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  • Marilyn Monroe: The Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Donald Spoto
    • Narrated By Anna Fields

    Fifty years after her death, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe still beguiles the world, her image enthralling millions. Many books have attempted to explain her allure and tell her story, but none has succeeded as well as this work by acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto. Spoto’s exhaustive research uncovers a conspiracy of silence, allowing him to present the facts, free from often-repeated myths and speculation. Granted access to more than thirty-five thousand pages of formerly sealed files containing letters, diaries, appointment books, and other intimate papers, he also interviewed nearly two hundred people who had never before spoken on record.

    M.J. says: "The Definitive MM biography"
    "Turned Me Into A Marilyn Fan"

    This is actually the first Marilyn book I've read/heard. Very informative and detailed account of her early years. I got a much better understanding of Norma Jean and was somewhat surprised by her courage and perseverance. This author also presents details regarding her death that I'd never heard either. This bio of Marilyn Monroe gave me a respect for the woman and made a fan out of me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen Batchelor
    • Narrated By Stephen Batchelor

    Before it was a religion, a culture, or even a system of meditation, what was Buddhism? On Buddhism Without Beliefs, celebrated teacher, translator, and former Buddhist monk Stephen Batchelor takes us back to the first years after the Buddha's awakening to reveal the root insights of Buddhism hidden beneath centuries of history and interpretation.

    Kimberly says: "What you wondered about but were afraid to ask ..."
    "What you wondered about but were afraid to ask ..."

    Stephen Batchelors guide is truly educational. I found his breakdown of Buddhism to be so simple and inspiring. I was concerned that Buddhism would be a complicated thing to understand. Immediately my mind was put to rest as Stephen speaks with authority and expertise. Buddhism as a belief system (it is not a religion for those who may not know) is all that I hoped it would be. I've listened through twice and plan on sharing it with other interested parties. So if you too may be wondering what this thing called Buddhism is all about but are afraid it's too complex, I highly recommend Buddhism Without Beliefs.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Space Between Us

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Megan Hart
    • Narrated By Alexandra Wilde
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Tesla Martin is drifting pleasantly through life, slinging lattes at Morningstar Mocha, enjoying the ebb and flow of caffeine-starved customers, devoted to her cadre of regulars. But none of the bottomless-cup crowd compares with Meredith, a charismatic force of nature who can coax intimate tales from even the shyest of Morningstar’s clientele.

    HibiscusSvg says: "Classic Megan Hart"
    "Modern, sexy Cinderella story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The kind of story that could be true. It follows the upbeat Tessla through real life situations. Talented narration is easy to listen to.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tessla. Because she has a life filled with heart break but she powers through. She finally realizes who her family truly is by the power of love.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    It's hard to choose a favorite scene.

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

    When she tucked the child in bed upon her return after a lengthy absence

    Any additional comments?

    Unexpected ending

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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