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Marylou

Bend, OR, United States

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  • Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family's Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Alisa Statman, Brie Tate
    • Narrated By Eliza Foss, Gabra Zackman, Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (50)

    The gruesome murders of the beautiful and talented actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child, and four others that same night at the hands of the notorious “Manson family” rocked the nation. As one of the most horrific crimes in modern history, these atrocities, the trial, and the subsequent conviction of Charles Manson and his followers caused a media sensation, spawning movies, documentaries, and best-selling books, including the classic Helter Skelter.

    keith says: "A story of love and passion"
    "evil and good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have. I have read much about these murders and the subsequent trials and parole hearings BUT I found it to be an eye-opener hearing it from the family's perspective. I shed a LOT of tears while listening to this book. SO glad I read it!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Doris Tate, PJ Tate, Patty Tate in that order


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

    no


    If you could give Restless Souls a new subtitle, what would it be?

    perfectly titled


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Broadway Nights: A Romp of Life, Love, and Musical Theatre

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Seth Rudetsky
    • Narrated By Seth Rudetsky, Kristin Chenoweth, Andrea Martin, and others
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (169)

    Stephen Sheerin was born to play on Broadway - or at least, under it. He's a musician, a conductor, and his dream is to music-direct a big Broadway musical. After years of toiling in the pit of some of the best-loved (and loathed) hits on the Great White Way, he's just been given his big break. Can life really be going that well? Of course not.

    Michael says: "A *must-have* for any fan of Broadway or humor!"
    "UGH!!!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    the guy that wrote and reads this book is BEyond DESPICABLE! he is a narcisstic, two-faced, lying, backstabber and is SO UNtolerable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is the type of Gay Man that gives Gay Men a bad rap!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do NOT purchase this book!!!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Seth Rudetsky again?

    hell NO


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    doesn't really matter


    What character would you cut from Broadway Nights?

    the main character


    Any additional comments?

    this guy just disgusted me to no end... he is beyond shameful!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bond Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Erin Duffy
    • Narrated By Robin Gwynne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    When other little girls were dreaming about becoming doctors or lawyers, Alex Garrett set her sights on conquering the high-powered world of Wall Street. And though she's prepared to fight her way into an elitist boys' club, or duck the occasional errant football, she quickly realizes she's in over her head when she's relegated to a kiddie-size folding chair with her new moniker - Girlie - inscribed in Wite-Out across the back. No matter. She's determined to make it in bond sales at Cromwell Pierce....

    Jamie says: "New Girl on Wall Street"
    "reader sucks!"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    no, read the book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chick


    How could the performance have been better?

    the reader's voice is AWFUL!!! I read the book and her voice does NOT match the character I had in mind.. too high, too little girlie... just plain AWFUL!!!! enjoy this book in print NOT audio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    the reader's voice made me cringe


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Leave Me This Way: Or When I Get Back on My Feet You'll Be Sorry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Julia Fox Garrison
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    Julia Fox Garrison refused to listen to the professionals she called Dr. Jerk and Dr. Panic, who - after she suffered a massive, debilitating stroke at age thirty-seven - told her she’d probably die, or to Nurse Doom, who ignored her emergency call button. Instead she heeded the advice of kind, gifted Dr. Neuro, who promised her he would “treat your mind as well as your body.” Julia figured if she could somehow manage to get herself into a wheelchair, at least she’d always find parking. But after many, many months of hospitalization and rehab, Julia not only got into a wheelchair, but she got back out.

    glamazon says: "Heroic Story"
    "God did this horrid act to her?"
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    Would you try another book from Julia Fox Garrison and/or Joyce Bean?

    NO


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    taken God out of the equasion


    What aspect of Joyce Bean’s performance would you have changed?

    nothing


    Could you see Don't Leave Me This Way being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    why would a loving, benevolant God put a person through this ordeal?? I was OK with the book until the end when she started touting that God made her go through this awful experience to come out a better person..

    7 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (2513)
    Performance
    (1457)
    Story
    (1432)

    In this irreverent and illuminating audiobook, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, chance, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a casual conversation to a major financial setback. As a result, successes and failures in life are often attributed to clear and obvious causes, when in actuality they are more profoundly influenced by chance.

    Joshua Kim says: "Very Very Smart"
    "boring"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Leonard Mlodinow and/or Sean Pratt?

    oh so very dry and boring... I mean this guy gives an example, then another, then another and so on and so on and so on..................... UGH!!! we get it already!


    What could Leonard Mlodinow have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    made it interesting!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sean Pratt’s performances?

    no


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Drunkard's Walk?

    the entire book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wal-Mart Effect

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Charles Fishman
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    Overall
    (712)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (174)

    Drawing on unprecedented interviews with former Wal-Mart executives and a wealth of staggering data�including facts such as this: Americans spend $36 million an hour at Wal-Mart stores, this text is an intimate look at a business that is dramatically reshaping the American economy.

    Michael says: "Excellent, Balanced View"
    "so one sided"
    Overall

    all this crap about buying cheap and having to assemble.. geez have NEVER purchased a BBQ grill that I didn't have to assemble so that example was CRAP!! amongst about most of the rest in this book. talk about making comparisons that weren't. so deceiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Dixie Cash
    • Narrated By Peggity Price
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (97)

    In this rollicking tale, best-selling author Dixie Cash - author of My Heart May Be Broken but My Hair Still Looks Great - sets Salt Lick's own sleuthing cosmetologists on a collision course with the Big Apple. On an all-expenses-paid trip to a New York PI convention, the Texas Tornadoes hope to do some serious shopping. But that's before they stumble across a serial killer.

    Julia says: "Silly but Decent Plot"
    "choose Choos"
    Overall

    This was probably the cutest, funniest, most engaging, fun book I've listened to in a very long time. I found myself laughing out loud over and over.. folks in the cars next to me at red lights, etc thought I had lost it...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26692)
    Performance
    (13330)
    Story
    (13374)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "love this book"
    Overall

    KUDOS Kathryn Stockett ~ this is a beautiful poignant tale. I lived in the south during this era and remember it well. Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Day I Shot Cupid: Hello, My Name Is Jennifer Love Hewitt and I'm a Love-aholic

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By Jennifer Love Hewitt
    • Narrated By Jennifer Love Hewitt
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    For any woman who has ever bought a self-help book and wondered why she bothered. (P.S. Now that I know he's just not that into me, where do I go from there? Yeah, thanks for that advice.) Jennifer Love Hewitt is a self-proclaimed "love-aholic" and hopeless romantic (her middle name is Love, after all!). She has been lucky and unlucky in love, and lived to tell about it---and she's done it all in the spotlight. Much has been written about her love life---some true, most made up to sell magazines.

    Marylou says: "cute, cute, cute"
    "cute, cute, cute"
    Overall

    JLH's book is as spunky as she is! Lots of laughs.. mostly cause we can relate with her experiences and because she tells them in such a humorous manner. So glad she read her own audio book as it somehow made everything much more relevant.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Susan Butler
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    The image we have of Amelia Earhart today - a tousle-haired, androgynous flier clad in shirt, silk scarf, leather jacket, and goggles - is only one of her many personas, most of which have been lost to us through the years. Through years of research and interviews with many of the surviving people who knew Amelia, Susan Butler has recreated a remarkably vivid and multifaceted portrait of this enigmatic figure.

    Eric says: "The Definitive Biography"
    "talk about minutiae!!!!"
    Overall

    This author did NOT leave out any detail... talk about OVERKILL!!! INFORMATION OVERLOAD. This book could have done without 75% of the writing that the author seemed to somehow feel made a difference in the telling of this story. It made a difference all right... One cannot wait to check this book back into the libary... mundane minutiae!!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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