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katrina

goleta, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Rod: The Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Rod Stewart
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (104)

    Rod Stewart was born the working class son of a Scottish plumber in north London. Despite some early close shaves with a number of diverse career paths ranging from gravedigging to professional soccer, it was music that truly captured his heart - and he never looked back. Rod’s is an incredible life, and here - thrillingly and for the first time - he tells the entire thing, leaving no knickers under the bed. A rollicking rock ’n’ roll adventure that is at times deeply moving, this is the remarkable journey of a guy with one hell of a voice - and one hell of a head of hair.

    Ninotchka says: "If you think he's sexy - or not - give it a go!"
    "It kept me listening!!"
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    If you could sum up Rod in three words, what would they be?

    Rod seems to be a good writer, this i enjoyed, but by the end i was getting tired of hearing how many times he fell in love and all his ex-wives. I think Rod himself should of read done the reading, this might of made a big difference. Simon Vance did a good job, but i believe hearing Rods voice might of made a difference.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Not Taco Bell Material

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla
    Overall
    (906)
    Performance
    (829)
    Story
    (824)

    Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things: hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood. He tackled rants in his first book, and now he tells his best stories and debuts some never-before-heard tales as well. Adam Carolla started broke and blue collar and has now been on the Hollywood scene for over 15 years. Yet he never lost his underdog demeanor.

    Brett says: "Not bad but uneven and not revealing."
    "Ok Book!!"
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    Would you try another book from Adam Carolla and/or Adam Carolla?

    Too much cussing at times and talking about "Poop" too much..Overall the book was ok at the beginning, but 3/4 thru It was more difficult to keep listening. He is funny, but it kind of gets old his cussing and his stories get a little boring..


    Would you be willing to try another book from Adam Carolla? Why or why not?

    No I think i have had my fill of Adam, for now!!


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Less cussing and less "poop" stories


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bear Grylls
    • Narrated By Tom Patrick Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (91)

    Already a number-one London Sunday Times best seller, Mud, Sweat, and Tears is the adrenaline-fueled autobiography of the mega-popular star of the hit survival series Man vs. Wild, adventurer Bear Grylls. A former British Special Forces commando, a man who has always sought the ultimate in dangerous challenges, Bear's true story reads like an outdoors action-and-adventure novel. But Bear's story is true - full of breathtaking escapes and remarkable exploits that would make any Jack London or H. Ryder Haggard hero proud.

    katrina says: "LOVED THIS BOOK !!!"
    "LOVED THIS BOOK !!!"
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    Would you listen to Mud, Sweat, and Tears again? Why?

    At first I was not sure if this book would be what i would like..I really never had watched his TV shows, but wanted to give it a try. The Book kept me listening. It was well written and well read. A Great Book..A Great Story!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mud, Sweat, and Tears?

    The entire book was great


    Have you listened to any of Tom Patrick Stephens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, But he has a great voice for audio books..


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

    Just overall a great book.. easy to listen to and never got bored..


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shaq Uncut: My Story

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Shaquille O'Neal, Jackie MacMullan
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    Superman. Diesel. The Big Aristotle. Shaq Fu. The Big Daddy. The Big Shaqtus. Wilt Chamberneezy. The Real Deal. The Big Shamrock. Shaq.... From growing up in difficult circumstances and getting cut from his high-school basketball team to his larger-than-life basketball career, Shaquille O'Neal lays it all out in Shaq Uncut: My Story.

    Philip says: "The Truth about Shaq."
    "Kind of slow and difficult to keep listening to!!"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend this bio


    Has Shaq Uncut turned you off from other books in this genre?

    The beginning was interesting and then as the book read on it was more and more difficult to listen to. Boring I guess. Iam sure Shaq is a nice person and seemingly very generous, but the book was slow and the same things again and again were talked about..


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Maybe a different Narrator would of sounded better


    Do you think Shaq Uncut needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no!! Enough said!!


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Believe: A Horseman's Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Buck Brannaman, William Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Pruden, Karen White
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    From Buck Brannaman, best-selling author of The Faraway Horses, Believe: A Horseman's Journey continues to chronicle Buck's efforts as a catalyst and mentor through the stories of thirteen people with whom he has worked.

    Diana says: "Overcome fears & issues and ride your horse"
    "Good story line, but would not recommend this book"
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    What would have made Believe better?

    The story line was good. Listening to the narrator Karen White made it very difficult to listen to. She just did not fit. It made no sense to have a women's voice to narrate the women's story. I had a very difficult time listening to her voice and it ruined the entire story. Buck Brannamans first book " Faraway Horses" was Amazing, not this one..


    What other book might you compare Believe to and why?

    Buck Brannamans first book " Faraway Horses" was the Best and we all just loved the narrating.


    What didn’t you like about John Pruden and Karen White ’s performance?

    Keeping John Pruden as the narrator. I had a very difficulty time listening to Karen White. The stories would of been great without the narrator Karen White.


    Any additional comments?

    Have John Pruden be the narrator and remove Karen from the book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks...: And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla
    Overall
    (1246)
    Performance
    (723)
    Story
    (719)

    It's a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, Whole Foods-shopping moms and their whipped attorney husbands have taken the ability to reason away from the poor schlub who makes the Bloody Marys. What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers. Adam Carolla has had enough of this insanity and he's here to help us get our collective balls back.

    Brett says: "Hilarious Book"
    "Great Book!!"
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    Would you listen to In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks... again? Why?

    I have never heard of Adam Carolla before this book. Glad i did!!! Very funny thru out the entire book. Great Book!!


    Any additional comments?

    Can' wait for his second book!!

    0 of 0 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
    (932)
    Performance
    (838)
    Story
    (841)

    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!"
    "Funny at times!!"
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    What did you like best about My Mother Was Nuts? What did you like least?

    The Memoir was funny and at times kept me wanting to listen, but over all the book was not the best..I guess unless you knew all the people she was writing about it might of made a difference, but i just could not get into it.


    Would you recommend My Mother Was Nuts to your friends? Why or why not?

    The book had its good qualities, but not sure i would recommend this book!!


    What else would you have wanted to know about Penny Marshall’s life?

    not sure!!


    2 of 2 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
    (3308)
    Performance
    (2621)
    Story
    (2610)

    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"
    "An amazing well written Autobiography !!!"
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    If you could sum up Stories I Only Tell My Friends in three words, what would they be?

    I never knew anything about Rob Lowe, so I was not sure if i should even spend the time and money on it..Glad I did,!!! Great story, I never once had a second thought that i should of not purchased it. Well written and well told and very much kept me engaged in the entire story. I hope he writes again, for he has a talent not many of us have.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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