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A. K. Brewer

California

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  • Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes about the Stars and Legends of the Movies

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Stephen Schochet
    • Narrated By Chaz Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (35)

    Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies by Stephen Schochet, contains a timeless treasure trove of colorful vignettes featuring an amazing all-star cast. This includes: John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp, Shirley Temple, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Errol Flynn and many others both past and contemporary.

    A. Payable says: "Hanna Barbra? Goodfellows?"
    "Arghhh"
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    What would have made Hollywood Stories better?

    A different narrator.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The stories. Nothing not interesting.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Chaz Allen?

    Anyone. His voice is horrible doing this kind of narration.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hollywood Stories?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    I have this book in my kindle library. Reading it is fine. Listening hurts my ears.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Delta Star

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In death she looks 35, but Missy Moonbeam, a.k.a. Thelma Bernbaum, is only 22 when the cops of Rampart Division find her flattened on the sidewalk. A Nebraska farm girl, Missy came to Los Angeles to act, and died not long after her dream did. The detectives assume that her pimp threw her off a roof - but they couldn’t be more wrong. Missy had a trick at Caltech whose name draws the Rampart detectives into a bizarre conspiracy.

    A. K. Brewer says: "Last names?"
    "Last names?"
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    Wambaugh's books can be as delightful as a lighthearted Steinbeck novel But using a character's first and last name over and over and over, sometimes on the same page is distracting for me rather than clarifying for me. Maybe just use the last name sometimes? This runs through all of his books. Other than that some of the situations are wonderfully funny and I love his writing style. Some situations are very serious but the author brings a humorous slant. He has great insight into the LAPD. I am glad I moved up the coast.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder In Greenwich: Who Killed Martha Moxley?

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Mark Fuhrman
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (12)

    Long before his arrest for the murder of 15-year-old Martha Moxley in 1975, journalists, neighbors, and relatives had plenty of reason to suspect Michael Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy. Murder in Greenwich is just one of the books that investigated this high-profile case.

    Brenda says: "Murder in Greenwich"
    "Good read"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes and no. I read this book about 10 years ago. I liked the book a lot. Yes, it's a short book but the abridgment was bare boned. I am disappointed that I bought an abridge meant.


    What other book might you compare Murder In Greenwich to and why?

    I can't think of one. It was done really well but not usual.


    Which character – as performed by Len Cariou – was your favorite?

    I will listen to Len reading anything. It is why I got the book. I can't think of a particular character


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder in Brentwood

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Mark Fuhrman
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (54)

    For O.J. Simpson to get away with murder, an innocent cop, a brilliant detective, had to be destroyed. That was the cynical strategy of the Simpson defense. But as certainty about Simpson's guilt grew, so did the outrage about the scapegoating of Mark Fuhrman. Now the former LAPD detective tells his side of the story in a damning expose.

    Grandspud says: "Concise Presentation of the Overwhelming Evidence"
    "Whiney excuses"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not really. Marc just made excuses for all of his criticism. It wasn't really about the murder.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Written about a Murder in Brentwood


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Riggenbach – was your favorite?

    None really


    If you could give Murder in Brentwood a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Marc Fuhrman's excuses


    Any additional comments?

    It was a waste of my money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Burning Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1958)
    Performance
    (1752)
    Story
    (1737)

    In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not up to par"
    "What was wrong with Len as Narrator?"
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    Where does The Burning Room rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As good or better.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not at all. Stayed put in the recliner


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He can't read. His pauses are ackward. His voice is flat.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    I have had all of the hardbacks, all of the kindle versions and all unabridged that are available. I can't tell you how disappointed I am.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert L. Wolke
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (1069)
    Performance
    (901)
    Story
    (895)

    Why is red meat red? How do they decaffeinate coffee? Do you wish you understood the science of food but don't want to plow through dry, technical books? In What Einstein Told His Cook, University of Pittsburgh chemistry professor emeritus and award-winning Washington Post food columnist Robert L. Wolke provides reliable and witty explanations for your most burning food questions, while debunking misconceptions and helping you interpret confusing advertising and labeling.

    Teddy says: "Everything you want to know about Kitchen Science"
    "Love this book!"
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    If you could sum up What Einstein Told His Cook in three words, what would they be?

    Informative, entertaining, enlightening.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No characters


    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

    No characters


    If you could give What Einstein Told His Cook a new subtitle, what would it be?

    What I wish I had known 40 years ago.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is just wonderful. It explains things in simple concepts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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