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M.Slattery

Bistol, UK
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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 1,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,735

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

Beautifully brave honesty

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

Reviewed: 23-09-18

At many points this memoir feels like a guttural howl for justice from a culture that has taken so much from this woman. It’s funny, clever and enjoyable.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

  • By: Jeanette Winterson
  • Narrated by: Jeanette Winterson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

When Jeanette Winterson left home at 16 because she was in love with a woman, Mrs. Winterson asked her: "Why be happy when you could be normal?" This book is the story of a life's work to find happiness. It is the story of how the painful past returned to haunt Jeanette's later life, and send her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her real mother. It is also a book about other people's stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life raft which supports us when we are sinking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oranges Is Not The Only Book

  • By Blake's Tyger on 23-12-12

brilliantly written. over too soon

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

I was so sad when I realised I was nearing the end as I enjoyed every second of this book. I love how winterson can draw on such extensive literary examples from throughout history to better explain a point. it's magical

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,707

From the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. "It's about the terror, isn't it?" "The terror of what?" I said. "The terror of being found out." For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world, meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made jokes on social media that came out badly or made mistakes at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Paul on 19-03-15

fascinating and informative

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

Reviewed: 13-07-16

I loved this book, it's a valuable moral lesson for these uncharted waters of social media. I have taken lessons from the book that i use everyday.

  • How to Be a Woman

  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Moran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142

1913 - Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse. 1969 - Feminists storm Miss World. Now - Caitlin Moran rewrites "The Female Eunuch" from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There's never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain.... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should you get Botox? Do men secretly hate us? What should you call your vagina?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indispensable listening

  • By GlaswegianLassie on 23-12-12

heaven

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

Reviewed: 26-04-16

I just loves this wonderful simple clear wildly funny and smart look at womanhood. it empowered me and made me feel really happy and excited.

  • Moranifesto

  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Joanna Neary
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

A brand-new collection of Caitlin's award-winning Times columns plus three major new pieces exclusive to this book - one of which is Caitlin's Moranifesto for a better world. As with Moranthology, Caitlin introduces every piece and weaves her writing together into a brilliant, seamless book. And, similarly to her last collection, Moranifesto is a characteristically fun and witty look at the news, celebrity culture and society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want to immerse myself in Moran's brilliant bubble!

  • By Amy on 05-04-16

a breath of fresh air on so many subjects

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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: 14-04-16

a really empowering and refreshing book that covers a wide breadth of topics and essentially teaches you to stop listening to the posh old white men who tell you that you aren't smart enough to understand, at its core the world and life are fairly simple and people only exclude us from things they want to feel superior about.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Between the World and Me

  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

"This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone should read this book

  • By Martin Robson on 19-08-15

this book is so good i put my whole life on hold.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

What did you like most about Between the World and Me?

Coates' deep emotional intelligence and refusal to pander to lazy common uses of language but instead to stick to his own ways of describing his realty gave the book a power that punched me in the chest.

What did you like best about this story?

the honesty

Which scene did you most enjoy?

his description of his time university and then his first visit to paris

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, i did it in two sittings though as it got to 3am and i had to try to sleep

Any additional comments?

More books please Ta-Nehisi!