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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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    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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    • David Tennant

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 22 mins
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    Joining us at Audible Studios is prominent stage and television actor David Tennant, who has narrated The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells for Audible Studios. The War of the Worlds depicts the arrival of an alien vessel on Horsell Common, in Woking. The initial genial interest in the Martians quickly turns to terror as they emerge with deadly heat rays and power beyond our control and comprehension. Their ruthless disregard for human life leaves humanity under threat of extinction. As the world crumbles, a lone man sets out across the wasteland to find his wife.

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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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      5 out of 5 stars 54
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    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.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Lucy's enthusiasm

    • By Sharon T. on 12-02-19

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    • Roger Daltrey

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Roger Daltrey
    • Length: 15 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    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.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • interesting snippet

    • By RC18 on 21-01-19

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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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      5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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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    • George Monbiot

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: George Monbiot
    • Length: 15 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    George Monbiot is renowned for his passionate and impactful writing on political, social and environmental issues. A fearless investigative journalist, he’s travelled the world in search of stories and has written about subjects as varied as mahogany extraction from Indian reserves in Brazil to the effect of the loneliness epidemic on the health of the British population.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • George monbiot. what a hero! in actions and words.

    • By Heather Newson on 18-06-18

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    • Noel Fitzpatrick

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Noel Fitzpatrick
    • Length: 22 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    Joining us at the Audible Studios is veterinary surgeon and presenter Noel Fitzpatrick. Perhaps better known as the Supervet, he has now penned an autobiography - Listening to the Animals: Becoming the Supervet. He speaks to us about his memoir, which shows his journey to becoming the Supervet from the very beginning. We see every twist and turn on his route to Surrey and opening his world-renowned veterinary practice, his extremely successful television show, The Supervet, and the personal experiences that come alongside working with sick and injured animals. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartwarming as always!

    • By Anonymous User on 27-01-19

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    • Rob Moore

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Rob Moore
    • Length: 15 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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    As a property entrepreneur, Rob has earnt millions, and he’s gone on to set up a company to teach what he’s learnt and help others get there. Rob’s books Money and Life Leverage have received rave reviews, and his latest, Start Now. Get Perfect Later., is all about saying good-bye to procrastination and looking at the most effective ways of getting things done. Rob talks to us about how to let go of being perfect, what he wants the world to know about money and what it’s like to record his podcast, The Disruptive Entrepreneur.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always good to hear from Rob.

    • By Amazon Customer on 15-09-18
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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Rob Moore
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Release date: 16-08-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

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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 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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
    • great woman

    • By jv on 20-11-18
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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Jo Brand
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Release date: 04-10-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 49 ratings

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    • Dr Giles Yeo

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Dr Giles Yeo
    • Length: 21 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    In this interview, geneticist Dr Giles Yeo discusses how genes influence our eating habits and tells us about his key areas of research. He visited Audible Studios to talk about his audiobook, Gene Eating: The Science of Obesity, and the truth about diets, and we talked about what role scientists should play in our ‘post-truth’ world, how much we know about the gut microbiome and why we should avoid extreme diets.  

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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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Agatella on 10-03-19

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    • Jason Isaacs

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Jason Isaacs joins us in the Audible Studios to discuss narrating The Island of Dr Moreau by H. G. Wells. Playing the iconic role of Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films as well as Dr. Hunter Aloysius 'Hap' Percy in The OA and being part of the Star Trek franchise, he is a prolific and renowned actor. In this interview, Jason tells us about narrating The Island of Dr Moreau, what his kids think of this work, and the casting director who thought his hands were more interesting than his acting talent.

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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 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Mr Ollie on 11-04-19

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    • Dr Michael Mosley

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Dr Michael Mosley
    • Length: 26 mins
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    In his new book, The Fast 800, he gives recipes and meal plans to help you take your future health into your own hands. He gives scientific evidence for using intermittent fasting, tells of the power of time-restricted eating and confirms that 800 calories is the magic number for weight loss. If you can stick to 800 calories a few days a week, you will trigger desirable metabolic changes while still having enough calories to keep you sustained. We spoke about enduring diet myths that need busting, how fasting can help the brain and always trying things out on himself.  

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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 37
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    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
    • my perception of the conversation

    • By Anonymous User on 01-02-19

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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 33
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    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 33 ratings

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    • Fearne Cotton

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Fearne Cotton
    • Length: 12 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    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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    • Adrian Edmondson

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Adrian Edmondson
    • Length: 14 mins
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    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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    • Robert Peston

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Robert Peston
    • Length: 20 mins
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    Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his latest title, WTF: What Have We Done? Why Did It Happen? How Do We Take Back Control?, is highly accoladed journalist Robert Peston. Born and raised in North London, Robert Peston is ITV's Political Editor and host of weekly political discussion show Peston on Sunday. Robert Peston talks to us about why now was the time to write this book, why people have differing views on immigration and what he feels are the biggest challenges facing the country.

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    • Prof Steve Peters

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Prof Steve Peters visits Audible to discuss his latest book, The Silent Guides, which draws on what we learnt from his best seller The Chimp Paradox. Steve Peters is an English psychiatrist who has worked with the British cycling team and other sports people, as well continuing to work in hospitals and setting up his organisation Chimp Management. In The Silent Guides, listeners will learn about 'neuroscience and psychological aspects of the developing mind, unconscious thinking, behaviours, habit formation and related topics in an easy to understand way'.

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