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  • Animal

  • The Autobiography of a Female Body
  • By: Sara Pascoe
  • Narrated by: Sara Pascoe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718

Take a funny and illuminating tour of the female body with award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe. Women have so much going on, what with boobs and jealousy and menstruating and broodiness and sex and infidelity and pubes and wombs and jobs and memories and emotions and the past and the future and themselves and each other. Here's a book that deals with all of it. Sara Pascoe has joked about femininity and sexuality on stage and screen, but now she has a book to talk about it all for a bit longer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • clever great wonderful important book

  • By alex on 02-05-16

Amazing book and fantastic narration

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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: 16-07-19

I'm not sure what my expectations were exactly when I bought this Audiobook, but I was pleasantly surprised at just how good this book is. It's remains scientific whilst being explained in a very relatable way that would be accessible to even people without a scientific background. She never comes across as too opinionated or close minded either, often taking time to reason out alternative arguments to her beliefs, and explaining why they might be wrong rather than simply giving her view, or dismissing other views.

Also I wish I could give it more than 5 stars fro narration, I'm definitely going to be looking up some of her stand up now.

  • Running for My Life

  • How I Built a Better Me, One Step at a Time
  • By: Rachel Cullen
  • Narrated by: Kat Rose Martin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Suffering from depression but desperate for 'normality', Rachel Cullen found herself in failing relationships, the wrong career and a reliance on alcohol and chocolate to get her through each day. Stuck in an endless cycle of mental misery, she put on a pair of old trainers. She'd never been able to think of herself as a 'runner' before, and the first time she forced herself out the door, she knew it would hurt. Everywhere. She just didn't realise how much it would heal her, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a lovely heart warming story

  • By Mandy on 29-12-18

Wish I could give the narration more than 5 stars

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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: 22-06-19

Seems like a very genuine account that will be very relatable to anyone who has struggled with self image, depression, unhealthy relationships with food or exercise.

The narration really makes it though, they are so earnest and genuine sounding

  • Gut

  • By: Giulia Enders
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661

The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us. Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The book of the decade!

  • By Jacky Pratt on 16-12-15

Interesting and entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-06-19

I think I'll be buying the paper copy of the book to be able to refer back to specific facts and topics more easily

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,350
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,251

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

Good entry to Greek mythology

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-19

I have very little background in history or mythology but I found it very easy to follow and entertaining. Stephen fry is an excellent narrator too

  • 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 12,479
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,381
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,330

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

Funny and well narrated

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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: 05-06-19

Really opens your eyes to health care professionals lives. But also very funny, I laughed out loud at some of the anecdotes. Some more heartbreaking stories too.

The narrator (the author) is extremely good too

  • The Unexpected Truth About Animals

  • By: Lucy Cooke
  • Narrated by: Lucy Cooke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

History is full of strange animal stories, invented by the brightest and most influential, from Aristotle to Disney, and they reveal as much about us and the things we believe as they do about the animals they misrepresent. We once thought that eels were born from sand, that swallows migrated to the moon, and that bears gave birth to formless lumps that were licked into shape by their mothers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who are we to judge?

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-04-18

Super Interesting

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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: 27-05-19

My first time finishing reading a non fiction book and I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to follow.

It kept me interested, entertained, wasn't too complicated (I have a Zoology degree but I'm pretty sure anyone could follow it as she explains any scientific terms used).

Gave me loads of really interesting facts and information to tell my friends about, they have been super impressed.

Her writing style is very witty and enjoyable to read, her narration is also very entertaining.

Loved it, probably one of my favourite books I've read or listened to. I'm very excited to see if she writes any more books like this.