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  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,107

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17

honest, intelligent, and generous

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

I highly recommend this book to anyone healing from the loss of 11/16 by the winner of the popular vote. She is optimistic, assertive, self-reflective and forgiving. She empowers all voters to look to the future for social progress.

16 of 92 people found this review helpful

  • Hank

  • The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams
  • By: Mark Ribowsky
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

After he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of 29, Hank Williams - a frail, flawed man who had become country music's first real star - instantly morphed into its first tragic martyr. Having hit the heights with simple songs of despair, depression, and tainted love, he would, with that outlaw swagger, become in death a template for the rock generation to follow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The REAL story behind a true legend

  • By Riverboy on 02-27-19

interesting history of a country legend

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

great narration but the story was a slow depressing descent. I wonder how this man managed to fillander and drug so much at such a young age but chronic pain, a greedy medical imposter, and spinal cord damage won out in the end. Hank's talent continues to live on in his music.

  • John

  • By: Cynthia Lennon
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

In John, Cynthia recalls those times with the loving honesty of an insider, offering new and fascinating insights into the life of John Lennon and the early days of the Beatles. And with the perspective only years can provide, she also tells the compelling story of her marriage to a man who was to become a music legend, a cultural hero, and a defining figure of the twentieth century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, even if Paul was your favorite.

  • By Mick on 10-09-05

honest and enlightening

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

a riveting story that sheds light from an insider on the Beatles breakthrough. Cynthia is understandably hurt by John and Yoko. John was so talented but his demons and shortened life kept him from being the father he could have been

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Talk to Anyone

  • 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
  • By: Leil Lowndes
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean, Leil Lowndes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,261

What is that magic quality that makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?"

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good info, but painful to listen to

  • By Scott on 09-19-16

fascinating

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

amazing attention to detail and full of great communication skills guidance. the author really researched her subject and includes humor.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Something Spectacular

  • The True Story of One Rockette’s Battle with Bulimia
  • By: Greta Gleissner
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Greta Gleissner, a longtime professional dancer, dreamed her whole life of becoming a Rockette. Then she became one and she fell into the grips of a powerful eating disorder that began poison her life from the inside out. Something Spectacular is Gleissner's raw, personal chronicle of the devastating effects bulimia exacts upon her life during her time as a Rockette. As her disorder takes over, she begins to lead a dual life: happy-go-lucky on the outside; tortured by obsessive, self-destructive voices on the inside

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awful writing, abandoned halfway through

  • By jpltpl on 08-28-15

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

Excellent book for anyone with an eating disorder or loves someone with this. The author knows what she's talking about.

  • The Wilder Life

  • My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
  • By: Wendy McClure
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65

Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder - a fantastic realm of fiction, history, and places McClure has never been to yet somehow knows by heart. She traces the pioneer journey of the Ingalls family - looking for the Big Woods among the medium trees in Wisconsin, wading in Plum Creek, and enduring a prairie hailstorm in South Dakota. She immerses herself in all things Little House - exploring the story from fact to fiction, and from the TV shows to the annual summer pageants in Laura’s hometowns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gets My Vote For Worst Narrator!

  • By N. Verity on 11-13-12

Loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

Tied together some question I had. Informative and humorous. Great history behind the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder and American culture.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Once Upon a Secret

  • My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath
  • By: Mimi Alford
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

In the summer of 1962, 19-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived by train in Washington, D.C., to begin an internship in the White House press office. The Kennedy Administration had reinvigorated the capital and the country - and Mimi was eager to contribute. For a young woman from a privileged but sheltered upbringing, the job was the chance of a lifetime. Mimi made an impression on Kennedy's inner circle and, after just three days at the White House, she was presented to the President himself....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing

  • By faye on 03-06-12

fascinating

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

Reviewed: 09-18-12

Any additional comments?

I thought that I would dislike her but instead I really empathized with her naivete. She gives insight into relationships. Kennedy overstepped his boundaries but in a very primitive live-for-the-moment way. The death of his infant son made me empathize more.A very compelling read.