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  • I Must Say

  • My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend
  • By: Martin Short
  • Narrated by: Martin Short
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,582
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,236

Martin Short takes you on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times, from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the all-American comic big time of Saturday Night Live and memorable roles in movies such as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is what audio books were made for!

  • By Ty Brady on 11-06-14

Just soooooooooo good!!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-15

Would you consider the audio edition of I Must Say to be better than the print version?

Yes.................................. I loved it

What did you like best about this story?

His voice. Emotional. Funny.

Have you listened to any of Martin Short’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

As good as it gets

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

Every emotion

Any additional comments?

Hated for it to end

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fathers and Sons

  • By: Ivan Turgenev
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

When Arcady Kirsanov returns from college to the country manor of his father, he brings along his radical friend Bazarov, a nihilist who believes in nothing and respects no one. But behind the intellect of this caustic, impatient man is a heart full of compassion and kindness that will change the Kirsanov's lives forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Russian Classic

  • By Tobin on 03-04-06

From Jeff

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

Reviewed: 12-05-13

If you could sum up Fathers and Sons in three words, what would they be?

Learned something new.

Any additional comments?

Keep a list of the character name summaries by your side. Russian names are definitely more difficult to keep track. It becomes easier as you go.

  • The Storyteller

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,833

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect title especially for the audio format!

  • By Abby R. on 03-05-13

Good as the dickins!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-13

Very good book for sure. So hard to read at times because of just how terrible it was for the Jews during WW2. Super creative in the separate stories all coming together in the end.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Korean Deli

  • Risking It All for a Convenience Store
  • By: Ben Ryder Howe
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 254

This sweet and funny tale of a preppy editor buying a Brooklyn deli with his Korean in-laws is about family, culture clash, and the quest for authentic experiences. It starts with a gift. When Ben Ryder Howe’s wife, the daughter of Korean immigrants, decides to repay her parents’ self-sacrifice by buying them a store, Howe, an editor at the rarefied Paris Review, agrees to go along.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely delightful!

  • By oc_artist on 03-19-11

Perfect!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-11

What a great book! I was amazed at just how great this book was. What a great story teller! So interesting and funny in so many ways. Fun to hear about the many trials and tribulations that happen in trying to get going with the deli business. Neat to hear about the real-life family struggles that we all deal with.
Lots of interesting people/customers to hear about. You feel like you're right there in the deli. I loved the hearing about George Plimpton too. He was a neat man and the book shows that. Narrating was as good as you get!

  • The Big Idea

  • How to Make Your Entrepreneurial Dreams Come True, From the Aha Moment to Your First Million
  • By: Donny Deutsch
  • Narrated by: Donny Deutsch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

In The Big Idea, Deutsch draws not only on his own tremendous focus and expertise, but on that of dozens of the successful entrepreneurs whom he has interviewed, to help you create your own enterprise. From the "Gut Check Moment" to "Mom Power", The Big Idea takes aspiring entrepreneurs along every step of the way. The Big Idea is your road map to the American dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE book on getting your ideas to market

  • By AWeirdly on 05-17-11

Simple and fun!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-11

Very easy, motivational listen. Also, Donny has a great voice for narrating.
Cool to see just regular people come up with an idea and then actually do something with it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Traveler

  • By: Ron McLarty
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

News of the sudden death of his childhood friend compels Jono Riley, an aging bartender and part-time actor, to return for a few days to the place where he grew up, the working-class neighborhoods of East Providence, Rhode Island. Author McLarty weaves the story of Jono's return with that of his coming-of-age in the early 1960s, including the story of some mysterious shootings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Gwen on 05-17-07

Another GREAT one!!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-11

Ron McLarty has become one of my favorite authors. His writing covers pretty much of every emotion that we feel as people. I always feel like I'm right there in the story on the sidelines watching everything happen as he reads it. He is also as good as you get when it comes to narrating.
Just solid all the way around.

  • The Memory of Running

  • By: Ron McLarty
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,527

In late 2003, in his column in Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King called The Memory of Running "the best novel you won't read this year." This glowing endorsement of the audiobook resulted in Ron McLarty receiving a $2 million two-book deal from Viking Penguin. Also, Warner Brothers has shelled out big bucks for the movie rights to The Memory of Running, for which McLarty will write the script.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and Fascinating, A Wonderful Book

  • By Ripp on 02-18-04

As good as it gets....honestly.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-11

What a great book. Great narration. The story is intense, sad, happy and just about every other emotion the we have as humans.
I was actually sad when it was over. I immediately downloaded another of Ron McLarty's books right after finishing this one. I never write reviews, but I was so touched by this book that I just had to let others know.
You won't be disappointed.

  • People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!

  • The 10 Ways You Are Sabotaging Yourself and How You Can Overcome Them
  • By: Larry Winget
  • Narrated by: Larry Winget
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

A little bit of business, a little bit of personal development, a little finance, a little parenting, a little health and wellness, People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It! will help anyone identify their own "areas of stupidity" and take action to finally achieve real success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Larry Hits the Nail on the Head

  • By Dragonfly on 06-20-09

Old worn out style

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-10

Never heard of Larry Winget before, but it was on the 5.95 special and I thought I'd give him a try. It's just not cute after awhile to hear the "good ole, psycho country boy" persona telling you all the same crap that you've heard for years. He just tries too hard to be "tough".

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Big Things

  • 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE
  • By: Tom Peters
  • Narrated by: Tom Peters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

"Years ago, I wrote about a retail store in the Palo Alto environs—a good one, which had a box of two-cent candies at the checkout. I subsequently remember that 'little' parting gesture of the two-cent candy as a symbol of all that is Excellent at that store. Dozens of people who have attended seminars of mine have come up to remind me, sometimes 15 or 20 years later, of “the two-cent candy story,” and to tell me how it had a sizable impact on how they did business."

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Really hard to listen

  • By Alexander on 06-03-10

Corny as can be. So much fluff.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-10

I tried to think of a way to convey just how bad I think this book was. It's hard to do,I would listen and think there was no way that Tom could possibly believe most of what he writes. I think that his belief is that repeating demands over and over in a brash, cocky, "in your face" tone is somehow good business motivating and direction. I made it through about half and then got so pissed at the repetitive nonsense that I had to just stop.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

The Best Cigarette
    
    
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    Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    62 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Best Cigarette

  • By: Billy Collins
  • Narrated by: Billy Collins
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Here for download is the best-selling and award-winning recording of former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins. No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. His last three collections of poems have broken sales records for poetry, and his readings are usually standing room only. His audience has been enhanced tremendously by his appearances on National Public Radio, and it includes people of all backgrounds and age groups.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't even like poetry

  • By Dale on 08-23-09

I don't even like poetry

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-09

I don't even like poetry but Collins poetry is different than the rest. I am so glad that he has recieved all of the recognition that he has.
Humour, sensitivity, sadness and lots more.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful