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  • Life and Laughing: My Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michael McIntyre
    • Narrated By Michael McIntyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    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.

    Ann says: "Entertaining and engaging"
    "BEST Narration of any audiobook...ever!"
    Would you listen to Life and Laughing again? Why?

    Absolutely would listen to this again. The author/narrator has such a wonderful outlook on life, he can find humor even in hard times.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Life and Laughing?

    I love how McIntyre opens the first few chapters by chiding the listener for being "too lazy" to read the book for themselves; there are other comments that he makes while reading that seem to be spontaneous as well. The delivery is so natural, so fresh and authentic.

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

    I listened to almost half in one sitting, then the rest the following day.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 1066: History in an Hour

    • UNABRIDGED (45 mins)
    • By Kaye Jones
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble

    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. During the year 1066, England had three different kings and fought three huge battles in defence of the realm, including the bloody Battle of Hastings. The result was the Norman Conquest which defined England during the Middle Ages. 1066 in an Hour will guide you through the politics and personalities of the Norman invasion. It will help you understand why William the Conqueror was victorious and introduce you to the new king and subsequent ancestor to the Plantagenets and Tudors.

    NoDumbName says: "don't bother"
    "love this series"
    Where does 1066: History in an Hour rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love these "History in an Hour" over-views of historical topics that I have either forgotten or never learned (did not go to a very good public school...). I will defer against comparing this against other audiobooks I have listened to, as it would be like comparing apples to oranges. However, in comparison to others in the same series, and I think this is one of the better "History in an Hour".The narration is good, easy to follow. I like Jonathan Keeble, his delivery is that of an avuncular professor who knows his subject well, so it flows naturally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.

    Radiance says: "Love Brene Brown, didn't like the narrator"
    "Would be a Best Seller, if not for the narrrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I saw Brene Brown's TED talks, loved what I saw and heard, and immediately bought the audio book without reading the other reviews...big mistake! The delivery is HORRIBLE, the cadence of the speech is stilted and artificial, the "art-tic-cu-la-tion" is forced and OVERLY emphatic. Karen White needs to find a new profession.
    I will be returning this book.

    How could the performance have been better?

    EVERYTHING about the performance was awful. The narrator's inflection, cadence, emphatic articulation were all forced and artificial. Nothing good to say about it.

    Did Daring Greatly inspire you to do anything?

    Sadly, could not stomach the narration for long enough to be inspired (I bought the book hoping to be)

    Any additional comments?

    Have this wonderful author read her own book, or re-record with another reader and re-release it

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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