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Tim Simpson

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  • By Myself and Then Some

  • By: Lauren Bacall
  • Narrated by: Lauren Bacall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

The epitome of grace, independence, and wit, Lauren Bacall continues to astound generations with her audacious spirit and on-screen excellence. Together with Humphrey Bogart, she produced some of the most electric scenes in movie history, and their romance on and off screen made them Hollywood's most celebrated couple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She has such a great voice! A great Listen.

  • By LB in Dallas on 07-13-05

I loved all except when

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Reviewed: 08-29-17

it was a great listen I have always liked Luaren Bacall and loved listening about her career the only downer was when she delved into politics that made me want to stop it but I didn't.

  • Waylon

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Waylon Jennings, Lenny Kaye
  • Narrated by: Waylon Jennings
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 78

Born dirt poor, Jennings went from country disc jockey to country superstar, leading the revolution in country music with his platinum album The Outlaws. Through his eyes we see the Nashville scene in the early days, and through his honest, no-holds-barred storytelling, we follow his struggle to overcome drugs and impending bankruptcy to establish himself as one of the living legends of country music.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great memories!

  • By Liz on 12-24-04

great listen

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Reviewed: 08-08-17

always loved to hear Waylon and now listening to his book read by him was even better

  • Who Are the Mormons?

  • By: Tim James Simpson
  • Narrated by: Joel Dwayne Hair
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

What is real? In doing this study, I asked God to confirm The Book of Mormon to me. Instead, he started revealing its falsehood to me. When I study the Bible, I go into it with God. When I started my study on The Book of Mormon, I did the same. He began to reveal things to me in all sorts of ways about the book and its author. So, here is the true story of The Book of Mormon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Tim Simpson on 12-11-16

Very interesting

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Reviewed: 12-11-16

What made the experience of listening to Who Are the Mormons? the most enjoyable?

A very informative book for anyone interested in the Mormon religion

Who was your favorite character and why?

Na

Which character – as performed by Joel Dwayne Hair – was your favorite?

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

Na

Any additional comments?

The narrator has an excellent way of bringing this book to life.

  • In the President's Secret Service

  • Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect
  • By: Ronald Kessler
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 331

Secret Service agents, acting as human surveillance cameras, observe everything that goes on behind the scenes in the president's inner circle. Ronald Kessler reveals what they have seen, providing startling, previously untold stories about the presidents, from John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as about their families, Cabinet officers, and White House aides.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inside more than just the Secret Service

  • By Walter on 10-24-11

one of the best books

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-21-16

One of the best books I have listened to in a long time. If you want an inside look at the leaders of our country get this book.

  • Where There's Smoke

  • Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man: A Memoir
  • By: William B. Davis
  • Narrated by: William B. Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Chronicling his own life and times, William B. Davis, the actor who played the notorious villain Cancerman on The X-Files, discusses his loves, losses, hopes, fears, and accomplishments in this unique and engaging autobiography. An all-access look into the life of a versatile actor, this life story includes anecdotes, recollections, and gossip from roles with such greats as Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Martin Sheen, Brian Dennehy, and Donald Sutherland. From theater school in Britain to Hollywood and appearances on Smallville and Stargate SG-1, this memoir recalls one actor’s journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really liked the honesty of Williams b davis

  • By Tim Simpson on 08-09-16

I really liked the honesty of Williams b davis

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Reviewed: 08-09-16

although I do not at all agree philosophically with him his book is honest and entertaining

  • 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 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

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

good listen however

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Reviewed: 06-09-16

I have always liked jerry lewis until I listened to this book. the book was well written and read but I don't really care for the person that Jerry lewis was or is now. I liked him better as his likable character in the movies.

  • Warped Factors

  • A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe
  • By: Walter Koenig
  • Narrated by: Walter Koenig
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

This is Koenig's story from growing up as the neurotic child of Russian immigrants in 1940s Manhattan through his rise to Star Trek fame as Pavel Chekov, Russian navigator of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and beyond.

Koenig's very human narrative is full of the kind of insecurities and quirks to which anyone can relate. With wry wit, striking candor, and a true gift for storytelling, Koening takes us on a sometimes bumpy but often hilarious trip through his galaxy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very well written and read

  • By Tim Simpson on 03-07-16

very well written and read

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Reviewed: 03-07-16

a wonderfully written and narrates book with a creative style of chronicling one of my favorite television shows. I enjoyed it very much.

  • To The Stars

  • The Autobiography of Star Trek's Mr. Sulu
  • By: George Takei
  • Narrated by: George Takei
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Best known as Mr. Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise and Captain of the Starship Excelsior, George Takei is beloved by millions as part of the command team that has taken audiences to new vistas of adventure in Star Trek, the unprecedented television and feature film phenomenon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Listen

  • By Johnnie57 on 02-11-10

very well done enjoyed it very much

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Reviewed: 03-02-16

very well read. and written I enjoyed it and listened to its entirety in one day

  • Troublemaker

  • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • By: Leah Remini
  • Narrated by: Leah Remini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,779
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,665
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,616

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is fascinating and funny! Fantastic!

  • By Kim on 11-04-15

very interesting knew nothing about sientology

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Reviewed: 02-24-16

very good story loved her acting in television and found her story very very interesting and well read by the author.