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Jennifer

Chantilly, VA, USA

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  • A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Augusten Burroughs
    • Narrated By Augusten Burroughs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    A Wolf at the Table is the story of Augusten's relationship with his father, John Robison, Sr., a man only briefly touched upon in Running With Scissors. Told with shocking honesty and penetrating insight, A Wolf at the Table is more than the companion volume to Running with Scissors - it's a story of stunning psychological cruelty and the redemptive power of hope.

    James Gordon says: "Embarrassingly Bad"
    "WOW"
    Overall

    I really liked this book. I actually read Running with Scissors and I could not get into it (I saw the movie too and was not that interested in it either). My sister was telling me about this book so I decided to try it out. WOW, I was enthralled with the story as it unfolded and it clarified A LOT of what happened in Running with Scissors.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pure Drivel

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Steve Martin
    • Narrated By Steve Martin
    Overall
    (410)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (134)

    In this ingeniously funny collection of humorous riffs, those who thought Martin's gifts were confined to the screen will discover what readers of the New Yorker already know: that Martin is also a master of the written word. Hilariously funny and intelligent in their skewering of the topic at hand, these pieces feature Martin at his finest.

    Beth says: "Really? Only 2 hours and 14 minutes?"
    "He was not lying .... "Pure Drivel""
    Overall

    This book started out funny but near the end it just became pure random drivel. I am not a rocket scientist (far from it) so the end of the book was probably totally over my head. I listened to another one of his books "The Pleasure of My Company" and I really enjoyed it which is why I wanted to listen to this one. Plus I heard the excerpt of when the character was writing letters to his x-girlfriend - VERY Funny.

    The Pleasure of My Company

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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