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  • My Love Story

  • By: Tina Turner
  • Narrated by: Heather Alicia Simms, Tina Turner - introduction
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner to her phenomenal success in the 1980s and beyond, Tina candidly examines her personal history, from her darkest hours to her happiest moments and everything in between. My Love Story is an explosive and inspiring story of a woman who dared to break any barriers put in her way. Emphatically showcasing Tina’s signature blend of strength, energy, heart, and soul, this is a gorgeously wrought memoir as enthralling and moving as any of her greatest hits. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This memoir is wonderful. Thank you, Tina

  • By Georgia Lady on 10-23-18

Powerful story

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

I was very moved by the movie “what’s Love got to do with it “. It gave me hope when I was in a difficult place. This book was a more intimate look into the rest of the story & recent major life altering health challenges. The narrator fell short for me, it lacked Tina’s deep unique voice & laugh. It would have been great to hear her tell her love story

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Revolution - a Secret History of the Beatles
    
    
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        Geoffrey Giuliano,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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    Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    9 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • Revolution - a Secret History of the Beatles

  • By: Geoffrey Giuliano, Avalon Giuliano
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Giuliano
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

 Once again internationally acclaimed, best-selling biographers Geoffrey Giuliano and Avalon Giuliano tear back the decades-old veil of myth and unquestioning hero worship surrounding the Beatles’ turbulent lives and present the frank, often heart-wrenching tale of four young men from Liverpool thrust upon the world stage and into the stratosphere of untouchable superstardom.  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Returned this one

  • By Harold on 06-28-18

Love the Beatles!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Enjoyed this audiobook about a lot of behind the scenes stories that show the humanness of a group of musicians who changed the world & continue to find new fans. Audio was strange, more than once a few sentences would repeat immediately. Overall highly recommend

  • Higher Is Waiting

  • By: Tyler Perry
  • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 704

Higher Is Waiting is a spiritual guidebook, a collection of teachings culled from the experiences of a lifetime, meant to inspire listeners to climb higher in their own lives and pull themselves up to a better, more fulfilling place. In this gem of a book, Tyler Perry writes of how his faith has sustained him in hard times, centered him in good times, and enriched his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So authentic and inspiring!!!

  • By Kind on 11-15-17

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

Although I love Tyler Perry movies this story just seemed like it missed the mark for me. Maybe hearing it read by Tyler would have made the difference. I know he has contributed so much to the world with laughter & deep messages, I wanted to be touched but it just seemed bland😒

  • White Like Me

  • Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
  • By: Tim Wise
  • Narrated by: Tim Wise
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise demonstrates the ways in which racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefits, in relative terms, those who are "white like him". He discusses how racial privilege can harm whites in the long run and make progressive social change less likely. He explores the ways in which whites can challenge their unjust privileges, and explains in clear and convincing language why it is in the best interest of whites themselves to do so.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!

  • By Hope on 04-19-17

A college course in an audible book

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

This book is informative & clearly states the racial differences that can be overlooked by the white person. As a white person it helped me increase my awareness of white privilege that has always been present but easily overlooked. This book provides many examples of everyday life that clearly show how pervasive the racial disparity continues to be in our society today

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Beer Money

  • A Memoir of Privilege and Loss
  • By: Frances Stroh
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 168

Frances Stroh's earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Memoire but no real look at the wealth

  • By barbara on 08-07-16

A good family story

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

I enjoyed this book for the well written documentary of a family that could be any family. Each person was described at depth & I felt like I got to know each person as the story unfolded. Living in Detroit area I enjoyed the references to many familiar places. Learning about the rise & fall of stroh brewery was a sad tale that is far too common

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,493

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

Well done!

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

Really enjoyed this moving story especially as read by the author. I have roots from Appalachia, my dad ventured up to Detroit to work at Ford in the late 50's. Growing up in the north but making visits to the south gave a glimpse into what would have been available to us if that was home. It was somewhere nice to visit but really good to leave as well. I think J.D. Wrote beautifully of his struggles & I cheered him on & marveled at his overcoming some very real core beliefs and attitudes that were destructive & limiting. I think many people would enjoy & benefit from hearing this story

  • Writing My Wrongs

  • Life, Death, and One Man's Story of Redemption in an American Prison
  • By: Shaka Senghor
  • Narrated by: Shaka Senghor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 433

In 1991, Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today he is a lecturer at universities, a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and an inspiration to thousands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Inspiration

  • By Max on 03-15-16

Story full of heartache & ultimate overcoming

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

Recently saw the author on tv interview thought it would be a good book. It was better than good. as a lifelong resident of suburban Detroit I am familiar with the area but have been sheltered from the violence & poverty that is a part of normal life. Throughout the story I often wondered how well I would cope with the challenges the author faced throughout his life and came up short every time. A beautiful ending,it was wonderful to hear the blessings Shaka experienced with his new family and look forward to learning more about future success

  • Black Man in a White Coat

  • A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine
  • By: Damon Tweedy
  • Narrated by: Corey Allen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585

One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with racial identity, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans. When Damon Tweedy first enters the halls of Duke University Medical School on a full scholarship, he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely eye opening!

  • By Kelene on 02-23-16

As a medical professional for 40 years....

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

As an RN for 40 years I had great interest in this book. I really enjoyed hearing the story of triumph against odds, which I am always ready to hear. The authors retelling of his experiences as a black man in a white coat did not seem to me to speak of anything other than the reality I have seen in the hospital. Both inspiring in the positive experiences and sad in the times of being treated as different due to skin color, in the end good triumphs over evil. A very good read

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Without a Doubt

  • By: Marcia Clark, Teresa Carpenter - contributor
  • Narrated by: Marcia Clark
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

From the outside, the prosecution's case looked bulletproof, but Marcia Clark knew better. Mountains of physical evidence connected O. J. Simpson to the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, but that didn't mean it would be easy. For the woman charged with prosecuting the "Trial of the Century", the light of fame would glow white hot, as the media scrutinized her strategy, her family, even her hair. As the case spun out of control, Marcia Clark stood tall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally!!!

  • By Lisa on 04-26-16

An inside look

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

After completing the recent Fox series on OJ I took renewed interest in the story. I always thought he was guilty & was shocked & saddened to watch the actual story unfold along with the racial issues that were evident. I was disgusted by the "dream team". Marcia Clark has a great deal to be proud of with her handling of a very difficult case. She has done quite well for herself, many others have not. Really enjoyed her reading of the story

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Johnny Cash

  • The Life
  • By: Robert Hilburn
  • Narrated by: Charles Pittard
  • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

The definitive, intimate, no-holds-barred biography of Johnny Cash. People don't just listen to Johnny Cash - they believe in him. Although part of his life has been told on film, there are many compelling layers to his story that have remained hidden - until now. Robert Hilburn tells the unvarnished truth about a musical icon whose personal life was far more troubled and his artistry much more profound than even his most devoted fans have realized.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Steven L. on 10-13-15

a fresh look at the man in black

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

Reviewed: 03-06-16

Even if you think you have read everything about the man in black, this 21 hour reading will leave you with a new perspective. This gets more into the head of johnny cash, a psychological view of what made him tick. So well written that it brought a new view to the stories I have read before many times. A sense of being in his head as I heard the stories as if for the first time