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  • Fame

  • The Hijacking of Reality
  • By: Justine Bateman
  • Narrated by: Justine Bateman
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Millions of people go to enormous lengths to achieve fame. Fame is woven into our lives in ways that may have been unimaginable in years past. Mining decades of experience, writer, director, producer, and actress Justine Bateman writes a visceral, intimate look at the experience of Fame. Combining the internal reality-shift of the famous, theories on the public’s behavior at each stage of a famous person’s career, and the experiences of other famous performers, Bateman takes the listener inside and outside the emotions of Fame

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too brash and seemingly whiny....

  • By Harmony garcia on 10-15-18

Waste of money

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Someone goes into acting and then bellyaches because of the weirdos that come out. Well Duh. Lots of profanity in her book. Lots of other books out there are more interesting. Don’t waste your time on this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Walking with Peety

  • The Dog Who Saved My Life
  • By: Eric O'Grey, Mark Dagostino - featuring
  • Narrated by: Eric O'Grey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Eric was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts and the onset of type 2 diabetes due to his weight, Eric went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. And that's when Eric met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten dog who, like Eric, had seen better days. The two adopted each other and began an incredible journey together, forming a bond of unconditional love that forever changed their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book!

  • By Tom on 12-08-17

Hitting bottom and reclaiming your life back.

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

Eric hit bottom but got control of his life. His story is so uplifting. It’s not your average I lost major weight and this is how I did it book.
I encourage anyone to read this book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Settle for More

  • By: Megyn Kelly
  • Narrated by: Megyn Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,451

Anchor of the number-one news show on cable, The Kelly File, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly writes her much anticipated book, a revealing and surprising memoir detailing her rise as one of the most respected journalists working today. From the values and lessons that have shaped her career to her time at the center of the chaotic 2016 Republican presidential primary, this book offers an inside look at an uncompromising woman's journey to the top of the news business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great career & personal advice!

  • By Beth Wilcox on 01-20-17

Life lessons learned

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

I read a lot of Biographies and Autobiographies. This book is exceptional. Just read it. And give a copy to any young person, as there are some great life lessons and kernels of wisdom sprinkled throughout.

  • The Rainbow Comes and Goes

  • A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss
  • By: Anderson Cooper
  • Narrated by: Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,806

Though Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS affords him little time to spend with her. After she suffers a brief but serious illness at the age of ninety-one, they resolve to change their relationship by beginning a yearlong conversation unlike any they have ever had before. The result is a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discuss their lives, the things that matter to them, and what they still want to learn about each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow .... Inspiring

  • By donna spencer on 04-08-16

Goes beyond what you think this would be

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

What did you love best about The Rainbow Comes and Goes?

As a reader I appreciated the sharing of things that were deeply personal and perhaps bittersweet. I gained some insight but also some pearls of wisdom. One of the better autobiographies in a very long time.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rainbow Comes and Goes?

There were too many too count.

Have you listened to any of Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not.

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

Yes, it held my attention very well.

Any additional comments?

I was deeply moved by their sharing. Truly one of the better reads in a long time. I tend to prefer Non Fiction and Autobiographies. Having Gloria and Anderson read it just really catches the emotions etc..Very well done.

  • 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 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 511

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

Wishing and hoping for love that was a one way street.

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

One of the better Autobiographies I've read in a long time, or in the case of Audible, listened. Ms. Tennille's voice is as captivating as her story. Even if you did not grow up with Captain and Tennille, you should listen to this.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Wake

  • The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,200

On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months, its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Naivety VS Barbarians Of War

  • By Sara on 03-05-16

Superb story teller

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

Reviewed: 03-13-15

Where does Dead Wake rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I only read Non Fiction. This book is one of the better books I have read about a historical subject matter.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No particular character was a favorite. It was just the overall book.

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

Yes, and I did it was that good.

Any additional comments?

This is not dry reading. I felt like it was story hour. It reminded me of how glued I was as little kid when my mother would read me a really good story. Larson lays out all the information and historical facts surrounding the Lusitania. The facts are interesting, some I did not already know about the Lusitania.

36 of 49 people found this review helpful