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  • Hail to the Chin

  • Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor
  • By: Bruce Campbell, Craig Sanborn
  • Narrated by: Bruce Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 380

One of my dad’s favorite jokes about getting older was: “I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got back I was fifty-eight!” I get what he meant now. Time flies. My first book, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a "B" Movie Actor, was published back in 2001 and it chronicles the adventures of a “mid-grade, kind of hammy actor" (my words), cutting his teeth on exploitation movies far removed from mainstream Hollywood. This next book, an “Act II” if you will, could be considered my “maturing years” in show business, when I began to say “no” more often and gravitated toward self-generated material. Taking stock in the overall quality of my life, I fled Los Angeles and moved to a remote part of Oregon to renew, regroup and reload. If that sounds tame, the journey from Evil Dead to Spider-Man to Burn Notice was long, with plenty of adventures/mishaps along the way. I never pictured myself hovering above Baghdad in a Blackhawk helicopter, facing a pack of wild dogs in Bulgaria, or playing an aging Elvis Presley with cancer on his penis - how can you predict this stuff? The sheer lunacy of show business is part of the fun for me and I hope you'll come along for the ride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hail to the Chin...Win for the Ears!

  • By B Huck on 02-13-18

What can I say about this man?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-18

Bruce Campbell is amazing when he gets the chance to just be Bruce Campbell. He's funny, he's honest and he's good at it.... WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!!!

  • But Enough About Me

  • A Memoir
  • By: Burt Reynolds, Jon Winokur
  • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631

Burt Reynolds has been a Hollywood leading man for six decades, known for his legendary performances, sex-symbol status, and storied Hollywood romances. In his long career of stardom, during which he was number one at the box office for five years in a row, Reynolds has seen it all. But Enough About Me will tell his story through the people he's encountered on his amazing journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Burt's story!

  • By Heartbern on 11-27-15

The life of this man is bigger than his legend

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-18

We all know Burt Reynolds..... but you listen to his story and you realize you never knew half of it. He was friends with Monroe, he went duck hunting with the Hollywood greats, put Brando in his place and was friends with Johnny Carson. And what makes it moving is it's told by him. He weeps when he talks about Dinah shore and every other friend and lover he's lost. This is one of the most rewarding audio books I've ever had the pleasure to have in my que....... WORTH EVERY PENNY!

  • No Is a Four-Letter Word

  • How I Failed Spelling but Succeeded in Life
  • By: Chris Jericho
  • Narrated by: Chris Jericho
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 186

Three-time New York Times best-selling author and six-time WWE champion Chris Jericho shares 20 of his most valuable lessons for achieving your goals and living the life you want, jam-packed with fantastic stories and the classic off-the-wall, laugh-out-loud Jericho references he's famous for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GOAT is also a Four Letter Word

  • By VC on 01-01-18

Why oh why won't he read the rest?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-17

So, this is his 4th(?) book in his autobiographical series. And all I have to say is WHEN WILL HE READ THE OTHERE THREE?

The book is just well written, and would have been good if I'd read it or listened to some one else perform it. But the fact it's Jericho doing it himself makes it even better. I recommend this book and really hope he goes back and does the previous ones as well.

  • Mustaine

  • A Heavy Metal Memoir
  • By: Dave Mustaine, Joe Layden
  • Narrated by: Tom Wayland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

James Hetfield, with whom many years ago Mustaine founded a band known as Metallica, once observed, with some incredulity, that Mustaine must have been born with a horseshoe up his ass. That's how lucky he's been, how fortunate he is to be pulling breath after so many close calls. And Hetfield is right. Mustaine has been lucky. He has been blessed. But here's the thing about having a horseshoe lodged in your rectum: It also hurts like hell. And you never forget it's there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • peace sells...I'm buying!!!

  • By michael on 09-19-10

An honest confession

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-17

This was way more open and kind than I expected. A great read. The man has lived a really incredible life. I highly recommend

  • Digging Up Mother

  • A Love Story
  • By: Johnny Depp - foreword, Doug Stanhope
  • Narrated by: Doug Stanhope and Friends
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,446

Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I hoped for!

  • By j.r.addams on 08-20-16

Wow

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-17

Listen to this to the last line.... Doug is an incredible guy.... you can see why so many people treasure him

  • Easy Street (the Hard Way)

  • A Memoir
  • By: Ron Perlman, Michael Largo
  • Narrated by: Ron Perlman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547

A classically trained actor who cut his teeth in the East Village's off-Broadway scene, Ron Perlman - a Golden Globe winner with starring roles in the Hellboy, Drive, Pacific Rim, and Sons of Anarchy - has traveled an offbeat path to showbiz success. His story involves rising from New York's tough Washington Heights neighborhood, enduring incredible hardships, and ignoring the naysayers who taunted him for his distinctive looks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstandingly Magnificent

  • By gilberto carlin on 10-08-14

Wish I had this book at 17

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-16

On top of the fact Perlman's performance /narration, his story is amazing. I can't recommend this highly enough.

  • Kenobi: Star Wars Legends

  • By: John Jackson Miller
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,594

Tatooine - a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "The Rifleman"... with a Lightsaber

  • By Troy on 08-27-13

Should have been called "sandpeople and a store"

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-16

Would you try another book from John Jackson Miller and/or Jonathan Davis?

I'll listen to anything he does

Would you be willing to try another book from John Jackson Miller? Why or why not?

I'd be willing, sure

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

Obiwan duh

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

YES!! And one that actually has more obiwan in it....

Any additional comments?

MORE OBIWAN!!!!!

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  • Suttree

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 20 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 810

No discussion of great modern authors is complete without mention of Cormac McCarthy, whose rare and blazing talent makes his every work a true literary event. A grand addition to the American literary canon, Suttree introduces readers to Cornelius Suttree, a man who abandons his affluent family to live among a dissolute array of vagabonds along the Tennessee river.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging Read/Listen, Narrator Outstanding

  • By Riley A. Vann on 03-07-13

Long..... Very long

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-16

What did you like best about Suttree? What did you like least?

It's kinda gross.... In a lot of places. I mean... Do fish guts and flatulence need pages of description ?

What did you like best about this story?

Not much

What three words best describe Richard Poe’s performance?

Not really remarkable

Was Suttree worth the listening time?

No

Any additional comments?

No country for old men is much better

  • Death Clutch

  • My Story of Determination, Domination, and Survival
  • By: Brock Lesnar
  • Narrated by: Dunsworth Bob
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

For countless fans of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts, Brock Lesnar has long been known for his freakish athleticism, mind-blowing speed, and meteoric rise to the top. Yet despite the fame and fortune that have come with his enormous success, Brock has shunned the media, choosing instead to remain intensely private about his life and his accomplishments. Now, for the first time, he tells his remarkable story in his own words, describing the journey from his South Dakota farmboy roots to becoming the most popular pay-per-view attraction in the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • story is ok but seems he hates everyone

  • By Kevinowings on 04-12-18

The beast in writing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-16

Where does Death Clutch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's a great biography that stands alone. Brock is such an interesting guy.

What did you like best about this story?

His no B.S attitude

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

Nothing

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

No, just liked it

Any additional comments?

The mayor of suplex city has had an interesting life

  • Not a Drill

  • Jack Reacher, Book 18.5
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,205

With nine straight number one New York Times bestsellers and over 17 million copies in print in the United States alone, it's easy to see why the New York Times has anointed Lee Child as "the best thriller writer of the moment". Now, as fans anxiously await the next full-length Reacher adventure, Child delivers a riveting new short story featuring the world's most beloved vigilante hero, Jack Reacher.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too Short of a short story

  • By Jean on 11-09-14

WE WANT MORE REACHER

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-16

Where does Not a Drill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's a reacher book so, better than most. Jack reacher is one of the best literary characters since Jack Ryan and Alex cross.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Not a Drill?

Can't pick one

Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

DICK HILL..... IS... JACK REACHER

If you could take any character from Not a Drill out to dinner, who would it be and why?

No... No one.

Any additional comments?

Bring me more reacher