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  • The Barefoot Investor for Families

  • The Only Kids’ Money Guide You’ll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 287

Barefoot Investor for Families is aimed fairly and squarely at parents, grandparents, and basically anyone who read that book and said: 'Why the hell wasn't I taught this years ago?' Scott lays out 10 money milestones kids need to have nailed before they leave home, and it's all structured around one family 'money meal' each week.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a good book about Money

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-10-2018

Should hand out copies of this in maternity wards

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

Reviewed: 28-09-2018

Thats how foundational it is. I'll be sharing this one with my mothers group for sure! I think its funny that I never really considered that financial fitness is something we can be taught from a young age, probably because it's not something I was ever taught or exposed to at all past having pocket money for washing my dad's car but it makes a lot of sense (and explains the credit card debt i was in at 22!Gah ..)Scott also talks about a barefoot 10 tips, which stretch beyond money into building self esteem / confidence in your children to put them in good stead for the future. I'm so glad he wrote these more focused tips as a follow on from his previous book, its fried gold. This is a must listen for parents!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Hail to the Chin

  • Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor
  • By: Bruce Campbell, Craig Sanborn
  • Narrated by: Bruce Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

One of my dad’s favorite jokes about getting older was: “I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got back I was fifty-eight!” I get what he meant now. Time flies. My first book, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a "B" Movie Actor, was published back in 2001 and it chronicles the adventures of a “mid-grade, kind of hammy actor" (my words), cutting his teeth on exploitation movies far removed from mainstream Hollywood. This next book, an “Act II” if you will, could be considered my “maturing years” in show business, when I began to say “no” more often and gravitated toward self-generated material. Taking stock in the overall quality of my life, I fled Los Angeles and moved to a remote part of Oregon to renew, regroup and reload. If that sounds tame, the journey from Evil Dead to Spider-Man to Burn Notice was long, with plenty of adventures/mishaps along the way. I never pictured myself hovering above Baghdad in a Blackhawk helicopter, facing a pack of wild dogs in Bulgaria, or playing an aging Elvis Presley with cancer on his penis - how can you predict this stuff? The sheer lunacy of show business is part of the fun for me and I hope you'll come along for the ride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy interesting and funny listen

  • By Anonymous User on 13-12-2018

Not quite as good as the original one..

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

Reviewed: 28-09-2018

Still very enjoyable, as his voice is awesome to listen to but the story this time was a little dry - i didn't feel that interested in the digging of his land to put in an internet cable so much as other areas, so maybe i'm not quite the fan i thought I was. Still an OK listen though.

  • What Does This Button Do?

  • By: Bruce Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Bruce Dickinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Pioneers of Britain's nascent Rock and Metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second, but twice-longest-serving, lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden's front man - first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present - Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superbly Entertaining

  • By Anonymous User on 19-06-2018

Wowsers. What an e-nigma!

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

Reviewed: 13-08-2018

Wait.. that dude from Iron Maiden fly's ACTUAL COMMERCIAL JETS?? NOW this I have to learn more about. Great great great biography, he is such a well read well educated smooth talker it really was a delight to listen to. A must add for all iron maiden fans!

  • If Chins Could Kill

  • Confessions of a B Movie Actor
  • By: Bruce Campbell
  • Narrated by: Bruce Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful view of the reality of film

  • By Matthew on 13-08-2017

Listened to it on planes, trains and buses across the world

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

Reviewed: 13-08-2018

A great listen, Bruce's voice is A delight to hear and keep me company during many a yawnful moment. You know actually this book is probably far more educational than it intended to be, painting an interesting picture of how a bunch of college kids could raise the funds to make a proper movie. I really enjoyed if Chins could kill and can't wait to listen to the next one !!

  • Hypnobirthing Home Study Course Manual

  • Step-by-Step Guide to an Easy, Natural and Pain Free Birth
  • By: Kathryn Clark
  • Narrated by: Kathryn Clark
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

This course reveals the tools and knowledge you need to have a fulfilling birth, with little to no pain. All of this you can do in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. The Hypnobirthing Home Study Course is a complete birth education course. You can be fully prepared for your best possible birth experience. There is no need to attend any other hypnobirthing or birth preparation class, as this is a course that covers natural birthing, alternative options, and the best interventions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not too bad , worth a go!

  • By Kai1 on 14-10-2017

Not too bad , worth a go!

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

Reviewed: 14-10-2017

I used this book to get ready for the birth of my son, first baby. Although I wasn't 100% sure I was a hypnobirth mum I did want tips to relax and think about things differently and reduce my anxiety.

Initially I put this on a faster speed cos the voice annoyed me and it took a while to get into the "meaty bits"

Ultimately I went overdue and was due to be induced, then, in the end I had to be cut open very quickly to have my bub - the chapter about fear and release really helped as, things escalated quickly and I was able to keep thinking about the tips and keep my mind calm and be ok with the quick plan change.

I'd probably use this audio in conjunction with the/ a book as it was useful to listen to before bed but it's annoying you can't see the title of the chapters to flick Back to. I used the notes functionality liberally tho to playback bits to my husband.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Whispers Under Ground

  • Rivers of London, Book 3
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And it’s just as well - he's already had run ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho. Progression in the police force is less easy, especially when you work in a department of two. A department that doesn't even officially exist. A department that if you did describe it to most people would get you laughed at.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Janette Gorman on 18-04-2018

Not quite as compelling as the other stories...

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

Reviewed: 14-09-2017

What made the experience of listening to Whispers Under Ground the most enjoyable?

The narrator!!!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Peter

Have you listened to any of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes, I'll follow all of them!!

Any additional comments?

This book wasn't quite as good as the others in the series, I found it more of a challenge to listen to than the one's prior. But still worth a listen

  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,379
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,570
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,517

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for Australians, not so much for others

  • By Rob on 29-06-2017

Like pouring liquid gold into your ears..?

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

Reviewed: 14-09-2017

If you could sum up The Barefoot Investor in three words, what would they be?

Feverish. Sensible. Worthwhile.

Any additional comments?

Liquid gold metaphorically of course

This should be handed out at high school's as a mandatory textbook. Scott is an excellent narrator and very passionate about helping other people unlock a better financial future. Whilst if you are a high flying CEO bringing in tonnes of cash there may be less in this book for you, the majority of us will find nugget after nugget of golden delights. Worth a second listen to really digest and put the content into action!

  • How Not to Be a Boy

  • By: Robert Webb
  • Narrated by: Robert Webb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5/5

  • By Anonymous User on 29-11-2017

Outstanding listen, devoured it with haste

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

Reviewed: 14-09-2017

Where does How Not to Be a Boy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A great listen- I liked the fact this memoir had more of an angle to it, like comedy bio meets Caitlin Moran esk commentary on the patriarchy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of How Not to Be a Boy?

When he explains his family came up with a code word for the oncoming tide of gender nonsense that his daughter will get taught at school. His daughter asks if going to non-uniform day as spiderman and not a princess if she'll get laughed at and says "Shall I tell just them they’re laughing because of the trick that makes men sad and women get rubbish jobs?’ Out of the mouth of babes aye.

Any additional comments?

Listening to his charming voice for eight hours was no challenge!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nevertheless

  • A Memoir
  • By: Alec Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Alec Baldwin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

One of the most accomplished and outspoken actors today chronicles the highs and lows of his life in this beautifully written, candid memoir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • velvety voice raw honest story

  • By jo Casey on 17-04-2017

Suprisingly good, narrative style was spot on

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

Reviewed: 03-08-2017

Would you consider the audio edition of Nevertheless to be better than the print version?

Yes, another reviewer said that his voice was like Velvet= So true, the print version would have none of this depth.

What about Alec Baldwin’s performance did you like?

I really enjoyed the pitch and tone of his voice throughout, it felt like someone reading you a compelling story about the life and times of one New Yorker rather than a celeb just self indulgently blahing on about little details of their life to date.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Almost! I actually got through it in like 3 days. I'm just making my way through SNL bio's following Tina's and AmyP's and enjoyed this despite know very little about Alec Baldwin.

Any additional comments?

It's certainly not a comedy bio. As he states, he is not a comedian.. its the writers that write good comedy and have the ideas - he just knows how to act, and part of that is delivering comedy to be as funny as it was written.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Believe Me

  • A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
  • By: Eddie Izzard
  • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! ....... just WOW!

  • By Mark on 04-09-2017

Read delightfully by the author himself

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

Reviewed: 26-07-2017

Firstly, I hate books in which celeb bios have excessive footnotes but thankfully audio books cure this, they make way more sense being spoken aloud - this is how losing your train of thought and going off on a tangent should be. I definitely think you get more out of this title because of it.. Lots of amble ramblings not in the book.

Overall, I did find it a little long and probably a little bit more in-depth than I expected /wanted but I can't fault listening to his beautiful voice. He is so humble that he makes his amazing feats of multiple marathons seem normal, like anyone could decide tomorrow to do it. Not so, the secret ingredient really is determination and grit and not everyone has this in abundant qualities Like eddie does..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful