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bob

pittsburgh, PA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dick Van Dyke
    • Narrated By Dick Van Dyke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (233)

    Dick Van Dyke, indisputably one of the greats of the golden age of television, is admired and beloved by audiences the world over for his beaming smile, his physical dexterity, his impeccable comic timing, his ridiculous stunts, and his unforgettable screen roles.

    Richard says: "Still Inspires Me and Funny."
    "honest, warm, both funny and sad"
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    What did you love best about My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business?

    His early days and his unlikely rise to stardom. Lucky indeed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business?

    His memories of the movies I loved as a child, especially Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (he hated it)


    Which character – as performed by Dick Van Dyke – was your favorite?

    Burt, the chimneysweep, is a close second to Rob Petrie.


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

    Many, but his meetings and friendships with the old silent comedians, Stan Laurel and Buster Keaton.


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  • Damned

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Tai Sammons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (465)
    Performance
    (428)
    Story
    (425)

    “Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison,” declares the whip-tongued 13-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk’s subversive new work of fiction. The daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire, Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, while her parents are off touting their new projects and adopting more orphans. She dies over the holiday of a marijuana overdose—and the next thing she knows, she’s in Hell.

    William says: "As a new Chuck Palahniuk reader, I liked it a lot!"
    "nicely read, though"
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    I know a book by Chuck Palahniuk is going to be unusual. Generally, his works are also entertaining. I loved Rant, Choke, and Pygmy, but this one was just weird, disjointed, and boring. Most of it was blatently insipid. I'm not sure what audience Palahniuk was trying to reach but there was a lot of purile, bathroom "humor" attempted. Many story threads are left dangling and the whole experience, other than the charming reader, was, for me, disappointing.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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