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  • My Mother Was Nuts: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Penny Marshall
    • Narrated By Penny Marshall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (990)
    Performance
    (886)
    Story
    (887)

    her life story going her humble roots in the Bronx to one of the most liked and respected figures in the entertainment business, also covering her marriage to Rob Reiner and relationships with Art Garfunkel, Carrie Fisher, and John Belushi, and her bout with lung and brain cancer in 2009, to Julia Cheiffetz

    M. S. Cohen says: "The audio performance should get an award!"
    "Bronx Cheers for Penny"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because it's in Penny's own voice, Bronx accent and all, giving the best telling of her memories as you're going to get and enjoy!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frank Langella
    • Narrated By Frank Langella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (163)

    Captured forever in a unique memoir, Frank Langella's myriad encounters with some of the past century's most famous human beings are profoundly affecting, funny, wicked, sometimes shocking, and utterly irresistible. With sharp wit and a perceptive eye, Mr. Langella takes us with him into the private worlds and privileged lives of movie stars, presidents, royalty, literary lions, the social elite, and the greats of the Broadway stage.

    Kathy says: "Delightful"
    "Anybody Still Alive Out There?"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    There's nothing like listening to the author's own voice in going through his or her own book. However, in this case, the listener will have to put up with Langella's low, slow, almost somnolescent, funereal voice or intonations. It's just as well, as by far the majority of the people he speaks of are either well past cremated or rather nicely dug in their graves or slid into their niches long ago.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Frank Langella? Why or why not?

    No. Though generally pleasing to listen to, his voice is a bit too funereal or, more charitably, sleep inducing.


    What three words best describe Frank Langella’s voice?

    rich, somnolescent, funereal.


    Could you see Dropped Names being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. But wait. Maybe so. Langella would probably feel that he's good enough to play them all, but then would probably pass if another Kennedy asked him to dinner.


    Any additional comments?

    Content of book is entertaining enough to recommend. For example, who knew how incredibly boring Richard Burton could be, and so forth. But then, like so many long dead others that Langella name-drops and "dishes" along the way, they can't quite answer back, can they?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Condoleezza Rice
    • Narrated By Condoleezza Rice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (167)

    A native of Birmingham, Alabama who overcame the racism of the Civil Rights era to become a brilliant academic and expert on foreign affairs, Rice distinguished herself as an advisor to George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign. Once Bush was elected, she served as his chief adviser on national-security issues – a job whose duties included harmonizing the relationship between the Secretaries of State and Defense.

    J. Chronowski says: "Facinating stories from inside Bush's White House"
    "Great Insights to Recent History and Diplomacy"
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    What made the experience of listening to No Higher Honor the most enjoyable?

    Its having been narrated by Condoleezza herself, with her own 1st hand views! The book could easily be required enjoyable reading for history buffs, especially those with a diplomacy or political science bent. No Higher Honor also goes a long way to dispel perhaps an image she had for a time as the Bush-Cheney mouthpiece. Condoleezza Rice does quite well in her narration (just get used to the way she pronounces "allies") and lets it be well known she had her own voice in all key matters of concern when she was National Security Advisor and later Secretary of State. I particularly enjoyed her candid views of various events and personalities, and the diplomatic processes and how they either facilitated or got in the way of U.S. international relations. I hope we haven't seen the last of Condi on the national stage.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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