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john coffman

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  • You Must Remember This

  • Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age
  • By: Robert J. Wagner, Scott Eyman
  • Narrated by: Robert J. Wagner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

With a career spanning more than five decades, few actors are more qualified to recount the glamorous Hollywood era of the late 1940s and early 1950s than Robert Wagner. You Must Remember This is Wagner’s ode to a bygone age, to its incomparable style and how it was displayed, and to its legendary stars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the true LA/Hollywood affectionado!

  • By Sheila on 06-09-14

it was ok

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-18

talks about a lot of old cool places that are gone now. The back stories are good

  • Liars, Leakers, and Liberals

  • By: Jeanine Pirro
  • Narrated by: Jeanine Pirro
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,287

As host of her own show on Fox for many years, Judge Jeanine Pirro has seen firsthand how narratives take form, whether they are based in truth or not. In her explosive new book, she talks about some of the most egregious lies she's seen and takes on the Liars, Leakers, and Liberals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Informative!

  • By Dean R Hall on 11-29-18

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I learned a lot about Trump and his family. I found out more about his real views and background. The Judge does repeat some facts but they are well received

3 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • John Wayne

  • The Life and Legend
  • By: Scott Eyman
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 25 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

John Wayne projected dignity, integrity, and strength in all his films, even when his characters were flawed, and whatever character he played was always prepared to confront injustice in his own way. More than thirty years after his death, he remains the standard by which male stars are judged and an actor whose morally unambiguous films continue to attract sizeable audiences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A long but interesting book

  • By Jack Merritt on 11-11-14

To much unrelated info. more of a movie review

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

it is more of a movie review book. with to much unrelated info on others. pass this one up

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Fat Surprise

  • Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
  • By: Nina Teicholz
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,946
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,945

Dish up the red meat, eggs, and whole milk! In this well-researched and captivating narrative, veteran food writer Nina Teicholz proves how everything we've been told about fat is wrong. For decades, Americans have cut back on red meat and dairy products full of "bad" saturated fats. We obediently complied with nutritional guidelines to eat "heart healthy" fats found in olive oil, fish, and nuts, and followed a Mediterranean diet heavy on fruits, vegetables, and grains. Yet the nation's health has declined. What is going on?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Challenges your belief system.

  • By Ted on 07-08-14

Eye opening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-18

This was a very informative book. It makes you rethink a lot of what you have been told over my life

  • The Garner Files

  • A Memoir
  • By: James Garner, Jon Winokur
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

After suffering physical abuse at the hands of his stepmother, James Garner left home at fourteen. He became Oklahoma's first draftee of the Korean War and was awarded with two Purple Hearts before returning to the United States and settling in Los Angeles to become an actor. Working alongside some of the most renowned celebrities, including Julie Andrews, Marlon Brando, and Clint Eastwood, Garner became a star in his own right, despite struggles with stage fright and depression.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book moves smoothly

  • By Gary on 08-05-13

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

I learned a lot about the actor and his rise to fame. Never knew he has so fun in real life

  • What's So Funny?

  • My Hilarious Life
  • By: Tim Conway, Jane Scovell, Carol Burnett
  • Narrated by: Tim Conway, Carol Burnett, Dick Hill, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,412
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,274

Six-time Emmy Award-winning funnyman Tim Conway, best known for his characters on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian. In television history, few entertainers have captured as many hearts and made as many people laugh as Tim Conway. There's nothing in the world that Tim Conway would rather do than entertain - and in his first-ever memoir, What's So Funny?, that's exactly what he does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tim, that is what's so funny!!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-05-14

Funny and informative

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

Tim did a great job on this book it is funny and covers his career. You have to listen closely or you miss some great one liners.

  • Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

  • By: Loretta Lynn, George Vecsey
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Born into deep poverty, married at thirteen, mother of six, and a grandmother by the time she was twenty-nine, Loretta Lynn went on to become one of the most prolific and influential songwriters and singers in modern country music. Here we see the determination and talent that led to her trailblazing career and made her the first woman to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association and the first woman to receive a gold record in country music.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Listen

  • By Patti smith on 03-29-16

Outstanding and funny

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-17

I was surprised how funny and down to earth artist. sit back and have a belly laugh

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • But Enough About Me

  • A Memoir
  • By: Burt Reynolds, Jon Winokur
  • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785

Burt Reynolds has been a Hollywood leading man for six decades, known for his legendary performances, sex-symbol status, and storied Hollywood romances. In his long career of stardom, during which he was number one at the box office for five years in a row, Reynolds has seen it all. But Enough About Me will tell his story through the people he's encountered on his amazing journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible life!

  • By Zeppy on 11-24-15

Outstanding. Funny, True, and Raw

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-17

i really enjoyed this book. I learned as much about the history of Hollywood and other actors as Burt..

  • Toni Tennille

  • A Memoir
  • By: Toni Tennille, Caroline Tennille St. Clair
  • Narrated by: Toni Tennille
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 509

Since bursting onto the scene in the mid '70s, the pop duo Captain and Tennille have long defined the sparkling, optimistic idea of everlasting love, both in their music and through their image as a happy and, seemingly, unbreakable couple. They were an irresistible pair to millions of fans all over the world, further underscored by the rousing "yes, we can!" gospel of their biggest hit, "Love Will Keep Us Together". But underneath the image was an entirely different story that the fans never saw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it for several reasons

  • By Jennifer on 05-28-16

one of the books i ever heard

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-17

Toni's brought back many fond memories . if you were ever a fan that the time and enjoy..

  • Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story

  • By: Rick Bragg
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

A monumental figure on the American landscape, Jerry Lee Lewis spent his childhood raising hell in Ferriday, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi; galvanized the world with hit records like "Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On" and "Great Balls of Fire", that gave rock and roll its devil’s edge; caused riots and boycotts with his incendiary performances; nearly scuttled his career by marrying his 13-year-old second cousin - his third wife of seven - and ran a decades-long marathon of drugs, drinking, and women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Unsparing Portrait of a Southern Kinsman

  • By Patrick on 11-01-14

outstandingly real

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-17

it is a truth based story of Jerry. It was good to relive the memories of my favorite entertainer. The package