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Vanessa

benni1023fm

Member Since 2012

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  • 2 reviews
  • 8 ratings
  • 68 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder: The Shocking Inside Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mike Gilbert
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    The shocking tale told in How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder is unlike anything you've read before. It isn't Mike Gilbert's "version" of what happened'; it's the unvarnished truth - the truth about O. J., the murders, and the infamous trial, not as Gilbert imagined or would like it to be, but how it actually was.

    Erin says: "Wow"
    "Don't equit, it all fits!"
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    Where does How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is among my "Top 10" read so far.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder?

    Actually, I found the whole book fascinating. Think of it as seeing the inside of a clock for the first time; you know it tells you the correct time, but now you can see how the pieces work to give you the correct time.


    What about Mel Foster’s performance did you like?

    Mel's narration of the book was like a friend telling you a story. Very easy to listen to.


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

    There was, but I won't spoil it for other readers. They'll know it when they hear it.


    Any additional comments?

    There's nothing here that most of us didn't already know or at least suspect. However, you'll be taken deeper into the backstory of the "everyday O.J." than any media ever went before. If you love true story whodunits like I do, this one's worth checking out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: From the Secret Files of Harry Pennypacker

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Michael B. Druxman
    • Narrated By Scott O' Neill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a revisionist history of Hollywood's Golden Era and the tabloid press that covered it. Harry Pennypacker was a prolific and revered newspaper columnist; a colleague of Louella Parsons, Walter Winchell, and the other great columnists of the day.

    Unfortunately, nobody has ever heard of him because the papers never ran his articles. They were too hot. Too dangerous. Too likely to tarnish the delicate image of silver screen icons. The newspaper syndicate couldn't fire him because he had an ironclad contract, so Pennypacker wrote his stories...and the editors buried them. Until now.

    Vanessa says: "Don't. Just don't."
    "Don't. Just don't."
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    Would you try another book from Michael B. Druxman and/or Scott O' Neill?

    No. No way. I'm wishing now I'd have passed on THIS one.


    What was most disappointing about Michael B. Druxman’s story?

    The story is like listening to Edith Bunker tell a story. Ties you in knots just trying to follow the plot, but it's not even funny. If Pennypacker actually wrote these tales, it's not the hotness that kept them from print. Think listening to that obnoxious person at a party that hangs on your arm and rattles on and on, as you consider setting yourself on fire to escape.


    What didn’t you like about Scott O' Neill’s performance?

    The constant voice imitations grate on the nerves in short order. Scott, you really don't need to try to imitate all of your characters. Please stop it and just read.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood?

    Pretty much all of it. I can't even believe I bought this. I thought the sample was bad, but wrongly assumed it was just a bad sampling and the book would really be better. It isn't.


    Any additional comments?

    "You get what you pay for" still applies. If this was the most wasted 7 bucks I ever spend, I'll be lucky. But it'll always rate right up at the top of the list. My head hurts.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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