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  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,629
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,312
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,299

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rank this with the best in true crime.

  • By Allison Smith on 11-16-18

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

First I'd like to commend all the survivors, as I'm sure talking about this was not easy. Also, I'd like to pay tribute to those lost. Call me sheltered, but I've never heard about the East Area Rapist! This was all first-hand information that I was hearing. This was so gripping, and I was amazed with where we have come in modern day science in order to piece together the missing links in order to catch this mad man. I'm also surprised DeAngelo was able to stay hidden for all this time!

The production of this was outstanding! All of the interviews, recordings, and of course Paul Holes did an excellent job of telling the story. This was by far one of the best titles I've heard in a long time.

  • Then Comes Marriage

  • United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA
  • By: Roberta Kaplan, Lisa Dickey
  • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

In this landmark work, Kaplan describes her strategy in the lower courts and her preparation and rehearsals before moot courts, and she shares insights into the dramatic oral argument before the Supreme Court justices. Then Comes Marriage is the story of the relationship behind the watershed case, Kaplan's own difficult coming-out journey, and the fascinating unfolding of United States v. Windsor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Wins!

  • By Anthony on 05-14-18

Love Wins!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-18

On the heels of another anniversary of a historic day for equality in the US, June 26, 2015, will forever be a day that will be cherished and remembered by all that LOVE WINS! Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA shows us that love not always won, but those who fought and persevered for equal rights not only won the fight against DOMA, but also paved the way for the rights we have today! This part memoir, part legal procedure story tells us about how Roberta Kaplan took on Edith (Edie) Windsor's case against the advice of others and won! The trials and tribulations that both Roberta and Edith went though from the lower courts of Manhattan all the way to the Supreme Court to fight for marriage quality is undeniably moving and brilliant!

  • Harry Clarke

  • With Bonus Performance: Lillian
  • By: David Cale
  • Narrated by: Billy Crudup, David Cale
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller starring Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the titular cocky Londoner. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Live Theater at Home

  • By Linda R. Harrington on 04-14-18

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Yes! Yes! Yes! This was a fantastic production! Having seen this at the Vineyard Theater, I was truly looking forward to the audio edition. Billy Crudup’s performance was nothing short of amazing! The bonus story of Lillian was also a nice surprise! Bravo!

28 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Lincoln

  • The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,404

The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • History Made Interesting

  • By Daniel on 04-11-12

Excellent Listen with full of information

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

Reviewed: 04-19-12

This book appealed to me since I am a huge history fan, but also because there has been a ton of controversy surrounding it. While some don't like O'Reilly himself narrating the book I believe that anyone who is interested in history should give the audio version a try. I can guarantee you will learn things that you never know, and I enjoyed how it felt like real "first hand knowledge." While some may allow their personal feelings about the author to get in the way, I'm sure if it was written by someone else people would not be so critical. I encourage everyone to try to put aside their feelings and give it a try.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

  • By: Chelsea Handler
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Handler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,018
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,028

In this wickedly honest new work, Chelsea Handler casts the net wider with even funnier results, recalling the most noteworthy highs and lows of her life to date - including her efforts to diversify by dating red-haired men, her obsession with midgets, and the dog-sitting interlude in which her boyfriend became overly familiar with a Peekapoo.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just Plain FUNNYYYY!!!!!!!!!

  • By Theodore on 04-27-12

Hilarious!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-10

This book was great! Once I started it I could not stop listening to it. When it comes from the comic herself there is never a dull moment in the book. I would def recommend this book to anyone. You will laugh till you cry. :-)