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  • The Climb

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Chris Froome
  • Narrated by: Patrick Doherty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of the revealing, inspirational memoir from the British winner of the Tour de France. The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome's journey from a young boy in Kenya, riding through townships and past wild animals, and with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist, to his unforgettable yellow jersey victory in the 2013 Tour de France.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By Steven on 10-03-15

My favourite cycling autobiography

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

Reviewed: 30-03-17

Really loved this book from word go. Gives a detailed and very personal outlook on chris' life. It's really difficult not to warm to the guy from his words and actions from a humble beginning in the Kenyan hills to the worlds greatest modern cyclist. Very caring, very thoughtful and compassionate human being who deserves every bit of success he gets.

  • Philomena

  • By: Martin Sixsmith
  • Narrated by: John Curless
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 334

Falling pregnant as a teenager in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. She spent the next 50 years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Glory Be!!!

  • By mollyeyre on 18-07-14

Insightful and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

Well written novel based on this unbelievable tale. Well narrated and covers the story well.

  • Daft Wee Stories

  • By: Limmy
  • Narrated by: Limmy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584

Daft Wee Stories is Limmy’s first book. It is a collection of stories. There are short stories. There are longer stories. There are stupid stories. There are thoughtful stories. There are upside-down stories. There are normal-way-up stories. There are weird stories. There are less weird stories. There are really weird stories. There is nothing else like it. Have a listen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vast collection of funny stories

  • By Steve on 22-09-15

More weird than funny

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

Reviewed: 19-02-16

Thought this might be light and funny but instead more often than not I listened to stories with a straight face and raised eyebrows! There was the occasional laugh in fairness but a lot of the stories were told through that of a paranoid schizophrenic or that or someone on hallucinogenic drugs. Pointless ramblings with little or no humour mostly. However it was well read and the west coast Scottish accent was the only thing keeping me interested. Would I recommend? Sadly no.

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  • David Jason: My Life

  • By: David Jason
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837

The long-awaited autobiography of one of Britain’s best-loved actors. Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book so much

  • By Caroline on 26-10-13

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 13-02-16

Firstly I hated the voice of the reader it was robotic throughout and spooked the book a bit for me. Although interesting in parts often I found this autobiography boring in many parts and it's not often I find that with these types of books.

  • Over the Top and Back

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Tom Jones
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Pryce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 232

In a career that has spanned six decades, Sir Tom Jones has performed with almost every major recording artist, from Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and Sinatra to Robbie Williams, Van Morrison and Jessie J, across every imaginable genre, from rock and pop to country, blues and soul. The one constant throughout has been his unique musical gift and unmistakable voice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Knickers Moment.

  • By Ian on 02-04-16

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 29-12-15

Excellent narration throughout. Many many great stories from a fantastic life Tom Jones has had. It's easy to forget how big he really was and actually still is to this day. Loved every bit of it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful