Customer Reviews | Audible.com
 

You no longer follow Ted

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Ted

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Ted

Member Since 2006

2
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 8 reviews
  • 142 ratings
  • 235 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • I, Rhoda

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Valerie Harper
    • Narrated By Valerie Harper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    lerie Harper is finally ready to tell her story. In this, her first memoir, the beloved and award-winning television actress reflects on the role that made her famous -Rhoda Morgenstern on the groundbreaking series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and on the spin-off show Rhoda - and the pressures of helming her own sitcom, Valerie.

    Ted says: "What an Amazing Life!"
    "What an Amazing Life!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does I, Rhoda rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the most interesting and comprehensive memoirs that I've come across in my many readings.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Quite a behind-the-scenes look at the Rhoda era and the many successes beyond her initial hit show.


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

    Wonderful, warm and genuine performance.


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

    My Friend, Rhoda


    Any additional comments?

    The latest medical news surrounding Valarie Harper broke just as I was finishing this audiobook. As I listened, enjoying every moment, I was amazed by the depth of her career and her love and affection for many friends and family. Her show "Rhoda" was a TV sensation, but she has done so much more since then, including a life filled with passion and care for those less fortunate. The depth of her sharing goes way beyond most bios. Her anecdotes made me laugh and her honesty and emotional stories renewed my love for the woman we knew as Rhoda. Bless you Valarie!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Love Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (46)

    Love Life serves up another delicious selection of intimate stories and observations from Rob Lowe's life, told with humor, warmth, and brutal honesty. After writing his acclaimed debut effort, Lowe felt he had more stories to share and many more friends to introduce. The result is a touching memoir about the business and craft of acting, the pitfalls of success, family, love, and much more.

    LESLIE DOHENY-HANKS says: "Insightful, interesting and uplifting"
    "Maybe The Best Storyteller Since Mark Twain"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Love Life the most enjoyable?

    Rob is totally into telling great stories, complete with voices and sound effects that will make you laugh, cry and feel completely alive.


    What other book might you compare Love Life to and why?

    Rob's first book was simply amazing! I would highly recommend reading (or listening to) that one. too. Perhaps, his first book was one of the best autobiographical accounts ever by anyone. This is equally entertaining, emotional and touching with all new stories.


    What about Rob Lowe’s performance did you like?

    He's authentic - a rare commodity in Hollywood these days.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Manifest Your Millions!: A Lottery Winner Shares his Law of Attraction Secrets

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Eddie Coronado
    • Narrated By Russell Stamets
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (42)

    This is one of the most powerful Law of Attraction books you will ever read. It was written by a lottery winner who understands how the Law of Attraction works and how it can be used to attract money. The Law of Attraction is not a fly-by-night fad, but a powerfully creative force that can give you the life of your dreams if you know how to use it, so the better you understand this power the faster it will manifest your desires.

    Mary says: "One of the best LOA books I've read"
    "Absolutely Nothing New Here!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    If you've read any books on Goals, Affirmations or the Law of Attraction they will probably be as good as this. This is full of old stories, rehashed sections from previous writers and plenty of old ideas.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Unstuff Your Life: Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Andrew J. Mellen
    • Narrated By Andrew J. Mellen
    Overall
    (857)
    Performance
    (713)
    Story
    (686)

    Arguably the most organized man in America, Andrew J. Mellen has created unique, lasting techniques for streamlined living, bringing order out of chaos for a client list that includes attorneys, filmmakers, and even psychologists. With Unstuff Your Life! he puts his powerful program in the hands of his widest audience yet.

    Angela says: "My lightbulb moment"
    "No stuff of any value here!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I've often heard the phrase, "boring as watching paint dry" and never really understood the meaning until now. What a tedious, common sense, redundant list of things to do and what not to do. He often uses a phrase - like with like. That pretty much says it all. Let me sum it up for you. Don't put your sweaters in the same drawer and your swim trunks. Who would enjoy this book? Obviously, the answer is Andrew's close friends and relatives. Certainly, those must be the only ones who gave it four stars. I wish I had those eight and a half hours of listening time back.


    What could Andrew J. Mellen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Share some new ideas with us. This is all normal, common everyday stuff, unless you're a helpless hoarder. In that case, you probably have no spare money to buy the book and no space to sit down and read it or listen.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not so dry and uninteresting. His stories relate to his experiences and his so-called clients. But, each piece of advise is so obvious and common place. I kept thinking that it simply had to get better, eventually. I was wrong. Same ideas, different room of the house. A perfect example of someone taking normal and trying to make something special out of it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Howard's Gift: Uncommon Wisdom to Inspire Your Life's Work

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Eric Sinoway
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    An iconic teacher. A warm friend. A generous mentor. For more than 40 years, Howard Stevenson has been a towering figure at Harvard Business School: the man who literally defined entrepreneurship and taught thousands of the world’s most successful professionals. Now - spurred by Stevenson’s heart-stopping brush with death - his student, colleague, and dear friend Eric Sinoway shares the man’s wisdom and inspiration.

    Ted says: "Never Look a Gift ..."
    "Never Look a Gift ..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Howard's Gift better?

    I'm certain that Howard's wisdom was passed along to many of his students. However, this biographical story lacks any real depth or significant ideas. I just kept waiting, expecting a gem or two of real wisdom. Just not there. Very disappointed in the purchase.


    Has Howard's Gift turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Somewhat.


    What aspect of William Dufris’s performance would you have changed?

    Less affectation with his voice.


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

    It just passed some time while I was on the road, but I was very disappointed that it lacked any depth or interesting concepts and ideas.


    Any additional comments?

    As for Howard's Wisdom, I guess you had to be there in person to see the magnificence.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jonathan Gottschall
    • Narrated By Kris Koscheski
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. It's easy to say that humans are "wired" for story, but why? In this delightful and original book, Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of storytelling. He argues that stories help us navigate life's complex social problems.

    C. Telfair says: "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night..."
    "Where Were the Stories?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    They really threw me a curve with this one. Not at all what I expected. It was more of a book about the brain. I thought I was listening to a required lecture in Medical School. While there were a few interesting facts, overall it was boring and tedious.


    What was most disappointing about Jonathan Gottschall’s story?

    Much too medical and biological in nature.


    What three words best describe Kris Koscheski’s performance?

    Saved the listen.


    What character would you cut from The Storytelling Animal?

    Character? There was a character?


    Any additional comments?

    Take a cue from author Malcolm Gladwell. This type of subject could have been presented in a much more powerful and entertaining manner.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 8 Weeks to Everlasting: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting (and Keeping!) the Guy You Want

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Amy Laurent, Kristen McGuiness
    • Narrated By Amy Laurent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Frustrated by a string of failed dates? Flummoxed as to why he never called? Sick of attending other people's weddings... alone? Professional matchmaker Amy Laurent has news for you. You have the power to change your dating life and your relationship future. Whether you are in a positive relationship heading toward a bright and shiny future or whether you end up dumped and depressed or - worse - stuck with someone you shouldn't have been with in the first place, it's all up to you.

    Ted says: "Pretty basic stuff here."
    "Pretty basic stuff here."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Nothing new here, but always worth a quick review. Perhaps, any mistakes you've made will get your attention and allow you to make some adjustments.


    0 of 0 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
    (914)
    Performance
    (549)
    Story
    (553)

    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"
    "Tears of a Clown"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does This Time Together rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my top ten listens.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Carol tells it all, from the intense joys to the lowest lows. She is authentic, funny and a great storyteller.


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

    You could hear honest emotions in her voice. It's rare when you hear a celebrity's voice quiver as they tell a biographical story.


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

    I laughed out loud often and was touched emotionally during her stories of pain and loss.


    Any additional comments?

    Carol Burnett has given us the gift of returning to that era of television magic when a show and its star actually became part of our family. For me, it became a reunion with great TV memories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.