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SaalGermany | Member Since 2005

  • 4 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 165 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2015

  • Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Antonio Mendez, Matt Baglio
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still reverberating today. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a midlevel agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Armed with foreign film visas, Mendez and an unlikely team of CIA agents and Hollywood insiders traveled to Tehran....

    Minta says: "I listened to this twice in a row!"
    "Details bog down fascinating story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I would have enjoyed an abridged version more than this one. Although the story itself is fascinating, I found the abundance of detail distracting and boring at times.

    What did you like best about this story?

    The actual escape process and the creativity leading up to it were fascinating.

    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The material was monotonous at times, so the reading came off a bit dull. It was not necessarily the narrator's fault.

    Did Argo inspire you to do anything?

    See the movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Martin Short
    • Narrated By Martin Short

    Martin Short takes you on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times, from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the all-American comic big time of Saturday Night Live and memorable roles in movies such as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride.

    Ty Brady says: "This is what audio books were made for!"
    "As entertaining as Short gets"

    With the right mix of poignancy and hilarity, we journey through Short's brilliant career and his private joys and sorrows. I laughed a lot and cried some, including at the end because it was over!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Carol Burnett
    • Narrated By Carol Burnett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won 25 Emmys in its remarkable 11-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another.

    Robin says: "Do not listen while driving"
    "Glad we had this time together..."

    In answer to the question: "If you could have dinner with anyone ever, who would it be," my answer, from as far back as I can remember, has always been "Carol Burnett". With this audiobook I feel that wish has been granted. Burnett stuffs this book full of anecdotes from all points of her brilliant career that will have you unabashedly howling with laughter (thus, caution when listening in public) and fighting back tears (ditto on the public listening)--but mostly the former. Delightfully, her delivery is as passionate, absorbing and natural as one imagines an evening with Carol might be! And yes, you'll hear the Tarzan yell.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Remarkable Journey

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Larry King
    • Narrated By Larry King

    Here is the definitive autobiography of one of the most famous personalities in television history - an intimate, revealing, and riveting memoir that will show a Larry King the world has never known, up close and personal. For a half-century, the world's most influential figures have been telling their story to Larry King. Now the man in suspenders shares his inspiring story, from his humble roots in Depression-era Brooklyn to the heights of celebrity as host of CNN's Larry King Live.

    Lisa says: "Amazingly Awesome"
    "Larry's Remarkable Journey a remarkable listen"

    Larry King's latest book is chock full of the fascinating and personal anecdotes, adventures, and stories that accompany him from childhood to the present day and include a varied cast of family, schoolfriends, colleagues and celebrities along his journey. Alternatingly hilarious and heart-wrenching, there is plenty of food for thought here. Yet what puts this audiobook in a class of its own is King's delivery: It never once sounds like it is read, but is instead told in a natural, spontaneous voice that makes the listener feel he or she has just pulled up a chair for a long chat with an old friend. The icing on this cake is the interspersed commentary from family and friends. King also answers frequently-asked questions from his viewers. All of these features make this one of the most entertaining and enjoyable audiobooks I have ever listened to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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