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Amy

HARRISBURG, NC, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Holidays on Ice: Featuring Six New Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (643)
    Performance
    (389)
    Story
    (390)

    David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); and what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow").

    C. Telfair says: "Add a touch of Bitter to your Holiday Sweet"
    "David Sedaris never disappoints"
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    It is hard for me to be unbiased when it comes to reviewing David Sedaris's work as I am a huge fan. As always, entertaining, especially in a Winter holiday context. I also love that David always narrates his books which makes them especially enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ruth Reichl
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (486)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (125)

    Garlic and Sapphires is Ruth Reichl's riotous account of the many disguises she employs to dine anonymously. There is her stint as Molly Hollis, a frumpy blond with manicured nails and an off-beige Armani suit that Ruth takes on when reviewing Le Cirque. The result: her famous double review of the restaurant: first she ate there as Molly; and then as she was coddled and pampered on her visit there as Ruth, New York Times food critic.

    Nicole says: "Read engagingly by Bernadette Dunne"
    "Oy. Ruth Reichl"
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    Why do I read Ruth Reichl's books when I know I cannot stand her pretentious, condescending stories. Mildly interesting. However, we get it, Ruth - you like to talk about yourself as you think very highly of yourself and don't mind letting others know how smart and clever you are.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Peggity Price
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    In the wake of the upcoming Confederate Day celebration, the Dahlias set out to solve a rash of mysterious occurrences. They' re ready to tackle the secret code embroidered on a family heirloom and suss out why one local resident is acting quite strange - yet nothing prepares them for one of their own being accused of stealing county funds.

    Ronna says: "1930's Alabama ladies in troubles again!!"
    "Good, easy listening"
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    Nice little who dunnit. Great summer read or just when you don't want to tax your brain.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Don’t Care about Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I’ve Dated

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Julie Klausner
    • Narrated By Julie Klausner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (139)

    In the tradition of Cynthia Heimel and Chelsea Handler, and with the boisterous iconoclasm of Amy Sedaris, Julie Klausner's candid and funny debut I Don't Care about Your Band sheds light on the humiliations we endure to find love - and the lessons that can be culled from the wreckage. I Don't Care about Your Band posits that lately the worst guys to date are the ones who seem sensitive. It's the jerks in nice guy clothing, not the players in Ed Hardy, who break the hearts of modern girls.

    Stephanie says: "pretty raunchy"
    "Not for the faint of heart"
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    If you are easily offended by swear words and raunchy, explicit sex talk, this book is not for you. Maybe I am a little too old to be reading this (mid-forties). I just thought it would be funnier than it was. Did not find it laugh out loud funny. I found her stories to be more pathetic than anything.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By Roxana Ortega
    Overall
    (1198)
    Performance
    (791)
    Story
    (795)

    Jennifer Egan brings her unique gifts as a novelist and short story writer to a compulsively listenable narrative that centers on Bennie Salazar, an aging punk rocker and record executive, and the beautiful Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs.

    Laurene says: "Excellent, subtle, moving"
    "Ugh - hated the narrator"
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    Really cannot even comment on the storyline because the performance/ narration was so bad that I couldn't get past the first chapter. I hate these breathy, baby-voiced narrators.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Not Taco Bell Material

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla
    Overall
    (875)
    Performance
    (799)
    Story
    (794)

    Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things: hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood. He tackled rants in his first book, and now he tells his best stories and debuts some never-before-heard tales as well. Adam Carolla started broke and blue collar and has now been on the Hollywood scene for over 15 years. Yet he never lost his underdog demeanor.

    Ron says: "Must have for any Adam Carolla Fan!"
    "LOVED IT"
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    Okay, the only reason that I gave this overall story four stars instead of five is because he abridged this audio version of the book, which I wish he hadn't. The abridgement of this book did not make me dislike the story - it just left me wishing for more. Had Adam not mentioned several times that he was leaving stories out and that we should get the hard copy for additional stories, I would have never known anything was missing. However, Adam does have two surprise guests join him in the studio which almost make up for the shortened reading of this book. Another reason that I gave the story a four rather than a five is because it seems that a good portion of the book is rehashing of the stories from "In Fifty Years....." just with more detail. Don't get me wrong, I gave "In Fifty Years...." five stars and loved it. I just wish there were additionally funny and juicy stories in this one without so much repeat. However, if you are an Adam Carolla fan or you just like to listen to someone with a really smart sense of humor, I truly recommend this book; I hated that it ended after 8 hours - wanted the story to keep going!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Suck at Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Justin Halpern
    • Narrated By Sean Schemmel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (267)

    Fans of the #1 bests eller Sh*t My Dad Says will recognize the always patient voice of Justin Halpern's dad as it crackles through this hysterical new audiobook. The story begins when Justin announces that he's decided to propose to his girlfriend. "You've been dating her for four years," his dad replies. "It ain't like you found a parallel fucking universe."

    Jay says: "Funny but nowhere like the the first book."
    "I laughed harder than the first book!"
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    First, let me say that I am especially happy that Sean Schemmel narrated this book as he did for "Sh-t My Dad Says." The book would not have been the same using a different voice for Justin - and especially for his father. The story was absolutely hysterical - going into more detail about events which took place in the first book, as well as added new adventures. Justin's writing is superb and Schemmel's reading of this story just takes the story great to stupendous. I love that Schemmel has distinct voices for every character which adds to the story so much. I am certain people in the cars next to me at red lights thought I was a maniac as they watched me obviously laughing out loud and doubling over in my seat while listening to this book - not to mention the passengers on the seats next to me on the airplanes. I couldn't stop myself from uproarious laughter while listening. I would recommend this to anyone who is up for a great laugh and who isn't easily offended by the use of curse words. While you do not have to listen to the first book to enjoy this one, I just think it would highten someone's experience if they had the background in the first book before they listened to this one. This was fantastic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Nora Ephron
    • Narrated By Nora Ephron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (310)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (178)

    Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a cold, hard, hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future, bemoaning the vicissitudes of modern life, and recalling with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn’t (yet) forgotten. Filled with insights and observations that instantly ring true - and could have come only from Nora Ephron - I Remember Nothing is a pure delight.

    Caro says: "Ha ha"
    "It wasn't long enough!"
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    I just didn't want this book to end. I love Nora's stories and listening to her read them is just an absolute joy. I am sorry that we will no longer get to hear her voice. If you've liked her other non-fiction books, you should enjoy this one just as much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • We're Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Celia Rivenbark
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Humorous essays on life in the south. A Southern woman's take on daily life.

    Debbie says: "Not what I expected..."
    "The narrator kills the book - & not in a good way"
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    For anyone who has listeded to Celia Rivenbark narrate any of her other books, you will be SORELY disappointed with the narration of this book, which is not narrated by Celia. Rather, the publishers seem to have found an 80-year old emphazemic with no comedic timing to narrrate this book. It's hard to believe that this 80-year old sounding woman, who is supposed to be speaking in Celia's voice, is the mother of a three year old daughter or knows anything about popular culture. Because the narrator has no comedic timing or a sense of sarcasm, much of the humor in the book lays flat. If I had not read this book in hard copy when it was originally published and this was my first exposure to one of Celia's books, I would never purchase another. In addition to the 80+ year old emphazemic voice, it's hard to get over that you can actually hear that the narrator either has a bad case of dry mouth and/ or she is inhaling and exhaling her cigarettes. You hear those sticky mouth sounds like people get when they don't have enough saliva in their mouth. If I could have given the performance 0 stars, I would have. Shame on the publishers and audio director for ruining an otherwise good book. If you are looking to purchase this book, I would highly recommend getting it in paperback and reading it yourself rather than listen to this low-rent production of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Tony Horwitz
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again - this time from a war close to home, and to his own heart.

    Dianna says: "Not a Book to be Kept in the Attic"
    "I love this book"
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    I originally read this book in paperback several years back but lent out my book and have no idea who has it now. It was so enjoyable the first time, it was worth a second read or, in this case, listen. A good modern non-fiction novel on how the South still hasn't gotten over the Civil War. As a Californian now living in the deep south, I often get called a Yankee. That is why I originally read this book - to help me have a greater understanding of why, over 100 years later, the natives still talk about the war. This book lead me to delve deeper into Civil War history.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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