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  • The Secrets of My Life

  • By: Caitlyn Jenner
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett, Caitlyn Jenner - introduction
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

In this remarkable memoir - written with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger during her pivotal first years of rebirth - Caitlyn Jenner reflects on her past as she looks to her future. With poignancy and humour, Caitlyn writes about her confusion growing up, the temporary triumph of the Olympics as Bruce Jenner, and the noose of being endlessly described as the ultimate in manhood. She reveals her sense of shame and deceit she felt as she got older, as she went to great lengths to tell lies to conceal her true self.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narrator!

  • By Jennifer on 27-04-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 16-05-18

Quite dull considering she has had such an eventful life. She's very conceited which makes it an annoying listen.

  • Craic Dealer

  • Live 2012
  • By: Dara O Briain
  • Narrated by: Dara O Briain
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Get this year’s comedy fix from the mighty Dara O Briain’s highly anticipated new tour, Dara O Briain: Craic Dealer. The host of Mock the Week (BBC ONE), The Apprentice You’re Fired! (BBC TWO) and star of Three Men in a Boat (BBC TWO) returns this year with his funniest Live show to date, proving why Dara is regarded as one of the comedy greats by audiences and fellow comedians alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great live stand-up comedy

  • By Jo on 23-12-12

So good while you're listening you're wearing a permanent smile!!

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

Reviewed: 13-01-16

One of the best audio books in my collection. Hilariously funny, brilliant routine, I've listened time and time again!!


  • Call the Midlife

  • By: Chris Evans
  • Narrated by: Vassos Alexander
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 145

During his run into turning 50, Chris Evans is on a mission. To take stock of where he is and where he's at in order to figure out how best to get the most out of what he believes are the best years yet to come. His typically positive and upbeat journey involves 100 days of contemplation, research, focus, frustration and decision making while secretly: training for the London Marathon and bringing back his cult '90s TV show, TFI Friday.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 1st book great.. This one poor

  • By Lisa on 27-12-15

1st book great.. This one poor

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

Reviewed: 27-12-15

A very dull book including a drawn out marathon plan which could only be eclipsed in boredom by actually doing the training yourself. And.... why if you have such a brilliant wife not tell her you're doing it? 😳. Monumental snooze fest!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Ladykiller

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 20 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

George Markham has a nasty little hobby, one that erupts into an orgy of viscous sexual depravity. Patrick Kelly is a hard man. His one soft spot is his daughter, and when she falls victim to the Grantley Ripper, Kelly wants revenge. The DI in charge of the case is Kate Burrows. She feels for Kelly but her growing involvement with a known villain is putting her career at risk...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Nik Nik C on 22-02-15

Another great story

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

Reviewed: 21-11-15

Great book from Martina Cole. Really interesting to understand things from the killers perspective. The narrator is top class too.

  • Truths, Half Truths and Little White Lies

  • By: Nick Frost
  • Narrated by: Nick Frost
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696

If I'm going to tell the story of a life, my life, then I need to tell it warts and all. If the tale is too saccharine sweet then what can the reader take away from it? What do they learn about you? I've written everything down. The shit, the death, fun, naughtiness, addiction, laughter, laughter, laughter, some tears and lots of love and happiness. That, to me, is a better reflection of a human's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening, Entertaining and Moving

  • By Mrs. on 15-11-15

Refreshingly honest...

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

Reviewed: 13-11-15

And a really interesting story, revealing more than Some Celebrities, certainly more than Simon Pegg!!

Well done Nick!!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The State We're In

  • By: Adele Parks
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on a plane is destined to change your life? Especially when they appear to be your opposite in every way. She's a life-long optimist, he's a resolute cynic. In the time it takes to fly from London to Chicago, each finds something in the other that they didn't even realise they needed. When they get off the plane their true journey begins...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Grim

  • By Jayneylonglegs on 17-06-15

Chick lit with a twist!!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

Really interesting story of how one bad person can detrimentally effect the lives of so many.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Prince Harry

  • Brother, Soldier, Son
  • By: Penny Junor
  • Narrated by: Penny Junor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

This is the Prince Harry you've never heard about before. Published in celebration of his 30th birthday, this is the story behind the tabloid stories. The Prince who has the power to make or break. The maverick Prince, who is brilliant, impetuous, and unpredictable. The Prince who with his unique talents, charm, and bloody-minded determination is changing lives across the world. But the Prince who could, in a moment of madness, bring it all crashing down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A clear and concise biography of the Prince.

  • By Joseph on 28-06-15

Penny - get a professional to do the audio!!

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

Reviewed: 21-01-15

Very patronising posh mummy voice spoilt what could have been a reasonable book. I almost didn't make it to the end, which for an avid audio listener is almost unheard of!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful