We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
How to be a Better Person Audiobook
How to be a Better Person
Written by: 
Seb Hunter
Narrated by: 
Kris Dyer
How to be a Better Person Audiobook

How to be a Better Person

Regular Price:$20.02
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Who volunteers? Why? What are you willing to do?

This title presents the hilarious, heartwarming adventures of a volunteering cynic.

Do the feel-good rewards commensurate with the time and effort involved? When Seb Hunter accidentally picks up the phone to a charity Fundraiser one day, he faces a moment of reckoning. It isn't so much that he lacks a social conscience; but he can no longer assuage it by buying the odd copy of the Big Issue and eating Fairtrade chocolate. So he decides to sign up, transform good intention into commitment, and get involved in as different types of volunteering as possible.

From falling out with fellow do-gooders at Oxfam to becoming embroiled in labyrinthine bureaucracy on behalf of a Congolese asylum seeker; from hospital radio to litter picking; and, from working at a homeless drop-in centre to averting climate change (although not all simultaneously), he sheds blood, sweat, and tears in the name of Good Causes. But can working for no financial reward actually make you a 'better person'?

©2009 Seb Hunter; (P)2009 Audible Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.3 (3 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
3.3 (3 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.7 (3 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    RaisinNut PA, USA 10-06-12
    RaisinNut PA, USA 10-06-12 Member Since 2011

    Making the world better one review at a time.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    292
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    52
    52
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    158
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not really a *how to* book..."
    Any additional comments?

    Not exactly a real *how to* book, this memoir is a delightful and funny read about one man's journey to find out if volunteer work - for all of its hype - can really make one a better person. Seb tries a little bit of everything, from picking up litter to volunteering at a drop-in center for some pretty scary homeless dudes. His comedic perspective of each volunteer project will make you laugh out loud. But does all this altruism really make Seb a better person? It definitely makes him feel better about himself; although one cannot help but question the project's success when Seb uses his baby as an excuse to get out of volunteer work.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Anne
    Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
    3/2/10
    Overall
    "So Funny"

    I love this book,the author works as a volunteer with different charities and it just proves how hard it is to fit in with the people who have been doing the job for years. The funninest is the Oxfam shop.It is not a self help book or anything like that but it will make you laugh out loud! I've not finished this audio yet and will be really sad when I do. I am now looking to find out if this author has written any more books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel Hart
    London, UK
    1/31/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very funny"
    Would you listen to How to be a Better Person again? Why?

    I was laughing so much that I'm sure I missed bits.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The narrator: just loved how initial optimism would be slowly challenged as the story unfolded.


    What does Kris Dyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    A greater sense of the different voices in the story: very recognisable


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh, laugh, laugh, and felt sad it had ended.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.