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  • The Night Stalker

  • The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez
  • By: Philip Carlo
  • Narrated by: Tom Zingarelli
  • Length: 18 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

Decades after Richard Ramirez left 13 dead and paralyzed the city of Los Angeles, his name is still synonymous with fear, torture, and sadistic murder. Philip Carlo's classic The Night Stalker, based on years of meticulous research and extensive interviews with Ramirez, revealed the killer and his horrifying crimes to be even more chilling than anyone could have imagined. The story of Ramirez is a bizarre and spellbinding descent into the very heart of human evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another True Crime classic...! (yay)

  • By Polly Poizendem on 11-19-16

Excellent ! *5 STARS*

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

Reviewed: 12-16-16

I get the chills from the warning of Richard Ramirez as a Stalker:
Be Aware of your surroundings. No one is safe.
Well-researched and well-narrated book!
Thank you Mr. Carlo.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Maximum Insecurity

  • A Doctor in the Supermax
  • By: William Wright M.D.
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 127

After three decades as a successful ear surgeon, William Wright, MD is bored beyond belief. He dabbles with retirement, but finds idleness infuriating. He has to do something. Then he sees an ad for a doctor’s position from the Colorado Department of Corrections at a supermax prison. Now that, he thinks, would be different. His wife has some thoughts on the matter too. She thinks her husband just lost his mind and is on a collision course with a prison shiv.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can't pay for this kind of entertainment!

  • By Ronda on 06-19-15

Funny and Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 06-26-15

It's one of the most entertaining audible books-ever!
Funny, true to life, narration and dialogue at its best especially the inmates.
You are noble, Dr. Wright !

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Havana Nocturne

  • How the Mob Owned Cuba...and Then Lost It to the Revolution
  • By: T. J. English
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 604

Havana Nocturne takes listeners back to Cuba in the years when it was a veritable devil's playground for mob leaders Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano. Thanks to strong ties with the island's brutal dictator, President Batista, the mob soon owned the biggest luxury hotels and casinos and launched an unprecedented tourist boom. But their dreams collided with those of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History with Spice!

  • By Rob Mack on 04-13-09

Great story and narration

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

Reviewed: 01-10-15

I finally undertood what happened to Havana, Cuba. I go blank when there's news about Cuba and Fidel Castro. The mob running a country? It happened and hopefully history does not repeat itself.
BTW: The book is not concentreated on Castro but how the mob was able to control the economy of a country.

  • The Hiltons

  • The True Story of an American Dynasty
  • By: J. Randy Taraborrelli
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 209

The Hiltons is a sweeping saga of the success-and excess-of an iconic American family. Demanding and enigmatic, patriarch Conrad Hilton's visionary ideas and unyielding will established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry. But outside the boardroom, Conrad struggled with emotional detachment, failed marriages, and conflicted Catholicism.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh, not great

  • By Keeley on 04-19-14

Well researched

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

Reviewed: 08-18-14

I like the narration and story line. So entertaining especially Zsa Zsa and sad about Nicky Hilton.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • My Story

  • By: Elizabeth Smart, Chris Stewart
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Smart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192

On June 5, 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a heartbreaker, with a happy ending

  • By Andy on 11-08-13

What a story!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-14

Elizabeth's narration is excellent. I felt she was with me while she was telling her horrific story without being sappy, I have full admiration.

  • Without Conscience

  • The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us
  • By: Robert D. Hare
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 883
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 770

Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • When I gave up on books that supposedly would...

  • By Douglas on 03-01-12

Well researched

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

This is the book that will reveal the dark side of people. A must read to survive the society the we live in.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Ali in Wonderland

  • And Other Tall Tales
  • By: Ali Wentworth
  • Narrated by: Ali Wentworth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

Growing up in a family of political journalists - and daughter of President Reagan’s White House social secretary - Ali Wentworth rebelled against her blue-blood upbringing, embracing Hollywood, motorcycles, even a few wildly inappropriate marriage proposals. Today she is an acclaimed comedic actress and writer, former Oprah regular, wife of political and media star George Stephanopoulos, and a mother who lets her two girls eat cotton candy before bed. Though she’s settled down, her rebellious nature thrives in her comedy and her view of her crazy world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suprised that I liked it

  • By colleen on 05-20-12

It's alright, sort of entertaining.

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

Reviewed: 04-23-12

It's sort of entertaining but did not meet my expectations. It's very "me, myself and I".
There were some funny anecdotes but most of them are universal in nature. It's not as unique and not as funny. I'll say, just enjoy it for the sake of listening.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Final Exam

  • A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality
  • By: Pauline W. Chen
  • Narrated by: Pauline W. Chen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

When Pauline Chen began medical school 20 years ago, she dreamed of saving lives. What she did not count on was how much death would be a part of her work. Almost immediately, Chen found herself wrestling with medicine's most profound paradox: that a profession premised on caring for the ill also systematically depersonalizes dying. Final Exam follows Chen over the course of her education, training, and practice as she grapples at strikingly close range with the problem of mortality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and Moving

  • By Phillip Sabbagh on 03-04-07

personal, insighful,revealing

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

Reviewed: 12-11-11

I worked in the medical field as a professional medical coder (billing) for 30 years.
I've always wondered on how the doctors feel about theie patients' death.
I read their reports and get affected. Now I understand how the Providers feel.
Pauline showed that it is indeed a noble profession.
I like that she narrated it too!

  • Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,014

Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting man

  • By Jeanne on 11-13-11

Palo Altans of Palo Alto

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

Reviewed: 10-30-11

Steve Jobs was a real Palo Altan, an intellectual nurtured in an environment that is tolerant to eccentrics and geniuses who produced from their imagination "something" that benefits the whole mankind.
The book reflected the uniqueness of Steve Jobs. I enjoyed listening to this book and so with hundreds of other books because of my iPod, iPhone, iTouch and soon, iPad.
Our Palo Alto community and neighborhood did not witness the "glory" of your birth but witnessed the "dignity" of your death.
Thank you Steve!

Angie Shelton and Family
El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Stolen Life

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jaycee Dugard
  • Narrated by: Jaycee Dugard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,514
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,046
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,041

"In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I dont think of myself as a victim. I survived...."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific

  • By Daniel on 07-27-11

positive outlook, inspiring

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-11

I admire Jaycee for being strong and positive inspite of what she went thru. She is a gifted and talented human being. Excellent and heartfelt narration.
I even learned her dumpling recipe. More blessings to Jaycee and her daughters.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful