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Patricia

OVIEDO, FL, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Billy Crystal
    • Narrated By Billy Crystal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1877)
    Performance
    (1711)
    Story
    (1703)

    Billy Crystal is 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like ""Buying the Plot"" and ""Nodding Off,"" Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, and his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever ""test positive for Maalox""), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (""the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac""); grandparenting; and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.

    Pamela J says: "Growing up with Billy Crystal"
    "Laugh out loud read"
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    What made the experience of listening to Still Foolin' 'Em the most enjoyable?

    Having it read by the author who I find so funny was a pleasure to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I now feel like I know more about who Billy Crystal is.


    What about Billy Crystal’s performance did you like?

    Fantastic.


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

    Learning about Billy's very personal connections with so many people.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The End of the Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Colin Firth
    Overall
    (2805)
    Performance
    (2582)
    Story
    (2568)

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    Karen Downes says: "Colin whispers in my ear, and I melt"
    "Story left me feeling empty"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No since it was depressing.


    What does Colin Firth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love to listen to him and that was the reason I bought the audiobook in the first place. He did not disappoint me.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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