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Ryan Dagnall

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  • Paddle Your Own Canoe

  • One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living
  • By: Nick Offerman
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman - who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking - he runs his own woodshop - Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman's childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois, to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bacon

  • By Johnpocalypse on 28-07-2015

The man behind Swanson

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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: 21-01-2019

Amazing audiobook if you like Mr Offerman’s work. The description of The entertainment industry and his journey through it all was funny and enlightening. His simple and straight forward way of thinking and living should be the guide for many people.

  • The Ship That Never Was

  • The Greatest Escape Story of Australian Colonial History
  • By: Adam Courtenay
  • Narrated by: John Eastman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

The greatest escape story of Australian colonial history by the son of Australia's best-loved storyteller. In 1823, cockney sailor and chancer James Porter was convicted of stealing a stack of beaver furs and transported halfway around the world to Van Diemen's Land, before being sent to Sarah Island. Many had tried to escape Sarah Island; few had succeeded. But when Governor George Arthur announced that the place would be closed and its prisoners moved to the new penal station of Port Arthur, Porter, along with a motley crew of other prisoners, pulled off an audacious escape.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another piece of Australians convict history

  • By Ryan Dagnall on 13-08-2018

Another piece of Australians convict history

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

Reviewed: 13-08-2018

I watched the Ship that never was play in Strahan Tasmania over 10 years ago and have always recommended it to friends when they are in Tasmania. This book captured the story perfectly and went into the history of the characters as well. A fantastic story and one for anyone into the convict history.

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  • Breath

  • By: Tim Winton
  • Narrated by: Troy Planet
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award and now a major film. When paramedic Bruce Pike is called out to deal with another teenage adventure gone wrong, he knows better than his colleague, better than the kid's parents, what happened and how. Thirty years before, that dead boy could have been him. A relentlessly gripping and deeply moving novel about the damage you do to yourself when you're young and think you're immortal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible story

  • By Anonymous User on 11-05-2018

Another Tim classic

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

Reviewed: 03-07-2018

Great author and another great story. The way he describes the SW and the surfing life would ring true with many surfers. There are parts more suited to older readers but I think most people understand that with the authors books.

  • 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 1,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147

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

Very funny comedian but didn’t like the book

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

Reviewed: 22-03-2018

Amy is very funny in shows that I have seen her in but I couldn’t get into her book. Returned it but it may suit other people.

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scared of it getting stale..

  • By Jan on 22-02-2018

Great book with good narrator

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

Reviewed: 15-03-2018

The series was great. Couldn’t stop listening and the narrator was perfect for the story.

  • Persephone

  • Thomas Kydd, Book 18
  • By: Julian Stockwin
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Compelling naval action from the master of the sea story. November 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd must sail to Lisbon to aid the Portuguese Royal Family's evacuation in the face of Napoleon's ruthless advance through Iberia. In the chaos of the threatened city, an old passion is reawakened when he meets Persephone Lockwood, a beautiful and determined admiral's daughter from his past. But the Royal Family's destination is Brazil, Perspehone's England, and it seems Kydd's chance has gone again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Waiting for the next one

  • By Ryan Dagnall on 19-09-2017

Waiting for the next one

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

Reviewed: 19-09-2017

Finished the series between audio books and on my kindle. Pretty good series, narrator was good for audio books. Looking forward to the series continuing

  • A Walk in the Woods

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states, and over 2,000 miles. It stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Maine in the north to Georgia in the south. It is famous for being the longest continuous footpath in the world. (Compare this with the Pennine Way, which is a mere 250 miles long.) It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By josh on 01-07-2018

Not a guide but a story hikers will relate to

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

Reviewed: 19-07-2017

Bill Bryson has written a story that will remind hikers why they venture out. It won't help you hike but it might give you some inspiration.