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R. Bandyk

LaGrange Park, Illinois USA
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  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,925
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,432

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Boss demonstrates his strong work ethic and dedication to excellence as he tells his story.

  • By Tim on 12-21-16

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 10-08-17

I’ve been a Bruce Springsteen fan for the majority of my life and his music has helped me through some very difficult times. I’ve on this book absolutely incredible and really appreciated the insight into his relationship with his father

  • 42 Faith

  • The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story
  • By: Ed Henry
  • Narrated by: Ed Henry
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68

Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record books but the annals of civil rights advancement as well. Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson's family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a side of Jackie's humanity that few have taken the time to see.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 42Faith

  • By Phillip L. on 04-11-17

Must Read for baseball & non baseball fans

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

As a 51-year-old lifelong baseball fan I know about Jackie Robinson and general information about his struggles but this book was in enlightening allowing me to really understand the man right and what he went through as well as the strength and leadership Branch Rickey showed in signing him.

  • The Populist Explosion

  • How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics
  • By: John B. Judis
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 144

What's happening in global politics? As if overnight, many Democrats revolted and passionately backed a socialist named Bernie Sanders; the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union; the vituperative billionaire Donald Trump became the presidential nominee of the Republican party; and a slew of rebellious parties continued to win elections in Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Austria, and Greece. John B. Judis, one of America's most respected political analysts, tells us why we need to learn about the populist movement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best at the end

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-05-17

Listing of facts, history and conclusions...NOTHING MORE!!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

It provides brief details on events and movements but truly is like listening to someone read a list of facts.

Not horrible in that I did learn something but far from what it could be.

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  • The Making of Donald Trump

  • By: David Cay Johnston
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

The culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston takes a revealingly close look at the mogul's rise to power and prominence. Covering the long arc of Trump's career, Johnston tells the full story of how a boy from a quiet section of Queens, New York, would become an entirely new and complex breed of public figure. Trump is a man of great media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and political clout. Yet, his career has been plagued by legal troubles and mounting controversy

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unfortunately disturbing

  • By garbage_hater on 12-08-16

Very Good To Know

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

It was eye opening to learn the things discussed in this book and it's amazing much of it hasn't yet (few days after Access Hollywood audio released) hit the mainstream media. If you think you are voting for Trump, PLEASE listen first!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Birth Order Book

  • Why You Are the Way You Are
  • By: Kevin Leman
  • Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Dr. Kevin Leman's The Birth Order Book will help you understand yourself, get along better with others, overcome ingrained tendencies you never thought you could get rid of, and be more successful in the workplace. This revised and updated audio edition of Dr. Leman's classic book includes more than 30 years of experience and research, current examples, and fascinating stories to show how birth order impacts your life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just for fun

  • By bruce on 05-30-12

Could He Be More All Over The Board?

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

I liked the concept and believe there is something to it but the number of exceptions to his rules (or primary premiss) for each birth order slot diminishes the idea. Would have been better to address main characteristics then briefly and concisely address the exceptions.

Also, the jumping around on topics and stories made it hard to follow.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful