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  • Sharp Objects

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Liza Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 843
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 750

When two girls are abducted and killed in Missouri, journalist Camille Preaker is sent back to her home town to report on the crimes. Long haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her mother for years, Camille suddenly finds herself installed once again in her family's mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant mother and the half sister she barely knows - a precocious 13-year-old who holds a disquieting grip on the town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sinister and exciting

  • By Kim on 23-03-13

Sharp objects

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

Reviewed: 31-07-18

I like the show, therefore I decided to give the book a try. However, it's not quite my thing, i found the narration to be quite irritating at times. I knew the killer had to be one of the members of Camille's family, so that wasn't very much of a shock. In addition, none of the characters are actually very likeable. Camille's childishness and need to please at time, obviously stems for the abuse, but that too grew tiring. It's a short read, so that's good.

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  • Reality Is Not What It Seems

  • The Journey to Quantum Gravity
  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

From the best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new audiobook about the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the world has changed throughout centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening and mind expanding

  • By Stefan Richter on 28-11-16

Reality is not what it seems

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

Reviewed: 22-07-18

Interesting book, its short but it took me a couple of days to get through, not for any particular reason, except that maybe most of the things in this book go right over my head. Regardless of that fact however, I still enjoyed the read. I imagine someone who has a greater knowledge of the subject matter, would enjoy it even more. Good narrator, and my most memorable part was about how time works differently in different places.

  • Misogynation

  • The True Scale of Sexism
  • By: Laura Bates
  • Narrated by: Laura Bates
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

A collection of essays from best-selling author and founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, Laura Bates. Laura Bates, pioneering feminist, activist and best-selling author, has given voice to hundreds of thousands of women through her international Everyday Sexism Project. Drawing attention to both hidden and blatant sexist acts and attitudes, Laura has exposed the startling truth behind misogyny in our society: systemic, ingrained and ignored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This. Every word of this.

  • By Katie on 23-09-18

Misogynation

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

Reviewed: 18-07-18

This book is a difficult one, the violence perpetrated against women on the daily bases makes my soul hurt. The information in this book, is nothing new to me, the harrasment I have undergone is nothing compared to other women, but I know all about it and I love that women and men are fighting back against it. However, I have long since stopped believing these is anything good in the human race. All the things Laura mentions, if actually implemented, would be fantastic, but I don't think they ever will. Sexist pigs raise sexist pigs and so the loop continues, they will never be eradicated or suddenly realise they have no right to anyone elses body. In a perfect world, every single person should read books such as this, but they won't, since if something doesn't affect someone personally, it must mean the problem doesn't exist.
Anyway, this book is good, I just feel like the people that would read this book, already know everything it's going to say. The narration is good, and I love the humour in it. The "getting girls interested in STEM" bit and the come backs made me chuckle. It's a very short read, so it's definitely worth a read, but yeah three stars for it being nothing new.

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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,840

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First half interesting, second half meh

  • By P. Healey on 30-03-17

It's an okay listen

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

Reviewed: 17-07-18

I'm not really sure what to say about this book, it gave me no profound insight into how to make my life better. It's fine enough to keep listening, the narrator is good and changes his voice for different people, which is cool. Didn't really have a most memorable moment, the whole thing can be covered by the 'okay' blanket. The writer seems to make very general assumptions, and give general solutions. You don't like your family? Why don't you like your family? Well not liking your family is all on you? You should just stop giving a f**k. It's basically like asking someone who has done the exact same thing every single day for most of his life, to just stop. I'm not sure that I see what so very helpful about this self-help book.

  • Braving the Wilderness

  • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790

'True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.' Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarisation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-10-17

Book covers are misleading.

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

Reviewed: 16-07-18

I saw the book cover and through "Cool, looks like it might similar to Into the wild or Wild", so I didn't bother reading the description, just bought the book. I might be lonely, but I'm too anti-social and have too strong of a dislike for people to find this book engaging. The narration seemed very close to monotone, the topic seemed repetitive and I don't know, I mean I listened to the book, but it seems to have all gone in through one ear and out the other. All the we utterly must belong somewhere stuff seemed irritating to me, people are exhausting, even people I like, the only place I belong is in my bed with a cuppa and a good book. Maybe I'm not smart enough, and have missed what makes this book so great, but I just found it profoundly dull.

  • 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 4,557
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,172
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,142

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

Very entertaining read.

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

Reviewed: 16-07-18

I very much enjoyed this book, it's entertaining and sad all at once. The stories Adam tells are hilarious, and he does a fantastic job of telling them. All the things he did while being utterly mentally and physically exhausted are really something. While all of his stories are entertaining to me, they are also pretty sad. The state doctors are in while being in control of life or death situations is quite scary. Hope a lot of people read this book, and realise how messed up things are.

  • Wildflower

  • By: Drew Barrymore
  • Narrated by: Drew Barrymore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying good-bye to her father in a way only he could have understood and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy,and healthy place she is today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drew is my new BFF

  • By Mrs on 17-11-15

Very dramatic, very loud and very irritating.

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

Reviewed: 14-07-18

Life's too short to finish reading books that are this much of a chore. I got to exactly half way through and I just can't continue. I read these sort of books cause I love learning things about actors I like, I like humanising them and hearing about things that I can relate too. However, Drew just becomes less relatable, the drama of her learning to do laundry made me want to quit this read. I can't relate to her endless optimist, and while it's cool that she has it, but people that are so far away from what I am, seem fake to me. I know that they might not be, but thats just the way it feels. The endless optimism, screaming and drama made this book something I have to drag myself through rather than enjoy. Oh and the freaking number of information she remembers from when she was young is weird, I remember hardly anything. Okay this review seems like me just ripping into her, I like Drew's films and fans should give this a shot. Just maybe not with headphones, cause she tends to scream a lot. The book seems to have an okay flow, even through she keeps jumping between different places in her life. All in all, this read is just not for me.

  • Hamilton: The Revolution

  • By: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
  • Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mariska Hargitay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical, Hamilton, is as revolutionary as its subject: the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap and claims the origins of the United States for a diverse new generation. Hamilton: The Revolution gives listeners an unprecedented view of both revolutions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dont throw away your shot!...of listening to this

  • By Kristoffer on 05-01-18

Hamilton

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

Reviewed: 13-07-18

It's profoundly hard to stop listening to this, I could only manage small breaks and binged the whole thing today. I love Hamilton, the first time I heard one of the songs they became utterly ingrained into my brain. I had to watch every video to do with this production, and had to go see the show. Which is funny, since I had never been interested in Broadway, but Hamilton is something special. I wish I could have seen the American production, but seeing the British show will forever be one of my favorite memories. I very much enjoyed listening to this book, I love hearing all the background information and how parts of the show came to be, how the people that are so perfect for their parts were found. The narration is fantastic, and I utterly loved Lin reading the notes at the end. It has been about three years since I first heard about the show and I still love hearing the music as much as I did the first time. It's something special.

  • In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It

  • By: Lauren Graham
  • Narrated by: Lauren Graham
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

In this expansion of the 2017 commencement speech she gave at her hometown Langley High, Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, reflects on growing up, pursuing your dreams, and living in the here and now. 'Whatever path you choose, whatever career you decide to go after, the important thing is that you keep finding joy in what you're doing, especially when the joy isn't finding you.' In her hilarious, relatable voice, Graham reminds us to be curious and compassionate, no matter where life takes us or what we've yet to achieve. Grounded and inspiring, here is a comforting road map to a happy life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Worry and Hello Dolly!

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-08-18

In Conclusion, don't worry about it.

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

Reviewed: 13-07-18

I like listening to Lauren talk. I may not think it's all as simple as just "Don't worry about it", since worrying about it, is all I do, but I enjoyed the listen non the less.

  • They Both Die at the End

  • By: Adam Silvera
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There's an app for that. It's called The Last Friend, and through it Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure - to live a lifetime in a single day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shook

  • By burlesque_queen on 14-05-18

They both die at the end

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

I profoundly loved this book, it has an interesting story, with a great concept, fantastic and relatable characters, and you don't want to stop reading, even though you know sadness will come and make you cry. The end is not important however, it is all about Rufus and Mateo, and their one last epic day to live and be brave. Read it, it repays every tear with a hundred smiles.

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