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  • The Trauma Cleaner

  • By: Sarah Krasnostein
  • Narrated by: Rachael Tidd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318

Sandra Pankhurst founded her trauma cleaning business to help people whose emotional scars are written on their houses. From the forgotten flat of a drug addict, to the infested home of a hoarder, Sandra enters properties and lives at the same time. But few of the people she looks after know anything of the complexity of Sandra's own life. Raised in an uncaring home, Sandra's miraculous gift for warmth and humour in the face of unspeakable personal tragedy, mark her out as a one-off and make this biography unmissable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant narrative masterly voiced

  • By Philip on 19-04-2018

powerful story

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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: 12-02-2019

beautiful story with wonderful snippets from the past if you grew up in Melbourne. shocking and melancholy too.

  • The Furthest Station

  • A PC Peter Grant Novella
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line, and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly whom to call. It's PC Peter Grant's specialty.... Only it's more than going 'bump'. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter - making the follow-up interviews rather difficult. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely amazing

  • By Richard on 30-09-2017

Shorter than expected

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

Reviewed: 13-11-2018

just getting into this one when it ended. great story and wonderfully read as usual.

  • Dare to Lead

  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

In her number one NYT best sellers, Brené Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas and developing that potential. This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible and inspiring

  • By Anonymous User on 02-11-2018

another great from Brenè

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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: 24-10-2018

whilst this book does contain parts of others, it is still a great piece on leadership. Wonderful reminders about what drives & challenges us. Buy a copy for your boss and discuss.

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  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly Emotional

  • By Anonymous User on 14-11-2017

Wonderful insight into her campaign.

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

Reviewed: 26-06-2018

the world has missed out on a great leader here. imagine waht could have been achieved as President.

  • Witch Myth Super Boxset

  • A Collection of Cozy Witch Mysteries
  • By: Alexandria Clarke
  • Narrated by: Tia Rider Sorensen, Elizabeth Lagalee, Jo Nelson
  • Length: 35 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Best-selling cozy mystery author Alexandria Clarke brings you the complete collection of the highly-rated Witch Myth Christmas and Witch Myth Yew Hollow series. These stories have accumulated over 500 five-star reviews and have been boxed together for the first time! That's three complete series totaling nine books!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • quirky but ok

  • By Anonymous User on 31-05-2018

quirky but ok

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-05-2018

If you can oberlook the changing narrators for each book and the mispronounced names then this is a good commute listen.

  • David Attenborough - Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster

  • By: David Attenborough
  • Narrated by: David Attenborough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 296

His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited. Over the last 25 years he has established himself as the world's leading Natural History programme maker with several landmark BBC series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Living treasure

  • By Steven J Short on 20-01-2017

wonder of life

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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: 13-03-2018

fabulous insight into natural life and gis life. such adventures. not fast paced though sk be prepared.

  • The Hanging Tree

  • Rivers of London, Book 6
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty's daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we're talking about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Adrianne Jerrett on 29-11-2016

Worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 05-03-2018

Still love the narration on this set of books. I did find this story less compelling though. Not as engaging as others by same author.

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,879
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,880

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, It'll Change Your Life!!

  • By Lyndon on 28-05-2015

outstanding

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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: 02-03-2018

if you are looking to understand self or others a bit more this is for you. funny, insightful, challenging and everyday language.

  • Foxglove Summer

  • Rivers of London, Book 5
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

In the fifth of his best-selling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper. Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous narration brings the book to life

  • By emmoff on 15-07-2015

Not so sure about this one

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-2018

Love the concept of this series however this one was a bit lame. Great reading of it as usual - just felt this story line was lacking. Maybe I was distracted whilst listening so interested to see other reviews.

  • Braving the Wilderness

  • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063

'True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.' Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarisation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent . started it again as soon as i finished

  • By Tracey on 16-10-2017

Exceptional path towards authenticity

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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: 27-11-2017

This is a wonderful exploration on how we show up in the world. How we be brave and authentic whilst respecting ourselves and others. Take up the challenge.

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