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Jean

STAFFORD, VA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ronald Kessler
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    When Laura Bush moved into the White House on January 20, 2001, everyone wanted to know what kind of first lady she would be. Would she be like Mamie Eisenhower? Would she follow in Barbara Bush's footsteps? Would she be another Hillary Clinton?

    Jean says: "It was such a pleasure to meet Laura Bush"
    "It was such a pleasure to meet Laura Bush"
    Overall

    This book is based on interviews with Laura Bush's friends. It reveals friendships that are full of caring, insight, wit, loyalty and sincerity. Laura is an authentic, thoughtful and loving friend as you will learn. She has remained close to her childhood friends throughout her life and no matter what.

    In reading this book, your also learn that Laura Bush, loves to clean. I found that we share a love for Clorox and Windex. As another reviewer wrote, "Now, when something around here needs cleaning, I think of Laura's enthusiasm. I find that it is much easier and more fun to tackle cleaning with enthusiasm than to go through it with a dismal attitude."

    I liked Laura Bush before I read this book, we share several similarities: we are both only children and we both love to read. This book was an insightful read about a "lovely, witty and gracious" First Lady. She truly is a First Class, First Lady.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hollywood Madonna: Loretta Young (Hollywood Legends)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bernard F. Dick
    • Narrated By Cira Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (9)

    Hollywood Madonna explores the full saga of Loretta Young's professional and personal life. She made her film debut at age four, became a star at fifteen, and many awards and accolades later, made her final television movie at age seventy-six. This biography withholds none of the details of her affair with Clark Gable and the daughter that powerful love produced. Bernard F. Dick places Young's affair in the proper context of the time and the choices available to women in 1935.

    Just says: "Dry, but informative"
    "So So Loretta"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book, however, does a fairly good, though I don't believe, comprehensive, job of putting Loretta Young's very long and successful career into perspective. He goes off track about other actors and their films, more than the focus on Loretta. You don't get much on the personal either. So its okay, but if your looking for alot information you won't find it here.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Duchess of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Richard Hack
    • Narrated By Nicolas Coster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    She is the most popular novelist in history. Yet the drama and torment of Agatha Christie's private life remains a mystery even to her most ardent fans. She made no secret of her disdain for the press and for those who wished to intrude on her private life. In this immensely listenable and intimate biography, best-selling author Richard Hack reveals the romance, scandal, and betrayal that drove one of the 20th century's most celebrated literary figures.

    Linda P-C says: "Well worth the time"
    "Fascinating! A must for any Christi Fan"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book. It gave a wonderful characterization of Christie, describing her residences, her likes and dislikes, and how she felt about her books and things in general. To my amazement I found that she was a very shy and modest person, which lasted throughout her life even in death.

    This book is a must for any Christie fan!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    It was a time when anything seemed possible, instant wealth, glittering fame, fabulous luxury, and for a run of magical weeks in the spring and summer of 1920, Charles Ponzi made it all come true. Promising to double investors' money in three months, the dapper, charming Ponzi raised the "rob Peter to pay Paul" scam to an art form and raked in millions at his office in downtown Boston.

    Celia says: "Very enlightening"
    "Fascinating!"
    Overall

    This book was such a good read. I really didn't know what to expect, you actually feel quite sorry for Ponzi in the end. He had such good intentions, but you know what they say about "good intentions".
    From start to finish I just couldn't put this book down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nancy: A Portrait of My Years with Nancy Reagan

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Michael K. Deaver
    • Narrated By Michael K. Deaver
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Nancy Davis Reagan has led an extraordinary life; it has also been an extraordinarily private one. Now Mike Deaver, whose relationship with Mrs. Reagan dates back to the 1960s, shares the side of Nancy that only her intimates know.

    Jean says: "Fantastic!!"
    "Fantastic!!"
    Overall

    Michael Deaver takes us to the heart and soul of Nancy Reagan. He takes us back to the beginning when she met her "Ronnie" to facing his cruel fate of Alzheimer's, learning all the way about how she possibly felt, looked and handled or didn't handle events and situations. But all the while serving as grand protector of her "Ronnie".

    If your looking for a down to earth approach to learning about the woman behind the man then this is the book for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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