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  • Unnatural Causes

  • By: Dr Richard Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Dr Richard Shepherd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,812

As the country's top forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd has spent a lifetime uncovering the secrets of the dead. When death is sudden or unexplained, it falls to Shepherd to establish the cause. Each post-mortem is a detective story in its own right - and Shepherd has performed over 23,000 of them. Through his skill, dedication and insight, Dr Shepherd solves the puzzle to answer our most pressing question: how did this person die?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WARNING: Say bye bye to the next 11hrs and 46mins

  • By Eldasensei on 07-12-18

Fascinating

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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: 11-01-19

What a fascinating book, about a subject rarely discussed.
Thank you Dr Shepherd for sharing your life story with us all.

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  • Bonkers

  • My Life in Laughs
  • By: Jennifer Saunders
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307

Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving, and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends, and occasional heartache - but never misery. Bonkers is full of riotous adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jennifer Saunders is comedy genius

  • By Vicuña on 20-10-13

Lovely!

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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: 04-06-18

Such a humorous book, has me chuckling. Well read by the author with a twinkle in her voice. This book is like a big cosy duvet that wraps around you making you all warm and cosy. Thank you Ms Saunders

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  • The Elephant to Hollywood

  • By: Sir Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Sir Michael Caine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838

Sir Michael Caine is loved not just for his many films, but for his warmth, honesty, and humour in describing every aspect of his life from his humble South London beginnings to performing alongside the greatest Hollywood actors of the day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audiobook beats Hardback!!!

  • By Justin on 15-10-10

Wonderful

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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: 16-04-18

This is such an interesting story about one of Britain’s finest actors. Read by himself, I love the little chuckles where he remembers funny stories.
Highly recommended.

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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 13,314
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,148
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,097

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

Brilliant!

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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: 12-09-17

The best book I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. Adam Kay made me both howl with laughter and cry with sorrow. His writing is eloquent and his reading of the book is brilliant. I highly recommend it to everyone, Fellow NHS staff will empathise with him and his struggles. Non NHS staff should listen to it for an insight into a truly unique world.

52 of 56 people found this review helpful

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  • That Close

  • By: Suggs
  • Narrated by: Suggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

Suggs is one of pop music's most enduring and likeable figures. Read by the author himself with the assured style and wit of a natural raconteur, this hugely entertaining and insightful autobiography takes you from his colourful early life on a North London council estate, through the heady early days of Punk and 2-Tone, to the eighties, where Madness became the biggest selling singles band of the decade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time spent with Suggs

  • By Marion Nash on 12-02-14

Absolutely brilliant

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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: 14-06-17

This is one of the most interesting and amusing autobiographies I've listened to. Definitely recommended

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  • Chocolate Wars

  • From Cadbury to Kraft: 200 years of Sweet Success and Bitter Rivalry
  • By: Deborah Cadbury
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

In Chocolate Wars best-selling historian and award-winning documentary maker Deborah Cadbury takes a journey into her own family history to uncover the rivalries that have driven 250 years of chocolate empire-building. Beginning with an account of John Cadbury, who founded the first Cadbury's coffee and chocolate shop in Birmingham in 1824, Chocolate Wars goes on to chart the astonishing transformation of the company's fortunes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hisotry of Chocolates and Quakers

  • By Heike on 20-11-13

Excellent

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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: 17-03-17

A very interesting and well researched book, giving the history not only of Cadbury's but of the whole history of chocolate