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  • Depends What You Mean by Extremist

  • Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables
  • By: John Safran
  • Narrated by: John Safran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

No one turns up where they're not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure, he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the contradictions that many would prefer be left unexamined. Who is this black puppet master among the white nationalists? And this Muslim fundamentalist who geeks out on Monty Python? Is there a secret radicalisation network operating in John’s own Jewish suburb?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nasally voices are my thing

  • By Anonymous User on 12-07-2017

Couldn’t finish it

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-2018

I like John Safran but this drags on and on. I’m over half way and I can’t do anymore. Sorry John.

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  • Alan Partridge: Nomad

  • By: Alan Partridge
  • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

In Alan Partridge: Nomad, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew - it's called Britain - intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes not a man (because he was one to start off with) but a better, more inspiring example of a man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious!

  • By cathryn on 16-12-2016

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-03-2017

Classic Partridge. Fills in gaps in between alpha papa, knowing me knowing you, etc. If you like Steve Coogan this is a must listen to.

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  • David Mitchell: Back Story

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: David Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable

  • By Tristan Butler on 20-06-2018

Excellent. Just excellent.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-2015

Laugh out loud funny with one sentence and cripplingly sad with the next. Self depreciating sounds too trite. Honest is more accurate. Wonderful wonderful wonderful.

  • Firewall

  • Nick Stone, Book 3
  • By: Andy McNab
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Tough, resourceful and ruthless, ex-SAS trooper Nick Stone is now working for British Intelligence on deniable operations. And is desperately in need of cash. When he is offered a lucrative freelance job, Stone thinks his problems are over. All he needs to do is kidnap a Russian mafia warlord. And so Stone is thrust into the grim underworld of Estonia, with unknown aggressors stalking the Arctic landscape. Russia has launched a cyber-espionage attack, hacking into the West's most sensitive military secrets. Stone must stop them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Andy McNab and Paul Thornley make the perfect comb

  • By shane on 27-06-2016

Worst narrator ever

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-2015

The upward inflections of Paul make this book unlistenable. Terrible. I wish I could have my money back. Andy is an entertaining writer and this guys makes his books just awful.

  • I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

  • By: Alan Partridge
  • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder – Alan Partridge – a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future. Gregarious and popular, yet Alan’s never happier than when relaxing in his own five-bedroom, south-built house with three acres of land and access to a private stream. But who is this mysterious enigma? Alan Gordon Partridge is the best – and best-loved – radio presenter in the region. Born into a changing world of rationing, Teddy Boys, apes in space and the launch of ITV, Alan’s broadcasting career began as chief DJ of Radio Smile....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back of the net!

  • By Simon A Newman on 09-01-2015

Back of the net!

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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: 09-01-2015

One of the few occasions that the audiobook is better than the paperback. Coogan reading it makes it so ruddy ruddy ruddy good...

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