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Leslie

Hendersonville, NC, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Roseanne Barr
    • Narrated By Roseanne Barr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (57)

    Roseanne Barr is a force of nature. Whether taking the sitcom world by storm, challenging accepted social norms, or battling the wild pigs inhabiting her nut farm in Hawaii, she is not to be trifled with. In this audiobook, Roseanne unleashes her razor-sharp observations on hypocrisy, hubris, and self-perpetuating institutions of questionable value - as well as menopause, pharmaceuticals, and her grandkids. And she's as controversial, original, and funny as ever.

    Amethyst says: "If "My Lives" left you wanting more......"
    "I Didn't Want It To End!"
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    Fantastic book. Especially since Roseanne herself read it. There were so many things I did not know about Roseanne Barr, and now I have a much better understanding of who she is as a person. Family, Religion, Politics, Sex are all there. I am looking forward to her next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Andy Cohen
    • Narrated By Andy Cohen
    Overall
    (380)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (356)

    From a young age, Andy Cohen knew two things: He was gay, and he loved television. Now presiding over Bravo's reality-TV empire, he started out as an overly talkative pop-culture obsessive, devoted to Charlie's Angels and All My Children - and to his mother, who received daily letters from him while he was at summer camp, usually reminding her to tape the soaps. In retrospect, it's hard to believe that everyone didn't know that Andy was gay; still, he remained in the closet until college. Finally out, he embarked on making a career out of his passion for television.

    Roberta says: "If you're depressed, listen to this book!!!"
    "Loved it!"
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    Loved the narration, and the stories. I didn't want the book to end! Thanks Andy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Albert Brooks
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (138)

    Is this what's in store? June 12, 2030, started out like any other day in memory---and by then, memories were long. Since cancer had been cured fifteen years before, America's population was aging rapidly. That sounds like good news, but consider this: millions of baby boomers, with a big natural predator picked off, were sucking dry benefits and resources that were never meant to hold them into their eighties and beyond.

    Robert says: "A strange story, and possibly some validity to it."
    "Who knew?"
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    Thrilled with this book. I never knew that he was an author, and a great one at that!
    Imaginative, thought provoking, very creative and well written. Thank you Mr. Brooks.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • My Mother Was Nuts: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Penny Marshall
    • Narrated By Penny Marshall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (953)
    Performance
    (856)
    Story
    (858)

    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!"
    "All the things I didn't know"
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    As a fellow New Yorker, I could relate to alot of Penny's references as well as her speech.
    I loved the story from beginning to end. Sometimes sad. Most of the time very funny. Great job Penny! Thank you for writing this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Then Again

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Diane Keaton
    • Narrated By Diane Keaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (201)

    “Mom loved adages, quotes, slogans. There were always little reminders pasted on the kitchen wall. For example, the word THINK. I found THINK thumbtacked on a bulletin board in her darkroom. I saw it Scotch-taped on a pencil box she’d collaged. I even found a pamphlet titled THINK on her bedside table. Mom liked to THINK.” So begins Diane Keaton’s unforgettable memoir about her mother and herself. In it you will meet the woman known to tens of millions as Annie Hall, but you will also meet, and fall in love with, her mother, the loving, complicated, always thinking Dorothy Hall.

    carole says: "Wonderful. Sad. Hopeful."
    "Loved It!"
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    When I started the book, I was not sure I wanted to finish. As it progressed, I didn't want it to end!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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