cooked meat production.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourite audible books

  • By Matt on 05-07-17

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 20-09-17

Best book I’ve listened to for ages.Case studies are so funny That you will listen to again and again.Well Done Mr Wallace!

  • The Nazi Hunters

  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

The Nazi Hunters is the incredible, hitherto untold story of the most secret chapter in the SAS' history. Officially, the world's most elite special forces unit was dissolved at the end of the Second World War and not reactivated until the 1950s. Among their last actions was a disastrous commando raid into occupied France in 1944, which ended in the capture, torture and execution of 31 soldiers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story

  • By Dr on 29-10-15

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 15-08-17

Amazing what a story.These guys were just amazing .So proud of what they did for us.

  • Free Country

  • A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain
  • By: George Mahood
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

The plan is simple. George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland. There's just one small problem - they have no bikes, no clothes, no food, and no money. Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from food to accommodation, clothes to shoes, and bikes to beer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome

  • By JohnJenner on 18-02-17

Best book I’ve ever heard

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

Ive listened to hundreds of audiobooks and this is still the best one I’ve ever heard.Its funny and absolutely brilliant!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mud, Sweat and Gears: Cycling From Land's End to John O'Groats (via the Pub)

  • By: Ellie Bennett
  • Narrated by: Nicola MacKenzie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

As Ellie’s 50th birthday approaches and her ambitions of a steady income, a successful career and an ascent of Everest seem as far away as ever, she begins to doubt she’s capable of achieving anything at all. So when her best friend Mick suggests a gruelling cycle ride from Land’s End to John o’Groats, she takes up the challenge. They opt for the scenic route which takes them along cycle paths, towpaths and the back roads and byways of Britain, unable to resist sampling beers in the pubs they pass along the way.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a shame.

  • By Hoopers Oak on 07-04-13

Excellent funny cycling tale

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

Reviewed: 22-05-15

One of my favourite books in Audible. The cycling adventure had me laughing and kept me entertained from start to finish.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful