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Cynthia

Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States Member Since 2012

Audible listener who's grateful for a long commute!

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  • "We're the Pros from Dover"

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    M*A*S*H - the television show - was a military brass colored thread that ran through my life from 4th grade to my first year in the Army. By the final show, I'd gone from a pudgy, short 4th grader forced to wear rubber bands on her braces to an E-3/PFC in the Army. I could run faster and do more sit-ups then most men; take apart and reassemble an M16 in less than a minute; and, of course, shoot well enough to win prizes even at rigged carnival galleries.

    On February 28, 1983, the date the final M*A*S*H episode aired, the Presidio I was stationed lost power. Channelling my inner Radar O"Reilly, I scrounged up a 6" black and white TV, collected money for a couple of dozen D batteries, and the entire Company watched it in the standing-room only Common Room.

    The 1970 movie "MASH" was based on this book - Richard Hooker's novel "MASH: A Novel about Three Army Doctors" (1968). I'm certain I wouldn't have seen the movie until high school, and then it would have been bowdlerized for network television broadcast. Censored or not, I loved the movie - especially Sally Kellerman as "Hot Lips Houlihan." She was so over the top, she'd rounded the bend and was back to some mysterious manic subtlety.

    I remember reading this MASH book the summer between my junior and senior years of high school. I thought the book would complement the movie.

    Unfortunately, didn't understand half of it. The political and military satire - no problem. But the medical stuff - Hooker is the nom de plume of H. Richard Hornberger, MD (deceased), a genuine US Army surgeon who served in the Korean War. I completely lacked the education to understand the anatomy, medical terms, and surgical procedures he was talking about. The Internet was called Arpamet, and a decade away from even the most basic civilian use. The set of Encyclopedia Britanicas Mom and Dad had bought on a monthly installment plan over 4 years didn't have the detail to explain bowel resections, pulmonary embolisms, and the subtleties of neurosurgery. And the public library - well, let's just say - it's really hard to use a card catalog and the Dewey Decimal System when you don't know what you're looking for.

    More than 30 years later, I really enjoyed the book "MASH." The writing and dialog was a bit choppy but I just wish I'd been able to say and do some of the things Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John McIntyre did when I served. Of course, no one is going to get away with that in an all volunteer Army. Pierce and McIntyre, on the other hand, were drafted from lucrative private practices. And the plot - let's just say it was a huge plot for a relatively short book. The television series put that to good use.

    This is classic war fiction, with a healthy dose of sarcasm and humor.

    [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]

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    MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors

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    • By Richard Hooker
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
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    Before the movie, this is the novel that gave life to Hawkeye Pierce, Trapper John, Hot Lips Houlihan, Frank Burns, Radar O'Reilly, and the rest of the gang that made the 4077th MASH like no other place in Korea or on earth. The doctors who worked in the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH) during the Korean War were well trained but, like most soldiers sent to fight a war, too young for the job. In the words of the author, "a few flipped their lids, but most of them just raised hell, in a variety of ways and degrees."

    Trish says: "I Wanted to Love it--and I DID!!"
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  • Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

    "Painful"

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    Very, very hard to read. The day to day horror of being anorexic/bulemic literally made me sick to my stomach. Her body image was very much tied into the fact that she was hiding her homosexuality and trying to portray the story of someone else...someone that she thought would please her mother and the world. Once she was willing to come out and risk her career, she was able to begin healing the eating disorder. Her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres is not featured in the book and only mentioned at the very end. Painful, but moving.

  • Love Life

    "Another Winner"

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    I don't know how you could listen to both of Rob Lowe's memoirs and not admire him. Forget that he is a great story teller and narrator. What really makes his work shine is his honest self reflection. And, through his words, we get to know someone that, like all of us, is not perfect, but has striven for conscious awareness and self improvement. I will be interested to read the memoir he writes when he is 75.

  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

    "Best listen of the year"

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    What surprise. I took a chance because Audible listed this as the sleeper hit of the year. Who knew that Rob Lowe was such a fantastic writer and storyteller? His narration is top notch and the tales he has to tell are very intriguing. You have to admire the fact that he was able to pull himself out of the drug and alcohol scene at 26...and he never went back. Bravo.

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  • "Fascinating and sad."

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    I can vividly recall the meteoric rise of River Phoenix as a different kind of teen icon. After Stand By Me, there was no one my age who did not at least subconsciously know what River Phoenix was doing and what movies he was appearing in. Unlike others in Hollywood who embodied the 80's zeitgeist of selfishness and excess, River Phoenix was promoting animal rights and making quirky choices (mostly) in his film choices that steered many of his fans to see thought-provoking films that they might never have considered if he had not been in them.

    This book provides a pretty complete picture of River Phoenix's family, from their transition between hippie nomads to Children of God cult members to unlikely Hollywood royalty. What was particularly amazing about this was how the unconventional worldview and the naive way they looked at River's acting career was tolerated by Hollywood, illustrating that it may not be as necessary as many stage parents seem to think to sacrifice your child's well being to the gods of fame in order to accomplish stardom. However admirable the Phoenix parents' commitment to their ideals may be, it becomes pretty clear that they unfairly placed the burden of providing for the family on the children and especially on River. You can see the adolescent River coming to terms with hypocrisy in them, as well as chafing (however mildly) under the burden at times.

    More than anything, this story really makes me wonder what sort of man and what sort of actor River Phoenix might have been if he had not died. Phoenix was not any more of a drug abuser than his contemporaries, he was just unlucky enough that he never got a chance to make the decision to leave drugs behind. It becomes obvious that this is the main difference between River and other stars like Anthony Kiedis, Johnny Depp, Corey Feldman, etc.: they got lucky and River did not.

    I have read some reviews that were negative about the narrator'a performance or the author's inclusion of so many perspectives from famous contemporaries of River. I disagree. I thought that 1) the narrator did a fairly amazing job of mimicking the voices of River's famous contemporaries, which was very entertaining, and 2) it would have been impossible to actually capture the times without including all these famous people River knew and how he affected them.

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    Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind

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    Hollywood was built on beautiful and complicated matinee idols: James Dean and Marlon Brando are classic examples, but in the 1990s, the actor who embodied that archetype was River Phoenix. As the brightly colored 1980s wound down, a new crew of leading men began to appear on movie screens. Hailed for their acting prowess and admired for choosing meaty roles, actors such as Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reeves, and Brad Pitt were soon rocketing toward stardom while an unknown Leonardo DiCaprio prepared to make his acting debut. River Phoenix, however, stood in front of the pack.

    karyn says: "Awful Narration"

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  • 4.9 (21 ratings)
    Los Papeles de Facundo Cabral, Vol. 1 (Texto Completo) [The Papers of Facundo Cabral, Vol. 1 ] (






UNABRIDGED) by Facundo Cabral Narrated by Facundo Cabral

    Los Papeles de Facundo Cabral, Vol. 1 (Texto Completo) [The Papers of Facundo Cabral, Vol. 1 ]

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    El autor comparte algunas reflexiones y muchas anécdotas. Este trabajo incluye testimonios elegidos por el autor como el Sermón de la montaña, la parábola del hijo prodigo, los Mayas, San francisco de Asís, Los Pieles Rojas, Gandhi, la Madre Teresa de Calcuta, entre otros.

  • 4.3 (17519 ratings)
    Bossypants (






UNABRIDGED) by Tina Fey Narrated by Tina Fey

    Bossypants

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    • By Tina Fey
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    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
  • 4.4 (3293 ratings)
    Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography (






UNABRIDGED) by Rob Lowe Narrated by Rob Lowe

    Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

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    A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

    N. Belle says: "Great Book and Great Story"
  • 4.3 (1638 ratings)
    American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot (






UNABRIDGED) by Craig Ferguson Narrated by Craig Ferguson

    American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

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    In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

    Diane says: "Unabashedly Honest"
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  • 4.6 (1287 ratings)
    Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Walter Isaacson Narrated by Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson

    Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

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    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    john says: "More man, less tech, might have made a better book"
  • 4.3 (971 ratings)
    This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection (






UNABRIDGED) by Carol Burnett Narrated by Carol Burnett

    This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

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    Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won 25 Emmys in its remarkable 11-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another.

    Robin says: "Do not listen while driving"
  • 4.5 (941 ratings)
    Open: An Autobiography (






UNABRIDGED) by Andre Agassi Narrated by Erik Davies

    Open: An Autobiography

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    • By Andre Agassi
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
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    From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned.

    Patrick says: "Just an Incredible Story!"
  • Bossypants (






UNABRIDGED) by Tina Fey Narrated by Tina Fey

    Bossypants

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    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
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    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) (






UNABRIDGED) by Mindy Kaling Narrated by Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur

    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

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    Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

    Tabitha says: "Love it!"
  • Yes Please

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Amy Poehler
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    In Amy Poehler's highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood, and real-life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy's charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by.

  • Seriously...I'm Kidding (






UNABRIDGED) by Ellen DeGeneres Narrated by Ellen DeGeneres

    Seriously...I'm Kidding

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    • By Ellen DeGeneres
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    "I've experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?" (Ellen DeGeneres)

    Julie says: "Not so much."
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  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography (






UNABRIDGED) by Rob Lowe Narrated by Rob Lowe

    Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
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    A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

    N. Belle says: "Great Book and Great Story"
  • I'll Be Back Right After This: My Memoir (






UNABRIDGED) by Pat O'Brien Narrated by Pat O'Brien

    I'll Be Back Right After This: My Memoir

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    Growing up, Pat O'Brien was the skinny Midwestern kid with the divorced parents and the alcoholic father. He drove himself to the University of South Dakota after finishing his last late-night shift and moved in while his roommate was asleep. His life was unceremonious - until he was picked up in the student center by a professor who envisioned his future as the household television name he would become.

  • Wooden: A Coach's Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Seth Davis Narrated by Stephen McLaughlin

    Wooden: A Coach's Life

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    • By Seth Davis
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    No college basketball coach has ever dominated the sport like John Wooden. His UCLA teams reached unprecedented heights in the 1960s and '70s capped by a run of ten NCAA championships in twelve seasons and an eighty-eight-game winning streak, records that stand to this day. Wooden also became a renowned motivational speaker and writer, revered for his "Pyramid of Success." The portrait that emerges from Davis's remarkable biography is of a man in full, whose life story still resonates today.

  • Girl Walks into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle (






UNABRIDGED) by Rachel Dratch Narrated by Rachel Dratch

    Girl Walks into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle

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    Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians." Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish - and dating. After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose?

    Jeanine says: "Could not stop listening"
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  • Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story (






UNABRIDGED) by Arnold Schwarzenegger Narrated by Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
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    Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

    Russell says: "Totally Worth It"
  • Love Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Rob Lowe Narrated by Rob Lowe

    Love Life

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    Love Life serves up another delicious selection of intimate stories and observations from Rob Lowe's life, told with humor, warmth, and brutal honesty. After writing his acclaimed debut effort, Lowe felt he had more stories to share and many more friends to introduce. The result is a touching memoir about the business and craft of acting, the pitfalls of success, family, love, and much more.

    LESLIE DOHENY-HANKS says: "Insightful, interesting and uplifting"
  • The 50th Law (






UNABRIDGED) by 50 Cent, Robert Greene Narrated by 50 Cent, Robert Greene

    The 50th Law

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    In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a "bible" for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With intimate stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after the release of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin', as well as examples of others who have overcome adversity through understanding and practicing the 50th Law.

    David says: "A solid and well thought out book."
  • The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee (






UNABRIDGED) by Sarah Silverman Narrated by Sarah Silverman

    The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

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    From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. If you like Sarah’s television show The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs such as Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and Artie Lange’s Too Fat to Fish, you’ll love The Bedwetter.

    Teddy says: "Adequate but not great..."
  • I'll Be Back Right After This: My Memoir (






UNABRIDGED) by Pat O'Brien Narrated by Pat O'Brien

    I'll Be Back Right After This: My Memoir

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    Growing up, Pat O'Brien was the skinny Midwestern kid with the divorced parents and the alcoholic father. He drove himself to the University of South Dakota after finishing his last late-night shift and moved in while his roommate was asleep. His life was unceremonious - until he was picked up in the student center by a professor who envisioned his future as the household television name he would become.

  • Vanity Fair: September 2014 Issue  by Vanity Fair Narrated by Graydon Carter, various narrators

    Vanity Fair: September 2014 Issue

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    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the only choice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era.

  • Wooden: A Coach's Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Seth Davis Narrated by Stephen McLaughlin

    Wooden: A Coach's Life

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    No college basketball coach has ever dominated the sport like John Wooden. His UCLA teams reached unprecedented heights in the 1960s and '70s capped by a run of ten NCAA championships in twelve seasons and an eighty-eight-game winning streak, records that stand to this day. Wooden also became a renowned motivational speaker and writer, revered for his "Pyramid of Success." The portrait that emerges from Davis's remarkable biography is of a man in full, whose life story still resonates today.

  • James Dean: Little Boy Lost (






UNABRIDGED) by Joe Hyams Narrated by Christopher Lane

    James Dean: Little Boy Lost

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    This book follows its fascinating subject from the Indiana farm where he spent an active but troubled boyhood to the crucial, early training ground of the New York theater world to his meteoric rise to international stardom in the movies. It shows how postwar Hollywood was still a charmed, leisurely community, yet one ripe for the explosive ascension of a dynamic new presence like James Dean.

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  • Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love (






UNABRIDGED) by Larry Bird, Jackie MacMullan Narrated by Tom Stechschulte

    Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love

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    • By Larry Bird, Jackie MacMullan
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    Even if you thought you knew everything about basketball legend Larry Bird, this audiobook is full of surprises. Bird speaks with amazing candor, offering a personal and honest look at his career with the Celtics, his experience with the ’92 Olympics Dream Team, and his transition from superstar player to respected coach. Bird offers striking revelations about his health problems and how they shaped the man and his game. He shows how the things he learned as a player formed his thinking as a coach.

  • Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen Vagg Narrated by Lisa Baarns

    Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood

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