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Andrew

Brownsburg, IN, United States

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  • How Did You Get This Number

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Sloane Crosley
    • Narrated By Sloane Crosley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (44)

    As always, Crosley's voice is fueled by the perfect witticism, buoyant optimism, flair for drama, and easy charm in the face of minor suffering or potential drudgery. But in How Did You Get This Number it has also become increasingly sophisticated, quicker and sharper to the point, more complex and lasting in the emotions it explores. And yet, Crosley remains the unfailingly hilarious young Everywoman, healthily equipped with intelligence and poise to fend off any potential mundanity in maturity.

    Andrew says: "Get this and get it now."
    "Get this and get it now."
    Overall

    Crosley is fantastic in her second book. You can tell she has matured some since I Was Told There'd be Cake. The writing in this book is a better and a bit more personal. Not all the stories/Essays are as hilarious as her first book, however I feel that How Did You Get This Number stands up well as a follow up book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Unfamiliar Fishes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated By Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, John Hodgman, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (931)
    Performance
    (571)
    Story
    (572)

    In Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell argues that 1898 might be a year just as crucial to our nation's identity, a year when, in an orgy of imperialism, the United States annexed Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam, and invaded Cuba and then the Philippines, becoming a meddling, self-serving, militaristic international superpower practically overnight. Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Vowell considers the story of the Americanization of Hawaii to be the most intriguing.

    Kat says: "Sarah Vowell does it again!"
    "Absolutely Fantastic"
    Overall

    Far and away one of Sarah Vowell's best books. Informative yet funny. She has a style all her own. She absolutely owns it in this book. It is worth buying once for yourself and then again for your friends. You should also try Assassination Vacation.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Day I Shot Cupid: Hello, My Name Is Jennifer Love Hewitt and I'm a Love-aholic

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By Jennifer Love Hewitt
    • Narrated By Jennifer Love Hewitt
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    For any woman who has ever bought a self-help book and wondered why she bothered. (P.S. Now that I know he's just not that into me, where do I go from there? Yeah, thanks for that advice.) Jennifer Love Hewitt is a self-proclaimed "love-aholic" and hopeless romantic (her middle name is Love, after all!). She has been lucky and unlucky in love, and lived to tell about it---and she's done it all in the spotlight. Much has been written about her love life---some true, most made up to sell magazines.

    Marylou says: "cute, cute, cute"
    "meh"
    Overall

    It's alright. There is nothing earth shattering contained in this book. I don't think it is meant to have the greatest revelations. It seems to be a bit of self indulgence for JLH. I guess that is alright if it is what she needed to move on in here life. The audio is a bit rough. It sounded like she recorded it in her living room with a four track recorder. If you are buying it for entertainment and fun then it is fine, if you are buying it because you think it will change your life...then please get help elsewhere.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Columbine

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dave Cullen
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1847)
    Performance
    (873)
    Story
    (883)

    Over the course of this gripping narrative, Dave Cullen approaches his subjects with unrivaled care and insight. What emerges are shattering portraits of the killers, the victims, and the community that suffered one of the greatest - and most socially and historically important - shooting tragedies of the 20th century.

    Book reader says: "Truth and heartache"
    "Don't waste your time or money."
    Overall

    What could have been a great book falls very flat. The author seems to take delight in the deaths of Dylan and Eric. The job of a reporter is to remain objective. What may have made this horrible is the voice of Don Leslie. He has ruined a few audio books for me. I know he is beloved by the audio book community but he voice lends wells to 1930's detective radio hour or perhaps a spooky movie, not one of the worst tragedies in the past twenty years. Not even worth a full star rating.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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