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  • The Know

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

Being in the know can be deadly. Joanie Brewer's children mean the world to her. She'd do anything to make sure they're fed and clothed - even if it means going on the game - and she lives in constant fear that one of them will be taken from her. Eighteen-year-old Jon Jon is knee-deep in crime, and Jeanette, only fourteen, knows more than is good for her. But it's Kira who really scares her, for in a world where no one is to be trusted, her eleven-year-old angel is the most vulnerable to danger. Then Kira disappears and Joanie's darkest fears are realised. She thinks she knows what's happened to her little girl, and her obsession to uncover the truth threatens to destroy them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD GRITTY DRAMA

  • By Mo on 18-12-13

could stop listening

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

Reviewed: 17-09-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Know to be better than the print version?

never read the printed version but will have to get it

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Know?

when Jon Jon finally got revenge

Have you listened to any of Annie Aldington’s other performances? How does this one compare?

this is the first time i have listened to Annie but will be looking out for her again as she was excellent

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

seem parts where tearful

Any additional comments?

looking forward to next book from Martina Cole

  • The Gaffer: The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager

  • By: Neil Warnock
  • Narrated by: Neil Warnock
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

For the very first time, and straight from the horse's mouth, a top manager's intriguing insights into the daily trials and tribulations, the joyous peaks and soul-destroying troughs of life as a football 'gaffer'. Ever wondered how a transfer deal is done? What a manager says during his pre-match team-talk? What he screams from the technical area? What goes on in training sessions, and on those long away trips? How a manager carefully builds a team, and what he does when the planning is disrupted by injuries?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very pleasant surprise

  • By Steven on 22-07-13

Love him or Hate him

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

Reviewed: 10-09-13

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

this is a fascinating insight to how the day to day running of a football club is like as a manager. Mr Warnock gave a great account of himself and change my thinking as to my expectations of how he came across as a person.
this is a must read/listen book and you will not be disappointed.

What did you like best about this story?

as a whole the story was bril.

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  • Farewell But Not Goodbye

  • My Autobiography
  • By: Bobby Robson
  • Narrated by: Bobby Robson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Revered in Newcastle and the North-East, Sir Bobby Robson is a man whose fame knows no boundaries and who enjoys phenomenal popularity. His hugely successful playing days with Fulham and West Brom in the 1950s and 1960s, his 20 England caps and his brilliant management career over the past 38 years mean that he has inspired generations of fans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • World class man and coach.

  • By Matthew on 15-12-11

A legend of a man

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

Reviewed: 10-09-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

i was looking forward to this book but was left a bit empty as I know this could/should have been more input to his long and lustrous life. still a legend.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

more about his personal live including his knighthood.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Sir Bobby was excellent

Do you think Farewell But Not Goodbye needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I would love one but obviously would need to be a close friend,