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Brooke Allison

Birmingham, AL
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  • Just the Funny Parts

  • ...And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys' Club
  • By: Nell Scovell
  • Narrated by: Amy Hohn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Just the Funny Parts is a juicy and scathingly funny insider look at how pop culture gets made. For more than 30 years, writer, producer, and director Nell Scovell worked behind the scenes of iconic TV shows, including The Simpsons, Late Night with David Letterman, Murphy Brown, NCIS, The Muppets, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, which she created and executive produced. In 2009, Scovell gave up her behind-the-scenes status when the David Letterman sex scandal broke.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First return

  • By Sara Kershaw on 08-06-18

Inspirational Honesty

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

I really enjoyed this and laughed out loud many times. I think Nell is an inspiration to young writers of any gender or background.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109,260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101,203
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 100,720

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • On and On and On and On

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-15-17

This is NOT some celebrity memoir.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

This is so much more than some celebrity memoir. If you were wondering if this is just some self absorbed tale of the famous, trust me when I say worry not. Trevor's stories of life as a mixed race child growing up in Apartheid South Africa is enlightening and unique. This is one I'm sure I'll revisit again and again. Mr. Noah, you have one future faithful listener in me.

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  • The Liberal Redneck Manifesto

  • Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark
  • By: Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, Corey Ryan Forrester
  • Narrated by: Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, Corey Ryan Forrester
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,375
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259

Smart, hilarious, and incisive, the Liberal Rednecks confront outdated traditions and intolerant attitudes, tackling everything people think they know about the South - the good, the bad, the glorious, and the shameful - in a laugh-out-loud funny and lively manifesto for the rise of a New South. Home to some of the best music, athletes, soldiers, whiskey, waffles, and weather the country has to offer, the South has also been bathing in backward bathroom bills and other bigoted legislation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A southern grandma's opinion

  • By Lisa K. Ray on 02-19-17

A Great Read for Blue Dots in a Red State

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

Reviewed: 12-16-16

This was a funny and insightful production. I loved it! Being a liberal Alabama native, I swear i could have written parts of this myself it hit so close to home. Keep it up, guys!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful