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  • Bedsit Disco Queen

  • How I Grew Up and Tried to Be a Pop Star
  • By: Tracey Thorn
  • Narrated by: Tracey Thorn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

The Sunday Times top ten bestselling memoir of Tracey Thorn's 30-year pop career with Marine Girls and Everything But The Girl, and her collaborations with Paul Weller, Massive Attack and Todd Terry. 'I was only sixteen when I bought an electric guitar and joined a band. A year later, I formed an all-girl band called the Marine Girls and played gigs, and signed to an indie label, and started releasing records. Then, for eighteen years, between 1982 and 2000, I was one half of the group Everything But the Girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love and Music

  • By Amanda on 06-12-2015

Evocative of the 80's

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

Reviewed: 20-12-2018

I got my o ld 80's vinyls out recently having bought a new turntable. amongst them was Eden, one of my faves from the 80's and I often wondered where EBGT are at these days ( I moved to Australia in 91). Then hearing Tracey on DID and finding out about the book was a real trip back in time.
The book is beautiful. The modesty and self doubt make her human just like the rest of us mere mortals and you feel like you will soon pass her in the street and shout Hey Tracey ! as if you know her. that's the mark of a great bio...

  • Can You Forgive Her?

  • By: Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by: Timothy West
  • Length: 28 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Can You Forgive Her? is the first of the six in the Palliser series. Trollope inextricably binds together the issues of parliamentary election and marriage, of politics and privacy. The values and aspirations of the governing stratum of Victorian society are ruthlessly examined, and none remains unscathed. But above all Trollope focuses on the predicament of women. 'What should a woman do with her life?' asks Alice Vavasor of herself, and this theme is echoed by every other woman in the audiobook.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • torturous

  • By Jenny on 14-03-2019

beautiful vocabulary

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-2018

In this day and age the available vocabulary to most of us is so limited within that which we read or view everyday. This book despite its obvious Victorian sexism, makes you realise what beautiful rich diction existed then, primarily perhaps by the absence of word limitation requirememts these days on social media. Make your children read otherwise this literature will be incomprehensible to the next generation.

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  • Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac
  • By: Mick Fleetwood
  • Narrated by: Martin Dew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

'After forty-six years of being on the road, now is the right time to look back in a way I've never done before: now and then. I'm looking forward to sharing it with you.' Mick Fleetwood has been part of one of the world's most successful and adored bands for over four decades. Here he tells the full and candid story of that life, and what it is to be part of the ever evolving Fleetwood Mac.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating life

  • By Richard on 22-05-2018

A fascinating life

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

Reviewed: 22-05-2018

really enjoyed the early years and the meeting of the present band. Shame he didn't narrate as it comes alive much more then e.g. Springsteen, Clapton, Collins, Townsend etc
it becomes frustrating to listen to his constant repetitive never ending hedonism and letting down those who deeply cared for him including 3 wives. it ends on a high note of the band being close again so it felt strange now knowing they recently sacked Buckingham.

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