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  • This Will Only Hurt a Little

  • By: Busy Philipps
  • Narrated by: Busy Philipps
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,741
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,486

Busy Philipps’ autobiographical audiobook offers the same unfiltered and candid storytelling that her Instagram followers have come to know and love, from growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona, and her painful and painfully funny teen years to her life as a working actress, mother, and famous best friend. Busy is the rare entertainer whose impressive arsenal of talents as an actress is equally matched by her storytelling ability, sense of humor, and sharp observations about life, love, and motherhood. Her conversational writing reminds us what we love about her on screens of all sizes.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted to like it so much...

  • By Amy Isbell on 10-18-18

very well perfomed.

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

this book kept me company on my long road trip. the author is the narrator and she is very animated and funny. highly recommend.

  • Kate: The Future Queen

  • By: Katie Nicholl
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Katie Nicholl, best-selling author and royal correspondent for The Mail on Sunday, gives us an inside look into the life of the future Queen of England, Kate Middleton. Since becoming Duchess Catherine of Cambridge in 2011, Middleton has captivated fans of the royals around the world. Now Nicholl delivers the story of her early life, first romances, and love with Prince William. Nicholl will reveal new details on Middleton's initiation into royal life and, of course, her first pregnancy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Casual read

  • By prettyinparadise on 06-06-18

Casual read

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

The book was decent, with one or two new bits of insider information. The performance was not good as there were a multitude of mispronounciations.

  • American Princess

  • The Love Story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
  • By: Leslie Carroll
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

In American Princess, Leslie Carroll provides context to Harry and Meghan’s romance by leading listeners through centuries of Britain’s rule-breaking royal marriages, as well as the love matches that were never permitted to make it to the altar; followed by a never-before-seen glimpse into the little-known life of the woman bringing the Royal Family into the 21st century; and her dazzling, thoroughly modern romance with Prince Harry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By K. Shaw on 05-05-18

No new news

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

This book was a detailed writing of publicly available interviews and articles about Meghan Markle. I am a fan of hers but want more of an inside story - not stuff I can get off the internet myself.

  • Believing in Magic

  • By: Cookie Johnson
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

On November 7, 1991, basketball legend Magic Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. For the millions who tuned in as he shared his news, Magic's revelation became a seminal moment for the nation. Now twenty-five years later, Cookie Johnson shares her story and the emotional journey that started on that day - from life as a pregnant and joyous newlywed to one filled with the fear that her husband would die, she and her baby would, too, be infected with the virus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Candid, Real and Enlightening

  • By Sylvia on 10-27-16

really good read

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

I would have liked a more realistic reaction yo the bad news her husband gave her. A little less fairy tale and a lot more reality.

  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • By: Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,207

At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational yet Existential Crisis Inducing

  • By Celia on 05-31-16

Beyond touching

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

This book. I don't know what to say. So authentic, so real, Dr Kalanithi (RIP) gives you a glimpse into death itself. Why does God take the best and the most brilliant? My own sister, had she been given time to live past the age of 29, was in the same brilliant league as this genius, but once again, the best go first.

You must read this book if you wish to vicariously experience depth, wisdom, humor and strength in the face of adversity.

  • The Currency of Love

  • A Courageous Journey to Finding the Love Within
  • By: Jill Dodd
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

In the 1980s, Jill Dodd determines that her ticket out of an abusive home is to make it as a top model in Paris. Armed with only her desire for freedom and independence, she embarks on an epic journey that takes her to uncharted territory - the Parisian fashion industry, with all its beautiful glamour and its ugly underbelly of sex, drugs, and excess.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I want that time back along with the brain cells.

  • By Catherine E Wallace on 11-13-17

I wanted more

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

it was more about fashion school that the harem and the jealousies and drama that must accompany that lifestyle. not always 100% honest, it feels.

  • The Secrets of My Life

  • A History
  • By: Caitlyn Jenner
  • Narrated by: Caitlyn Jenner - exclusive introduction, Erin Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 724
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 653

The book will cover Caitlyn Jenner's childhood as Bruce Jenner and rise to fame as a gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete; her marriages and her relationships with her children; her transition; and her experience as the world's most famous transgender woman.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Let down

  • By prettyinparadise on 06-10-17

Let down

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

This book is rubbish. No family secrets. It's all 'poor me.' Save your audible credit.

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  • Love, Loss, and What We Ate

  • A Memoir
  • By: Padma Lakshmi
  • Narrated by: Padma Lakshmi
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547

A vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph, Love, Loss, and What We Ate traces the arc of Padma Lakshmi's unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera - a tantalizing blend of Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone and Nora Ephron's Heartburn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching, Deep, Surprising, and Inspiring

  • By Aishwaryame on 08-18-16

Mixed review

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

Would you try another book from Padma Lakshmi and/or Padma Lakshmi?

Yes.

What other book might you compare Love, Loss, and What We Ate to and why?

Not sure.

Which scene was your favorite?

n/a

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

I wanted to hear more about her baby's father's reaction to the pregnancy but it gets less than a sentence. Also, less food please and more story.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful