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Julie

Gladstone, OR, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Alex Thorleifson, Scott Thorson
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (134)

    In this unusually frank book Scott Thorson, Liberace's longtime lover, tells all: the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about the legendary entertainer who went to outrageous extremes to prevent public knowledge of his homosexuality. Liberace's unhappy childhood, dominated by a mother determined to force him into a concert career, serves as the prologue for a story that goes on to detail Liberace's early appearances in honky-tonks, his move to New York to seek fame, and, finally, his first booking in Las Vegas, where he was courted by the Mafia.

    Jeffrey says: "Viciously honest, candid, sad, fascintating!"
    "Great book"
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    Story
    If you could sum up Behind the Candelabra in three words, what would they be?

    This was very informative and entertaining


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the story of Liberace and Scott and then Scott's removal from Liberace's life


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Seriously...I'm Kidding

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ellen DeGeneres
    • Narrated By Ellen DeGeneres
    Overall
    (995)
    Performance
    (901)
    Story
    (891)

    "I've experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?" (Ellen DeGeneres)

    Julie says: "Not so much."
    "First audio book!"
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    What did you love best about Seriously...I'm Kidding?

    I loved hearing Ellen read her book


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of Ellen's stories are funny or touching


    Which character – as performed by Ellen DeGeneres – was your favorite?

    Ellen is excellent and her reading her own book added a great touch


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this book while waiting to serve jury duty


    Any additional comments?

    Because of this book, I'm hooked on audio books! Thanks audible.com!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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