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  • Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kristen Johnston
    • Narrated By Kristen Johnston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (484)
    Performance
    (463)
    Story
    (462)

    The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. Guts is a true triumph - a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris.

    John Campbell says: "Whiskey and cigarettes have never sounded so good."
    "Insightful and Engaging"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The audiobook is the story of her addiction, not her life. And frankly is a fascinating because she spares not a detail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And All the Brilliant Minds Who Made the Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jennifer Armstrong
    • Narrated By Amy Landon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Mary Tyler Moore made her name as Dick Van Dyke's wife on the eponymous show; she was a cute, unassuming housewife that audiences loved. But when screenwriters James Brooks and Allan Burnes dreamed up an edgy show about a divorced woman with a career, network executives replied: "Americans won't watch television about New York City, divorcées, men with mustaches, or Jews." But Moore and her team were committed, and when the show finally aired, in spite of tepid reviews, fans loved it.

    Eileen says: "The Narrator Came from the Ted Baxter School ..."
    "Unfortunate Reader, Story on for Die-Hard MTM Fans"
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    One of the worst readings ever. The narrator's intonation is meant for an audience of 6 year olds. She sounds like someone who never actually listens to audiobooks.

    I slugged through it anyway. The story behind the show is interesting, but be warned this book is as much about the writers and producers as it is the actors. I happen to like that, but I could understand if some folks felt gyped that it meandered so much.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Ben Ryder Howe
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (199)

    This sweet and funny tale of a preppy editor buying a Brooklyn deli with his Korean in-laws is about family, culture clash, and the quest for authentic experiences. It starts with a gift. When Ben Ryder Howe’s wife, the daughter of Korean immigrants, decides to repay her parents’ self-sacrifice by buying them a store, Howe, an editor at the rarefied Paris Review, agrees to go along.

    lesley says: "Absolutely delightful!"
    "Listened to it 4 Times...for the Narration"
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    While the writing is excellent -- there's a reason the author was an editor at the prestigious Paris Review -- it's the narration that is breath-taking. How does Bronson Pinchot nail those voices so PERFECTLY. I never thought I'd re-listen to a book just for the narration but with this one I have. Each person I've recommended this book to has also had a 5-star experience.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3558)
    Performance
    (2844)
    Story
    (2835)

    A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

    N. Belle says: "Great Book and Great Story"
    "One of the Best "Celeb" Bio Ever, Fantastic Listen"
    Overall

    Who knew Rob Lowe could write? Who knew he could mimic just about any accent? Who knew he genuinely has a lot to say? This is one of those rare audiobooks thats grabs you at the first sentence and just keeps delivering.

    What this book has that most celeb bios do not is heart and context. He shares the parts of his life that have meaning and weaves them into a cohesive whole. This makes for a much more engaging tale that a string of career highlights.

    He clearly thought this book through before he wrote a word. It's a delight.

    Lastly, while Rob Lowe is an actor of my generation, I would never consider myself a fan...so this review is not influenced by a previous crush.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Ortved
    • Narrated By John Allen Nelson, Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    John Ortved's oral history is the first-ever look behind the scenes at the creation and day-to-day running of the television phenomenon known as The Simpsons, as told by many of the people who produce it.

    Darren says: "A treat for Simpsons' fans"
    "Great Content, Awful Reading"
    Overall

    I stopped listening at the 30 minute mark because the reader is so monotone and monotonous I couldn't take it anymore. Be sure to listen to the sound sample several times in a row to see if you can handle it.

    That said, the content is great. I just couldn't get past the narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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