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  • Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Featuring consensually recorded counselling sessions, Belgian therapist and TED alum Esther Perel walks her clients through the ways in which relationships can break down, play out and build back up again. This bold experiment in intimacy, offers listeners the chance to eavesdrop on the failing relationships of real couples. As experiences, feelings and frustrations are laid bare for all to hear, the all too familiar tragedies that contribute to broken relationships can be both heartbreaking and life-affirming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Personal conversations, universal connections

  • By SJPagey on 02-03-18

Useful insight to apply on home soil

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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: 18-04-19

Recognising the difficulties other couples face in your own relationship even if there hasn't been an affair, the conversation is more about what happened before the point of transgression and listening to how Esther helps them navigate the conversation helps to open the conversation in your own relationship.

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  • The Mother of All Jobs

  • How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)
  • By: Christine Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Christine Armstrong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

When Christine Armstrong became a mother, it never occurred to her that she would want to stop work or even work part-time. But the truth is, combining work and small kids is hard. From the broken breast pumps on business trips, to hiding chicken pox from the nursery, to the heartbreak when you come home and realise your baby smells of the childminder. When Christine Armstrong tried it, she found herself desolate with misery. Determined to make it work, she looked for answers by interviewing other working mums and found that she wasn't alone. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and thought-provoking

  • By Ellie Boot on 17-11-18

Factual, funny, honest, insightful

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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: 18-02-19

A great relief to hear that everyone struggles at some point with the balancing act of life with children. A good listen for any mums and dads feeling guilty about working or not working and wondering how the hell they are going to negotiate children, work, new family life structures and keeping a bit for themselves and their sanity over the years.

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  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,439
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,263
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,211

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, Well told

  • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17
  • This Is Going to Hurt
  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay

Painfully funny

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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: 14-11-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Made an even bigger impact being read by author. Mandatory government reading