I really loved Jess Oppenheimer's story of the beginnings and inside workings of the I Love Lucy Show. I could not put it down. There were 3 parts of this audio book. The story performed by the narrator who was very pleasant and easy to listen to, then Jess Openheimer's son did an old time radio play performance of the story (with some great old stars performing), then Jess Oppenheimer in his own voice telling the story - all in a little over 4 hours. Loved each version. CBS thought I Love Lucy was the show that no one would ever want to watch reruns of. Imagine.
Anita Moorjani tells her incredible life and death story. Very inspirational, and if true, then we of us, who have not yet suffered and died (and returned), will never learn it's secrets. Nor am I positively sure that the Creator would want us to know or we would know already. This is my main problem with the book. Things that Ms Moorjani speaks about such as terrible criminal things that some humans do to one another - that we should think very differently of them and treat them differently. This seems an almost impossible human trait to do for most of us. I'm not sure if these are Ms Moorjani's own ideas or truths from a higher being's truths for us to even know. I did enjoy the book, however, and it did make me look at some things differently, if only for a few days..
As a long time watcher of Mike Tyson, I thought this would be interesting. Interesting how one man with so much talent could lose so much and come back a stronger and a better man. This is the book to read if you have any interest in Mike Tyson. It is at times tense, at times shocking, at times sad, but I believe in my heart an honest outpouring of Mike Tyson. I could not put it down. It is a long read/listen and will not disappoint. I first said that I was a watcher of Mike Tyson, now I am a fan of the man.
I am a huge fan of horror stories, especially the "true" ones. This did not disappoint! This is my second listen to this audio book, and it is without a doubt one of my favorite Audible purchases. This is not one of those bloody, murderous horror stories. It is about the ghostly, the unknown, the hauntings and this will send chills down your spine if you listen alone or at night. This is a group of "true" stories, one or two you may know, others you may not, but they are definitely still worth the listen with the excellent performance of Denica Fairman, and also some facts you never heard before. It also gives the listener/reader a chance to think about the facts as they relate to the stories. The narration is the icing on the cake and I look forward to hearing more from Terry Deary and Denica Fairman. Absolutely superb!
Being a fan of MJ since his beginnings, I found this book answered all of the questions. MJ was a complex human being, a brilliant man and performer, and the sum of his past. This book was incredible and sad and I could not stop listening. If anyone has based their own opinion on MJ from news sources - push the biased, tabloid opinions aside and try this book first. His family let him down and so did people he considered friends. I hope MJ finds peace now.
I always enjoy reading life after death stories. This was not one of them. This is an intellectual study of religions, non believers and science on the subject at hand. My mind wandered often during the narration. I do not believe this book provided any evidence of life after death as it is left up to the listener what they believe after all of the so called evidence.
Fascinating look inside the relationship/marriage of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. I could not stop listening and in fact listened to it a second time so as not to miss anything. It let's us know that most of have stories to tell about our life and marriage, including the famous. I loved the humanness of Mr. Lincoln. I cannot wait to compare this to the current Lincoln movie when I see it. For those who love President Lincoln and need to know more, get this one.
Listening to this Lincoln story has led me to The Madness of Mary Todd Lincoln.
I was about 13 when the Manson murderous rampage happened. It shook me greatly when I realized that the world I lived in was not all fun and play and happiness. There was more to this world than I ever would have thought or believed. I saw the TV movie based on this book and it was gripping, but did not come close to this book. Some parts I could not bear to hear and had me cringing and shaken. It was difficult to put down once I started to listen. I wondered how some of these murder cases ever get solved, the police in this case out of touch with other law enforcement. Must be a California thing. Bugliosi was brilliant in his prosecution. This story led me to follow up on all of the characters in the Manson Family to see where they are today. Are some people that easily led by a madman? Shocking. If you love true life murder stories, this is the one for you.
I liked Rob's story and in his own voice, the narration would not have pulled it all together if it had been done by someone else. This is a compilation of brief stories of Lowe's life, ups, downs, highs, lows. Some so brief, I think I missed a few, like the story on St. Elmo's Fire. I wanted so much to hear about the behind the scenes friendships, etc. I went back through some of the chapters to see if I could find something, anything, but must have slept through it. Still, a good read/listen and I would definitely recommend to Lowe fans. For me, I always thought that someone who has great looks, life would just come easy. It seems I was wrong.
I will keep and treasure this. It is great insight to one of my most favorite women.
I liked the look inside the cast of characters. Not only Diana's but other's important in her life. The Queen, Prince Phillip and Prince Charles changed my minds about them for the better, and others for worse..
Her voice is wonderful, crisp and easy to listen to. I know I have heard her read before. Excellent!
Yes, and some sections I listened more than once.
One of the very best books on Diana.
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