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Makeal

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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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......"
    "Beautiful."
    Overall

    Here is what I have to say about this book: I came of age in a middle class, small town Wisconsin family in the 90's and Roseanne was the backdrop I remember so vividly coming through the small silver television off of our kitchen. I recently rewatched a lot of the Roseanne episodes and was so stunned to see what an impact she had on my life as I transitioned into woman hood and left home at the age of 17. Being oblivious to the drama that surrounded her only hearing snippets and vague stories Roseanne was never tarnished to me as a budding lady nor did I give a crap about how she sang the national anthem. She meant a lot to me in those years, and looking on her now I am awed by her strength and her voice. I imagine things were pretty horrible for her in her personal life, as she thoughtfully, beautifully, and sometimes wing-nuttily looks back on the in this book. But I am filled with admiration for her now as I was then. Cutting through the one dimensional media circus that surrounded her, her failed and sad marriages, she reveals her truth, and I am happy to have read it. She truly took one for the team that is womanhood and I am grateful. She above any knows that television doesn't reflect real people, nor does the media reflect the true opinions of people, because they never told the real story, which is this: I loved her, and we all did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil in the White City

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4271)
    Performance
    (1990)
    Story
    (2004)

    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    D says: "A Rich Read!"
    "Initial excitement, slightly let down."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I thought that splitting the two story lines to be slightly distracting and left the impact of both stories a bit soft and droning. It felt as though the moment I was engulfed into one story line it would end and I would have to begin again. Well written no doubt and fascinating material but I felt that it didn't quite deliver. I usually am more into the book than the film but I am looking forward to how the film develops.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ricky Gervais Guide to...LAW AND ORDER

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant & Karl Pilkington
    • Narrated By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant & Karl Pilkington
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (92)

    In this episode: Karl's great escape; Capital punishment - an exhaustive debate; Karl's confectionery confession; Steve invites trouble on the tube; Ricky discovers a useful guide to the ten commandments; Steve's anti-mugging strategy; Ricky's bullion robbery and Karl's daylight robbery; The Bodyguard, followed by The Negotiator.

    Makeal says: "At this point..."
    "At this point..."
    Overall

    I live in the states and I've been listening to the gervais clan pretty religiously for about 4ish years now. I constantly check up on new things coming out because I cannot get enough of these guys. They are smart and funny and make up a dynamic team that as far as I know about-nothing else compares. There is a definite evolution in their relationship with each other since the old radio days but these audio books never disappoint. If you crave the old stuff go to youtube. Every single radio show is on there in parts.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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