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  • Jog On

  • How Running Saved My Life
  • By: Bella Mackie
  • Narrated by: Bella Mackie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 57

Over the previous decade, Bella had been so paralysed by her fears that exercise was the very last thing on her mind. So that first run didn’t last very long. But to her surprise, she was back out there the next day. And the day after that. She began to set herself achievable goals - to run 5k in under 30 minutes, to walk to work every day for a week, to attempt 10 push-ups in a row. Before she knew it, her mood was lifting for the first time in years, and she had swapped hiding in her house for fresh air, unknown roads and running tracks. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obviously running is good for you...

  • By alissa on 30-12-18

Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 29-12-18

I’m a sucker for a book about mental health and running and this did not disappoint.
Honest and insightful (and not too long!!)
Def recommend for the start of the new year for those that want to get out and about!! It’s definitely inspired me!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Failing Up

  • How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning
  • By: Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Narrated by: Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Leslie Odom Jr. burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since then he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in years of hard work as a singer and an actor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Anonymous User on 23-11-18

Adored this

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I am now an even bigger fan of Leslie Odom Jr. what a brilliant man! Very honest and open book!
Just wish it would have been longer!!! Wanted more!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Gender Games

  • The problem with men and women, from someone who has been both
  • By: Juno Dawson
  • Narrated by: Juno Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

'It's a boy!' or 'It's a girl!' are the first words almost all of us hear when we enter the world. Before our names, before we have likes and dislikes - before we, or anyone else, has any idea who we are. And two years ago, as Juno Dawson went to tell her mother she was (and actually, always had been) a woman, she started to realise just how wrong we've been getting it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, a must experience.

  • By Toni on 12-12-17

Reading this/ listen to this book should be compulsory

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

I read the hardback book when it came out last year (2017) and I really enjoyed it. Decided to listen as audiobook as had heard great things about the audio version. I adored this audiobook particularly as it was read by Juno herself! It was hilarious listening to the way she writes and read the/her story! Def prefer the audio than the hard back. Think this book should be compulsory for all to read. Can really learn a lot from
It!!! Xx

  • Still Me

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,751
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,469

Lou Clark knows too many things.... She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend, Sam, in London. She knows her employer is a good man, and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to meet someone who's going to turn her whole life upside down. Because Josh will remind her so much of a man she used to know that it'll hurt. Lou won't know what to do next, but she knows that whatever she chooses is going to change everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By Fabulous Book Fiend on 26-01-18

Loved it!!!! Amazing narrator!!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

Wasn’t overly keen on book two when I read it for the first time (when it first came out) but thought I’d give this one a go. Decided to reread second book on audio to remind me of everything that happened ready for book 3. Completely fell in love with narrator so decided to get this book on audio too. Loved it!! Felt like a soap or a film. Visualised everything! Fell in love with Louisa again. Loved it!!! I want... no... I need more!!! Just what I needed!!

  • Walking in the Rain

  • Discover Mindfulness on the Go
  • By: Department Store for the Mind
  • Narrated by: Yolanda Kettle
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Walking is medicine for the mind. It helps us slow down and think things through. It also helps us perk up and generate new ideas. There are few activities as readily available and revitalising as a brisk walk, or as soothing and stimulating as a long walk. Wonderful things can happen when we set out on two feet. Within this audiobook, you will find stories from artists, designers, writers, psychologists and speakers who are inspired by the effect of pacing outdoors.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant enough...

  • By KHenderson on 07-01-18

Pleasant enough...

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

After recently being diagnosed with anxiety disorder I have discovering a love of walking. I thought this audiobook would be perfect to listen to while on one of my walks. It was ok, but I’m still not quite sure what the overall point to this is.

  • Modern Romance

  • An Investigation
  • By: Aziz Ansari
  • Narrated by: Aziz Ansari
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 617

At some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it's wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Funny performance of a rather unenlightening book

  • By Howard on 17-02-17

Dull... annoying narration!

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

This is a book that has been on my wish list for a while. I decided to pick up the audio book rather than the hard copy as I thought it would benefit to hear it from the perspective of the writer.
I absolutely hated this! The narrator is so whiny! Cracking the odd joke and it’s completely irrelevant. I thought this would be more science and social based but it was just ploddy and focused on his life mainly. I felt he was making fun of a lot of things too that I found a bit awkward and uncomfortable.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Eat Sweat Play

  • How Sport Can Change Our Lives
  • By: Anna Kessel
  • Narrated by: Anna Kessel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

What does it mean to be a sporty woman in the 21st century? From the launch of Net-A-Sporter, serving up sports clothing for fashionistas, to the introduction of #plankie as the new Instagram selfie for yoga bunnies, exercise for women has finally gone mainstream. But if sweating has never been so hot for female celebrities, then why are there still so many obstacles for girls and women when it comes to sport?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Modern, relevant, refreshingly accurate

  • By Alexandra on 27-08-16

Eye opening!!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

Absolutely adored this book! Will be/and have been recommended this book to everyone I know. It is completely eye opening and I feel like I have learnt a lot. I have questioned my own thoughts and ideas as well as challenged those around me. Loved it!!! Thoroughly recommend!!