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Renata

Sao Paulo, Brazil | Member Since 2011

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  • 8 purchased in 2014
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  • Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Hal Vaughan
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker, Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    Coco Chanel created the look of the modern woman and was the high priestess of couture. But this book also pieces together how Coco Chanel became a German intelligence operative; how and why she was enlisted in a number of spy missions; how she escaped arrest in France after the war, despite her activities being known to the Gaullist intelligence network; and how she fled to Switzerland for a nine-year exile with her lover, Dincklage.

    Renata says: "If we all knew how things went..."
    "If we all knew how things went..."
    Overall
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    Very interesting book with lots of details. When we see the famous people and their creations we never imagine what there was behind the curtains. Worth listening to the story. The good thing about the book is that it is not about fashion, but about the time in history with its players.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Carol Burnett
    • Narrated By Carol Burnett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (949)
    Performance
    (583)
    Story
    (588)

    Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won 25 Emmys in its remarkable 11-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another.

    Robin says: "Do not listen while driving"
    "Expect a simple but entertaining story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This story is somewhat her autobiography. Although I was expecting a little bit more, it was nice to hear the story. No surprises.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pour Your Heart into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Howard Schultz, Dori Jones Yang
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    The success of Starbucks is one of the most remarkable business stories in decades. Since 1987, the coffee merchant has grown from a single retail store on Seattle's waterfront to a company with more than 1,000 stores nationwide and a new one opening somewhere every business day. According to Fortune magazine, Starbucks "has changed everything...from our tastes to our language to the face of Main Street."

    Mark says: "High Powered Brew"
    "for coffee lovers and everyone else"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story is very well told. In a matter of under 3 hours, we learn a lot, not only about his company but about the passion for anything we do in our lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catch Me If You Can

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Frank W. Abagnale
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    Overall
    (2133)
    Performance
    (901)
    Story
    (909)

    Frank W. Abagnale was one of the most daring conmen, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. His story is now a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

    Steve says: "Really entertaining!"
    "extremely interesting book"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Although an old story, it is always worth listening to and having fun. I would recommend to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dreaming in English: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Laura Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (97)

    Knowing she could never be happy in Iran, Tamila Soroush took her mother’s advice to “Go and wake up your luck” and joined her sister in the United States, where amazing freedoms awaited her. Now, after a spur-of-the-moment exchange of “I do’s” with her true love, Ike Hanson, Tami is eager to start her new life. But not everyone is pleased with their marriage, and Tami’s happily-ever-after is no sure thing.

    Linda Hensens says: "Wow, what a book this turned out to be!"
    "Interesting and captivating romance"
    Overall
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Time was well-spent because it was an interesting romenace with cultural insights.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Laura Fitzgerald? Why or why not?

    I would try another of her books.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Gatsby

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Alec Sand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby in the early 1920s, the American Dream was already on the skids. Originally based on the idea that the pursuit of happiness involves not only material success but moral and spiritual growth, the dream had by Fitzgerald's time become increasingly focused on money and pleasure - a phenomenon the high-living writer was only too familiar with.

    John says: "Narrator so/so, but the book is a classic"
    "wonderful descriptions"
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    Where does The Great Gatsby rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    this book could be among the top ones I have listened to so far.


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

    The book makes you imagine wonderful settings.


    Any additional comments?

    Very well narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (16924)
    Performance
    (12837)
    Story
    (12772)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Nice Story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Listening to the story was an excellent way of relaxing and having fun, at the same time learning a lot.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Tina Frey sounded very straightforward and a dedicated person.


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

    A book you don't want to stop listening to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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