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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 2,162
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,973
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,956

    Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave good-bye to your friends and relationships.... Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By A. Grainger on 12-09-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • How to be Champion

    • An Autobiography
    • By: Sarah Millican
    • Narrated by: Sarah Millican
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,686
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,523
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520

    Part autobiography, part self-help, part confession, part celebration of being a common-or-garden woman, part collection of synonyms for nunny, Sarah Millican's debut audiobook delves into her super normal life with daft stories, funny tales and proper advice on how to get past life's blips - like being good at school but not good at friends, the excitement of IBS and how to blossom postdivorce.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Was never going to disappoint!!!

    • By MR M P GOULDER on 06-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • I Can't Make This Up

    • Life Lessons
    • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
    • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,747
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,420

    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

    Regular price: £28.09

    • Calypso

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 139

    If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris' cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rrpeat repeat

    • By P. Lee on 08-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Dom Joly's Big American Vacation

    • By: Dom Joly
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Be warned - this raw, unpolished adventure across the States contains alligator wrestling, leather chaps and Vegas weddings. As a multi-award winning comedian and travel journalist, Dom Joly's take on any destination is always witty, sharp, hilarious and irreverent - even more so when that destination is the backwaters of the USA.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Just a Child

    • By: Sammy Woodhouse
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Sammy Woodhouse was just 14 when she met Arshid Hussain. Ten years older, he promised to take care of her. Sammy thought she was in love, but in reality she was being groomed by a ringleader of Britain's most notorious child sex ring. Just A Child tells the heartbreaking story of how a young girl from Rotherham was abused by her drug-dealing 'boyfriend', eventually giving birth to his baby, right under the nose of the very authorities who were meant to protect her. When reality dawned, Sammy realised she was one of countless vulnerable child victims - many of whom were trafficked around the north of England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • outstanding bravery by this woman.

    • By Amanda Kelly on 11-07-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Everything I Know About Love

    • By: Dolly Alderton
    • Narrated by: Dolly Alderton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 832
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 750
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything I Know About Love, written and read by Dolly Alderton. A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heartbreaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way. When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown-up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you, Dolly

    • By alexandra on 27-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • How Not to Be a Boy

    • By: Robert Webb
    • Narrated by: Robert Webb
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,403
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,156

    Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating charming sad redemptive

    • By sarah on 02-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Blame It on Bianca Del Rio

    • By: Bianca Del Rio
    • Narrated by: Bianca Del Rio
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    When it comes to insult comics, Bianca Del Rio is in a class by herself. Fierce, funny, and fabulous - a would-be love child sired by John Waters and birthed by Joan Rivers - Bianca sandblasted her name in the annals of pop culture on RuPaul's Drag Race. Thanks to her snarky frankness, impeccable comedic timing, and politically incorrect humour, she became the show's breakout star, winning its sixth season.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointingly dull and unimaginative

    • By Andrew Hinkinson on 03-07-18

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Alan Partridge: Nomad

    • By: Alan Partridge
    • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,562
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,126

    In Alan Partridge: Nomad, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew - it's called Britain - intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes not a man (because he was one to start off with) but a better, more inspiring example of a man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every line has a joke.

    • By Dickie Armstrong on 24-10-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Born a Crime

    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,029
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,837
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,824

    The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, unique and full of memories.

    • By Andy on 04-12-16
    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 17-11-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3,029 ratings

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Shoe Dog

    • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
    • By: Phil Knight
    • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,209
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,994
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,998

    In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow. 10/10. A must for entrepreneurs...

    • By Mr Adam John Warriner on 07-02-18

    Regular price: £27.09

    • Absolute Pandemonium: The Autobiography

    • By: Brian Blessed
    • Narrated by: Brian Blessed
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210

    A memoir from national treasure Brian Blessed. There is no one quite like Brian Blessed. He's an actor, film star, trained undertaker, unlikely diplomat, secret romantic, martial artist and mountaineer. He's also a brilliant storyteller who will - and you must brace yourself - simply leap out of the story at you. Ready? Then listen to Absolute Pandemonium and you'll be taken on a riotous journey from his childhood, growing up the son of a miner in Goldthorpe, to finding fame in Z-Cars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A joyful, irreverent, nine hours of fun!

    • By Vernon Wright on 23-10-15

    Regular price: £21.99

    • What I Know for Sure

    • By: Oprah Winfrey
    • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 984
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 976

    The inspirational wisdom of Oprah Winfrey, collected for the first time in a beautiful book. After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, 'What do you know for sure?' Oprah Winfrey began writing the 'What I Know For Sure' column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take 'stock of her life', Oprah has penned one column a month over the last 14 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just what I needed to hear right now

    • By Ms. Laura Mercier on 04-05-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

    • By: Alan Partridge
    • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,215
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,849
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,838

    Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder – Alan Partridge – a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future. Gregarious and popular, yet Alan’s never happier than when relaxing in his own five-bedroom, south-built house with three acres of land and access to a private stream. But who is this mysterious enigma? Alan Gordon Partridge is the best – and best-loved – radio presenter in the region. Born into a changing world of rationing, Teddy Boys, apes in space and the launch of ITV, Alan’s broadcasting career began as chief DJ of Radio Smile....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You get what you pay for

    • By ico on 06-10-11

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Finding My Virginity

    • The New Autobiography
    • By: Sir Richard Branson
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 815
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 735
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 736

    Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world's ultimate entrepreneur. In Finding My Virginity, Sir Richard Branson shares the secrets that have seen his family business grow from a student magazine into a global brand, his dreams of private citizens flying to space develop from a childhood fantasy to the brink of reality and his focus shift from battling bigger rivals to changing business for good.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read! Truly inspirational

    • By shutterclick on 01-11-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Eat, Drink, Run

    • How I Got Fit Without Going Too Mad
    • By: Bryony Gordon
    • Narrated by: Bryony Gordon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Bryony Gordon was not a runner. A loafer, a dawdler, a drinker, a smoker, yes. A runner, no. Yet somehow, as she began to recover from the emotional roller coaster of laying her life bare in her mental health memoir Mad Girl, she started to realise that getting outside, moving her body and talking to others for whom life was also an occasional challenge might actually help her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspired me so much

    • By Calico on 04-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Elon Musk

    • By: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,775
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,755

    South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating insight but a little repetitive

    • By Andrew on 15-01-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Damaged Goods

    • By: Oliver Shah
    • Narrated by: Oliver Shah
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    Penguin Audio presents Damaged Goods by Oliver Shah. In March 2015, British businessman and the chairman of Arcadia Group Sir Philip Green sold BHS for £1 to Retail Acquisitions, owned by Dominic Chappell, a serial bankrupt who filed BHS for administration shortly after. By April 2016, BHS had debts of £1.3bn, including a pensions deficit of £571m. Damaged Goods follows Green's journey to the big time, the sale of BHS and the subsequent investigation that concluded with Green paying £363m to the Pensions Regulator.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very realistic

    • By B fox on 04-07-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Life and Laughing

    • My Story
    • By: Michael McIntyre
    • Narrated by: Michael McIntyre
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,842
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,337
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,325

    Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect performer of a life - I loved it!

    • By David on 30-10-10

    Regular price: £20.00

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