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Robert Welborn

Illinois/Florida | Member Since 2006

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  • 5 reviews
  • 18 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 14 purchased in 2014
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  • Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Alex Thorleifson, Scott Thorson
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (136)

    In this unusually frank book Scott Thorson, Liberace's longtime lover, tells all: the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about the legendary entertainer who went to outrageous extremes to prevent public knowledge of his homosexuality. Liberace's unhappy childhood, dominated by a mother determined to force him into a concert career, serves as the prologue for a story that goes on to detail Liberace's early appearances in honky-tonks, his move to New York to seek fame, and, finally, his first booking in Las Vegas, where he was courted by the Mafia.

    Jeffrey says: "Viciously honest, candid, sad, fascintating!"
    "I Believe!"
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    I have been a life long fan of Liberace. My mom and grandmother loved him, so we always watched him when he was on television. Liberace was one of the first shows I ever saw in Las Vegas. Having met Liberace personally while on a trip to Las Vegas, I can honestly say he was very nice, but come on....you'd have to be blind to not know he was gay. I read this book about 23 years ago. With the Michael Douglas movie coming out, I decided I wanted to read it again, so I am getting it either for my Kindle or Audible. I do believe most of what is in this book. You have to look at the time... the early 1980's...All of his peers knew, at that time an entertainer did not come out as gay...most of his fans were older women, it would have been career suicide. No one really knew what Aids was or how you got it. I'm sure if everyone knew back then about Aids, and how it was spread and how to prevent it Liberace would have lived and been performing up into his 80's. There was another movie about Scott and Liberace that had Victor Garber portraying Lee. The end of that movie almost had me in tears when he was taking the hairpiece off at the end. When I met Liberace, I could see what Scott saw in him...he had a way of making you feel special. When you're 18, you just want to fit in and be accepted, so I can see how a young guy could make Lee their life and lose themselves. Read this book, you won't be disappointed. Liberace was a true performer...just seeing him perform, you knew why he was the highest paid entertainer in the world. He made a brand of himself...the Piano...the restaurant, the museum....sadly the museum and the restaurant and Lee are only memories, but his legacy will live on.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Good House

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tananarive Due
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
    (1158)
    Performance
    (577)
    Story
    (571)

    Tananarive Due, author of The Living Blood won the American Book Award and is praised as Stephen King's equal by Publishers Weekly. In The Good House, Due sets a story of ancient powers and modern retribution in a small Pacific Northwest town. When a young woman returns to her grandmother's empty mansion, she is pitted against demonic forces that have poisoned her family for generations.

    Rebecca says: "FABULOUS!"
    "The Good House wasn't good, IT WAS GREAT!!!"
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    This book was awesome!!!! Robin Miles did a wonderful job of narrating. This book kept my interest and in fact, I would get to work and sit in the car til the chapter was finished before going into work. I hung on every spoken word of this book. The story line was incredible! The characters....I don't want to start saying too much, cause I will go on and on and give the story away! You have to listen to this book! It's long, but it goes by so fast!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28934)
    Performance
    (22144)
    Story
    (22287)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Catching Fire had me on the edge of my seat!"
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    After listening to the first book in the series, I couldn't wait for this one!!!! This book carried on where the Hunger Games left off....I am really a fan of this series of books....and the narration couldn't be any better! Carolyn McCormick did a wonderful job! Her diction is excellent and I really didn't feel like I was listening....I felt like I was there!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34191)
    Performance
    (25347)
    Story
    (25690)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Hunger Games made me hungry for more!!!!!"
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    I purchased this audio book without any expectations, and it started out a little slow for me. I drive every day an hour and a half each way to and from work, so I listen in the car. After waiting a bit, the main characters were established and from there I was drawn into this story. Up until I had purchased this audiobook, all I knew of this book was that it was soon to be a movie. The narrator Carolyn McCormick was great! I hung on her every word listening to this book. I didn't want it to end! Listening to this story, I felt like I was there...I could picture everything. I could feel the characters emotions...I was right there with them rooting them on!!!! This book is incredible!!!!!! I enjoyed it so much, that when the movie came out and I watched it....I hated the movie! This book had me on the edge of my seat waiting for what was going to happen next! The movie, not so much....I couldn't get into it!
    Do yourself a favor...get this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jacqueline Susann's Shadow of the Dolls

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Rae Lawrence
    • Narrated By Melanie Ewbank
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In Jacqueline Susann's Shadow of the Dolls, Rae Lawrence picks up the story in the late '80s and brings it right into the next century. Long a devoted "Valley" girl herself, Rae has re-imagined the original characters in a contemporary reality (and adjusted their ages just a bit), exactly as Jackie would have wanted her to. And if you've never read Valley of the Dolls, no matter. Sometimes the present is even more surprising and fun when you don't remember the past. And what a story!

    jaye says: "i was very uninterested in this book"
    "Characters still captivating 30+ years later!"
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    Being a lover of Jacqueline Susann's Book Valley of the Dolls, this sequel had me from the moment it started until it ended. It was great to see the characters and how their lives progressed and went full circle.
    I loved the storyline and for the most part, I thought it was very well written. I loved the book except for the ending. It more or less, just seemed like the author was tired of writing and found the fastest way to end the book...the ending made no sense to me.
    I don't want to get much more detailed, cause I don't want to ruin this book for anyone...but I will say...Buy this book...you won't regret it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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