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  • Namath: A Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Mark Kriegel
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    In between Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan there was Joe Namath, one of the very few sports heroes who transcended their game. The son of a Hungarian immigrant, Namath left the steel country of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, for the Deep South, where he played quarterback for Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama. Almost four years later, he signed a $427,000 contract with the New York Jets that changed football forever, transforming a crude, violent game into show business.

    Clifford says: "Blood and Guts of Pro Football"
    "Joe Namath #1"
    Overall

    Nothing more be said. It's Joe Namath bare bones as Joe Namath was always "bare bones" in his life, how he played the game and how he played the night. The last of the great QB Passers and QBs who called the game their selves! A surprising insight into the real violence that, occasionally, is planned and plotted into the game plan and an incredible insight into Mr Joe Namath's "origins". No silver spoon kid here. I Listened from beginning to end. Another way of "I couldn't put it down". Great book! Well written! Well Read, as per usual, by Mr Scott Brick!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks...: And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla
    Overall
    (1257)
    Performance
    (734)
    Story
    (730)

    It's a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, Whole Foods-shopping moms and their whipped attorney husbands have taken the ability to reason away from the poor schlub who makes the Bloody Marys. What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers. Adam Carolla has had enough of this insanity and he's here to help us get our collective balls back.

    Brett says: "Hilarious Book"
    "An ACE In My Book!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks... the most enjoyable?

    Listening to sanity being explained so directly and Adam Carolla's narration is spot on


    What did you like best about this story?

    Funny, insightful


    Which scene was your favorite?

    A to Z


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

    The entire book


    Any additional comments?

    Adam Carolla, sometimes, is a bit frustrating listening to on his podcast because he's always in high gear and repeats himself a lot. In this book he's straight ahead from the station to home!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Nelson Johnson
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna, Terence Winter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (409)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (197)

    From its inception, Atlantic City has always been a town dedicated to the fast buck, and this wide-reachinghistory offers a riveting account of its past 100 year, from the city's heyday as a Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a legitimate casino resort in the modern era.

    Frances says: "I love stories steeped in History"
    "Watch the Series"
    Overall

    I could not finish this book. Joe Mantegna is a great actor but he reads this in a mono tone- like manner. It's not a droning narration but Mr Mantegna keeps the exact same level of intensity in his voice reading every line of this book. At first I thought "great, It's Joe Mantegna reading this". As the book progressed I just couldn't stand it anymore. It's very detailed as to the beginnings of Atlantic City, non of which the series conveys, but I kept waiting to get that lift, that pull into the story but the narration is like a wall keeping me out. I think it coulda been a champ but no. Maybe it's me.

    0 of 3 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
    (2541)
    Performance
    (1383)
    Story
    (1376)

    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"
    "One Rough Ride"
    Overall

    I see a complaint that Keith Richards is not the narrator. Well Keith opens, hands it off to Johnny Depp where it's picked up by Joe Hurley (Keith's voice extraordinaire) and it's great! As I listened I thought "Wow..Keith is all over the place telling this". Yes, it's written from mid beginning's to childhood, school mates, the 1970s, childhood, hometown, school mates, etc BUT it's coherent! It's written like your sitting there across from Keith and he's telling you his story and it all flows, clearly and evenly as you listen. So no con on this.
    Some insights. Nothing that's going to make yer mind go boom but insights that may make you think: " Dam...it's a hard , hard life they all had/have.". I did. Not to mention the police harassment. A jolly good read and thank you Mr Richards for letting yer ya ya's out. (Note: Not a spoiler but there IS a surprise and it's a gas)
    BTW Keith I learned to play "Malaquena" but I still ain't "in".
    Thanks for adding so much pleasure to my life. I realise you paid to do it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Philip Carlo
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (104)

    Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso, the boss of New York's Lucchese crime family, was a Mafia superstar, responsible for more than 50 murders. Currently serving 13 life sentences at a federal prison in Colorado, Casso has given journalist and New York Times best-selling author Philip Carlo the most intimate, personal look into the world of La Cosa Nostra ever seen.

    William says: "The author fails the objectivity test"
    "Informative, Interesting"
    Overall

    Not on a par with "I Heard You Paint Houses" but quite another inside story that will hold your attention, your ear and your imagination! It all started so honorably and is made, quite clear, how "this thing of ours" devolved into chaos and treachory. Well read by Alan Sklar too!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran and Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Charles Brandt
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (98)

    "I heard you paint houses" are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than 25 hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa.

    Grace Azul says: "Don't give up!"
    "An Educational, Exciting Read. Answers Questions."
    Overall

    After listening to this book I find it amazing that newscasters and some comedians, when Mr Jimmy Hoffa's name comes up, speak as if it is still a mystery as to what, where, how and when Mr Hoffa disappeared and that a few people tend to believe the major events Mr Sheerhan "confesses" is drivel and wild lies.. Written by Mr Charles Brandt, former Prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General in Delaware and excellently narrated by Scott Brick, made me a believer. Mr Brandt, himself, says "there is a ring of truth to what he told me." Mr Brandt and Mr Sheerhan, so many years after the fact, drove to Detroit and "the house" Mr Sheerhan describes in detail, as he does throughout, and found all to "add up". As to the "wild rambling" into the JFK matter, I thought "why would Mr Sheerhan bring up the JFK assassination in his revelations of his life and doings in the alleged "Mafia?". Mr Sheerhan's storyline makes sense and logic leading me to believe him. It's not a long, drawn out story as to JFK., just a passing episode he mentions in relating incidents and times, keeping continuity . Dr. Michael Baden stated "case closed" as to the 'Jimmy Hoffa disappearance" after his read. An outstanding, educational and exciting book. WWII was a revelation to me as to the "soldiers" of various families and how they operated and accepted the horror. Not all but some...Like Frank. The BEST on this subject I have ever read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Robert Leckie
    • Narrated By John Allen Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (104)

    Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow, we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his service with the 1st Marine Division and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horrors and sacrifices of war.

    Sean says: "A classic narrative of the Pacific War"
    "Skockingly descriptive and engangely humourous"
    Overall

    I was in the U. S Army. I am a Viet Nam vet. I can assure you, with certainty, that Robert Leckie will take you places and show you things which you will see and feel as if watching a movie.
    I would have been pleased to be in Robert Leckie's squad. His sense of humour did not overshadow or deter from his sense of humanity. From home to boot camp to the ship to the LST to landing on the beach to the combat to the R&R and back to war again, is wonderfully related to one and all in this book. Be sure to add this to your library.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dick Cheney and Lewis Black at the Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Dick Cheney, Lewis Black
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (63)

    Vice-president Dick Cheney and comedian Lewis Black address the 61st Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner in Washington, D.C. The vice-president's remarks include his personal recollections about the late Pope John Paul II.

    David says: "Lord Vader wins"
    "No Worries. Lewis Black Did Not Sell Out"
    Overall

    I saw a hilarious and informative concert, as per the usual with Mr. Lewis Black, performed well after this annual Presidential roastfest. During the concert Mr. Black commented on this gig. I wondered, at that time, just how true to himself that presentation could have been, given the many insane "rules of engagement" for these people of sensitivity. Rest assured Lewis Black worked that room with his usual expertise and, although limited in words he could not use, left the room, and me, the listener, in laughter. Oh...Lewis Black also got a message across or two or three. If you had doubts, undoubt yourself and get this audio now! Splendid time is guaranteed for all.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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