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Debbie Green

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  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,062
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,902
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,761

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was reading this when the allegations against Franken came out

  • By Fruitsalad200 on 12-10-17

Al, come back!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

This was an incredible amazing wonderful listen. The stories just mesmerized me. I wanted more and more. Everything I expect of Al was in this book. He is brilliant. The stories were handled with wit and restraint. No one was thrown under the bus, but you got the idea of how things really are. Oh Al, please please do more books. I bet you could really enlighten us on your years between this book and where you are now. I hate that you are not a Senator. The country needs you so bad. Please speak to us again.

  • Believe Me

  • A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
  • By: Eddie Izzard
  • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,735

Over the course of a 30-year career, Eddie Izzard has proven himself to be a creative chameleon, inhabiting the stage and film and television screens with an unbelievable fervor. Born in Yemen and raised in Ireland, Wales, and postwar England, he lost his mother at the age of six. In his teens he dropped out of university and took to the streets of London as part of a two-man escape act; when his partner went on vacation, Izzard kept busy by inventing a one-man act, and thus a career was ignited.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My three least favorite words: "End of footnote."

  • By David H. Lawrence XVII on 06-20-17

I can't hear it to rate it anything else.

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

I love love love Eddie Izzard. I own all of his DVD's and have just about worn them out. His lines are famous family come backs. This recording was sooo disappointing. When he talks normally, I enjoyed it but he often does little side bars. These are usually great in the routines but on audio only, you can't tell what he is saying. It isn't a good performance for me. Keep the voice on the same level when you ramble. It becomes all mushy and annoying. Eddie, I love you but I can't hear you.

  • The Fiery Trial

  • Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, Book 8
  • By: Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson
  • Narrated by: Sam Heughan
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750

Simon and Clary reunite as they witness a parabatai ceremony...and discuss their own plans to be bonded. One of 10 adventures in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sam please read more books

  • By book lover on 09-22-15

Complaint. It was way to short. Listening bliss.

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

Reviewed: 09-22-15

Sam Heughan, if he read the phone book I would be all over it. I had many smiles happening as the authors clever story rang through with Sam's voice. I had to keep reminding myself I wasn't sitting around the hearth st Lallybroch listening to Jamie tell a story. Yum.

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