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M. Kaplan

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  • Up Till Now: The Autobiography

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By William Shatner, David Fisher
    • Narrated By William Shatner
    Overall
    (412)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (89)

    After almost 60 years as an actor, William Shatner has become one of the most beloved entertainers in the world. It seems that Shatner is everywhere, and he was recently elected to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. In this touching and funny autobiography, he reveals the man behind his career, and explains how he's become the worldwide star and experienced actor he is today.

    William says: "Very enjoyable"
    "Shatner at his best!"
    Overall

    What a fun read! As a Star Trek fan and a huge fan of Boston Legal, I already liked William Shatner's dry sense of humor. He reads his book as he should, like he is telling a story, his story. It is fun to listen to and quite interesting. Perfect for a cross country plane trip!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nicole LaPorte
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    For 60 years, since the birth of United Artists, the studio landscape was unchanged. Then came Hollywood’s Circus Maximus---created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who gave the world The Lion King---an entertainment empire called DreamWorks.

    Richard says: "Fascinating, even-handed"
    "Obviously Slanted"
    Overall

    I think it is pretty clear that the Author of this book had a very strong point of view when she undertook the writing of this book. There is no doubt that she had a bone to pick with all three men. It is not completely surprising since she was part of the industry as a writer for Variety. She should have done a better job of hiding her animosity.

    There is some good information in the book, and some interesting anecdotes. However, it was all clouded by the obvious slant of the author. It was also quite a bit longer than it needed to be. There was no editing involved as far as I could tell. The reader was OK, not great.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17626)
    Performance
    (7548)
    Story
    (7575)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "Can't wait for the third book!"
    Overall

    I loved "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and this was a wonderful 2nd novel. It is hard to believe the writer did not want these published, and wrote them for fun. He has amazing descriptive abilities. This book is much easier to read after the first, since you are familiar with many of the characters. Each Character in his novels is beautifully formed and described. I couldn't put this one down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Younger Next Year: A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Chris Crowley, Henry S. Lodge
    • Narrated By Don Leslie, Rick Adamson
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (123)

    Younger Next Year is about how to turn back your biological clock. How to become functionally younger every year for the next five to 10 years, and continue to live with vitality and grace into your 80s and beyond.

    Adele Beeman says: "SO MOTIVATING!!!"
    "YNY Changed my life"
    Overall

    I chose this book as part of Audibles New Years Promotion. I can truly say this book has changed my life. I put its doctrine into use after the first of this year and have not looked back. The book is well written and interesting as well has humorous. The readers are excellent. I felt like I was listening to the authors speak. If you need a change in your lifestyle, READ THIS BOOK!. I actually bought 5 of these after listening to it, to give to friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3185)
    Performance
    (1650)
    Story
    (1657)

    A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

    Barry says: "One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable."
    "Good story, well read."
    Overall

    I enjoyed both the story and the reader. As with most Koontz books, it has well woven characters into a good sci-fi story.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Chivalry

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Christina Pickles
    Overall
    (1127)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (285)

    "A delicious tale of an elderly British matron who buys the Holy Grail at a rummage sale. Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The readings are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide."

    Teresa says: "A delightful story!"
    "Great Short Story"
    Overall

    This was a fun, entertaining and well read short story. I can't believe it was free. Thanks Audible!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Gatsby

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (585)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (203)

    No one fictional or factual embodies the Jazz Age as completely as F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jay Gatsby. First published in 1925, this legendary novel continues to enthrall generations as it serves as a lens to view our not so distant past. Many of our notions about that period are taken from the pages of this book. Bathtub gin, flappers, and house parties that last all week enliven Fitzgerald's classic tale.

    Kevin says: "Excellent work and even better reader"
    "Another wonderful Muller performance"
    Overall

    I bought this book because it was read by Frank Muller. I wasn't disappointed. I can't think of a better way to listen to a classic story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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