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Thomas

Omaha, NE, United States

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  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (18970)
    Performance
    (14745)
    Story
    (14688)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Surprisingly insightful as well as funny!"
    Overall

    I downloaded this book to serve as a light-hearted diversion while traveling. I got much more. It was very funny, but what pleased me most about the book were the many insightful gems that are embedded in her story. I want my 14 year-old daughter to listen to this book, to laugh at the stories as Tina relates her journey from teenage awkwardness to TV stardom, to hear all the honest self-deprecating comments, and her persistence in the face of struggles. Tina's narration was great and I took a lot more away from the book than a few good laughs. Thanks Tina!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Straight Man

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Richard Russo
    • Narrated By Sam Freed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (191)

    Russo's protagonist is William Henry Devereaux, Jr., the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, wonder if a curvaceous adjunct is trying to seduce him with peach pits, and threaten to execute a goose on local television.

    Jeffrey A. Sherman says: "Shockingly good"
    "one of my favorite books"
    Overall

    This was one of the most entertaining and engaging books I have come across in some time. The central character is an interesa fascinating,irritating, yet lovably hilarious excuse for a grown-up. He was a wonderful mixture of insightfulness and cluelessness. There are some terrific moments along the way that had me falling out of my chair with laughter-- then I'd climb back in to my chair to "re-read" the passage again and enjoy it once more. My wife was so intrigued by how I gleefully devoured this book that she had to read it herself. She loved it too! And so have each of my friends who I have convinced to read it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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