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  • My Thoughts Exactly

  • By: Lily Allen
  • Narrated by: Lily Allen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 982

So, this is me. Lily Allen. I am a woman. I am a mother. I was a wife. I drink. I have taken drugs. I have loved and been let down. I am a success and a failure. I am a songwriter. I am a singer. I am all these things and more. When women share their stories, loudly and clearly and honestly, things begin to change - for the better. This is my story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • refreshingly honest !<br />

  • By sharman plews on 21-09-18

Respect to Lily for her honesty

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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: 10-10-18

I have to admit I bought this book by mistake however I bought I'd give it a listen and found it to be written and read in a way that I really enjoyed. lily doesn't beat about the bush and there is no getting away fro.the fact she had an unconventional childhood but so.ehow she managed to narrate the story in a pretty unjudgemental way that never comes across victimy or bitter. I think the bravest thing in the book is the way she describes the heartbreaking loss of her little boy George. This story isn't a happy one but there are bits in the book that will make you smile. I didnt know much about Lily as a popstar as I'm more into alternative music but I'm really glad I listened to this book and wish her all the best for a happy future

  • 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 4,693
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,299
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,268

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

Everyone should read this

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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: 04-10-18

if you have ever tutted whilst sitting waiting for a Docter or Nurse or complained because something wasn't done right then you need to read this and then you will feel forever grateful to anyone who works in the NHS. Some of the stories are hilarious, some are shocking and some made me question if I was abnormal for not ever sticking household objects up my muff but mostly this book makes you realise just how little support there is for our Doctors and Nurses working horrendously long shifts for very little pay.

  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • One mans story

  • By Andy T on 04-10-18

Get ready for a life changing listen

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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: 03-02-18

This book makes so much sense. its a great listen for anyone whether you are depressed are not. We need to get our community's back.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Making It up as I Go Along

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

You'll be wincing in recognition and scratching your head in incredulity, but like Marian herself you won't be able to stop laughing at the sheer delightful absurdity that is modern life - because each and every one of us is clearly making it up as we go along. She has wonderful and tickling words of advice for those fast approaching 50.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unfortunately Average

  • By A. D. Macleod on 05-09-17

Funny and enjoyable

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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: 18-01-18

Great little switch your brain off listen. Ive never read a Marian Keyes novel but was looking for something light hearted inbetween historical non fiction and this did the job brilliantly

  • Three Daughters

  • A Novel
  • By: Consuelo Saah Baehr
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

Born in rural Palestine, just before the dawn of the 20th century, Miriam adores her father and is certain his love will protect her, but she soon finds that tradition overrides love. Uprooted by war, Miriam enters a world where the old constraints slip away with thrilling and disastrous results. Miriam's rebellious daughter, Nadia, is thrilled with the opportunity for a modern life that her elite education provides. But when she falls in love with an outsider, the clan reins her back with a shocking finality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By Marytee on 30-08-16

Very enjoyable

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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: 13-12-17

This book is beautifully written and narrated. The story of 3 generations of women. Each one is mesmerising in its own right. I highly recommend it

  • HELP

  • By: Simon Amstell
  • Narrated by: Simon Amstell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

Comedy, Tragedy, Therapy. Simon Amstell did his first stand-up gig at the age of 13. His parents had just divorced, and puberty was confusing. Trying to be funny solved everything. Read by Simon Amstell, and interspersed with footage from his stand-up tours, HELP is the hilarious and heartbreaking account of Simon's ongoing compulsion to reveal his entire self onstage. To tell the truth so it can't hurt him anymore. Loneliness, anxiety, depression - this book has it all. And more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great stuff but just so little thats new.

  • By Mr. A. P. Barker on 21-09-17

Touching, funny, honest book

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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: 02-10-17

Really enjoyed listening to this. Simon has managed to speak so honestly about difficult subjects but also often making me laugh as he describes his struggle with coming to twrms with who he was. Brilliant and insightful

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Recovery

  • Freedom from Our Addictions
  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476

This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all encompassing and ubiquitous, that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don't know that you have it. What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn't fulfill you? Numb, constant perusal of your phone, looking for what? My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it's that I am worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Karen Baker on 01-10-17

Surprisingly profound

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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: 01-10-17

This is a beautifully put together book and although I read mainly to enhance my understanding of serious addictions I found it to be relevant to anyone who would like to evolve their thinking and unconscious patterning. Russell's added insight is really helpful and the afded information on his website is very helpful. This is a truly inspiring listen. Highly recommend.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Fire

  • Shardlake, Book 2
  • By: C. J. Sansom
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the sixteenth century. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the king's chief minister - and a new assignment . . .

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story

  • By Su on 22-02-18

Great story

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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: 01-10-17

I really enjoyed the sructure of this story, and the narrators voice is excellent. It is a slow burn story but worth the waur

  • The Other End of the Leash

  • Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
  • By: Patricia McConnell PhD
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a must for any dog owner or professional

  • By S M GOULD on 18-05-18

Great read for dog owners

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-17

interesting book with lots of helpful information that will help you understand your dog better

  • Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Summary

  • By: Ant Hive Media
  • Narrated by: Adrienne Ellis
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7

Made for those who find themselves drowning in clutter, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo is a must-listen. What makes this book special is that it delivers a whole new approach called the KonMari method when decluttering, arranging, and storing items at home. Author Marie Kondo is a Japanese cleaning expert who takes organizing and tidying seriously.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointed. Expected more.

  • By Emer Carr on 21-03-16

Good summary

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

Reviewed: 18-01-17

This does what it says on the tin. it is a 30 minute summary and will give you enough insight into whether the book will of be of interest. I really liked the narrators voice and style