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    • Stephen Fry - October 2018

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 32 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 28
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      5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk to us about his latest series, Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets, is the man himself, Stephen Fry. A comedian, actor, writer and more, Stephen has narrated the full collection of Sherlock Holmes for audiobook, was one-half of comic duo Fry and Laurie and is well known for his many years presenting QI. His list of accomplishments beyond this would far exceed the word count here! Now he lends his smarts and his voice to delving into the mysterious world of the Victorians in new series Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • interesting as usual

    • By jackie brown on 08-12-18

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    • Jo Brand

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Jo Brand
    • Length: 14 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 24
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      5 out of 5 stars 24

    After beginning a career in psychiatric nursing, Jo Brand moved to the alternative comedy stand-up scene with early performances on Saturday Live and later appearing in the likes of The Brain Drain and Jo Brand Through the Cakehole. Brand is the author of four novels and is currently the presenter of The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, and her latest book, Born Lippy, was published in October 2018.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful

    • By m lander on 23-11-18
    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Jo Brand
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Release date: 04-10-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

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    • World Mental Health Day

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Susan Calman, Katie Piper, Matt Haig, and others
    • Length: 37 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    In this World Mental Health Day Audible Sessions Special, nine celebrities discuss their experiences with mental health. We hear what their mental health problems feel like to them; their experiences of speaking to friends, family, professionals and the public; and the things that can help them feel better. In these conversations, we cover topics from social media to suicidal thoughts, and we say that whether you sometimes find it difficult to leave the house; you have anxiety, depression, or OCD; or you need to airplane your phone every now and then to stop it becoming addictive - that’s okay. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life affirming

    • By SDC on 17-10-18

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    • Gary Barlow

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Gary Barlow
    • Length: 18 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his latest book and autobiography, A Better Me, is lauded British singer, songwriter and record producer Gary Barlow. Best known as the lead singer of British boy band Take That and head judge of The X Factor UK from 2011-2013, Gary Barlow is one of the UK’s most successful songwriters, with 14 number one singles, 24 top 10 hits and three number one singles as a solo artist. Gary Barlow’s official autobiography, A Better Me, was published in October 2018. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok listen

    • By jv on 15-11-18

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    • Roger Daltrey

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Roger Daltrey
    • Length: 15 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Coming to prominence in the mid-'60s as the founder and lead singer of rock band The Who, Roger Daltrey has had an iconic career spanning more than 50 years. Famed for his stage presence and powerful voice, Roger has also carved a solo career as well as an acting one. His memoir, Roger Daltrey: Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite, was published in October 2018. Roger Daltrey talks to us about the time he was chucked out of The Who, making his own Fender guitar and discovering he had three more children after his 50th birthday.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We've never cheated

    • By Norma Miles on 10-11-18

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    • Lucy Worsley - September 2018

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Lucy Worsley
    • Length: 15 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Lucy Worsley has become a household name through our screens as a presenter of history programmes for the BBC and as an author of several best-selling books, including Jane Austen at Home. Beginning her career working for English Heritage before becoming chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy Worsley published her latest book, a biography of Queen Victoria, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of her birth. Lucy Worsley talks to us about our continual fascination with the monarchy, why she loves sharing history so much and how in love Queen Victoria and Prince Albert really were.   

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    • Esther Perel

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 14 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Most noted for her work on erotic intelligence and her expertise on issues of infidelity, Esther Perel covers all in her frank and refreshing Audible Audio Shows series, which began in 2017 and listens in on couples talking through their problems in Esther’s therapy room. Esther Perel talks to us about the making of her podcast series with Audible, what she hopes listeners can gain from the intimate discussions and what she learns from her clients.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • simply amazing lady! very valuable insight !!!

    • By Sanita Studente on 29-11-18

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    • Benjamin Zephaniah

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Zephaniah
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Zephaniah transformed performance poetry when he came onto the scene in the 1980s and has gone on to convey political and societal messages through his work. He’s also written numerous novels, children’s books and plays as well as releasing multiple albums. A multitalented man with an uneasy childhood and mixed up teen years, he has plenty to say in his autobiography. When he came to the studio, he spoke about overcoming his shyness, writing about his mum and what the West can learn from the rest of the world about peace. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Introduction

    • By Danielle McNish on 21-10-18

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    • International Women's Day

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: June Sarpong, Meera Syal, Lily Cole, and others
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    In this International Women’s Day Audible Sessions Special, seven influential women discuss literature and gender equality and the importance of diversity in storytelling and reveal the women who inspire them. Featuring June Sarpong, Lily Cole, Meera Syal, Pearl Mackie, Prue Leith, Sam Baker and Eleanor Tomlinson. As part of this Audible Sessions Special, Audible made a donation to the Malala Fund, a charity championing the education of girls across the globe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting content

    • By Kerry Pocock on 21-10-18

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    • Fearne Cotton

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Fearne Cotton
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Fearne Cotton discusses how we can all be less stressed and tells us what her new guilty pleasure is as she visits Audible Studios to talk about her new book, Calm: Letting Go of Stress and Searching for a Happy Centre. She discusses her own mental health, what calm really means and how we can find it, and how the advice of her dearest friends can help you too.

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    • Peter Crouch

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Peter Crouch
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his new book, How to Be a Footballer, is professional football player and striker for Championship club Stoke City Peter Crouch. Capped 42 times by the England national team, scoring 22 goals for his country in that time and appearing in two World Cups, Peter Crouch is a household name in professional football and star of Championship club Stoke City. His new book, How to Be a Footballer, published in 2018.

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    • Craig Revel-Horwood

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Craig Revel-Horwood
    • Length: 18 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his latest book, In Strictest Confidence, is dancer, choreographer and theatre director Craig Revel-Horwood. Best known as a judge on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Craig Revel-Horwood has had an illustrious career across stage and television. Publishing his first autobiography in 2008 and a second in 2013, Revel-Horwood has now published the third installment of his autobiography, In Strictest Confidence - the first available in audio!

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    • David Coulthard

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: David Coulthard
    • Length: 20 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Joining us in the Audible Studios to discuss his latest book, The Winning Formula, is British former Formula 1 driver turned presenter and entrepreneur David Coulthard. Winning 13 grand prix races during his career as a F1 driver, Coulthard spent many years as a leader in the world of motorsports. As well as running his production company, Whisper Films, and making his mark in the property business, Coulthard now commentates and copresents on Channel 4’s F1 coverage and has written his book, The Winning Formula, about the business of sport. 

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    • Adrian Edmondson

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Adrian Edmondson
    • Length: 14 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his children’s books Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talked and Tilly and the Time Machine is British comedian, actor and writer Adrian Edmondson. Best known for his comedic roles in television series such as The Young Ones and Bottom, which he wrote together with his best friend and collaborative partner, Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson has seen huge success since the early '80s, having been an integral part of The Comic Strip Presents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully intimate interview...

    • By Anita Green on 29-09-18

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    • Denzil Meyrick

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Denzil Meyrick
    • Length: 11 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Denzil Meyrick, ex-police officer and celebrated author of the best-selling DCI Daley series, joins us to discuss the release of his new and highly anticipated sixth instalment, entitled The Relentless Tide: A DCI Daley Thriller. Returning to the wonderfully dark world of Kinloch, the audiobook opens with the discovery of three female corpses which lead to the arrival of the Scottish Police’s Cold Case Unit and a race against time for Detective Daley. In this interview, we talk to Denzil about his protagonist, the evolution of the series and how he began writing.  

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    • Anton Du Beke

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Anton Du Beke
    • Length: 11 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his debut novel, One Enchanted Evening, is ballroom dancer, singer and television presenter Anton Du Beke. Best known as a professional dancer on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing since the show’s conception in 2004, Du Beke has also been a familiar face on British shows such as Hole in the Wall and has now published his debut novel, One Enchanted Evening. Anton Du Beke talks to us about how he created the book, how Strictly has evolved over the years and if everyone really can dance.

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    • David Suchet

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 15 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    David Suchet, veteran actor best-known for his iconic portrayal of Agatha Christie’s Poirot, joins us to discuss the release of his new audio series, David Suchet's Questions of Faith. Exploring the differences which divide and the similarities which unite the three Abrahamic religions, David talks to prominent figures within the Jewish, Christian and Islamic communities, searching for answers to the devastating wars that have been waged against one another. In this exclusive interview, David reflects back on his findings, the many eye-opening conversations he’s had along the way and his hopes for a peaceful future. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyable listen

    • By Heather on 27-08-18

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    • Hannah Fry

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Hannah Fry
    • Length: 14 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Alongside her academic position at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL, where her research into the patterns of human behaviour can apply to a huge range of social problems, Fry’s expertise has also led to the development of several BBC documentaries including City in the Sky and her long-running BBC Radio 4 show, The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry. Her latest book, Hello World, was published in September 2018.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A really interesting prelude to her new book

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-11-18
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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Hannah Fry
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Release date: 23-08-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

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    • Brandon Sanderson

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Brandon Sanderson
    • Length: 11 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Epic fantasy writer and New York Times best seller Brandon Sanderson joined us in the Audible Studios to discuss Oathbringer, the third book in his Stormlight Archive, and he revealed his process for getting his books just right. Brandon also spoke about how others can sometimes discover that they're writing in the wrong genre and told us about the books he has unpublished.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I like his books. One of the longest out there.

    • By Darren Phillimore on 07-07-18

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    • Ash Ranpura & Gelong Thubten

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Ash Ranpura, Gelong Thubten
    • Length: 15 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Neurologist Ash Ranpura and Buddhist monk Gelong Thubten have recently collaborated with Ruby Wax - comedian, mental health advocate and best-selling author of Frazzled - to produce a new book called How to Be Human: The Manual. In this interview they reveal what they learnt from each other, where they found common ground and where, perhaps, they might disagree. We hear about mindfulness and what science can really tell us about who we are.

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