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  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

In Amy Poehler's highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much).Powered by Amy's charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, and including a star-studded guest list of vocal appearances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Stacey Baines on 14-09-2015

Blah! Very disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 29-04-2018

What would have made Yes Please better?

Had the story been interesting or funnier it might have made it worth listening to.

I have always liked her acting and so expected to be much amused by this but was not.

What could Amy Poehler have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Been vastly different.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She has a good delivery.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Total disappointment

  • Peggy and Me

  • By: Miranda Hart
  • Narrated by: Miranda Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

The hilarious and heartwarming account of Miranda and her life changing dog, the inimitable and most lovable Peggy. Hello dear audiobook browser and welcome to Peggy and Me. The story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming

  • By Ann on 12-10-2017

Hilarious, adorable, human, honest. Loved it!!!!

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

Reviewed: 29-04-2018

Where does Peggy and Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely one of my favourites.

Miranda Hart is brutally honest about what she sees as her flaws. She is easy to relate to, truly, truly funny and clever and the scenes she describes are charming.
I cannot recommend this book more highly and would share it with all my friends except that I have already shared self help books.

What other book might you compare Peggy and Me to, and why?

Irma Bombeck's books have some similar self deprecating humour and brilliant wit.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I related to her honest description of how she feels about relationships with both humans and her dear dog.

Any additional comments?

Simply charming and all round feel good, delightful book. LOVED it!

  • How The Secret Changed My Life

  • Real People. Real Stories.
  • By: Rhonda Byrne
  • Narrated by: Rhonda Byrne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Since the very first publication of The Secret a decade ago, Rhonda Byrne's best-selling book has brought forth an explosion of real people sharing real stories of how their real lives have miraculously changed for the better. How The Secret Changed My Life presents a selection of the most heartwarming and moving stories in one inspirational volume.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • empowering

  • By Nyree on 04-07-2017

Can't recommend more highly for +ve change in life

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

Reviewed: 29-04-2018

If you could sum up How The Secret Changed My Life in three words, what would they be?

Empowering
Accessible
Clear

What did you like best about this story?

The explanation that anyone can and make positive and dramatic change in their life and how to do so.

What three words best describe Rhonda Byrne’s performance?

Bit humdrum and would have preferred the voices and accents to reflect the origins of the people who had sent testimonials.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It gave me hope.

  • How to Cope with Mitchell and Webb

  • By: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
  • Narrated by: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

David Mitchell and Robert Webb tackle various subject matters in a How to Cope with... guide, talking you through every day scenarios and situations. The subject matters discussed are How to Cope with... Being Normal; Pubs; Being Dumped, Parts 1 and 2; Coffee; Malmaison Hotels; Nudists; The Smoking Ban; Actors; Servants; and Getting Older.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Anonymous User on 18-04-2019

As expected, funny, witty & interesting. Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 29-04-2018

What made the experience of listening to How to Cope with Mitchell and Webb the most enjoyable?

These clever boys never fail to delight.This was as expected, clever and interesting in all aspects.

What did you like best about this story?

The humour, the whimsy and the interesting and quirky angle form which they see things.

  • The Ricky Gervais Guide to...LAW AND ORDER

  • By: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Narrated by: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

In this episode: Karl's great escape; Capital punishment - an exhaustive debate; Karl's confectionery confession; Steve invites trouble on the tube; Ricky discovers a useful guide to the ten commandments; Steve's anti-mugging strategy; Ricky's bullion robbery and Karl's daylight robbery; The Bodyguard, followed by The Negotiator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious and fun!!!

  • By jacqueline rozenfeld on 13-12-2017

Hilarious and fun!!!

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

Reviewed: 13-12-2017

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Fabulous and well worth listening to if you wish to be amused intelligently.

What did you like best about this story?

Humour

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Fabulous fun.

Any additional comments?

Well worth listening to anything these guys do.

  • Sarah Millican's Support Group

  • The Complete BBC Radio 4 Comedy
  • By: Sarah Millican
  • Narrated by: full cast, Sarah Millican
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Award-winning comedian Sarah Millican plays Sarah, life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt in the collected first two series of this BBC Radio 4 comedy. Solving the nation's problems with her support group, she wants you to live life to the utmost, and she's got tons of ideas of how to help. Just like the busybody at the end of your street who knows everything, and supported by her team of experts (local cabbie Terry and self-qualified counsellor Marion), Sarah dishes out advice whether you want to hear it or not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By kara Robert on 01-08-2017

ANNOYING in the extreme!!!

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

Reviewed: 13-12-2017

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Whilst Sarah is funny on TV and does say some amusing things in this book, there is a constant fake laugh track and the scenes are staged as if they are spontaneous interactions when it becomes VERY clear they are all prewritten.

Had to stop listening as it was so very, VERY annoying.

MOST disappointing and I found she must think all listeners are idiots.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sarah Millican again?

Not unless it was a straight book and not a pretend performance.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

She did say some whimsical, comedic things but the enjoyability of these was eclipsed but the fake performances and annoying and repetitive laugh track.

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  • The Ricky Gervais Guide to... PHILOSOPHY

  • By: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Narrated by: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

In this episode... Steve on Feng Shui; The think tank; Karl's perfect life; Karl's problem with neuroanatomy; Cogito Ergo Summat; Work ethics; Post-pesticidal remorse; Karl's holiday anhedonia; Curry night at Auntie Nora's; The Zen of Munchies; Karl's confectionery-based analogies; Transplant bollocks; Karl gets economical with his facts; Tribal numeracy; Small talk at the bar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "LOVE THESE GUYS!!!!!!!"

  • By jacqueline rozenfeld on 13-12-2017

"LOVE THESE GUYS!!!!!!!"

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

Reviewed: 13-12-2017

What made the experience of listening to The Ricky Gervais Guide to... PHILOSOPHY the most enjoyable?

Its whimsy and humour.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ricky Gervais Guide to... PHILOSOPHY?

Karl Pilkington's hilarious comments.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Just as good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

.I squirmed at Merchan't treatment of Pilkington.

Any additional comments?

They're all great to listen to.

  • The Ricky Gervais Guide to...SOCIETY

  • By: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Narrated by: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

In this episode: Athenian democracy and arboreal investments; Karl on road safety; President Pilkington's pronouncements; Malthusian musings; Karl's adoption agency; the ins and outs of organ donation; social injustice on the busses; morality and entomology; Karl's Luddite attitude to plate sanitation; euthenized ensifera; social orthodoxy at the orthodontist's; and splenetic etiquette.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "LOVE THESE GUYS!!!!!!!"

  • By jacqueline rozenfeld on 13-12-2017

"LOVE THESE GUYS!!!!!!!"

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

Reviewed: 13-12-2017

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?



I'd recommend ANYTHING these guys do.

What they say is whimsical, hilarious and often quite informative.

I find them really easy to listen to and also relistening is still entertaining.



  • Ricky Gervais Show

  • The Complete Fifth Season: Free Excerpt
  • By: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Narrated by: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Length: 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

This is a free excerpt of Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Fifth Season.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wooww!!!

  • By Anonymous User on 03-09-2018

LOVE THESE GUYS!!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 13-12-2017

Would you listen to Ricky Gervais Show again? Why?

I'd gladly listen to ANYTHING these guys do.

What they say is whimsical, hilarious and often quite informative.

I find them really easy to listen to and also relistening is still entertaining.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ricky Gervais. He is hilarious. I find Steve Merchant a bit unpleasant in his greater disrespect of Karl Pilkington and Karl is seriously leaden despite saying hilarious things.

Any additional comments?

Well worth listening to anything of these very different men.

  • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

  • A Wicked Bestiary
  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

The brilliantly quirky David Sedaris returns with a book of acerbic and outrageously funny stories about animals who have unmistakably human failings.This collection of sharply observed animal-themed tales is a delight, told with David Sedaris’s trademark blend of hilarity and goodnaturedness. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of our own everyday interactions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging but dark and sinister

  • By jacqueline rozenfeld on 25-11-2017

Engaging but dark and sinister

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

Reviewed: 25-11-2017

I think the stories were so well written and they certainly engage you from the start but I did not enjoy them because I found the dark, sinister, cynical and nasty.