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Life and Soul

How to Live a Long and Happy Life
Narrated by: William Roache
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
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A SUNDAY TIMES BEST SELLER

"Gives tips on staying calm and youthful, being happy...and pure love." (Daily Mail)

"An amazing man." (Lorraine Kelly)

"William Roache has always had my admiration for his deep beliefs in his faith, and his own strength in facing with tenacity his life challenges. A thoroughly good soul." (Gloria Hunniford)

"William has searched for the 'truth', which has involved meditation and an affirmation of love being the key to a happy life." (OK! magazine)

"The veteran actor claims that through his own belief system, meditation and exercise, he is combing the ageing process...working into his eighties has kept his body healthy and his mind sharp." (Daily Express)

William Roache is known worldwide for his portrayal of Ken Barlow in Coronation Street. Now aged 86, he still appears regularly in the show and rebuffs any notion that age brings decline.

In Life and Soul, William shares his strategy for keeping fit and healthy, for maintaining his youthful looks and for coping with life's most challenging times. He talks openly about the life choices that form the basis for his well-being: from the meditation techniques that have kept him going through the darkest days, to lessons he has learned about the power of love, kindness and positive thinking.

William speaks openly and honestly about how his lifestyle gave him the strength to live through recent events, including the deaths of his wife Sara, and close friend Anne Kirkbride, as well as a harrowing court case.

William reveals his common-sense approach to diet and exercise that keeps him fit, healthy and looking 10 years younger than his age. He talks about the support of his family and friends and explains why he believes that we must accept and embrace hard times - and how we can become stronger as a result.

He now shares his personal philosophy for living a rich and rewarding life, and the lessons he has learned along the way - lessons he hopes will help others to achieve a long, happy and healthy life too.

©2018 Hay House UK (P)2018 Hay House UK

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  • 05-07-18

Thank you William for sharing so much with us all

I'm old enough to remember watching Ken Barlow in those early black & white episodes wjen Annie & Jack Walker ran to pub and Ena Sharples played the harmonium, but haven't watched Corrie for 20 years or more, so I certainly didn't buy this audiobook because I'm a fan of William Roache. However, something struck a cord when I saw him interviewed about his book and I was moved by his vitality and openness about his beliefs. I got so much more out of this book than I could have imagined. I listened to it all on day while convalescing from a chest infection so I had to just sit quietly. Having heard how William thinks, it won't surprise him to learn that his book was both healing and informative to me. As my health began to improve I was starting to see the world through his eyes and appreciating it all the more for his wisdom and insight. Thank you William for opening up my heart. I've bought the book for a friend who is enjoying now and will continue to recommend it to others. I'm also going to a funeral next week which with William's help I'm viewing very differently. I will now wave her off on her amazing journey and trust it will be equally wonderful for me when my time comes xxx

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Wonderful

Who would have thought Ken from Coronation street was in fact the incredibly inspiring spiritual guide, William Roache. A life changing read with wonderful insight into how to feel your true self, happy and in balance.

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Quite interesting

Enjoyed the narration, some interesting pearls of wisdom. Hopefully this may introduce the benefits of meditation to an older audience

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A brilliant read

This is a brilliant audible book. It was very interesting to hear about Williams life and the secret behind his great outlook on life. I picked up many tips which I will be putting into action.

Thanks for sharing your secrets William

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Inspirational !!

I liked Bill's calm and kind voice and the authentic caring useful & practical way his story and advice was portrayed.

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Lovely feel good book

The book was calming and soothing and some real nuggets to help you live a calm and peaceful life. If you struggle with anxiety, fear or stress, or a fear of aging, i definitely recommend this book. I have started meditating a few minutes a day when I can and will continue as i can feel the benefits already. His personal life journey is an inspiring tale of forgiveness. It makes you think if he can do it, so can i! On the whole, very enjoyable.

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  • 04-08-18

Enjoyable

Enjoyed this overall particularly the early chapters.Nothing ground breaking in terms of some of the information but Bill has a very calm and appealing delivery style which makes it enjoyable to listen to

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Help with Self-help.

I'm into self help at the moment and I found this book very appropriate to me at this time of my life. A very interesting listen.
As it's William Roache's voice, it was very personal.