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  • The End of Your Life Book Club

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Will Schwalbe
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (358)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (319)

    >"What are you reading?" That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother.

    Mark says: "A good book, but not really for me."
    "A Must Read!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Don't let the title dissuade you from reading this book! The author will take you on a wonderful journey through some of the best works of literature available to Audible listeners as Wil Schwalbe and his mother share their love of reading with each other. After finishing this selection, I listened to two more outstanding books that the author and his mother had discussed: Pillars of the Earth and Crossing to Safety.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Harding – was your favorite?

    The mother was performed so well by this male! It made me smile thinking how well the author wrote the many "Mom" phrases in this book and how well he and the narrator had me so clearly imagining her in my mind. She held so many positions in her life and was a tireless humanitarian...yet she always had time to read a great book!...and although most of her jobs would have impressed any dinner guest, she remained humble and always said her most important job was being a mother.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Andy Cohen
    • Narrated By Andy Cohen
    Overall
    (327)
    Performance
    (308)
    Story
    (304)

    From a young age, Andy Cohen knew two things: He was gay, and he loved television. Now presiding over Bravo's reality-TV empire, he started out as an overly talkative pop-culture obsessive, devoted to Charlie's Angels and All My Children - and to his mother, who received daily letters from him while he was at summer camp, usually reminding her to tape the soaps. In retrospect, it's hard to believe that everyone didn't know that Andy was gay; still, he remained in the closet until college. Finally out, he embarked on making a career out of his passion for television.

    Roberta says: "If you're depressed, listen to this book!!!"
    "A Must for Andy Cohen Fans"
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    If you could sum up Most Talkative in three words, what would they be?

    LOL terrific read


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

    At a couple points in the book (one being the rare Indian moccasin story), I actually cried from laughing so hard and almost had to pull over to the side of the road!


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the money and then some! It's an entertaining autobiography and I enjoyed it immensely!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2922)
    Performance
    (2248)
    Story
    (2240)

    A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

    Chris - Audible says: "Believe the hype"
    "This Actor Tells a Great Story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This tome is a captivating look of Rob Lowe's life from his childhood to his adult life. I can see why his friend Mike Meyers told him he must write this book! I'm close in age to Rob Lowe (having watched most of the movies he talks about in the book) and he gives interesting tidbits of information that he might indeed only share with one of his friends. It's refreshing that he and his wife have a strong relationship which he cherishes to this day, and he reveals the story of their love affair. I enjoyed his narration and it enhanced the telling of his life story. Money well-spent.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Stories I Only Tell My Friends?

    The stories about his West Wing years.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The many behind-the-scenes stories where the listener/reader learns what happens in order to get movies made.


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

    The story that opened the book which he returns to near the end of the book. It has to do with John Kennedy, Jr. and leaves the listener/reader wanting more Rob Lowe stories!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Katherine Boo
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (522)
    Performance
    (448)
    Story
    (454)

    Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood in rural poverty, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption.

    Dr. says: "An Antidote for Shantaram"
    "See What Life is Like in the Slums of Mumbai"
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    Would you try another book from Katherine Boo and/or Sunil Malhotra?

    Probably not at this time.


    Did Sunil Malhotra do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Excellent job!


    Do you think Behind the Beautiful Forevers needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to learn about a realistic view of life in the slums of Mumbai, then this selection is for you --- a true and well-researched account of the lives of those living there. Listen to this Audible selection knowing that this is not a funny feel-good type of tome, but you will definitely appreciate the life you have after finishing it! Imagine what you would do to survive a life filled with oppression, hunger, corruption and desperation!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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