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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 3,671
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,364
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,336

    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

    • Step by Step

    • By: Simon Reeve
    • Narrated by: Simon Reeve
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    TV documentary maker Simon Reeve has dodged bullets on frontlines, hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, dived with manta rays, seals and sharks, survived malaria, walked through minefields, tracked lions on foot, been taught to fish by the President of Moldova, and detained for spying by the KGB. After a decade spent making more than 80 programmes he has become a familiar face on British TV, well known for his extraordinary journeys across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. But what most people don't know is that Simon's own journey started in a rough area of Acton, West London where he was brought up and left school with no qualifications.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn’t put it down!

    • By McStick on 18-09-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Bella Figura

    • How to Live, Love and Eat the Italian Way
    • By: Kamin Mohammadi
    • Narrated by: Kamin Mohammadi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    One woman's story of finding beauty and herself - and a practical guide to living a better life, the Italian way! Kamin Mohammadi, a magazine editor in London, should have been on top of the world. But after heartbreak and loneliness, the stress of her 'dream life' was ruining her physical and mental health. Gifted a ticket to freedom - a redundancy package and the offer of a friend's apartment in Florence - Kamin took a giant leap.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Good Life

    • By Kate Lord Brown on 30-06-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Love as Always, Mum xxx

    • By: Mae West, Neil McKay
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The true story of an abused childhood, of shocking brutality and life as the daughter of notorious serial killer and master manipulator Rose West. You're 21 years old. Police arrive on the doorstep of your house, 25 Cromwell Street, with a warrant to search the garden for the remains of your older sister you didn't know was dead. Bones are found, and they are from more than one body. And so the nightmare begins. You are the daughter of Fred and Rose West.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartbreaking but beautifully read

    • By Vicki on 08-09-18

    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 4,131
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,777
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,771

    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

    • 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 1,104
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 985
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 982

    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
    • Wow

    • By Anonymous User on 23-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • How to Be a Footballer

    • By: Peter Crouch
    • Narrated by: Peter Crouch
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Towering at 6ft 7inches, Crouch is prized for his self-deprecating humour, having famously answering the question, “What would you be if you weren’t a footballer?” with the one liner: “A virgin”. At the same time, he has had an incredible career from World Cups to Champions League finals. He has scored more headed goals than anyone else in Premiership history and has a better goals-to-minute on the pitch ratio for England than even Michael Owen. A humble professional with a great sense of humour, Crouch is one of the few players that is liked by fans of all clubs. Of course, this is probably because he’s played for most of them. 

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 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 2,591
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,332
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,335

    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

    • A History of the World in 21 Women

    • By: Jenni Murray
    • Narrated by: Jenni Murray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Britain has traditionally been defined by its conflicts, its conquests, its men and its monarchs. It’s high time that it was defined by its women. In this unique history, Jenni Murray tells the stories of 21 women who refused to succumb to the established laws of society, whose lives embodied hope and change. Famous queens, forgotten visionaries, great artists and trailblazing politicians - all pushed back boundaries and revolutionised our world. In Murray’s hands their stories are enthralling and beguiling; they have the power to inspire us once again. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • so disappointing

    • By Jennifer Chennell on 16-09-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Born a Crime

    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,506
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,277
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,263

    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 44 mins
    • Release date: 17-11-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3,506 ratings

    Regular price: £24.99

    • My Thoughts Exactly

    • By: Lily Allen
    • Narrated by: Lily Allen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    I'm strong. I can be tough. I've been broken. I'm opinionated. I'm a people pleaser. I'm spoilt. I'm needy. I contradict myself. I try to do good. I want to do good. I'm impassioned. I'm observant. Most importantly, I tell the truth. And this is my story. 

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Strangeways

    • A Prison Officer's Story
    • By: Neil Samworth
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    A jaw-dropping account of life as a prison officer in one of the country's most notorious jails. Neil ‘Sam’ Samworth spent 11 years working as a prison officer in HMP Manchester, aka Strangeways. A tough Yorkshireman with a soft heart, Sam had to deal with it all - gangsters and gangbangers, terrorists and psychopaths, addicts and the mentally ill. Men who should not be locked up and men who should never be let out. Strangeways is a shocking and at times darkly funny account of life in a high-security prison. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Adam Davies

    • By adam davies on 24-07-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • 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 3,705
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,454
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,431

    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

    • 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 1,896
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,714
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710

    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

    • 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

    • Soldier Spy

    • By: Tom Marcus
    • Narrated by: Jason Langley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614

    In the boot were six homemade pipe bombs, all linked to detonate at the same time from a single call on a brand-new pay-as-you-go phone found on the target. Special Branch also found Chinese Type 56 assault rifles with eight full magazines of ammunition. His target was a local school. He planned to attack two coaches of teenagers returning home after a school trip to France. Approximately 60 children, their accompanying teachers and their waiting parents. He was going to kill them all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic account, fantastically narrated.

    • By Gareth on 11-01-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Alan Partridge: Nomad

    • By: Alan Partridge
    • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,766
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,305

    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

    • Elon Musk

    • By: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,390
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,940
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,920

    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

    • This Girl Ran

    • By: Helen Croydon
    • Narrated by: Helen Croydon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    If you had told Helen two years ago that she would be getting up at six a.m. on Sundays to swim in a freezing reservoir and spending her Saturday nights unshowered and covered in mud in a pub, she would have spat out her champagne. But when everyone around you starts settling down, what else is a glamorous party girl to do but to launch herself into the world of endurance sport?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This Girl Writes Well ... and narrates brilliantly to boot

    • By Alan Shaw on 20-02-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 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 3,967
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,446
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,435

    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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