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  • Andy and Don

  • The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show
  • By: Daniel de Visé
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts met on Broadway in the 1950s. When Andy went to Hollywood to film a TV pilot about a small-town sheriff, Don called to ask if the sheriff could use a deputy. The comedic synergy between Sheriff Andy Taylor and Deputy Barney Fife ignited The Andy Griffith Show, elevating a folksy sitcom into a timeless study of human friendship, as potent off the screen as on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Moving Tribute

  • By Brian Harms on 12-28-15

A dark look back...

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

Reviewed: 12-30-16

Though I'm sure all of the stories were factual, it seemed to mostly focus on the dark mood of both men, their lowest points and everything that made them hate life. This could be due to the men, or those in their life, only revealing the dark details of behind the scenes gossip. I was hoping to get a picture of the great friendship they had. This story only seemed to focus on the depressing side of their relationship.

On the plus side, I did still enjoy the journey, and especially the warm tone of the narrator. The author did not linger too much on the men's childhoods (a plus for me).

The story just seemed unbalanced towards the demons, and too little focus on the clowns.

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  • Dean and Me

  • A Love Story
  • By: Jerry Lewis, James Kaplan
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a 50-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and 54th Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You've got to listen to this!

  • By Boone29680 on 12-05-05

Truly about their love, no filler!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

If you like Martin and Lewis, Showbiz Biographies, or even Romance, this book is for you. Like the best storytellers, the words are focused on subject at hand, Dean and Jerry's love for one another (plus many incredible stories of behind the scenes moments.

  • You Can't Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded), Revised and Updated Edition

  • Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in Your Strong-Willed Child
  • By: Cynthia Tobias
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Tobias
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

Many parents suspect their strong-willed child is deliberately trying to drive them crazy. Difficult to discipline and seemingly impossible to motivate, these children present unique, exhausting, and often-frustrating challenges to the those who love them. But strong will is not a negative trait. These same children have firm convictions, high spirits, a sense of adventure - all the makings of a great adult. In this book you'll discover how to channel that determination in positive ways as you build a healthy relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you!

  • By A. Musser on 03-29-15

The advice covers "SWCs" at many different ages.

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

Reviewed: 11-22-15

Would you listen to You Can't Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded), Revised and Updated Edition again? Why?

It depends on how life is going. More than likely, I would just listen to certain chapters.

What did you like best about this story?

It was full of practical advice, almost no "filler."

Which scene was your favorite?

The top 10 list at the end of the book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

A scene that touched me was when she told a story about a mother who hadn't talked to her daughter in years.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful