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  • Believe Me

  • A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
  • By: Eddie Izzard
  • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376

Over the course of a 30-year career, Eddie Izzard has proven himself to be a creative chameleon, inhabiting the stage and film and television screens with an unbelievable fervor. Born in Yemen and raised in Ireland, Wales, and postwar England, he lost his mother at the age of six. In his teens he dropped out of university and took to the streets of London as part of a two-man escape act; when his partner went on vacation, Izzard kept busy by inventing a one-man act, and thus a career was ignited.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My three least favorite words: "End of footnote."

  • By David H. Lawrence XVII on 06-20-17

Laugh out loud journey through Izzard's life

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I love Izzard & this book only solidifies that feeling. You get so much more from the audiobook because Mr Izzard has a tendency to go off the rails and gives you more side notes than you get in the book. He even says so. I knew from having gone to shows of his that were testing out his new material & I loved his tangents and side shoots and he just takes you everywhere. He's a very intelligent person with a big heart & I'm glad I got to know more about him and his life. It truly was a laugh out loud journey with some tears

  • Bird Sense

  • What It's Like to Be a Bird
  • By: Tim Birkhead
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? Or a kiwi, plodding flightlessly among the humid undergrowth in the pitch dark of a New Zealand night? And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? Bird Sense addresses questions like these and many more, by describing the senses of birds that enable them to interpret their environment and to interact with each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Are You A Serious Birdwatcher?

  • By Kathy on 11-14-17

Great info

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-17

As a person who lives with, admires and works with birds this was very informative. Truly appreciate getting answers to some of my questions, even if it was not species specific.

  • Troll

  • A Love Story
  • By: Johanna Sinisalo
  • Narrated by: J. Paul Guimont
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Everyone has their rough nights, but things have clearly taken a turn for the surreal when Angel, a young photographer, finds a group of drunken teenagers in the courtyard of his apartment building, taunting a young troll. Trolls are known in Scandinavian mythology as wild beasts, like the werewolf, but this troll is just a small, wounded creature. Angel decides to offer it a safe haven for the night.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Harlequin for gay dudes

  • By Noel Richardson on 08-15-16

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I had higher hopes for this book, but it was a bit of a bore

  • King Arthur: History and Legend

  • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717

These 24 spellbinding lectures reveal the full scope of the Arthurian tradition, from its beginnings in post-Roman Britain to its extraordinary trajectory across the centuries and its latest incarnations in modern times. Your pathfinder in this world of mythic adventure and romance, Professor Armstrong, is one of the world's leading Arthurian scholars and the current editor-in-chief of the academic journal Arthuriana.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twelve Hours in Camelot

  • By Carole T. on 04-26-15

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-17

I enjoyed the lecture series so much I am going on a tour led by professor Armstrong. She is passionate on the topic and it covers the entirety of the legend up to modern times. She could expand on numerous topics but keeps it relegated to the important topics which makes you want to explore more on your own. Fantastic

  • The Last Enchantment

  • By: Mary Stewart
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148

Arthur Pendragon is king! Crowned and recognized as High King, Arthur is unchallenged on the battlefield, and he melds the country together in a time of promise, as Merlin works in the shadows. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause - Arthur's own half-sister - ensnares him in an incestuous liaison, a fatal web of love, betrayal, and bloody vengeance is woven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Merlin's story continues

  • By Jerri C on 01-14-17

Love this trilogy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-17

Don't get abridged, only unabridged for this trilogy. Narrator is great, characters are awesome of course. Love Mary Stewart

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Crystal Cave

  • The Arthurian Saga, Book 1
  • By: Mary Stewart
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myrdden Emrys - or as he would later be known, Merlin - leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon, and the conception of Arthur, king for once and always.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy as literature.

  • By bluestategirl on 01-25-17

Love!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-16

I've always loved this book and now I'm beyond thrilled about audio. Perkins was good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing

  • By: Megan Smolenyak
  • Narrated by: Gwen Hughes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Part forensic scientist, part master sleuth, Megan Smolenyak has solved some of America's oldest and most fascinating genealogical mysteries. You've read the headlines; now get the inside story as the "Indiana Jones of genealogy" reveals how she cracked her news-making cases and became the face of this increasingly popular field. Whether she's scouring websites to uncover the surprising connections between famous figures or using DNA tests to locate family members of fallen soldiers, Smolenyak's historical sleuthing is as provocative, richly layered, and exciting as America itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun

  • By Joanne on 10-27-16

Fun

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-16

I'm into genealogy & solving mysteries so I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not a how to but you can definitely get a few tips out of it

  • Zen Habits

  • Handbook for Life
  • By: Leo Babauta
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

The Zen Habits Handbook for Life is a compilation of Leo Babauta's best articles on living from a Zen Habits perspective. What will this book teach you to do? Basically the same things that Zen Habits aims for overall: how to simplify your life, how to live a happier life, how to be more productive with less stress, how to achieve your dreams. The book includes chapters on decluttering, single-tasking, eliminating nonessentials, planning your day, clearing your inbox, getting motivated, cultivating compassion, boosting self-confidence, living consciously, and much more!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Motivational Content... Read by a Robot

  • By Alan on 06-07-13

Good info

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-16

A lot of it is self explanatory & what one would hope humanity would do but alas we need to be reminded of the many simple things & to be taught how to be happy so this book works. Very generous fellow

  • Histories of the Kings of Britain: King Arthur

  • By: Geoffrey Monmouth
  • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

This may rightly be considered one of the first published sources of the King Arthur legend. The translation by Sebastian Evans of this selection of Geoffrey of Monmouth's chronicle of ancient British kings differs in several respects from more popular versions of Arthurian tales published centuries later. Notably absent here are the Round Table of knights, the Holy Grail, Guenevere's affair with Sir Lancelot, and the Lady of the Lake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic and Seemingly Accurate

  • By Montoya on 09-16-16

Arthur

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-16

For a public domain narration it was pretty good. I'm a big Arthur fan and of course this is one of the important stories that add to his legend

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Go the F--k to Sleep

  • By: Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
  • Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,378
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,241

Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson ( Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read the F--king REVIEW!

  • By Darwin8u on 05-21-12

Perfect

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-16

Funnier than expected and I expected a lot. Sam was perfect, no one else could have done it