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Diane

Diane United States Member Since 2008
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  • "Thoroughly entertaining!"

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    I loved this book so much that I didn't want to turn it off. I was listening to it while hiking at the mountain and I got some amused looks when passers-by saw me laughing out loud. It's funny, interesting, insightful and honest. My only disappointment is that it ended.

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    Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • 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"
  • "Fantastic!"

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    This performance is funny, interesting, and unusual - a must hear!

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    Great Men of Genius Series

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mike Daisey
    • Narrated By Mike Daisey
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    Monologist Mike Daisey presents a dazzling new work: four "bio-logues" about megalomania and desire constructed from the interleaved life stories of Bertolt Brecht, P.T. Barnum, Nikola Tesla, and L. Ron Hubbard. Over four nights Daisey explores the nature of genius and wrestles with the pride, insanity, and chauvinism that bind these men together, and reveals how the heights and depths of their gifts have much to teach us about ourselves.

    Diane says: "Fantastic!"
  • "Very funny!"

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    I am actually not a big fan of the Bob Newhart TV shows, but I absolutely LOVED this book!

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    I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!: and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bob Newhart
    • Narrated By Bob Newhart
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    That stammer. Those basset-hound eyes. That bone-dry wit. There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart. In this, his first audiobook ever, Newhart gives his brilliant and bemused twist on a multitude of topics, including flying, the trials of a family holiday in a Winnebago, and more serious subjects, such as golf. And, of course, there are side-splittingly funny stories from his life and career. Who else has a drinking game named after him? ("Hi, Bob!")

    Kerry says: "I love Bob!"
  1. Bossypants
  2. Great Men of Genius Series
  3. I Shouldn't Even Be Doing...
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A Peek at Chris's Bookshelf

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Sydney 51 REVIEWS / 86 ratings Member Since 2012 6 Followers / Following 67
 
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  • The Diana Chronicles

    "Privileged people behaving badly"

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    A well researched book that covers the life and times of Princess Diana.
    The author keeps her objectivity and does not portray Diana as a saint or queen of hearts.
    I don't know why I am not surprised to learn that behind the public façade they are really privileged, spoilt dreadful people. A very interesting listen.

  • Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector

    "Descent Into Madness"

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    This book is fascinating and I could not stop listening to this.
    This is an incredible well researched book, that tries to portray a history of very complex man. Phil Spector worked with some of the most seminal musicians of the 20th century.
    I have to echo the thoughts of a previous members review, it would have been great to have snippets of the music mentioned in the book playing in the background. I would look up the songs on the Internet to become familiar with the music. A complex man who finally succumbed to his demons, as talented as he was it is no excuse for his actions.
    A cautionary tale for those who live in Ivory towers and have no real friends to point out that they need help. This is not a book about Lara Clarkson, and this is only mentioned in the afterword. This is a book about confronting the dark side of genius and the madness of a wounded soul.

  • Rare Stamps: Reflections on Living, Breathing, & Acting

    "Hypnotic Narration"

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    This was a really interesting book about one of my favourite actors.
    His voice is so hypnotic and a pleasure to listen to.
    I loved taking this journey with him about his life, his acting technique and his life philosophy. Very entertaining.

  • Double Feature

    "Great Second Instalment"

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    I could listen to this man reading from the telephone book.
    The second instalment takes us through the swinging sixties, and his rise to fame.
    A revealing look at life behind the wall of fame, and how intangible it can all be.
    By the end of the sixties he was out of a job.
    Terence Stamp was called "the most beautiful man alive," only to be discarded at the end of the decade with the words, "we're looking for a younger Terence Stamp."
    Cant wait for the third instalment.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 1 min)
    • By Facundo Cabral
    • Narrated By Facundo Cabral
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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.

  • 4.8 (14 ratings)

    The Americans: 11 True Stories of Challenge and Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael Fuller, David Vachon, Paul Chrastina, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Holmes
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    Here are tales of adventurers, gifted and determined, who enriched our lives as they lived theirs with spirit and grit: Francis Scott Key, who turned glorious patriot as he saw Fort McHenry's defenders bombed but not bowed; Amelia Earhart, who became a famous pilot before she could fly, slaves William and Ellen Craft, who ran a thousand miles for freedom using audacity and ingenious disguise, and many more. Discover the true stories about the people you only thought you knew.

    A. Good says: "Who knew?"
  • 4.3 (15882 ratings)

    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"
  • 4.4 (2929 ratings)

    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.

    Chris - Audible says: "Believe the hype"
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  • 4.3 (1513 ratings)

    American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Craig Ferguson
    • Narrated By Craig Ferguson
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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"
  • 4.5 (1214 ratings)

    Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
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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 (914 ratings)

    This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Carol Burnett
    • Narrated By Carol Burnett
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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"
  • My Mother Was Nuts: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Penny Marshall
    • Narrated By Penny Marshall
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    her life story going her humble roots in the Bronx to one of the most liked and respected figures in the entertainment business, also covering her marriage to Rob Reiner and relationships with Art Garfunkel, Carrie Fisher, and John Belushi, and her bout with lung and brain cancer in 2009, to Julia Cheiffetz

    M. S. Cohen says: "The audio performance should get an award!"
  • Open: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 4 mins)
    • 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!"
  • An Actor's Life

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Ken Colley
    • Narrated By Ken Colley
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    Famed and acclaimed for his starring role as Admiral Firmus Piett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Ken Colley, who was born in Manchester, England, in 1937, knew from a very early age that he was already an actor. It was not until he had completed his mandatory two years with the National Service in the UK, when he was based in Cyprus during the Suez Crisis, that Ken, in his mid-20s, became an Assistant Stage Manager with a weekly repertory company in Bromley, Kent, England.

  • Morecambe and Wise-Bring Me Sunshine

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Gary Morecambe
    • Narrated By Gary Morecambe
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    For more than 40 years Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise lit up our TV screens with their wonderful humour. This is the inside story, as written and read, by Eric's son Gary. As well as his unique position from inside the family he did extensive research through both families archives to uncover new facts about the duos early years. It provides a fascinating and entertaining picture of two of our most loved entertainers.

  • Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Juliet Macur
    • Narrated By Carrington Macduffie
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    A fly-on-the-wall account of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal – the greatest drama in modern sporting history by the New York Times cycling correspondent. As Lance Armstrong’s precipitous fall from grace continues, New York Times sports reporter Juliet Macur takes the reader behind the scenes to bring you the astonishing twists and turns of an outrage that has rocked the world of cycling.

  • Love Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
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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"
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  • Herreshoff Yachts: Seven Generations of Industrialists, Inventors and Ingenuity in Bristol

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Richard V. Simpson
    • Narrated By Owen Daly
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    From 1893 to 1920, Bristol's Herreshoff clan designed and built so many undefeated America's Cup sailboats that enthusiasts refer to the era as "The Herreshoff Period." In this intimate portrait, Simpson tackles the achievements of a New England dynasty that has attained the pinnacle of sailing fame and success.

  • Stone Free

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Andrew Loog Oldham
    • Narrated By Andrew Loog Oldham
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    Stone Free is the third part of my triography. It is an affectionate look at impresarios I have admired, loved and loathed. There are profiles on Serge Diaghilev, Mike Todd, Otto Preminger, Larry Parnes and John Kennedy, Brian Epstein, Don Arden, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, Malcolm McLaren, Albert Grossman, Phil Spector, Allen Klein, and more. It is also a summing up of the bands and lads who started out in the '60's and are now leaving their own - as bands become brands and enter their 70s - what's left of The Beatles, The Stones, and The Who.

  • The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
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    The Hiltons is a sweeping saga of the success-and excess-of an iconic American family. Demanding and enigmatic, patriarch Conrad Hilton's visionary ideas and unyielding will established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry. But outside the boardroom, Conrad struggled with emotional detachment, failed marriages, and conflicted Catholicism.

    Keeley says: "Meh, not great"
  • The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kay Robertson, Korie Robertson, Missy Robertson, and others
    • Narrated By Kay Robertson, Korie Robertson, Missy Robertson, and others
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    Patriarch Miss Kay, Korie, Missy, Jessica, and Lisa Robertson speak out about their roles in the crazy Robertson family and the core values that make this family work. Fans of Duck Dynasty already know that the women behind the men with the beards know their own minds and know how and when to speak out to their men. But this insightful audiobook will give listeners a look into what goes on behind the scenes and the real character and spunk of the women who love these bearded men.