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  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps

  • The Music of George Harrison
  • By: Simon Leng
  • Narrated by: Simon Leng
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Far from being "the quiet one," George Harrison was a writer and arranger of terrific power and beauty, and his guitar playing was fundamental to the Beatles' sound and success. Now fully revised and expanded, this new edition of While My Guitar Gently Weeps: The Music of George Harrison is the most comprehensive evaluation of George Harrison's musical career ever published.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Essential Harrison

  • By Conrad on 10-07-14

Pretty dull and boring

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Simon Leng covers every song George Harrison had a part in. He doesn't cut any corners and even dives into Clapton's and Preston's work too. BUT, he has nothing new to bring to the table. All the stuff in this book could be found on Wikipedia. There is no real research involved in this and you can tell he has a very bias opinion about the songs. Instead of just telling the story and talking about what the song is, why it was written and the story behind it. He talks about why some songs are better than others. There were many times where I found myself thinking, "why does he talk so much garbage on this song? I love this song?" He throws his opinion in too much and is almost reviewing the song more than telling the story of the song.
The narration wasn't very good either. I think he should have someone else read it. It was a little rough for me to stay awake, to be honest.

  • Paul McCartney

  • The Life
  • By: Philip Norman
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 30 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

Since the age of 21, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock 'n' roll lives, played out on the most public of stages. Now Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with McCartney's consent and access to family members and close friends who have never spoken on the record before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than average McCartney bio

  • By tru britty on 05-14-16

Outstanding Book! Covers every part of his life

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

The thing I loved most about this book is how he really didn't pick a side. Philip Norman says that right up front he is a Lennon fan over McCartney. But, it doesn't get in the way of telling the true story. He goes into the good and the bad sides of Paul and really gives the reader a key insight into the life of the "cute" Beatle. I found it really refreshing that he wasn't constantly bashing or praising him. It seemed as though he was just telling the story how it is and letting the reader decide what was just and unjust of Paul's actions.

He goes into full detail of the music, the love, the relationships with the other three Beatles, and even the depressed side of Paul that we hardly see. He proves to everyone that Paul is just a normal man with a unique gift.

The one thing I wish he would have done differently is when he talked about Paul's second wife. He focused so much on that and not the fact that in those years he was writing some amazing albums, where Norman just writes a quick paragraph about each and then moves on. I feel like there were so much sadness and emotion in the songs written at the time that he should have and could have written much more about. Other than that, this book is one of the best biographies I've ever written and truly loved it.

  • Joyland

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,428

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great Stephen King crime/mystery

  • By Mark on 07-11-13

Different But Good

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Once I found out this book was more of a mystery from Stephen King, I was a little hesitant, to be honest. But, he doesn't disappoint in this one. After reading him I read the Mr. Mercedes series and fell in love. Honestly would hope that King writes more mysteries like this, that have an element of horror to them. Still, don't understand why King has to put in a sex scene in every book? But, besides that, it honestly was an awesome read and would recommend to anyone looking for a good, fun, mystery!

  • Misery

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Crouse
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,374
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,374

Paul Sheldon is a best-selling novelist who has finally met his number-one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader - she is Paul's nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house. Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life - just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great job

  • By Whitney on 05-06-16

Great Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

I'm only 21 and haven't been able to catch up on all the Stephen King movies/books. But I am glad to finally get this one under my belt. I really did love the story and honestly think this could be remade into another movie. I has it's slow points but overall I found it to be intense and appealing.

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,654
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,626

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • private

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 07-01-10

Alright!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

I gotta be honest, i didn't love this book but I did keep me interested throughout the whole time I listened. I liked how there were three cases going on at once and the fact that the story took a lot of turns. Wasn't my favorite mystery book for sure, but it was fun!

  • The Polygamist’s Daughter

  • A Memoir
  • By: Anna LeBaron, Leslie Wilson - contributor
  • Narrated by: Anna LeBaron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 317

"My father had more than 50 children." So begins the haunting memoir of Anna LeBaron, daughter of the notorious polygamist and murderer Ervil LeBaron. With her father wanted by the FBI for killing anyone who tried to leave his cult - a radical branch of Mormonism - Anna and her siblings were constantly on the run with the other sister-wives. Often starving and always desperate, the children lived in terror. Even though there were dozens of them together, Anna always felt alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By Rachel Bruce on 06-05-17

Great!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

I met Anna a little while ago and she is a very sweet person and I loved listening to her story! It's truly remarkable and is very interesting for sure

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  • Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

  • A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir
  • By: Steven Tyler
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 555

The son of a classical pianist straight out of the Bronx of old Archie comics, Steven Tyler was born to be a rock star. Weaned on Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, Mick and his beloved Janis Joplin, Tyler began tearing up the streets and the stage as a teenager before finally meeting his "mutant twin" and legendary partner, Joe Perry. In this addictively listenable memoir, Tyler unabashedly recounts the meteoric rise, fall, and rise of Aerosmith over the last three decades and riffs on the music that gives it all meaning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? A Rock 'n' R

  • By kevin on 07-22-11

Joe's book was better

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

The thing is I love Aerosmith and this book was kind of a letdown. I loved the narrator but Tyler was all over the place. He barely talked about the albums or his inspiration for songs and was more of a manifesto, to be honest. I like how he told it how it was and even painted himself in a bad light along with the others. And was bold enough to admit his wrongs. It was kind of a letdown coming from a lead singer where you wanna hear his ideas on his songs and talk about why he wrote what he wrote and the backstory behind the recording process. But like 1/7 of the book, he actually talks about those things. Listen or read Joe Perry's book his is more organized and talks way more about the music.

  • Escape

  • By: Carolyn Jessop, Laura Palmer
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766

When she was 18 years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger - a man 32 years her senior. Merril Jessop already had three wives. But arranged plural marriages were an integral part of Carolyn's heritage: She was born into and raised in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), the radical offshoot of the Mormon Church.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Questions answered - candid and informative.

  • By Kim on 12-17-11

Great!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

Truly eye opening and was totally insane to hear the insides of the cult. Especially since I've lived/been to most of the places these stories take place. Some parts get really repetitive with how some things are explained over and over again but all and all it was wonderful. I would recommend to anyone who is interested in peculiar religions.

  • The Dead Zone

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,729

Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people's futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancée married another man during his coma, and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Listen!

  • By karinzart on 04-29-17

Truly Amazing

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

Honestly from start to finish I was obsessed. James Franco did such an amazing job reading this book. Truly in my top 10 favorite books of all time.

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  • The Kuřim Case

  • A Terrifying True Story of Child Abuse, Cults & Cannibalism
  • By: Ryan Green
  • Narrated by: Ernie Sprance
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 199

In May of 2007, in a small, quiet town in the South Moravia region of the Czech Republic, a technical glitch - a simple, accidental crossing of signals - revealed a terrible case of child abuse, and an entire nation watched transfixed with horror as the grisly extent of the perversion of the maternal instinct was revealed. Two small brothers named Jakub and Ondrej, nine and seven years old respectively, were revealed to have suffered confinement, mutilation, psychological brutality, and cannibalism at the hands of several people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Reporting on a Truly Bizarre, Sad Case

  • By Dave on 09-05-16

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

Crazy, entertaining and disgusting. Very interesting story that made you sad/angry at the same time. Thought the title is a little misleading, though it still touched base with a lot of the topics at hand. Just wish it was written a little better to be honest. It had so much of bouncing between people that it was hard to stay on track with some of them. Also would backtrack to much instead of letting the story of what happened ride out. But very interesting and the author obviously did his research. Very interested to see how his other books are.