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Marjorie

Rancho Murieta, CA, USA

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  • Dean and Me: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jerry Lewis, James Kaplan
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a 50-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and 54th Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man.

    Boone29680 says: "You've got to listen to this!"
    "Dean and Me"
    Overall

    I found this book incredibly entertaining as an audio book. Of course, it isn't high brow literature but it is interesting, poignant, sad and funny. The reader sounds so much like Jerry Lewis, I had to double check. Lewis reveals a lot about himself in his version of the relationship and the reasons for the break up. He clearly looked up to Martin and craved his approval. The personal and emotional sub-text adds more complexity than would be expected in a book about this show biz duo.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil's Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Lee Smith
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens, Tom Stechschulte, Sally Darling
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, The Devil's Dream is an animated, lyrical novel that is meant to be savored as spoken word. Consummate storyteller Lee Smith's creation will delight anyone who enjoys the sound of language and a good story.

    Linda says: "Lyrical"
    "Devil's Dream is a Nightmare"
    Overall

    I found this book to bear no resemblance to the descriptions posted. It is cornier and trashier than most bad country western tunes. The chapters run on with details that never seem to have relevance to the plot and none of the characters are attractive.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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