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Ellen L

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  • Changing Body Composition Through Diet and Exercise

  • By: Michael Ormsbee, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael Ormsbee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Changing Body Composition Through Diet and Exercise presents the latest scientific research about changing your body composition, along with diet and exercise recommendations in incremental steps that men and women of all ages and fitness levels can follow. Led by Professor Michael Ormsbee, Assistant Professor and Interim Director of the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine, you will gain access to cutting-edge research that demonstrates what does - and doesn’t - work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learning based on science and research.

  • By Anonymous User on 01-02-2019

Sensible and we'll researched

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Reviewed: 25-03-2019

As another reviewer said before me I honestly learnt so much from this. No gimmicks just research and a balanced opinion. You don't have to follow it but I'm willing to try

  • So, Anyway...

  • The Autobiography
  • By: John Cleese
  • Narrated by: John Cleese
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic homelife, with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work, as a teacher who knew nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great for Cleese fans

  • By Stan on 10-12-2017

Please Mr Cleese can we have MORE!!!!

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Reviewed: 19-11-2016

Mr Cleese is wrong we do care about his youth and his struggles and what made him one of the most influential entertainers of his generation.
I have to agree his voice started out unsure and I was slightly disappointed having really looked forward to this audiobook. But as other reviewers have pointed out he warmed up and it was such a pleasure to listen to him laugh at the memories and sketches.
I have no idea how time consuming and painful it is to write an autobiography and I understand as a fan of his work I can't really ask for more than the pleasure he has already given so many BUT I am asking for more please. Listening to this audiobook is as close as I'll get to sitting down with him over a coffee and asking questions about his life. I just want a few more hours please.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Clockwork

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

A tormented apprentice clock-maker - and a deadly knight in armour. A mechanical prince - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil... Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening and suddenly life and the story begin to merge - almost like clockwork...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened to it in the car with my kids

  • By Ellen L on 30-04-2015

Listened to it in the car with my kids

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-2015

Trying to save my children from commercial radio I've been turning to audio books. I wasn't sure what to expect from this one but there was great interest and silence from my 9 year old son. We were both captivated by the story and the telling. when you find yourself sitting in the car spellbound waiting for the next part of the story instead of rushing into the house at the end of the day I guess you have to say you loved it

  • The Spire

  • By: William Golding
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Dean Jocelin has a vision: that God has chosen him to erect a great spire on his cathedral. His mason anxiously advises against it, for the old cathedral was built without foundations. Nevertheless, the spire rises octagon upon octagon, pinnacle by pinnacle, until the stone pillars shriek and the ground beneath it swims. Its shadow falls ever darker on the world below, and on Dean Jocelin in particular.From the author of Lord of the Flies, The Spire is a dark and powerful portrait of one man's will, and the folly that he creates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant actor

  • By Ellen L on 30-04-2015

Brilliant actor

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-2015

having a book read to you adds another dimension to the story. If you hate the voice and if you are familiar with a story but dislike the actor's take on the story it makes for a painful listen. Fortunately this was not a painful few hours. I am a fan of Mr Cumberbatch and I have to say his involvement in this was one of the reasons I decided to listen. I'm glad I did. I think I could listen to him forever.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The End of the Affair

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Colin Firth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 272

Audie Award Winner, Audiobook of the Year, 2013. Audie Award Nominee, Best Solo Narration, 2013. Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King's Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Colin Firth makes this story mesmerizing

  • By Adam on 15-06-2015

Colin's voice....

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-2015

I'm not a great fan of Graham Greene and this isn't my favourite book but Colin Firth's reading is wonderful. Worth listening for the wonderful performance. Still not a fan of the book but very impressed with Mr Firth. Well deserved awards