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    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13,005
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,529
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      5 out of 5 stars 11,489

    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful!

    • By De-Ann on 03-12-18

    Regular price: £25.99

    • 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 11,040
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10,065
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10,024

    Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written, Well told

    • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Break Point

    • By: Ollie Ollerton
    • Narrated by: Ollie Ollerton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 599
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 542

    We all have break points to face - at the gym, in the office, in our personal lives - those moments of self-doubt where we have to dig deep, and find something within to grab hold of and push us through. Ex-Special Forces soldier Ollie Ollerton has faced his own break points and now he tells us the lessons he has learnt along the way. From survivor of a freak childhood attack to elite fighter, Ollie's incredible story features, high-speed shoot-outs, counter-terrorism and humanitarian heroics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • By Strength and Guile

    • By Nic Cronin on 02-05-19

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Can't Hurt Me

    • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
    • By: David Goggins
    • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,720
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,093
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,075

    For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible stuff ...

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-12-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Real Sherlock

    • By: Lucinda Hawksley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed fictional character of all time, and he has been reimagined by actors, playwrights and directors over centuries - but who is the creator behind the detective? Arthur Conan Doyle’s own life was often stranger than fiction, and his most famous characters’ stories and personalities bear more than a passing resemblance to his own life and his closest friends. Biographer and broadcaster Lucinda Hawksley gains unprecedented access to a treasure trove of Doyle’s never-before-seen personal letters and diaries.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • FLIMSY AND UNENLIGHTENING

    • By scribbler123 on 24-03-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Educated

    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,061
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,823
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,823

    Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At 16, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful, inspiring book on the value of education

    • By David Bowden on 03-03-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • 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 5,556
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,097

    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

    • How to Be a Footballer

    • By: Peter Crouch
    • Narrated by: Peter Crouch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004

    Towering at six feet seven inches, Crouch is prized for his self-deprecating humour, having famously answered 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best footy book I’ve read in ages

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-12-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Battle Scars

    • By: Jason Fox
    • Narrated by: Jason Fox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,493
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,290
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,278

    Jason Fox served with the SBS for over a decade, thriving on the close bonds of the Special Forces brotherhood and the ‘death or glory’ nature of their missions. Battle Scars tells the story of his career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service to a battle of a very different kind: the psychological devastation of combat that ultimately forced him to leave the military and the hard reality of what takes place in the mind of a man once a career of imagined invincibility has come to an end. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing

    • By Paul on 05-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Everything I Know About Love

    • By: Dolly Alderton
    • Narrated by: Dolly Alderton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,224

    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. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod-Stewart themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realising that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you've ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not for everyone

    • By Ade B on 22-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned from Things Going Wrong

    • By: Elizabeth Day
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Day
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    Part memoir, part manifesto, and including chapters on dating, work, sport, babies, families, anger and friendship, it is based on the simple premise that understanding why we fail ultimately makes us stronger. It's an audiobook about learning from our mistakes and about not being afraid. Uplifting, inspiring and rich in stories from Elizabeth’s own life, How to Fail reveals that failure is not what defines us; rather it is how we respond to it that shapes us as individuals.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A success

    • By justme on 08-05-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • 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 4,258
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,807
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,808

    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 AJ the Tramp on 07-02-18

    Regular price: £27.09

    • The Salt Path

    • By: Raynor Winn
    • Narrated by: Anne Reid
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 804
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 724
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 727

    Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, the couple lose their home and their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. They have almost no money for food or shelter and must carry only the essentials for survival on their backs as they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 4.5

    • By Kim on 02-06-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Then It Fell Apart

    • By: Moby
    • Narrated by: Moby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    What do you do when you realise you have everything you think you've ever wanted but still feel completely empty? What do you do when it all starts to fall apart? The second volume of Moby's extraordinary life story is a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk just beneath the bling and bluster of the celebrity lifestyle. In summer 1999, Moby released the album that defined the millennium, PLAY. Like generation-defining albums before it, PLAY was ubiquitous, and catapulted Moby to superstardom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moby the legend

    • By Larry on 04-05-19

    Regular price: £20.89

    • 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 5,393
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,020
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,996

    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
    • Excellently read

    • By OldskoolHrdcore on 25-08-17
    • 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 5,393 ratings

    Regular price: £24.99

    • My Family and Other Animals

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517

    This memoir is soaked in the sunshine of Corfu, where Gerald Durrell lived as a boy, surrounded by his eccentric family - as well as puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Animal Anecdotes

    • By Kindle Customer on 21-08-07

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny.

    • By: Limmy
    • Narrated by: Limmy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,463
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,363
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,357

    Hello! I’m Brian Limond, aka Limmy. You might know me from Limmy’s Show. Or you might not know me at all. Don’t worry if you don’t. They asked me to write a book about mental health, because I sometimes talk about my mental health in tweets and interviews, like suicidal thoughts and anxiety, and what I’ve done to try to deal with it. I said to them, oh, I don’t know if I could fill a whole book with just that. But how’s about I write a general autobiography type of thing, and all the mental health stuff will naturally appear along the way? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By James on 23-02-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • 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 1,785
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,526
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,513

    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

    • Mentors

    • How to Help and Be Helped
    • By: Russell Brand
    • Narrated by: Russell Brand
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself? Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped describes the impact that a series of significant people have had on the author - from the wayward youths he tried to emulate growing up in Essex, through the first ex-junkie sage, to the people he turns to today to help him be a better father. It explores how we all - consciously and unconsciously - choose guides, mentors and heroes throughout our lives and examines the new perspectives they can bring.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So short...but another great book!

    • By RR, Essex on 25-01-19

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Straight Outta Crawley

    • Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being
    • By: Romesh Ranganathan
    • Narrated by: Romesh Ranganathan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133

    At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's Holiday Camp talent competition, smashing the only other competitor, a young girl playing the kazoo. The gig went so well that Romesh retired his comic genius for 22 years, hiding behind the guise of a maths teacher, before finally revealing himself again (no, not like that) at the tender age of 31. In 2010, Ranganathan staged his epic comeback gig to an almost silent room, and has since gone on to earn his place as the most in-demand overweight vegan Sri Lankan comedian in Britain. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you like Romesh's work then listen to this

    • By Gervaise Miller on 05-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

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