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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62,751
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57,273
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56,945

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - from a 54 yo white republican man

  • By Richard Sullivan on 12-22-18

#IHEARTMICHELLE #ThankYouMrsObama

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

I absolutely LOVED this book! After 18+ hours, I still want more! I admired her before the book but now I can say she is a TRUE role model!!! Her candor throughout was so refreshing! The awareness, compassion, and drive that her parents instilled (leading quietly by example) shows that by listening, loving, and doing what is right, you can never go wrong. I am also grateful for her candor. It was SO refreshing!
In keeping with the candor, I DID have change the speed to 1.25 because the cadence of her voice was a little slow for me but that is just a personal preference. She is still a rockstar and I am so glad I was given the chance to hear Mrs. Michelle Obama share her story!

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  • This Book Has Balls

  • Sports Rants from the MVP of Talking Trash
  • By: Michael Rapaport
  • Narrated by: Michael Rapaport
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

In This Book Has Balls, Rapaport uses his signature smack-talk style and in-your-face humor to discuss everything from why LeBron will never be like Mike to how Tiger needs the ladies to get his golf game back and how he once thought Mary Lou Retton was his true love. And, of course, why next year will be the year the New York Knicks win the championship. This book is a series of rants - some controversial, some affectionate, but all incredibly hilarious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gringo Mandingo Mike Rapaport does it again!

  • By Kathryn Lara on 10-24-17

F*CKING HILARIOUS!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

Authentic Mike Rap, this audiobook was laugh-out-loud funny! More comedy album/variety show/sports radio than a traditional memoir and/or non-fiction humor. His record breaking usage and over all ability to incorporate some version of the word "f*ck" in any conversation or story about any subject is impressive! Who knew there were that many! The fact that it is said in his Jewish, NYC accent is the icing on the cake!

The overall audio experience was fun! I am just going to lightly place my editing cap on and share two structural things I am not a fan of in the book. They are:

1) Each Phil Jackson section went a little longer than necessary. They were spot on just a little long. If it was a live show, Rap would have sensed it from the crowd but in a book you don't get that immediate feed back therefore, I am just sharing my humble opinion. The impersonation, production (dramatization, sound affects, etc), and sound of each section where Phil had dialogue was awesome! Just a little long for an audiobook.

2) The structure of the adorable "Show & Tell" story was a little odd. It vividly leads one though every step of the back story and that day. Unfortunately, after the build-up, there was no real climax. I thought you lost the photo or something else crazy was going to happen. The kid with the rabbit was a weirdo but after that build up, it ended with me thinking I missed something. I listened to the chapter twice just to confirm and felt the same way both times. Once again, I liked the chapter up until it was his turn to present to the class. Unfortunately, I was left as underwhelmed as his classmates that day. 😁

With that said, these structural opinions don't take away from the overall experience of the audiobook. Now that I've removed my editing cap, I believe it still deserves 5 stars!

Congrats on the completion of your first book Michael Rapaport!!! #Mazel

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