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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,602
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,438
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected but brilliant!

  • By Michael on 27-11-2015

Best book I've read for learning nearly everything

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Reviewed: 10-09-2018

Most thought provoking and interesting book I've ever read about the world we live in. Highly recommend if you're interested in anything to do with nature, history or why we are here. Absolutely loved it. Narrator/writer was entertaining on what would normally be difficult subjects but the writing and performance made it easy to listen to. thank you!

  • Diary of a Young Girl

  • By: Anne Frank
  • Narrated by: Helena Bonham Carter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 255
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    5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

In Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a 'secret annexe', fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary.An intimate record of tension and struggle, adolescence and confinement, anger and heartbreak, Anne Frank's diary is one of those unique documents, famed throughout the world.It portrays innocence and humanity, suffering and survival in the starkest and most moving terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you were to only read one book in your life time, let it be Diary of a Young Girl

  • By Anonymous User on 17-01-2019

So glad I've finally read this...

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Reviewed: 14-12-2017

To be honest, the story seems so normal, so typical of a teenage girl, however the extenuating circumstances and the trials and tribulations they go through before the devastating and tragic conclusion are an incredible insight into what it was like during those times. May situations like this never happen again.

  • Scar Tissue

  • By: Anthony Kiedis
  • Narrated by: Rider Strong
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

In 1983 four self-described 'knuckleheads' burst out of the neo-punk rock scene in LA with their own unique brand of cosmic hard-core mayhem funk. Over 20 years later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, against all the odds, have become one of the most successful bands in the world. Though the band has gone through many incarnations, Anthony Kiedis, the group's lyricist and dynamic lead singer, has been there for the whole rollercoastar ride.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful read

  • By Darren on 29-08-2016

Second time reading it and still fascinating.

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Reviewed: 19-10-2017

This book gives an understanding of a drug obsessed, sex obsessed musician but more so the understanding of how he got there and why he made the decisions he did. It's great to get an understanding of a very creative human from such a different walk of life to most people.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 29 year old female photographer

  • By Stacey on 11-06-2017

Funny, smart and inspirational!

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Reviewed: 17-08-2017

Great read which teaches the power of persistence and positive thinking mixed with humour! Life lessons absolutely ring true.

  • Life and Laughing

  • My Story
  • By: Michael McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Michael McIntyre
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
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    5 out of 5 stars 335
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart warming, not funny.

  • By Atreides on 31-10-2014

Must read for any fan or anyone down on their luck

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Reviewed: 19-04-2017

Big fan of this guy so happy that the book exceeded expectations. Great to hear a story where its pure hard work and persistance that pays off!

  • Rewire Your Anxious Brain

  • How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry
  • By: Catherine M. Pittman PhD, Elizabeth M. Karle MLIS
  • Narrated by: Susannah Mars
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
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    4 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

Do you ever wonder what is happening inside your brain when you feel anxious, panicked, and worried? In Rewire Your Anxious Brain, psychologist Catherine Pittman and author Elizabeth Karle offer a unique, evidence-based solution to overcoming anxiety, based in cutting-edge neuroscience and research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book for scientifically treating anxiety

  • By Behrang on 18-03-2017

Taught me so much! Thank you for writing it!

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Reviewed: 20-01-2017

learned so many new things about the brain and its wiring which will hopefully help me for life!

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