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  • Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny.

  • By: Limmy
  • Narrated by: Limmy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 803

Hello! I’m Brian Limond, aka Limmy. You might know me from Limmy’s Show. Or you might not know me at all. Don’t worry if you don’t. They asked me to write a book about mental health, because I sometimes talk about my mental health in tweets and interviews, like suicidal thoughts and anxiety, and what I’ve done to try to deal with it. I said to them, oh, I don’t know if I could fill a whole book with just that. But how’s about I write a general autobiography type of thing, and all the mental health stuff will naturally appear along the way? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By James on 23-02-19

Perfect

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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: 25-02-19

Spot on. Give it a do. Very honest chap. Really helpful. Cheers. Three words remaining.

  • Beastie Boys Book

  • By: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 420

Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip-hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "AD-ROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the almost impossible to fathom overnight success of their debut studio album, Licensed to Ill; that album's messy fallout; and their break with Def Jam, move to Los Angeles, and rebirth as musicians and social activists, with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul's Boutique.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio book ill communication.<br />I loved it

  • By Claire on 01-11-18

Just... Perfect. Thank you. Just... Perfect. Thank

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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: 17-02-19

Just... Perfect. Thank you. Just... Perfect. Thank you. Just... Perfect. Thank you. Needs 15 words.

  • Born Standing Up

  • A Comic's Life
  • By: Steve Martin
  • Narrated by: Steve Martin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting insight into a great comedian

  • By Alistair on 13-05-11

It's very good.

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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: 05-09-18

Really enjoyed this. Very funny chap. It's way too short though. Please do another! Cheers.

  • Rob Delaney

  • Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.
  • By: Rob Delaney
  • Narrated by: Rob Delaney
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

Rob Delaney is a father, a husband, a comedian, a writer. He is the author of an endless stream of beautiful, insane jokes on Twitter. He is sober. He is sometimes brave. He speaks French. He has bungee-jumped off the Manhattan Bridge. He enjoys antagonizing political figures, powerful retailers and the Kardashians. He listens to metal while he works out. He broke into an abandoned mental hospital with his mother. He played Sir Lancelot in Camelot. He has battled depression. He is funny as s***. He cleans up well. He and Margaret Atwood have a thing going on Twitter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short, funny and moving

  • By Beccameriel on 07-03-14

A Let Down

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

Reviewed: 15-06-18

Bit of a shame this. Way too short and not really funny at all. Sorry!

  • The Bad Games Series Box Set: Books 1-3

  • By: Jeff Menapace
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

The Lambert Family is heading to Crescent Lake, a rural cabin community in Western Pennsylvania, for an idyllic weekend getaway. Some fishing, some barbecue, some games... The Fannelli brothers are heading to Crescent Lake, too. Some stalking, some kidnapping, some murder, definitely some games...though not necessarily the type of games the Lamberts had in mind. But it doesn't matter. The Lamberts are going to play whether they like it or not. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Pauline Jones on 03-10-18

A good listen

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

Reviewed: 21-05-18

Go for it. Give it a try. This is a bargain anyway. Quite horrible at times, but in a good way. The sex scenes made me cringe hard! Plowed through book 1 and 2 but it's pretty depressing so I'm taking a break before 3. Looking forward to it though.

  • Ep. 1: Meet Miranda (Slaving Away Series 1)

  • By: Miranda Kane
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Meet Miranda. She's a dominatrix. She has a flatmate, friends and neighbours who have no idea what she gets up to behind closed doors. And did we mention an assortment of slightly off kilter clients? In this opening episode, we hear her try (and fail) to sort out a marketing strategy for a range of painfully absurd and always hilarious bedroom services.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Series 3 Please

  • By E. Midgley on 22-03-19

Smug.

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

Reviewed: 21-05-18

I dunno. Is this really how people talk to one another? It's all very smug and studenty. Will she get driving lessons or not? Who knows. It's not really that intriguing enough for me to carry on listening. I think I'm not the target audience.

  • Hops and Glory

  • By: Pete Brown
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

The original India Pale Ale was pure gold in a glass; a beer specially invented, in the 19th century, to travel halfway around the world and arrive in perfect condition for a cold drink on an Indian verandah. But although you can still buy beers with 'IPA' on the label they are a pale imitation of the original. For the first time in 140 years, a keg of Burton IPA has been brewed with the original recipe for a voyage to India by canal and tall ship, and the man carrying it is Pete Brown, Britain's best beer writer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but very Smug

  • By Carlton on 06-12-17

Good book but very Smug

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

What did you like most about Hops and Glory?

It's fun. It's about beer and it's very informative.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator...he is so smug. I just can't handle more than half an hour at a time. I wish I'd have read the book instead.

  • Becoming Johnny Vegas

  • By: Johnny Vegas
  • Narrated by: Johnny Vegas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669

‘My name is Michael Pennington, and I am not a comic character. I'm often mistaken for one though. You might know him by another name. Johnny Vegas.’ From BBC Dickens adaptations to Benidorm and Ideal to the PG Tips ads, Johnny Vegas has become one of Britain's best-loved comic actors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Gordon on 28-10-13

Really good

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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: 25-09-17

But a lot of talk of masturbation. Put me right off at times. Still, he's a funny guy.

  • How Not to Be a Boy

  • By: Robert Webb
  • Narrated by: Robert Webb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,094

Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating charming sad redemptive

  • By sarah on 02-09-17

It's Good. He has a good voice.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

What's with the terrible sound quality though? Sounds like he used his old Nokia to record it.

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