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Arroyo Grande, CA, USA | Member Since 2010

  • 5 reviews
  • 167 ratings
  • 384 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives, a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.

    FanB14 says: "Read on...Hilarity Ensues"
    "Very entertaining- laugh out loud funny"

    I have read David Sedaris' work and this is my first experience with one of his audible titles. It is absolutly hilarious. Much more enjoyable than reading alone. The impression of his brother Paul is priceless. I laughed until I cried; literally. He is very open about his feelings as a gay man and I gained a new appreciation for some of the predicaments of his lifestyle. Great audio book. I'm planning on downloading some of his other work that I've already read to get the impressions of his siblings.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Steal: When the Mafia Hit Wall Street

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Gary Weiss
    • Narrated By Frank Whaley

    During Wall Street's last big bull market, there were brokers in $3,000 suits, billion-dollar IPO's, and 30-year-olds making $100,000 a month. And then there was Louis Pasciuto, who came from Staten Island at the age of 19 and discovered one indelible truth about himself: He was born to steal. This is the astounding, true story of the rise and fall of this fast-talking, street-smart wiseguy, as well as the insidious ways the Mob infiltrates, then controls, Wall Street.

    Steve says: "a great listen"
    "Bummer on Wall St"

    I love the stock market. I love books about people who made it from the bottom and did well in business. But sorry to say that this book is just plain depressing. Real life story of a kid from NY that got sucked into the crack rock lifestyle of chop houses and made a ton of money ripping people off. He lied and cheated everyone in his life and I still felt bad for the guy in the end. When it finally ended I just felt sad.
    Great narrator, good documentary style writing and a cool interview with the author at the end. Those redeeming qualities give it 3 stars. 2 1/2 would be more acurate.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Take Yourself to the Top: The Secrets of America's #1 Career Coach

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Laura Berman Fortgang
    • Narrated By Laura Berman Fortgang

    Looking for career advice, tips on how to write a resume, improve interview skills, or dress for success? Then this is not the book for you. But if you're willing to take charge of your career and be responsible for the choices you make, then get ready to take yourself to the top."

    Scott says: "Suprise Gem"
    "Suprise Gem"

    Wow! I was surprised by this one. I have been an Audible listener for over a year and have come across a few dog piles among the clover. This book is great. The author/reader is engaging and thought provoking. I listened to the book back to back just to be sure I got it all. Very motivating and full of ideas you can use in career and life starting today. I find that I am motivated more by things I can use than by fictional stories and rah-rah fluffy feel good type books. This is a good one.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "I sat in the driveway for 20 minutes"

    Riveting plotlines, well written and exceptionally read. I have sat in my car listening prior to appointments and in my driveway at home waiting for the next twist. I love this one. I'm nearing the end of the title and plan on searching out this reader for some more. Good one, this. Fires on all cylinders.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Men's Health Longevity Program: 12 Week Plan to Bolster Your Health, Boost Brainpower...

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By The Editors of Men's Health Magazine
    • Narrated By James Lurie

    With The Men's Health Longevity Program, you'll notice immediate improvements in your health, your appearance, your energy, and - perhaps most important - your attitude. Ol' Father Time waits for no man...What are you waiting for?

    Scott says: "Tough to listen to all the way through."
    "Tough to listen to all the way through."

    I am a Men's Health Magazine reader and looked forward to the 12 week program on audio. Honestly, I was looking for some information and a lot of motivation. What I got was tons of information but in a format too tedious to get motivated by. When the reader started going down the list of items you should have in a kitchen I lost interest and went to the next disc. Boring. Then the next, Boring. Ad Nauseum... I may look at the print version so I can skim through, but this book is not set up for an audio format.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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