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Peter

An Editor living in NYC. I grew up listening to Radio Plays and have found a love for audiobooks and podcasts.

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  • How I Slept My Way to the Middle: Secrets and Stories from Stage, Screen, and Interwebs

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Kevin Pollak, Alan Goldsher
    • Narrated By Kevin Pollak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (177)

    Kevin Pollak rose through the comedy club ranks at the feet of Don Rickles and Bill Cosby, Johnny Carson, and George Carlin. Named one of Comedy Central’s Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time, he’s a killer impressionist — Falk, Shatner, Walken, Nicholson — a versatile actor with one of the most respected filmographies around, and an Internet pioneer. He’s done it all, and now he’s ready to spill the beans.

    S. Droski says: "Turns out I'm a fan...who knew?!"
    "Pollak is a Gem"
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    Story
    What was one of the most memorable moments of How I Slept My Way to the Middle?

    Pollak is widely known for his impressions and does not hold back with them throughout his audiobook.


    What does Kevin Pollak bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I'd have to imagine his impressions and hearing them mightily improves the experience.


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

    Yes, though due to the length of my morning commute, it gets broken up into multiple listens.


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to the Kevin Pollak Chat Show for the past two years and have been waiting to get his audiobook. Glad I finally did!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Phil Rosenthal
    • Narrated By Phil Rosenthal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (56)

    The creator and executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond dissects the art of comedy and the making of a sitcom classic. In television, where programs can premiere and disappear in the same week, Everybody Loves Raymond reigned as America's best-loved show for nine years with more than 17 million viewers. As the number-one sitcom, it received more than 70 Emmy nominations, including two wins for best comedy.

    Margaret Campbell says: "For Raymond Lovers"
    "Everybody Loves Rosenthal"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If they enjoyed Everybody Loves Raymond, then I would recommend this to them. I've gotten my Dad to listen to it, actually. Rosenthal has a firm tongue in cheek way of reading his book that makes it charming.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of You're Lucky You're Funny?

    I enjoyed hearing him recall his mis-adventures before he got working in TV. His Night at the Museum was quite memorable.


    What about Phil Rosenthal’s performance did you like?

    Hearing it in his own words made it more enjoyable for me, as I've only seen him perform in a handful of movies before.


    Any additional comments?

    I sought this book out because I'd seen his documentary 'Exporting Raymond' and had seen him perform in 'The TV Set' movie. I like his take on life and humor and felt that his book would have the same tone and was not left wanting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Off to Be the Wizard

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Scott Meyer
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (472)
    Performance
    (448)
    Story
    (449)

    It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

    Charles says: "Fantastic"
    "Didn't want it to end!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Off to Be the Wizard to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the novel, but loved the audible version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor was just right for my sordid tastes.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was laughing throughout and felt the author gave plenty of winks to his audience.


    Any additional comments?

    I would heartily recommend this novel to friends who wanted a laugh. There are too few books like it!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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