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Melanie

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  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3208)
    Performance
    (2521)
    Story
    (2513)

    A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

    N. Belle says: "Great Book and Great Story"
    "Changed my idea of who Rob Lowe is"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A great read by Lowe himself, with a compelling story and he's not afraid to talk about the tough parts of his life (rehab, etc)


    What did you like best about this story?

    Lowe changed my idea of who he is with this book - I always took him for a pretty-boy member of the brat pack, who lacked a lot of substance. His writing and reflection reveals his intelligence, wit and humour. I only downloaded this bio because others recommended it, and it was well worth it.


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

    Hearing Lowe read his book adds another dimension - I feel like he was truly telling his most personal thoughts, and while he happily laughs at himself, Lowe feels like a friend now. (Note: I am not a deluded stalker, it was just great to hear him read his words in the phrasing he intended)


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Veronika Hyks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (94)

    Lady Chatterley's Lover, written in 1928, tells the story of a passionate love affair between an upper class woman and her husband’s gamekeeper, which was thought to be so shocking in its content and its straightforward use of explicit sexual terms, that it was not officially published until 1960.

    Melanie says: "Soooooo much better than 50 shades"
    "Soooooo much better than 50 shades"
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I read this book in high school and after a very disappointing experience with 50 Shades (even the sex scenes couldn't make up for the weak writing), I turned to lady Chatterley. Veronika Hyks is an intoxicating storyteller. This seductive story can't be beat.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jenny Lawson
    • Narrated By Jenny Lawson
    Overall
    (1808)
    Performance
    (1649)
    Story
    (1662)

    For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris - Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut. Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives - the ones we'd like to pretend never happened - are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.

    D. S. Smith says: "How the Bloggess almost made me crash my car!"
    "Hilarious story, hilarious narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a great memoir by Jenny Lawson, strengthened because it is narrated by the author. About halfway through the book, I felt as though Lawson and I were sitting down for coffee and she was telling me her life story. There were points that I wondered where she was going to go with this book (would it be all light and airy?) when she introduced a harsh dose of reality - and how she dealt with it using humour.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jenny Lawson, please make good on your promise to do 'Book 2'


    What about Jenny Lawson’s performance did you like?

    Lawson is honest, raw and hilarious. Make sure you listen to the outtakes also. I love her blog, and was happy to hear the person behind it.


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

    Yes - and I listened to it in a short time period. Funny vignettes make this easily digestible.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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