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  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,793

A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book and Great Story

  • By Natalie J. Belle MD on 04-30-11

Best Actor Autobiography ever!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

Simply remarkable! Rob Lowe shares an unlikely story of a kid from Midwest, his Mom moving them to Malibu, and how his Acting career began. The Path to success is uncanny and inspired!

  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,924
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,787
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,646

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was reading this when the allegations against Franken came out

  • By Fruitsalad200 on 12-10-17

Amazing Book!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

Wow, wow, wow!

Al Franken is a hard working genius. His life is remarkable. He brought his specific POV with him as a Comedy Writer, to the Senate, is as if Mark Twain went to the Senate and wrote about it. A diamond and treasure of a book.

  • Are You Anybody?

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeffrey Tambor
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Tambor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

It's rare that an actor embodies even one memorable character over the arc of a career. Jeffrey Tambor has managed to create three, beginning with Hank "Hey Now!" Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, the series created by Garry Shandling, Jeffrey's first mentor in television. He went on to find two more show creators, Mitch Hurwitz of Arrested Development and Jill Soloway of Transparent, who shared a love of actors and taught him a lot about acting along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jeffrey, You Are Somebody

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-25-17

What a book!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

This book is completely enthralling and wonderful. Hearing the journey of a character actor like Mr Tambor is an absolute delight!

  • A Life in Parts

  • By: Bryan Cranston
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,779
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,459

Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father, a struggling actor and director, cast him in a United Way commercial. Soon Bryan was haunting the local movie theater, memorizing and reenacting favorite scenes with his older brother. Acting was clearly the boy's destiny - until one day his father disappeared. Suddenly destiny took a backseat to survival. Seeking something more stable, perhaps subconsciously trying to distance himself from his absent father, Cranston decided on a career in law enforcement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They're all good parts.

  • By kelli mcgourty on 10-23-16

Cranston is the hardest worker

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

Would you consider the audio edition of A Life in Parts to be better than the print version?

Cranston's childhood and teens set him up to know what's important in life. He never was self destructive, or sabotaged his career in any manner. It's unusual to listen to the life and career of Bryan Cranston, hard work and talent, with no goal to become Famous, was the key to Bryan Cranston becoming a World Wide Star.

What other book might you compare A Life in Parts to and why?

Alec Baldwins "Nevertheless" captures a love for the craft of Acting, intelligently written, like "A Life in Parts."

What does Bryan Cranston bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His reading the book made me feel like I was able to eavesdrop into one of the most extraordinary careers in modern Hollywood.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

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  • Nevertheless

  • A Memoir
  • By: Alec Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Alec Baldwin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,660

One of the most accomplished and outspoken actors today chronicles the highs and lows of his life in this beautifully written, candid memoir.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who knew Alec could write?

  • By Kristin on 04-19-17

Best Actor Autobiography

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

Mr Baldwin is the real thing, this book is so well written ; he's had a remarkable career, ups and downs, his life has been simply remarkable.