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June

New York, NY, USA | Member Since 2001

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  • Boomsday: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated By Janeane Garofalo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (315)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (76)

    Cassandra Devine, a young Washington spin doctor and blogger, suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75. This proposal catches on with citizens outraged about Social Security debt and a senator seeking the youth vote for his presidential bid. With the help of Washington's greatest PR strategist, Cassandra and the senator try to ride the issue of euthanasia to the White House.

    Lloyd says: "Buckley's a winner"
    "enjoy a laugh"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Boomsday the most enjoyable?

    It s today's news


    What did you like best about this story?

    complex mixture of religlion poltics and sex


    What about Janeane Garofalo’s performance did you like?

    FABULOUS


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    final moments sending our selves the "great beyond"


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you ms Garafalo...and of course Mr. Buckley
    I ave listened to this once a year since it first came online.. my ribs hurt from laughing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Keith Richards, James Fox
    • Narrated By Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2559)
    Performance
    (1397)
    Story
    (1389)

    Now at last Keith Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere....

    Jesse says: "Ins and outs"
    "At last..my chance to travel wiith the STONES"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Life in three words, what would they be?

    Surprisingly moving., touching..


    Would you recommend Life to your friends? Why or why not?

    There is more to Keith and friends than Woodstock Nation---LIFE is actually moving, richly described...and a chance to see, hear and understand how much our culture and our music was enriched during their years. Give it a try...but don't start it as you are going to sleep....you will be awake all night!


    What about Johnny Depp and Joe Hurley ’s performance did you like?

    GREAT and GREAT....


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Keith caring for his son


    Any additional comments?

    DON'T MISS LIFE!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Supreme Courtship

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated By Anne Heche
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (65)

    President of the United States Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees appointed to the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill A Mockingbird, the president chooses someone so beloved by voters that the Senate won't have the guts to reject her.

    Jim says: "Comic Relief"
    "Buckley/Heche/subject matter A HIT!"
    Overall

    I'm a fan of C.Buckley. Love how he uses irony to poke fun at government--both conservative and liberal. And Ann Heche was a surprise to me. I cannot imagine any other narrator so fully capturing our "heroine"'s essence. And she "GOT" Buckley's point of view to the letter. I'm thinking of "gifting" Ms. Sotomayer with the audio book. I'm sure she'd get a kick out of it. Sure, the legal constraints, rules, cases are all fictionalized, but that's the fun. That's the ART! Have fun with this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (593)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (72)

    Laura Hillenbrand beautifully renders this breathtaking saga of one horse's journey from also-ran to national luminary. Seabiscuit: An American Legend is an inspiring tale of unlikely heroes, a classic story of three embattled individuals overcoming the odds in the Great Depression.

    Andrew says: "Abridged = Awful"
    "Yikes! ABRIDGED!!!!!!!"
    Overall

    Tsk Tsk! Not only is this ABRIDGED, but the narration is pedestrian.






    14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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