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Jane Doee

Whiting, NJ

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  • 6 reviews
  • 14 ratings
  • 40 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2015
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  • Once Upon a Time: Behind the Fairy Tale of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By J.Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    Once Upon a Time there was a woman who embodied the secret fantasies of every woman of her time. She was a classic beauty, the daughter of a millionaire, an Academy Award-winning actress, and then, after she married Rainier of Monaco, a real-life princess. This audiobooks takes an unprecedented look at the lives of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier and answers the question: Did they live happily ever after?

    Kathleen says: "Like a lengthy "Vanity Fair" magazine article."
    "Fantastic Book!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Once Upon a Time to be better than the print version?

    Yes I would, the audio editon makes the book come "alive" for the reader.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Once Upon a Time?

    The ending...to see how the main character's life actually affected the masses outside of her family.


    What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

    Everything, he is a very effective reader.


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

    Overall the book was very good.


    Any additional comments?

    It is my alternative to listening to music...I read constantly now that I puchased a Kindle six months ago. I had not read a book for enjoyment in decades...within the last six months I have read 25 books. Now with audio ...that number will probably double. Audio makes reading more enjoyable. It is fasinating that you can actually pick the narrator for your books. I continue to be amazed at the flexiblity of Kindle...it has open many doors for me..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn's world and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes is a story that has never before been told...until now.

    Deb says: "The ring of truth...."
    "Truly was a secret"
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    Would you listen to The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe again? Why?

    No , once was enough


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe?

    How she lived with her husbands, she truly was abused.


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

    He did a good job with his narration, but I think it would have been better if it was a female narrator.


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

    Marilyn, she really was not a dumb blonde


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Puppetmaster: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Richard Hack
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Richard Hack separates truth from fiction to reveal the most hidden secrets of Hoover's private life and expose his previously undisclosed conduct and actions which threatened to compromise the security of the entire nation. Based on freshly uncovered files and personal documents as well as over 100,000 pages of FBI memos and State Department papers, Hack rips the lid off the FBI Director's facade of propriety to detail a life replete with sexual indiscretions, criminal behavior and a long-standing alliance with the Mafia.

    Jean says: "Power corrupts"
    "The FBI Story"
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    What did you love best about Puppetmaster?

    The whole story was fascinating.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The book focus , Hoover


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

    Dramatization of the book, there is something about someone else reading to you that you do not get reading yourself.


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

    It was realization of the corruption of the FBI was really one person's ignition that festered and grew over time.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Unsinkable: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Debbie Reynolds, Dorian Hannaway
    • Narrated By Debbie Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (85)

    The definitive memoir by legendary actress and performer Debbie Reynolds - an entertaining and moving story of enduring friendships and unbreakable family bonds, of hitting bottom and rising to the top again - that offers a unique and deeply personal perspective on Hollywood and its elite, from the glory days of MGM to the present.

    Jane Doee says: "Loved this book!"
    "Loved this book!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was well written and the narrator made it more interesting...she helped you feel like she was speaking directly to you


    What other book might you compare Unsinkable to and why?

    none, there is only one Debbie Reynolds


    Which scene was your favorite?

    all were good


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

    Here's Debbie!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Michael Moore
    • Narrated By Michael Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (346)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (290)

    This book is Moore's most personal to date - and will be irresistible to fans and foes alike. A sort of anti-memoir, Moore breaks the autobiographical mode while he hilariously presents 20 far-ranging, irreverant vignettes from his own life. This book is a wild, revealing, take-no-prisoners ride through the early life of Michael Moore. Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, this is a book Michael Moore has been writing - and living - for a very long time.

    Amazon Customer says: "So that's how he got that way"
    "Another Winner!"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Here Comes Trouble again? Why?

    Yes, most definitely


    What did you like best about this story?

    The colorful narration of the author reading his own book


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

    excitment


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

    yes!


    Any additional comments?

    This book was amazing! I really enjoyed listening to Michael Moore's narration...I do not think anyone else could have read this book but him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated By Beth Fowler
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    What does it mean to be a Kennedy? If ever three women would be challenged and changed by marriage into a family, it would be Jacqueline Bouvier, Ethel Skakel, and Joan Bennett. None of these radiant brides could have ever been prepared for the fame, the family, and tragedies that would spring from their lives. As they struggled to cope with their husbands' infidelities, the harsh glare of the media, and the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, these women would learn what it meant to be sisters, reaching out to one another with comfort and consolation.

    Corrienary says: "Push through it..."
    "Very Good Book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Jackie, Ethel, Joan the most enjoyable?

    Listening helps the book come to life...it is as if someone is actually talking to you personally


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Jackie, Ethel, Joan?

    The times when they accepted how they were truly being treated by their husbands ...with the exception of Ethel


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

    no first performance for me


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

    yesI


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to have more books by J. Randy Taraborrelli available on audible

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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