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  • My Thoughts Exactly

  • By: Lily Allen
  • Narrated by: Lily Allen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,549

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
  • Beautifully honest book.

  • By MrsB on 26-09-18

So good

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

If you are choosing between paper copy and audio copy choose audio! Great performance of very good, very thoughtful book

  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea

  • By: Judith Kerr
  • Narrated by: Geraldine McEwan
  • Length: 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Read by Geraldine McEwan. This classic story has been loved by millions of children since it was first published over 40 years ago.The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extraneous internal monologue

  • By Jessica on 16-08-18

Extraneous internal monologue

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

Reviewed: 16-08-18

A male narrator has freestyled what he imagined is the tiger’s internal monologue and makes quite horrifying eating and digestion sounds

  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

  • By: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Narrated by: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769

In February 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge posted an impassioned argument on her blog about her deep-seated frustration with the way discussions of race and racism in Britain were constantly being shut down by those who weren't affected by it. She gave the post the title 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'. Her sharp, fiercely intelligent words hit a nerve, and the post went viral, spawning a huge number of comments from people desperate to speak up about their own similar experiences.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not great

  • By Anon on 04-02-19

Not a word wasted

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

As someone who always struggles to put injustice into words, I was in awe of this deeply informative and well-argued book. It is read brilliantly by the author.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns and One Intact Glass Ceiling

  • By: Amy Chozick
  • Narrated by: Amy Chozick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

For a decade, award-winning New York Times journalist Amy Chozick chronicled Hillary Clinton’s pursuit of the presidency. Chozick’s front-row seat, initially covering Clinton’s imploding 2008 campaign, and then her assignment to 'The Hillary Beat' ahead of the 2016 election, took her to 48 states and set off a nearly 10-years-long journey in which the formative years of her 20s and 30s became - both personally and professionally - intrinsically intertwined to Clinton’s presidential ambitions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Illuminating ,gossipy and fun

  • By ms. angel on 14-05-18

Shockingly good

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

I bought it to listen to while I was doing laundry. Soon into it I realised it was amazing. Amy Chozick is so funny, so complex, so clever. It was so satisfying to hear all my wildly swinging feelings about Hillary be explored in this book. I truly think this will be a classic campaign memoir. The woman who wrote the Devil Wears Prada movie (forget her name sorry!) invented this term for movies where the heroine is striving not for love but for a successful career. This book is the best example of a “want com” I have read. I loved every second of it

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 998

In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Respect

  • By sara on 18-04-18

Sinister

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

Reviewed: 21-04-18

I was surprised how reasonable Comey sounded in interviews promoting this book, so I bought it. But as I listened I felt that creeping fear you get when you’re dealing with an unreliable narrator. It’s like he has some kind of personality disorder; a narcissism equal in size but the flip side of Trump. He tells an anecdote about how his mother saved a note he’d written her when he was sent to his room age 8. It said: “I’m sorry. Someday I’ll be a great man.” Is that not a bit worrying? He talks a good game and uses humor to disarm, but something is hollow at his core.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992

  • By: Tina Brown
  • Narrated by: Tina Brown
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

The Vanity Fair Diaries is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her 20s who arrives in New York City with a dream. Summoned from London in hopes that she can save Condé Nast's troubled new flagship Vanity Fair, Tina Brown is immediately plunged into the maelstrom of the competitive New York media world and the backstabbing rivalries at the court of the planet's slickest, most glamour-focused magazine company.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, spiky and surprisingly warm

  • By Mark on 07-02-18

Loved this

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

Reviewed: 27-11-17

Gobbled this up so quickly I started to talk in Tina Brown’s voice?! So great

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly that I wanted

  • By Lauren Bateman on 09-09-18

Intimate, revealing, well-crafted

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

Reviewed: 16-09-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's a wonderful piece of writing, high quality memoir and history. HRC's performance is great -- wonderful to have her voice telling her story. As for the content... well, it is very distressing to re-live the loss and see what leadership the world could have had. But I found spending time with her company very nourishing, and I felt stronger afterwards and ready to try and make a difference to world. Not on a Hillary scale, obviously, but just in my small world.

Any additional comments?

If you are tossing up between book and audiobook, get the audiobook.

12 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Mog’s Christmas

  • By: Judith Kerr
  • Narrated by: Geraldine McEwan
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Read by Geraldine McEwan, this is a story about everyone’s favourite family cat, Mog. The house is full of strange bustling, there are new noises and new smells, and where is that tree going? Disconcerted by all the unusual activities, Mog escapes to the roof, and there she stays…until, unexpectedly, she returns with a bump!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bit noisy

  • By Jessica on 19-07-17

Bit noisy

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

Reviewed: 19-07-17

This is a dramatization rather than a straight narration. I understand why, because without seeing the pictures the text would not be clear without crowd noise, etc. However, I find the dramatization too busy and noisy.

  • Everywhere I Look

  • By: Helen Garner
  • Narrated by: Helen Garner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Spanning 15 years of work, Everywhere I Look is an audiobook full of unexpected moments, sudden shafts of light, piercing intuition, flashes of anger and incidental humour. It takes us from backstage at the ballet to the trial of a woman for the murder of her newborn baby. It moves effortlessly from the significance of moving house to the pleasure of rereading Pride and Prejudice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful narration

  • By Jessica on 28-06-17

Beautiful narration

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

Reviewed: 28-06-17

Garner is a genius of course but her perfect reading voice surprised and delighted me!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Swimming Pool Library

  • By: Alan Hollinghurst
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

This novel centres on the friendship of William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, who is searching for someone to write his biography.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gay lit. of the highest order

  • By common reader on 14-01-09

Exquisite

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

A perfect experience. Samuel West's narration is very Hollinghurstian. I love this intriguing, gripping, moving book and this brilliant performance. The sex bits are genius and so are all the little jokes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful