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  • The Mother of Black Hollywood

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jenifer Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jenifer Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,633
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,267
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,259

Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a Midwestern girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire listeners. Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by "inner soldiers", Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally honest memoir!

  • By D. Easter on 11-14-17

A must read for any Fan

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

This is a no holds barred book of Ms. Lewis life and it is a shocker at times. She tells it just like it is and does not hold back when it comes to telling the truth about her own personal demons that she has faced and still faces every day. What sets this book apart from other Memoirs is that Jenifer tells her story with such wit and humor that you cry and laugh at the same time and are never sure what it is you are feeling more, her pain or her straight to make it through such sad times.

Don't get me wrong, this book is not an oh-poor-is-me kind of book. It's a hoot and I had to relisten to some part of it over as I was laughing too hard to hear all she said/wrote the first time.

I can say I am a much bigger fan then I was of Ms. Lewis now that I know her story and I think you will be also.

  • Blame It on Bianca Del Rio

  • The Expert on Nothing with an Opinion on Everything
  • By: Bianca Del Rio
  • Narrated by: Bianca Del Rio
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

When it comes to insult comics, Bianca Del Rio is in a class by herself. Fierce, funny, and fabulous - a would-be love child sired by John Waters and birthed by Joan Rivers - Bianca sandblasted her name in the annals of pop culture on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Thanks to her snarky frankness, impeccable comedic timing, and politically incorrect humor, she became the show’s breakout star, winning its sixth season. In Blame It on Bianca Del Rio, Bianca shares her opinions loudly and proudly, offering raucous, hilarious, no-holds-barred commentary on annoyances, big and small.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love Bianca!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-18

I love Bianca but...

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

I have to say I was very disappointed in this book. It's OK but not the fall down laughing book I thought it would be. I thought it would be like watching her do her thing when she is on stage or TV. However, the book felt forced and not the fast wit and adlib humor that Bianca is famous for.

I don't know who to blame but this book is a bore.

  • My Girls

  • A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie
  • By: Todd Fisher
  • Narrated by: Todd Fisher
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, two unspeakable losses. The stunned public turned for solace to Debbie’s only remaining child, Todd Fisher. The son of "America’s Sweethearts" Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Todd grew up amid the glamorous wealth and pretense of Hollywood. Thanks to his mother, Todd remained down to earth, his own man, but always close to his cherished mom, and to his sister through her meteoric rise to stardom and her struggle with demons that never diminished her humor, talent, or spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stop listneing!

  • By WhosYourChubby on 06-17-18

Could not stop listneing!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

I have been a long time fan of Debbie and Carrie so I was excited to see this book by Todd Fisher was out. I did worry that it would be just the same stories that Debbie and Carrie have already written about in their books. Though there are a couple of stories that Todd retells it's from his point of view mostly and it makes the whole story even more interesting.

I have often wondered why Todd was the only one who has not written a book and you find out why in My Girls. I cannot say enough about how great this book is. Todd really knows who to draw you into the book and keep you wanting more. I learned so much more about them all. Very much like his mom's and sisters books, Todd's book made me laugh, cry and I feel like I was right there with Todd the whole journey of his life stories with Debbie, Carrie and most of all Todd's story, that has never been told, until now.

As a fan, I thank you, Todd, for writing this book. It's a must read/listen!!

  • I've Got This Round

  • More Tales of Debauchery
  • By: Mamrie Hart
  • Narrated by: Mamrie Hart
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489

When Mamrie simultaneously enters her 30s and finds herself single for the first time since college, the world is suddenly full of possibilities. Emboldened by the cool confidence that comes with the end of one's 20s plus the newfound independence of an attachment-free lifestyle, Mamrie commits herself to living life with even more spirit, adventure, and heart than before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book got me to write a review!!!!

  • By MMM on 03-30-18

Starts out slow but...

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

I love Mamrie and could not wait to get this book. It started out slow. I got the feeling she was not ready to be too open and maybe regrets even saying she would write this book.

However, once it got going it is a very funny book. It has some sad moments but most of the book is just fun and crazy. I really like the book but hope someday Mamrie will open up more and really let it go with her writing. She is holding back, you can tell she is, but when she does let go and really shares her feelings in this book, she shows that she has one hell of a good look on life and it's ups and downs.

Really looking forward to all she brings to the table with her future shows, movies, and books to come as this woman had shitloads of talent!

  • You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams

  • My Life in Stories and Pictures
  • By: Alan Cumming
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 526

A beloved actor and famous man-on-the-scene, Alan Cumming takes the reader on a wild journey of pithy and cheeky fun, presenting his real-life stories of debauchery during late night Hollywood parties, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and hilarious yet poignant memories of his life, family, and friends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quick bawdy laugh

  • By YorkGirl on 01-05-17

Much better than his last book.

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

I really like this book and had a good time reading it. Much better than the one about his Dad. This one has many stories of Alan and his famous friends and not so famous friends.

  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,790

Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please make more of these! These are excellent!

  • By Brian on 04-28-17

Not as good as the las one.

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

This is a fun book... More like play, to read/listen too. I liked learning how Newt and her family lived before "Aliens" and it's fun to see how much more evil Burk was. The actors are great and most of the book is good but the end of the book has too many sound effects and not enough dialog to tell you what is happen so it's kind of lost, or should I say the listener gets lost in what is going on.

All and all it's a book/play and you do get a much deeper insight into the movie but I just wish the ending has been done better.

  • Wonder Woman Unbound

  • The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine
  • By: Tim Hanley
  • Narrated by: Colby Elliott
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 235

This close look at Wonder Woman's history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman with a golden lasso and bullet-deflecting bracelets. The original Wonder Woman was ahead of her time, advocating female superiority and the benefits of matriarchy in the 1940s. At the same time, her creator filled the comics with titillating bondage imagery, and Wonder Woman was tied up as often as she saved the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • facts about how Wonder Woman has been portrayed

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 07-25-16

Holy Boring Books!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-18

Sidenote: This book is so boring. End Sidenote. If you read this book you will get the sidenote joke. To say the book is full of them is an understatement.

Having been a long time Wonder Woman fan I thought this book would give fun facts about the comic but also the TV show and such. It really is only about the Comics and if you are a big fan of Comic books and want to know all the changes Wonder Woman went thought and other comic heroes than this is the book for you. If you are not someone who wants to know all the numbers of what good sold what and when and what year... then pass of this boring book. I cannot understand why anyone would think gathering the info that is in this book would be fun or useful. You have been warned.

  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744

She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: Wonder Woman. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law - risking exile - to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl, and with this single brave act Diana may have doomed the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A whole lot of fun

  • By Tom on 08-29-17

Should have been called Wonder-Girl

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

I have been a lifelong Wonder Woman fan, so I was very excited to read this book. I know some of the reviews were not good ones but I knew if I gave it a chance and remembered that this could be one of the 52 alternate (New 52) dimensions of a Wonder Woman tale I would be fine with it.

Unfortunately, the book is just not good.

1. It's not really about Wonder Woman, it's about the girl she saves and her family and their drama. At one point I felt the book should have been called Melrose Place meets Wonder Woman. By the end, I realized this book is more of a story for Wonder-Girl not Wonder Woman, She even sees herself in a vision of future looking like the Wonder Woman we all know and love.

2. As I say it really is about Wonder-Girl. Meaning (Spoilers) that Dianna has not come into her power yet and still has not by the end of the book. This adventure in her life is long before she meets Steve Trevor.

3. She is not the smart Wonder Woman we know and love. She is just plain dumb and even gets (Spoilers) killed because she does not know what she is doing. At one point of the story, she learns how to use her slave Bracelets and deflect bullets. However, later in the book she is still shot many times and does not even bother to try and deflect the bullets. She has this healing power that can heal the bullet wounds almost instantly. One guy empties a whole clip of bullets into her side and yet she lives and heals within a minute. At that point, I wanted to ask the author, why even bother wearing the bracelets?

The book is just a boring hot mess and I really don’t see how anyone can enjoy it but if you do, then great! For us, long-time Wonder Woman fans, let’s get back to the Wonder Woman that was smart, strong, and not a soap opera.

  • Misery

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Crouse
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,615

Paul Sheldon is a best-selling novelist who has finally met his number-one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader - she is Paul's nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house. Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life - just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great job

  • By Whitney on 05-06-16

I have to say the movie was better.

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

I was really looking forward to this book but I have to say I think the movie was better. The movie was able to take what I will call mistakes in the book and correct them. It's a good book but not as well done as the movie. I won't give anything away but I will say that one of the things I did not like about the book was how you know Annie was a nut case from moment one and in the book you find that out over a little time. That makes it a lot more of an impact and scarier. I think the movie ending is better than the climax of the book also,

  • Gone with the Wind

  • By: Margaret Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 49 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,757
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,783

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not to miss audible experience

  • By dallas on 12-08-09

WOW I never thought I would love the book but...

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

I hate long books and after being a fan of the movie all my life I really never thought this book could hold my attention for 35 hours but I was so wrong!

To begin with, the movie is almost word for word the book but this book as so much more detail and characters in it that I don't know if I will still want to see the movie. If you have not read the book, watch the movie first then read the book. Otherwise, you will be wondering what happened to so and so.

This book is a real treat to anyone who loves the movie because you get so much more of the story that you did not know from the movie and though I thought all these new people that were in the book but not the movie would be boring and maybe that is why they did not put them in the movie, was wrong. They were as interesting and the story you don't know because the movie had to leave so much out is like finding more gifts behind the Christmas Tree the day after Christmas.

Now, mind you this book was written many years ago so she uses the "N" word a lot and I can see how that would be hard for some to read over and over. I know I gasped a few times. Also, the way black people are treated and spoken of in the book can be hard to hear but if you can just remember this was written when people still were a-holes about race (I know many still are) if you can look past all of the words and talk I think you will enjoy this book as much, if not more, than the movie.

The woman who reads the book is amazing and I hope to hear more of her readings to come.

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