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  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,811

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-02-18

So So So Good

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

What a fun way to spend an hour and forty-six minutes. Download, listen and have a great time!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Letterman

  • The Last Giant of Late Night
  • By: Jason Zinoman
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 286

In a career spanning more than 30 years, David Letterman redefined the modern talk show with an ironic comic style that transcended traditional television. While he remains one of the most famous stars in America, he is a remote, even reclusive figure whose career is widely misunderstood. In Letterman, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of the New York Times, mixes groundbreaking reporting with unprecedented access and probing critical analysis to explain the unique entertainer's titanic legacy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fails to Capture What Made Letterman Great

  • By Richard D. Ross on 04-21-17

What a Downer

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

I finished the book, but I am not sure why. My view of Letterman is much different that the authors. Letterman is Letterman and this did not come across in this book. Someone has to write a better book about the last giant of late night.

  • Dear Bob and Sue

  • By: Matt Smith, Karen Smith
  • Narrated by: David Colacci, Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Dear Bob and Sue is the story of our (Matt and Karen Smith's) journey to all 59 US National Parks. We wrote the book as a series of emails to our friends, Bob and Sue, in which we share our humorous and quirky observations. It is at times irreverent, unpredictable, and sarcastic, all in the spirit of humor. We describe a few of our experiences in each park but do not provide an exhaustive overview of each experience or park.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Dewayne Martin on 04-15-18

Bob and Sue Missed Out

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Matt and Karen are the perfect, normal couple. Visiting all of the national parks with them was entertaining. I was sad the book ended, but excited to hear that there will be more. As a Bonus the narration was wonderful. I could listen to Susan Ericksen read the phone book and David Colacci also did a wonderful job. Listen and enjoy the trips!

  • The Fifth Risk

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,526

"The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’ brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Knowledge makes life messier

  • By Darwin8u on 10-06-18

Be Afraid

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

There is not a person, living or dead who knows everything. In the job of President of The United States, the best and the brightest should hold positions of power. At this time they do not. Be afraid.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Playing with Fire

  • The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics
  • By: Lawrence O'Donnell
  • Narrated by: Lawrence O'Donnell
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 616

The 1968 US presidential election was the young Lawrence O'Donnell's political awakening, and in the decades since it has remained one of his abiding fascinations. For years he has deployed one of America's shrewdest political minds to understanding its dynamics, not just because it is fascinating in itself but because in it is contained the essence of what makes America different and how we got to where we are now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant synthesis of history past and present

  • By Dwight on 11-12-17

Reliving 1968 Is An Emotional Experience

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

When I was living in the middle of historical and dangerous times, I just got through it day to day. My classmates were heading to Veitnam even though they did not want to go. Some came back in body bags. The ones who came back alive did not escape the war unchanged. At any time, the war could have been stopped, but powerful men with big egos would not stop a war that we should never have fought. This book brings back the memories of that war and that time. 1968 was a dark time. It was an emotional experience to relive that year, but I am glad I did. I have a better understanding of those events at the age of sixty nine than I did at the age of nineteen. Lawrence O'Donnell has produced a masterful work and his narration is just what the book needed. There were times that I did not want to keep listening, but I could not stop, and that tells the story of 1968.

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,740

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

As a longtime fan of Bob, it was fun to listen to the conversations. I wish it had been longer!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Dreamland

  • The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
  • By: Sam Quinones
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,661

In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America - addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • American Nightmare that is Necessary Reading

  • By Mel on 05-09-15

A True Tale of Terror

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Wow! This is a story that I wish was fiction, but it is too true. As a recently retired high school teacher, I can look back at the evaluation of drug use in my school and with my students. It follows this book like a map. It is a sad and scary story. I hope people are paying attention.

  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,261
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,833
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,812

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes' worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme retaliation against former employees

  • By Eugene on 05-29-18

Wow

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

Riveting story. This book reads like an unbelievable novel. I could not stop listening. I wanted to get to the end, but I did not want to finish the book. It could have been called: Watch Out Old Men or What Will Elizabeth Get Away With Next?
What a story!

  • Unbelievable

  • My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
  • By: Katy Tur
  • Narrated by: Katy Tur
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,441

The NBC journalist who covered - and took fire from - Donald Trump on the campaign trail offers an inside look at the most shocking presidential election in American history. Intriguing, disturbing, and powerful, Unbelievable is an unprecedented eyewitness account of the 2016 election from an intelligent, dedicated journalist at the center of it - a thoughtful historical record that offers eye-opening insights and details on our political process, the media, and the mercurial 45th president of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENLIGHTENING WITH MUCH HUMOR -LIKE YOU WERE THERE

  • By v2o777 on 09-18-17

What a Ride

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

The life of the reporter is interesting. Katy Tur was my hero in this story with such a sad ending. I liked learning about Katy's background. It made the book believable, and Katy has new fan-me. Katy was front row for the craziness that was witnessed in this unbelievable campaign. I am thankful that the free world has a new and fantastic leader, Justin Trudeau. he has to be a place holder until the US comes to its senses. I am just hoping that Katy's next book has a happier ending. Bravo, Katy! Great book.

  • Born Trump

  • Inside America's First Family
  • By: Emily Jane Fox
  • Narrated by: Emily Jane Fox
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 243

Who is Donald J. Trump? To truly understand America’s 45th president, argues Vanity Fair journalist Emily Jane Fox, you must know his children, whose own stories provide the key to unlocking what makes him tick. Born Trump is Fox’s dishy, deeply reported, and richly detailed look at Trump’s five children (and equally powerful son-in-law, Jared Kushner), exploring their lives, their roles in the campaign and administration, and their dramatic and often fraught relationships with their father and with one another.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The children?

  • By Paula A Cummins on 06-26-18

An Unfinshed Story

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I will say that the book was interesting and I learned a bit about the Trump family. The book seemed rushed in that I believe the author could have done a more through job researching and written a better book. I feel like the author rushed the book to get it out while the topic is hot. The performance was fine. The rest of the book was average.