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    • Paul McCartney: The Biography

    • By: Philip Norman
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 30 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Since the age of 20, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock 'n' roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with McCartney's consent and access to family members and close friends who have never spoken on the record before. Paul McCartney reveals the complex character behind the façade and sheds new light on his childhood - blighted by his mother's death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to music.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Detailed biography of a true genius

    • By James on 13-05-17

    Regular price: £41.79

    • Dom Joly's Big American Vacation

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

    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

    • 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 1,646
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,524
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,510

    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
    • Well written, Well told

    • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • 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 3,442
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,144

    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 dunsin on 14-06-17

    Regular price: £28.09

    • 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 3,163
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,960
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,944

    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

    • 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 640
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 575
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573

    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
    • Beautiful

    • By Abigail Cotton on 31-01-18

    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 2,674
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,510
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,498

    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 2,674 ratings

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Trauma Cleaner

    • By: Sarah Krasnostein
    • Narrated by: Rachael Tidd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294

    Sandra Pankhurst founded her trauma cleaning business to help people whose emotional scars are written on their houses. From the forgotten flat of a drug addict to the infested home of a hoarder, Sandra enters properties and lives at the same time. But few of the people she looks after know anything of the complexity of Sandra's own life. Raised in an uncaring home, Sandra's miraculous gift for warmth and humour in the face of unspeakable personal tragedy mark her out as a one-off and make this biography unmissable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fascinating Read

    • By Mrs. Lisa J. Goldblatt on 02-04-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Alan Partridge: Nomad

    • By: Alan Partridge
    • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,436
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,034
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,014

    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
    • Very funny!

    • By Simon on 26-10-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • This Is Not Fame

    • A "From What I Re-Memoir"
    • By: Doug Stanhope
    • Narrated by: Doug Stanhope, Chad Shank, full cast
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, menacing third-world police, psychotic breaks, sex offenders, and some understandable suicides. You know, just for levity. While other comedians were seeking fame, Stanhope was seeking immediate gratification, dark spectacle, or sometimes just his pants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A literary masterpiece, stunning audio commentary

    • By Anonymous User on 25-05-18

    Regular price: £32.79

    • 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 1,982
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,797
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,802

    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

    • 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 1,499
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,363
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360

    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
    • 5 Champion Stars

    • By Squally on 07-10-17

    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 4,050
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,635
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,615

    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

    • 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 5,120
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,763
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,753

    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

    • 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 3,765
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256

    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

    • David Mitchell: Back Story

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: David Mitchell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,604
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,596

    David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Total Joy

    • By Stan on 17-10-12

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Finding My Virginity

    • The New Autobiography
    • By: Sir Richard Branson
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 743
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675

    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

    • Leonardo Da Vinci

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An art history course in a book

    • By Nando Cuca on 14-11-17

    Regular price: £15.99

    • On Leopard Rock

    • A Life of Adventures
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Wilbur Smith has lived an incredible life of adventure, and now he shares the extraordinary true stories that have inspired his fiction. From being attacked by lions to close encounters with deadly reef sharks, from getting lost in the African bush without water to crawling the precarious tunnels of gold mines, from marlin fishing with Lee Marvin to near death from crash-landing a Cessna airplane, from brutal school days to redemption through writing and falling in love, Wilbur Smith tells us the intimate stories of his life that have been the raw material for his fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Actually I give it 6 stars!

    • By rozithepirate on 22-05-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Alex Ferguson

    • My Autobiography
    • By: Alex Ferguson
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson, Alex Ferguson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223

    Revised and updated with new material from the paperback edition. Includes a prelude read by Sir Alex Ferguson. Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Honest and simple

    • By R. Kitzinger on 30-05-14

    Regular price: £19.99

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