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  • The Funny Thing Is...

  • By: Ellen DeGeneres
  • Narrated by: Ellen DeGeneres
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 412

Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 best selling My Point...and I Do Have One, way back in 1996. Not one to rest on her laurels, the witty star of stage and screen has since dedicated her life to writing a hilarious new book. That book is this audiobook.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ya got ta love her.

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-02-11

INSIPID, JUVENILE and RIDICULOUS!!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Not having been written at ALL!! What a disappointment from a woman with so much visibility and impact on so many people. The chapter and bits I tried to listen to were like reading a middle school Facebook post!

What do you think your next listen will be?

Code Name Verity.

Would you be willing to try another one of Ellen Degeneres’s performances?

NO and another problem is now I will be reluctant to purchase any other non-fiction books by people who are well known - because this book is a complete waste of paper and publication time.

What character would you cut from The Funny Thing Is...?

The author.

Any additional comments?

Take it off your selections! Spare future readers the pain of this terrible book!!

  • Here to Stay

  • By: Catherine Anderson
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

In this heart-stirring romance by New York Times best-selling author Catherine Anderson, Mandy Pajeck has overcome a tough childhood. Now 28, she feels responsible for the accident that took her younger brother’s sight. But his complete reliance on her care is making them both miserable. When she meets handsome Zach Harrigan and his mini guide horse, she thinks she’s found the ticket to her brother’s happiness—and maybe her own.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • WAY TOO VULGAR FOR ME!

  • By Martha on 07-12-14

WAY TOO VULGAR FOR ME!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-14

What would have made Here to Stay better?

Leave out the artificial boobs, swear words and sex and it is still a flimsy story - I never got past the third chapter and hope I can return it!

What could Catherine Anderson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

See above

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator is fine - the content is terrible.

What character would you cut from Here to Stay?

I would cut the entire story!

  • Dear Lady

  • Coming to America, Book 1
  • By: Robin Lee Hatcher
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

In the big-sky country of Montana, the past doesn't always stay buried. Circumstances have a way of forcing secrets into the open, sometimes bringing hearts together in unlikely ways, and sometimes tearing them apart. Dear Lady is Book One in the Coming to America series about women who come to America to start new lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light, easy romance.

  • By Martha on 02-14-12

Light, easy romance.

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

Reviewed: 02-14-12

What made the experience of listening to Dear Lady the most enjoyable?

Historical setting with a somewhat different twist. Excellent narrator!!

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The untamed, undeveloped west.

The strictly romance format - it could have used more depth of character/history.

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

The change of voices for each character. Her interpretation of the characters was excellent and her cadence in reading is also excellent.

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

No.

Any additional comments?

This is good, what I call

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