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karen

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  • Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me!

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Karen Gravano, Lisa Pulitzer
    • Narrated By Karen Gravano
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (63)

    Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, once one of the mafia's most feared hit men. With 19 confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime Family underboss - and John Gotti’s right-hand man - is the highest ranking gangster ever to turn State’s evidence and testify against members of his high-profile crime family. But to Karen, Sammy Gravano was a sometimes elusive but always loving father figure. He was ever-present at the head of the dinner table.

    Amber says: "BORING"
    "couldn't wait to hear this"
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    If you could sum up Mob Daughter in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, compelling,


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was interesting learn what it was like growing up in "the lifestyle"


    Any additional comments?

    Although I enjoyed the book, it was difficult at times to listen to Karen Gravano's monotone reading. I would consider reading another book by her

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3256)
    Performance
    (2931)
    Story
    (2945)

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    Melinda says: "Not So Far-Fetched -- Still Chilling"
    "awsome book!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Handmaid's Tale to be better than the print version?

    I don't usually read or watch sci-fi stuff so this was a reach for me My daughter listed it on Goodreads so I gave it a try


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line was great even though you really don't know the whole circumstance It was suspensefull sad frightning and believeable at the same time I would definately read more from this author


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Keith Richards, James Fox
    • Narrated By Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2454)
    Performance
    (1301)
    Story
    (1296)

    Now at last Keith Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere....

    Jesse says: "Ins and outs"
    "Groan"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I was so looking forward to listening to this book, being a fan of both Keith Richards and Johnny Depp. The story was interesting, but the performance was so difficult for me to listen to, I was unable to even complete the first part.


    Has Life turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I enjoy reading biographical and historical books. They all can't be my favorites.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Completely. I was so disappointed! I thought that such an expressive and talented actor awould be a wonderful narator, especially knowing his fondness for the subject, but I found his interpretation and performance to be sorely lacking.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    I would be hard pressed to listen to another book narated by Johnny Depp.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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