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Jill

Nonthaburi, Thailand

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  • Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Maureen McCormick
    • Narrated By Maureen McCormick
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Marcia Brady, eldest daughter on television's The Brady Bunch, had it all. But what viewers didn't know about the always sunny, perfect Marcia was that off-screen, her real-life counterpart, Maureen McCormick was living a very different - and not-so-wonderful - life. Maureen tells the shocking and inspirational true story of the beloved teen and the woman she became.

    Alycia says: "Very engaging!"
    "Excellent book"
    Overall

    If you like celebrity bios, this is great. Maureen had a difficult life. She reads the audio book very well. I enjoyed it. It held my interest from beginning to end!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Matt Taibbi
    • Narrated By Patrick Egan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (418)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (215)

    The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 isn’t past but prologue. The stunning rise, fall, and rescue of Wall Street in the bubble-and-bailout era was the coming-out party for the network of looters who sit at the nexus of American political and economic power. The grifter class - made up of the largest players in the financial industry and the politicians who do their bidding - has been growing in power for a generation.

    Jerome says: "News In America"
    "Lots of fun"
    Overall

    I love this audio book. The things you will learn about the world, the economy, politics and business are amazing. There are twists and turns, humor, and good explanations that will leave you shocked and surprised. Narration is very good. Could not put it down. Excellent.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Conversation: David Kitt Interview

    • ABRIDGED (10 mins)
    • By Catherine Blyth
    • Narrated By David Kitt
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    David Kitt Interview. When it works, conversation is one of life's greatest joys. When it doesn't it's hell. Passionate talker, Cathering Blyth uncovers the principles and possibilities of this vital yet undervalued pleasure. With examples from Elizabeth I to Tommy Cooper, courtesans to nomads, this warm and witty guide will help you navigate the varied challenges of dates, job interviews and dinner parties.

    Jill says: "Interesting 10 minutes"
    "Interesting 10 minutes"
    Overall

    This is a free download for members. It is worth downloading it, to hear about how to avoid the person who talks too much, too little, is boring or annoying, and how to learn from them. I liked it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Massimo Pigliucci
    • Narrated By Jay Russell
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (150)

    Why do people believe bunk? And what causes them to embrace such pseudoscientific beliefs and practices? Noted skeptic Massimo Pigliucci sets out to separate the fact from the fantasy in this entertaining exploration of the nature of science, the borderlands of fringe science, and - borrowing a famous phrase from philosopher Jeremy Bentham - the nonsense on stilts.

    thunder road says: "Thought provoking and relevant"
    "Excellent and superb book"
    Overall

    I enjoyed listening to this audio book. The narration is excellent! If you love science, you will love listening to this book. I highly recommend it. The author talks about things like philosophy and science, how come scientists can predict the outcome of an experiment but they can't predict the future, history - things you never knew about Galileo and other interesting figures, and much more behind the scenes of science. Pseudoscience just doesn't cut it, and you'll find out why. Funny. Factual. You'll love it.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Lie: Spying, Scandal and Ethical Collapse at Hewlett Packard

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Anthony Bianco
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Hewlett Packard is an American icon, the largest information technology company in the world. The bedrock of Silicon Valley, it employs more than 300,000 people, its market capitalization is in excess of $100 billion, and its products are in almost every home in the country where there is a printer or computer. But the story of Hewlett-Packard reflects power struggles that shape corporate America and is an alarming morality tale for our times.

    Charles H. Hoens says: "Reader/Announcer"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall

    Held my interest, a tell-all in the corporate world, a fun listen. I enjoyed hearing the history of how HP started, also the separate stories of two women who would rise in the ranks at HP. I highly recommend this book. The narration is excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Open: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Andre Agassi
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (920)
    Performance
    (428)
    Story
    (425)

    From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned.

    Patrick says: "Just an Incredible Story!"
    "Too funny! You will love it."
    Overall

    Wonderful autobiography. It is amazing what Andre Agassi went through as a child. And he tells it with a sense of humor. You'll hear all the inside jokes, all the true adventures of his life in tennis. You don't have to be a tennis fan; I'm not. I enjoyed this book so much. I just loved it. The narrator, Erik Davies, is excellent. The dry humor comes through. You will laugh, you will cry, believe me, get this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • There Are Worse Things I Could Do

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Adrienne Barbeau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Adrienne Barbeau never set out to be a sex symbol, and she never planned on giving birth to twins when she was 51, but both those stories and a lot more are detailed in this witty, revealing memoir. With humor and fearlessness, she shares her romance with a superstar, her marriage to a famous film director, her marriage to a much younger man and her successful battle with infertility.

    Jill says: "Excellent book"
    "Excellent book"
    Overall

    I loved this book. You get your money's worth because it's full length. The author, Adrienne Barbeau reads it beautifully. She tells some interesting stories, from her growing up years to working on Maude and more. I think you will like it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Edwards
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (17)

    While on the campaign trail, Elizabeth Edwards met many others who have had to contend with serious adversity in their lives, and in Resilience, she draws on their experiences as well as her own, crafting an unsentimental and ultimately inspirational meditation on the gifts we can find among life's biggest challenges.

    Jill says: "Intense and emotional"
    "Intense and emotional"
    Overall

    Elizabeth reads her own story of her life, and she is a good narrator. She is a complex person and very interesting. Such an interesting life, yet such tragedy. I feel sorry for her, losing her son. She has a lot of strength and character and her son would be proud of her for writing this book. Hopefully this will help others deal with the ups and downs of their own lives. Wonderful book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (819)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (200)

    The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost, and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another.

    Charles E. Grant says: "Infotainment, poorly written"
    "Excellent book"
    Overall

    I highly recommend this audio book. The narrator is excellent. The story is amazing, out of this world! It has it all, an inside look at life at Harvard through the eyes of computer geeks, nerds and misfits! Who became billionaires! What more can I say, I loved this book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Terror by Night

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Terry Caffey, James Pence
    • Narrated By Maurice England
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    In one evening, Terry Caffey lost everything. His wife, Penny, and his sons, Matthew and Tyler, were brutally murdered; his home was burned to the ground, and his 16-year-old daughter, Erin, was in jail, charged with thiree counts of capital murder.

    Jill says: "Wonderful book"
    "Wonderful book"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this audio book very much. I enjoy true crime. Here is a book written by a victim soon after the crime. It is well written and held my interest from start to finish. I don't think there is any book like it, giving all the details only an insider would know and so soon after the crime happened. It is riveting to hear the events that led up to the crime and the aftermath. Well written, nicely narrated, just all around excellent and gripping.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • American Prince: A Memoir

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Tony Curtis, Peter Golenbock
    • Narrated By Mitch Greenberg
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    No simple tell-all, American Prince chronicles Hollywood during its heyday. Tony Curtis revisits his immense body of work, including the unforgettable classics Houdini, Spartacus, and Some Like It Hot, and regales readers with stories of his associations with Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, director Billy Wilder, and film industry heavyweight Lew Wasserman, as well as paramours Natalie Wood and Marilyn Monroe, among others.

    Eileen says: "Interesting stories, but..."
    "Loved it!"
    Overall

    This is a tell all. You will get all the interesting previously unknown happenings in Hollywood. Can't believe Janet Leigh pushed and pinched Tony Curtis as they were walking on the red carpet just because he paused to be photographed, and she wanted to keep walking. He tells all about his emotions, all about his girlfriends - most of them famous. You will love this audio book! He had a hard life, but man was it interesting. It's like you're right there. Riveting. I'm glad I got this book. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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