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    • Becoming

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14,041
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12,455
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12,411

    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
    • Becoming - an amazing journey.

    • By Annabel 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 11,674
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10,644
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10,599

    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

    • Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

    • By: Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse
    • Narrated by: Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 105

    Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse have been friends for 30 years, but when life intervened, what was once a joyous and spontaneous friendship dwindled to the odd phone call or occasional catch up. Then, Glory Be! They were both diagnosed with heart disease and realised that time is short. They'd better spend it fishing.... Following the success of the BBC's Gone Fishing series, this wonderful audiobook by two lifelong friends is a love letter to the joys of angling, the thrill of the catch and the virtue of having a right daft laff with your mates.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gorgeous

    • By H on 03-06-19

    Regular price: £28.99

    • 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 7,260
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,577
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,561

    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

    • Break Point

    • By: Ollie Ollerton
    • Narrated by: Ollie Ollerton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,003
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 910
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 905

    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
    • Incredible listen, highly recommend

    • By Anonymous User on 03-05-19

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Educated

    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,328
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,055
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,055

    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

    • The Real Sherlock

    • By: Lucinda Hawksley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    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

    • 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 4,788
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,454
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,427

    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 a Footballer

    • By: Peter Crouch
    • Narrated by: Peter Crouch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096

    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 2,675
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,454
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,440

    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

    • Brutally Honest

    • Mel B’s tell-all memoir
    • By: Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
    • Narrated by: Melanie Brown, Phoenix Chi Gulzar Brown, Andrea Brown, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 724
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 647

    As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice, has been an international star since the age of 19. And yet there are sides of Mel that no one has ever seen, or really known. Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success. With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and Melanie’s trademark Yorkshire humour, this audiobook removes the mask of fame and reveals the mother, wife and daughter behind the Spice Girl everyone thinks they know. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book

    • By Mr M Randell on 28-11-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Siege

    • Trump Under Fire
    • By: Michael Wolff
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham, Michael Wolff
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    With Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in Siege, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side. A stunningly fresh narrative that begins just as Trump’s second year as president is getting underway and ends with the delivery of the Mueller report, Siege reveals an administration that is perpetually beleaguered by investigations and a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic and exposed. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hairless and airless . The yellow peril

    • By Fleetwoodboy on 09-06-19

    Regular price: £24.99

    • 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 5,690
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,221

    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

    • 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 4,415
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,950
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,951

    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 Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

    • By: Amy Schumer
    • Narrated by: Amy Schumer
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,049

    In The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy shares stories about her family, her relationships, her career, good - and bad - sex, recounting the experiences that have shaped who she is today: from the riches to rags story of her childhood to her teenage quest for popularity (and boys) to becoming one of the most sought-after comedians on the planet and an outspoken advocate for women's rights.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldnt turn it off

    • By treeze on 19-08-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Wild

    • By: Cheryl Strayed
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,052
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,851
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,851

    A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an 1100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. After her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than an idea: vague, outlandish, and full of promise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Exceptional Story

    • By Colin on 30-01-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • 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 2,623
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,315

    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

    • Finding Ultra

    • Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
    • By: Rich Roll
    • Narrated by: Rich Roll
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 919
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 920

    An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

    In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational, even for non-runners

    • By JAMES on 09-04-13
    • Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
    • By: Rich Roll
    • Narrated by: Rich Roll
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 22-05-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071 ratings

    Regular price: £19.69

    • 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 5,567
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,179
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,154

    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 5,567 ratings

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Year of Living Danishly

    • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
    • By: Helen Russell
    • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,496

    When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Completely fascinating and bonkers

    • By melisa on 04-11-15

    Regular price: £14.99

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