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  • Lone Rider

  • The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World
  • By: Elspeth Beard
  • Narrated by: Wendy Wolfson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

In 1982, at the age of just 23 and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6. Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes, and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well-traveled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a book, exciting and full of suspense

  • By Robyn on 18-07-2019

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 30-04-2019

What an incredible story. I thoroughly enjoyed following the trials and tribulations of this epic undertaking.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,711
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,698

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
  • As you’d expect

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-11-2018

Surprised

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

Reviewed: 30-04-2019

I got this book purely as a curiosity but was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
It was even better because Michelle read the book for us.

  • Eureka: Finding the Line Between Desire and Contentment, Then Riding It

  • By: Graham Field
  • Narrated by: Graham Field
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

After the success of his first book In Search of Greener Grass, Graham Field hits the road again with his bargain-basement KLR650, recording his experiences in his inimitable and revealingly honest diary style. The Caucasus region is often overlooked by travelers, but Graham may inadvertently be about to change all that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bring on the next book

  • By Malcolm on 28-03-2019

Bring on the next book

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

Reviewed: 28-03-2019

I don’t know if it’s the accent or what but the way Graham reads his own book brings another level to the story.

  • In Pieces

  • By: Sally Field
  • Narrated by: Sally Field
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated audiences for more than five decades, beginning with her first television role at the age of 17. From Gidget’s sweet-faced ‘girl next door' to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-winning ferocity and depth of her role in Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And the winner is...... Sally Field for being truly authentic

  • By Anonymous User on 02-10-2018

What an insight

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

Reviewed: 17-10-2018

Without ruining for others, this book shows a side of Sally that was well hidden from the public. A thoroughly enjoyable book

  • Waking Gods

  • Themis Files, Book 2
  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Adna Sablyich, Laurel Lefkow, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

An unknown vessel, not of this world, materialises in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion? Every child has nightmares. But the only thing scarier than little Eva Reyes' dreams - apocalyptic visions of death and destruction - is the habit they have of coming true. Scientist Dr Rose Franklin has no memory of the last few years. The strangers she works with say she died, and was brought back to life. The question is not just how...but why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive

  • By Ken on 14-06-2018

An enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 11-07-2018

I’m thoroughly enjoying this series and will be straight into the third book when I finish typing this review.

  • Easily Distracted

  • By: Steve Coogan
  • Narrated by: Steve Coogan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Steve Coogan was born and raised in Manchester in the 1960s, the fourth of six children. From an early age, he entertained his family with impressions and was often told he should "be on the telly". Failing to get into any of the London-based drama schools, he accepted a place at Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre and before graduating had been given his first break as a voice artist on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image. The late '80s and early '90s saw Coogan developing characters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite interesting

  • By Sam B on 14-07-2018

An insight

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-2018

Though not one of my favourite British comedians I found this book to be interesting and insightful.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,908
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,597

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reindeer Flotilla Setec Astronomy

  • By Nicholas Hallam on 03-09-2017

W.O.W.

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

Reviewed: 25-11-2017

Once you have read the book and enjoyed like me you will get the title of my review.
Have fun.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,782

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well it's no "The Martian"

  • By Craig on 18-11-2017

Another gem

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

Reviewed: 18-11-2017

Loving the books by Andy Weir. I’m going to have to go back through his library and do some catching up.

  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent series

  • By michael on 29-09-2017

Just great

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

Reviewed: 30-03-2017

Yep, that's right, just great. This series is a great story line, great humor and has brought me great joy. Can not wait for the next great book in this series, " Paradise " to come out.

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  • Terms of Enlistment

  • Frontlines, Book 1
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not bad for a first novel.

  • By Procrastinacious M.D. on 15-05-2017

A great read

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-2017

This is a story that is simple in structure but great in execution. Worth a listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful