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Jeanine

Galloway, OH, United States | Member Since 2009

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

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rachel Dratch
    • Narrated By Rachel Dratch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (999)
    Performance
    (922)
    Story
    (921)

    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"
    "Could not stop listening"
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    If you could sum up Girl Walks into a Bar... in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, Funny & Heartwarming


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rachel of course.


    Have you listened to any of Rachel Dratch’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Was not aware that she has read or written other books. I loved her voice and would listen to her read menu.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and could have if I had not started so late at night and needed to get to bed.


    Any additional comments?

    I have a feeling I will listen to this again and again over the next few years. It was just really that enjoyable of a book.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral - Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! - in America's Gilded Capital

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mark Leibovich
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (403)

    The great thing about Washington is no matter how many elections you lose, how many times you're indicted, how many scandals you've been tainted by, well, the great thing is you can always eat lunch in that town again. What keeps the permanent government spinning on its carousel is the freedom of shamelessness, and that mother's milk of politics, cash. What Julia Phillips did for Hollywood, Timothy Crouse did for journalists, and Michael Lewis did for Wall Street, Mark Leibovich does for our nation's capital.

    John S. says: "They're out of touch ... and how!"
    "Sad I wasted my credit on this."
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    Heard an interview with the author and he sounded so nice. I don't know why I thought that would translate into a book that I would like or understand.

    If your interest in politics and it's players is only a passing glance then don't get this book. It will bore you to tears as it did me.

    I could not make it past the 1st hour it was so uninteresting to me.

    I am sure if you know who all the people in Washington are and watch and read every political tidbit you can then you will like this book. But for the rest of us forget it.

    So irritated that I spent my money on this, wish I could get a refund.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • How to Be a Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Caitlin Moran
    • Narrated By Caitlin Moran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (421)
    Performance
    (388)
    Story
    (387)

    Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them? Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother.

    L. Calder says: "Hysterical manual for the 21st century woman"
    "Listend twice I loved so much"
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    This is a must read for every woman out there. I think it would help many a girl to relax and not take them selves so seriously.

    Caitlin lays it on the line just how crazy the world has become and what we woman do to try and fit in as normal.

    I have already listened to this book twice since I got it in January and I am sure will pull it out every couple of years to listen again to help remind me that I don't have to fit into what the world calls norm to be a women. I am a woman 100% no matter how little or how much effort I put into my appearance and if others don't like it then who cares.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Kelly Oxford
    • Narrated By Kelly Oxford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (63)

    Kelly Oxford is a wunderkind producer of pirated stage productions for six-year-olds, not the queen of the world, an underage schnitzel-house dishwasher, the kid who stood up to a bully and almost passed out from the resulting adrenaline rush, a born salesman, capable of willing her eyesight to be 20/20, that girl who peed her pants in the gas station that one time, totally an expert on strep throat, incapable of making Leonardo DiCaprio her boyfriend, and a terrible liar.

    R. Barry says: "Great stories well told; author/narrator perfect!"
    "Why did I listen to the whole thing"
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    I hate to be mean but this was not very good at all. I wanted to turn it off many times but kept hoping it would get better. Her stories are boring and I did not laugh once ever.

    She smoked a lot, I mean a lot of pot as a teenager and into her 20's was basically lazy and worries at every turn that she will get AIDS or some kind of disease making her sound completely un educated. Or maybe I just don't get her humor.

    I should have knows from the get go that is was not going to be funny when she conversers with her young children on what to write in the introduction of the book and her 8 year old says "your book how I molest your mother". Um can someone tell me what is funny about that?

    Overall boring, I cannot recommend this book.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Is It Just Me?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Miranda Hart
    • Narrated By Miranda Hart
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (217)

    Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you, too, dear listener) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path.

    Lily says: "Cackle Worthy"
    "Love Love Love"
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    What made the experience of listening to Is It Just Me? the most enjoyable?

    I could listen to her talk all day long.


    Any additional comments?

    Pure enjoyment through and through, I look forward to her next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Chelsea's Family, Friends, and Other Victims
    • Narrated By Johnny Kansas, Stephanie Stehling, Heather McDonald, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (259)

    Chelsea Handler loves to smoke out "dumbassness", the condition people suffer from that allows them to fall prey to her brand of complete and utter nonsense. Friends, family, co-workers - they've all been tricked by Chelsea into believing stories of total foolishness and into behaving like total fools. Luckily, they've lived to tell the tales and, for the very first time, write about them.

    Joshua says: "Not as good as "Vodka, it's Chelse...""
    "Yuck and more yuck!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing at all. These are horrible stories about practical jokes that are way to over the top for my taste. I do think she if funny but the things she does to the people in her life are horrible and cruel and I guess that is where I draw the line of funny.


    Has Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, not at all but will just be more careful in the future about reading others reviews.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No, I could not even finish it. It made me want my money back for purchasing it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Drink for a Reason

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By David Cross
    • Narrated By David Cross
    Overall
    (468)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (211)

    After a decade spent in isolation in the Ugandan jungles thinking about stuff, David Cross has written his first book. Known for roles on the small screen such as "never-nude" Tobias Funke on Arrested Development and the role of "David" in Mr. Show with Bob And David, as well as a hugely successful stand-up routine full of sharp-tongued rants and rages, Cross has carved out his place in American comedy.

    Nikki says: "Hilarious but a little preachy"
    "Should have paid better attention to other reviews"
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    What would have made I Drink for a Reason better?

    If it was not so vengeful against other people


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Cross again?

    I do think he is funny sometimes and I do enjoy his voice. But as for things he has written no way in hell, he is just to bitter for me.


    What didn’t you like about David Cross’s performance?

    His voice is fine.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Some of the names he makes up did make me laugh a little


    Any additional comments?

    Just not really sure why he wrote this book other then to tell the world how much he hates Jim Belushi and anything that the rest of the world likes.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kristen Johnston
    • Narrated By Kristen Johnston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (432)
    Performance
    (413)
    Story
    (413)

    The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. Guts is a true triumph - a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris.

    John Campbell says: "Whiskey and cigarettes have never sounded so good."
    "Could not stop listening"
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    What made the experience of listening to Guts the most enjoyable?

    Kristen tells her story so well you find your self laughing at points that should make you cringe or shake your head.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Guts?

    When her incident happens in the London apartment


    What does Kristen Johnston bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    No one else can tell someone's story like the they can.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    We are all addicts in our own way.


    Any additional comments?

    Kristen tells it like it is and that is great. She makes no excuses for what happen and that is refreshing for once to hear someone take responsibility for their own actions.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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