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  • The Sober Diaries

  • How One Woman Stopped Drinking and Started Living
  • By: Clare Pooley
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 57

Like many women, Clare Pooley found the juggle of a stressful career and family life a struggle, so she left her successful role as a managing partner in one of the world's biggest advertising agencies to look after her family. She knew the change wouldn't be easy, but she never expected to find herself an overweight, depressed, middle-aged mother of three who was drinking more than a bottle of wine a day and spending her evenings Googling 'am I an alcoholic?'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic book

  • By Crystal on 17-05-2018

Not for me

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-03-2019

I have left a better star rating than I wanted only because this book is not for me. I’m sure loads of women will relate to this book. I just don’t because I don’t have kids and this book is about a mother with a drinking problem. I only listened to an hour and I didn’t finish it as I didn’t care for the main character (as horrible and nasty as that sounds).

I prefer stories of more career orientated people with drinking problems as I relate more to those. Overall though I’m sure this book will be of great help to MANY, women and men, with drinking problems.

  • Nothing Good Can Come from This

  • Essays
  • By: Kristi Coulter
  • Narrated by: Kristi Coulter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

When Kristi stopped drinking, she started noticing things. Like when you give up a debilitating habit, it leaves a space, one that can’t easily be filled by mocktails or ice cream or sex or crafting. And when you cancel Rosé Season for yourself, you’re left with just summer, and that’s when you notice that the women around you are tanked - that alcohol is the oil in the motors that keeps them purring when they could be making other kinds of noise. In her sharp, incisive debut essay collection, Coulter reveals a portrait of a life in transition.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Odd

  • By Anonymous User on 19-02-2019

Odd

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-2019

This book had some weird segways. And the author kept saying “you” when she was actually talking about herself. I found it weird

The author said she was diagnosed as a genius. Maybe my intellect is just too low for this book. Either way I couldn’t finish it as it was just simply oddly written

  • Alcohol Explained

  • By: William Porter
  • Narrated by: Nick Jermyn
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37

Alcohol Explained is the definitive, ground-breaking guide to alcohol and alcoholism. It explains how alcohol affects human beings on a chemical, physiological, and psychological level, from those first drinks right up to chronic alcoholism. This audiobook provides a logical, easy-to-follow explanation of the phenomenon and detailed instructions on how to beat it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The book title says it all

  • By Anonymous User on 05-01-2019

extremely informative and helpful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-12-2018

this book is jammed packed full of truths. anyone who thinks they might have a drinking problem needs to read this.