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  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously?

  • By Anonymous User on 30-01-2018

It is the truth

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-2019

This book is the truth in huge sky written letters, every bit of it. The 5 second rule is a gift that anyone can change their lives with. The universal truth will applaud when you take up this gauntlet and run with it.

  • World Mental Health Day

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Holly Newson
  • Narrated by: Susan Calman, Katie Piper, Matt Haig, and others
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

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
  • Don’t be afraid to listen, everyone is awesome

  • By Margaret on 27-04-2019

Don’t be afraid to listen, everyone is awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-2019

I downloaded this a while ago but I wasn’t brave enough to listen to it. Sometimes hearing about these health issues can trigger off anxiety or panic. I’m so glad I gave it a go. I gained everything and lost nothing. Thank you everyone who gave of yourselves to help others. You helped me.

  • Wintersmith

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 69

Tiffany Aching put one foot wrong, made one little mistake... and now the spirit of winter is in love with her. He gives her roses and icebergs, says it with avalanches and showers her with snowflakes - which is tough when you're 13, but also just a little bit... cool.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crivens!

  • By Anonymous User on 13-07-2017

Terry Pratchett full of wisdom

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Reviewed: 08-04-2019

Terry Pratchett must have been as wise as Granny Weatherwax and Tiffany combined. Another great book and so much wisdom to take away.

  • Regency Buck

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: June Barrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 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 27

It is in regrettable circumstances that beautiful Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine first meet Julian St John Audley. The man, they both agree, is an insufferably arrogant dandy. But unfortunately for them, he's also the Fifth Earl of Worth, a friend of the Regent and, their legal guardian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and amusing

  • By Regina on 24-06-2016

Making violence toward woman seem okay 😳

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Reviewed: 05-04-2019

I read all of Georgette Heyer’s books when a teenager 50 years ago. I remembered this one as romantic. Thank goodness times have changed. When the Hero threatens to beat the heroine I realised that this normalised such violence against woman. At the end he says he was tempted to beat her several times during his guardianship. She doesn’t love him any less for it. Omg! None of Georgette Heyer’s books mention this and most are delightful.

  • The Snow Merchant

  • By: Samuel Gayton
  • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Lettie Peppercorn lives in a house on stilts near the wind-swept coast of Albion, with no one to talk to but Periwinkle the pigeon. Her days are filled with floor-sweeping, bed-making and soup-stirring. Her nights are filled with dreams of her mother, who vanished long ago. Nothing incredible has ever happened to Lettie, until one winter’s night. The night the Snow Merchant comes. He claims to be an alchemist - the greatest that ever lived - and in a mahogany suitcase, he carries his newest invention. It is an invention that will change Lettie’s life - and the world - forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, original and totally captivating

  • By Margaret on 08-03-2019

Brilliant, original and totally captivating

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-2019

I haven’t read a children’s book this original and captivating since The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I loved every second of it. The story is superbly read by Simon Shepherd. A perfect choice.

  • The Unknown Ajax

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver’s brat and heir apparent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story line

  • By Margaret on 05-02-2019

Great story line

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-2019

This is one of Georgette Heyer’s great story lines. A pity it is let down by the orator. Someone should have told him how to pronounce ‘ton’ properly, and the Ajax voice interpretation is irritating.

  • The Wee Free Men

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 139
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    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 131

Up on the chalk downs they call The Wold, witches are banned - ever since the Baron's son vanished in the woods. Anyway, as all witches know, chalk's no good for magic. Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching - a wise shepherd

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is a great listen.

  • By Anonymous User on 17-04-2017

One of Terry’s best books

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Reviewed: 31-10-2018

I enjoy this book so much I can’t wait until I’ve forgotten it enough to listen all over again. There are some wonderful gems of wisdom that sneak up on you while your being entertained.

  • Echoes

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

This is the story of two very different children growing up in a small Irish seaside town in the 50s and 60s. Shouting their hearts' desires into the echo cave, praying that their destiny will lead them far away from the town in which they live. Castlebay, in winter empty and grey with wind and sea spray, becomes all bustle and colour in the gaudy days of summer. The paths of these two characters are destined to criss-cross in a quite unforeseen way, and eventually both roads will lead back to Castlebay.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Depressingly sad

  • By Margaret on 28-10-2018

Depressingly sad

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

I read the book many years ago and don’t remember it being this full of sadness. Some how the audio made it even more despairing. I usually listen to my audio books several times but this story is so full of struggle I could hardly finish it.

  • The Quiet Gentleman

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

When Gervase Frant, 7th Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Poor characterisations

  • By mrsvee on 26-05-2016

Some of the voices were so grating

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-08-2018

An okay story line although the perpetrator was obvious from the start. Some of the voices did my head in. The Dowagers is still ringing in my ears. A struggle to listen until the end due to this and I would not listen to it again. I listen to all my other books several times but this is going back.

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  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910

You Are a Badass is the self-help audiobook for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don't want to get busted doing it. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, best-selling author and world-travelling success coach Jen Sincero serves up 27 bite-size chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours that stop you from getting what you want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blew Me Away

  • By Dors on 30-12-2016

Be entertained while you become a Badass

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Reviewed: 07-06-2018

Oh my! As soon as I’ve written this review I’m going to listen to this book all over again...and then repeat until I am well and truely Badass. Yes this may have some philosophy from other books, that’s only because the philosophy is a universal truth. It needs to be told in many different ways. Jen told it with the humour I could connect with. While I was being amused it snuck up and into my knowing. This book is a bell ringer and a light turneroner. Gift it to yourself.