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Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • 6 reviews
  • 6 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014

  • From a Buick 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By James Rebhorn, Bruce Davison, Becky Ann Baker

    Stephen King's first full-length solo novel since Dreamcatcher, the long-awaited From a Buick 8 is "nearly flawless and one terrific entertainment," says Publishers Weekly. A strange car acts as a conduit between our world and some other...and the boogeyman of this creepy story is our collective fascination with deadly things.

    J M says: "Essence of Stephen King"
    "Good idea, but boor-ring!"

    It's any given chapter over and over again. If you have to read it, listen for a few minutes and then skip ahead. You won't miss a beat. To make matters worse, the narrators take this slow story and make it even slower. If you were going to download this, save the money and go out for a decent dinner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Confederacy of Dunces

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Kennedy Toole
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter". His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures.

    Jon says: "Well Done"
    "Outstanding every possible way."

    It's probably one of the top "listens" you'll find. The language, characters, pace of the writing could very well make you want to read the book after you listen to it. It's pure genius. The narrator deserves an industry award for his performance. What can make this experience even better is finding someone else who has listened to the book so you can compare notes.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Oh the Glory of It All

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Sean Wilsey
    • Narrated By Scott Brick

    "In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess." With these opening lines Sean Wilsey takes us on an exhilarating tour of life in the strangest, wealthiest, and most grandiose of families.

    Sherry says: "STOP! DON'T DO IT!"
    "Fascinating from beginning to end."

    Oh, the glory of a mother and step mother being mean to a son, and the son turning out to be a wonderful writer. I would like to thank the writer for hours of enjoyment, Scott Brick, for giving it a subdued read, The New Yorker Magazine for intoducing us to Sean Wilsey with an except April, 2005, and kudos again to the author for being such a good wordsmith and story teller. Last, but not least, if I'm ever at an event, and if Dede Wilsey is there, I would like someone to point her out to me.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Hollywood Animal: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Joe Eszterhas
    • Narrated By Scott Brick

    He spent his earliest years in post WWII refugee camps. He came to America and grew up in Cleveland, stealing cars, rolling drunks, battling priests, nearly going to jail. He became the screenwriter of the worldwide hits Basic Instinct, Jagged Edge, and Flashdance. He also wrote the legendary disasters Showgirls and Jade. The rebellion never ended, even as he became the most famous, or infamous, screenwriter in Hollywood.

    J. says: "MEMO to JOE ESZTERHAS"
    "Wouldn't want to have dinner with him."

    Granted, he's been a successful writer. Granted he's a good story teller. But I think having dinner with him would be unbearable. Is that any reason not to listen to this book? Or course not. It's fascinating from start to finish. And you might even learn something about the business. If you find Hollywood, script writing, producers and movie stars fascinating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Life So Far

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jane Fonda
    • Narrated By Jane Fonda

    She is one of the most recognizable women of our time. America knows Jane Fonda as an actress and an activist, a feminist and a wife, a workout guru and a role model. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, Fonda reveals that she is so much more. From her youth among Hollywood's elite and her early film career to the challenges and triumphs of her life today, Jane Fonda reveals intimate details and universal truths.

    D says: "An Honest Look at One's Life"
    "A compelling listen, even if you're not a fan."

    Jane Fonda tells us that she didn't see herself as the daughter of a famous American movie star, but rather as the daughter of a father who was distant and not at all nourishing. There isn't anything Ms. Fonda doesn't reveal. She isn't trying to change our perseption of her, but rather confides to us what it was like growing up, how she learned acting, how her three husbands treated her, why she went to North Vietnam, and about the mistakes she made.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Gene Wilder
    • Narrated By Gene Wilder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Gene Wilder is one of the great comic actors who defined the 1970s and 1980s in movies. From his work with Woody Allen, to the rich group of movies he made with Mel Brooks, to his partnership on screen with Richard Pryor, Wilder's performances are still discussed and celebrated today.

    Elliott says: "Interesting for a number of factors."
    "Interesting for a number of factors."

    Gene Wilder, in telling about his career, leaves enough hints for the aspiring actor, director and producer to better themselves. There are joyous moments and there are sad moments. But there isn't a moment where you'll lose interest.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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