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  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,404
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,028

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Della Michelle on 14-06-17

What a ledgend

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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: 08-08-18

Kept putting off reading this book as wasn't sure about Kevin, but have to say it was well worth a read.
Loved how deep he was and has a good perspective on life.

  • The Beach

  • By: Alex Garland
  • Narrated by: Alfie Allen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

The classic story of paradise found - and lost. Richard lands in East Asia in search of an earthly utopia. In Thailand he is given a map promising an unknown island, a secluded beach - and a new way of life. What Richard finds when he gets there is breathtaking: more extraordinary, more frightening than his wildest dreams. But how long can paradise survive here on Earth? And what lengths will Richard go to in order to save it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST BRILLIANT

  • By Kate Murphy on 12-08-16

Loved every minute of this

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

The story was recreated by the narrator in such a vivid way! Such a great story.

  • Ego Is the Enemy

  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857

"While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their images with sheer, almost irrational force, I've found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition." (From the prologue)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the self-critical reader, this is a gem.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-16

Good insight

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

Reviewed: 24-08-17

Well set out and constructed from the start. Some very useful insights to the mind

  • The Chimp Paradox

  • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,392

Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Answered so many questions

  • By A on 10-03-15

life changing

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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: 13-07-17

what a great way to analyse the human mind. so many points you can associate with.

  • Running

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • Narrated by: David John
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

World snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan's first-volume autobiography Ronnie was a major best seller, acclaimed for its candour and insight into the life of a top sports star. In his second book, Ronnie reflects on how much of his life has been running away or running towards (often inadvisable) things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable for fans of the Rocket.

  • By graham on 01-12-13

Excellent book, well read

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

Nice to hear Ronnie's story of where he came through tough times to become a winner.

Well read by David. He really brought Ronnie's story to life!

Thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the topics of running to get away from depression and anxiety.

  • The Romford Pelé

  • It's Only Ray Parlour's Autobiography
  • By: Ray Parlour
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Ooh, ah, Ray Parlour! Nicknamed the Romford Pele for his solid but unglamorous image, Ray Parlour is one of the most well-loved Arsenal players of the last few decades. A loyal club servant for over 14 years (1992-2007), he is revered among the Arsenal faithful for his down-to-earth Essex charm, his mischievous sense of humour and his hardworking performances on the pitch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-09-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 29-06-17

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

Ray's story was really enjoyable to listen to

What does Paul Thornley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Paul really took this book on and brought Ray's story to life

Any additional comments?

His humor was the best part along with his stories about Wenger and Adams

  • Mindfulness for Parents

  • By: Amber Hatch
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

Parenting may be our most important and rewarding task, yet dealing with the everyday pressures of family life is a constant challenge. Mindfulness is the number-one tool for staying present and calm amidst the chaos. So how can we parents be more mindful when raising our children? In this personal yet extremely practical guide, Amber Hatch will show you what mindfulness is, how you do it and how it will help you rise to the challenges of parenthood.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me, but certainly for other people

  • By lazylinchen on 26-04-17

had some good points

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

Reviewed: 29-06-17

had some good points to follow however I struggled to stay with the narrator at times as her voice was quite monotonous.