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  • The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)

  • By: Philippa Perry
  • Narrated by: Philippa Perry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

With straight-talking advice from renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry, this is the definitive guide for any parent looking to navigate their past, avoid repeating their own parents' mistakes and ensure they don't land their own kids in therapy. Through the combination of case studies, her own experiences as a parent, and therapeutic insight gained from a career spanning over 20 years, Perry tackles the wider issues of what it actually means to be a parent rather than getting bogged down in the little details.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall a great book

  • By Sam on 16-04-19

sound ethos and passionately delivered

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

Reviewed: 14-05-19

While I think there are more practical guides to parenting out there, full of hints, tips and shortcuts, this one is unashamedly commited to its ethos. Your child is an individual, and one day, they will be peering back at your mistakes just like you are peering back at your parents muck-ups.
The hand holding that happens throughout the narrative does several jobs; it points to weak areas in your childhood and soothes them, ensures you are armed against making the same mistakes that were done to you, but also humbles you before you make too many judgements about your own parents! Parenting really is a minefield!

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,760
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,731

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

awesome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-19

an awesome collection of stories, still vibrant and captivating. really well read, Fry is delightful and a sincere Sherlockian.

  • Ghostly Tales

  • Audible Christmas Gift 2017
  • By: Charles Dickens, E. F. Benson, J. H. Riddell, and others
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow, Sally Phillips, John Banks, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,858
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,854

The days are getting colder, the nights are getting longer, and as Christmas approaches the time is high for some ghostly tales. As an exclusive gift for Audible members, settle down, snuggle up and listen to four chilling ghost stories, read by Simon Callow. Four great stories, one master storyteller - what could be simpler than that?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well read

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-12-17

Traditional and Festivly Spooky!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-18

Thoroughly enjoyable and beautifully read. Particularly enjoyed the Sickens treat at the end. Awesome Freebee!

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,137

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning read

  • By Simon on 19-01-14

Refreshing and touching

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

Reviewed: 23-04-18

Great story, different spin on the zombie apocalypse. characters are human and flawed, great dynamic between them.
the performance is subtle and not over played. ideal for me!