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  • 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 5,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,275

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.    

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of vintage audio clips included

  • By Becca on 08-31-18

Poor recording quality. Not all that funny.

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I didn't finish it. The sound was sketchy at best much of the time. It was as though someone had an old cassette tape recorder & decided to record a bunch of folks hanging out one day. Considering who the "friends" are I expected this to be a lot funnier. It wasn't.

  • The Gifts of Imperfection

  • Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,555

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy 'The Power of Vulnerability' Instead!

  • By tracy on 08-17-14

I'm looking forward to being silly again!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I can hardly wait to dance & sing & laugh out loud again while not giving a damn about what others think. How incredibly freeing to allow myself to be silly, to not care if others think I'm a fool... Oh, may it be so!

The relief of not worrying about what others think of me will allow me to be me, to be my true authentic self happily singing, "On top of old spaghetti!" first thing in the morning & just laugh @ the strained looks on the faces of those around me.

Oh the thrill of adding the best "slash" of all to the list of who I am: "silly fool" & happy as a clam!

  • Murder on Black Friday

  • Nell Sweeney Mystery Series, Book 4
  • By: P.B. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Leigh Ryan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

On Sept. 29, 1869, the gold market crumbles, and fortunes are lost in a matter of hours. When the bodies of two men, wealthy Boston Brahmins Noah Bassett and Philip Munro, are found, it's assumed that they committed suicide over their financial losses. But when Harvard professor and forensic scientist Will Hewitt autopsies the victims, he discovers that Munro was murdered. Dr. Hewitt needs help navigating the city and its complex society to find the killer. He turns to governess Nell Sweeney, who understands the world of the rich and how their power can be used to hide their secrets

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1869 Gold Crash, the Haves and the Have Nots

  • By Debbie on 03-24-16

Another wonderful Nell Sweeney Mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

The plot thickens. The love deepens. And, Oh...how parting is such sweet sorrow! Well done!

  • Death on Beacon Hill

  • Nell Sweeney Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: P.B. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Leigh Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

As governess to the wealthy Hewitts, Irish immigrant Nell Sweeney belongs to no particular caste - hers is halfway between her brethren and the Brahmin. But now, a double murder involves both maid and mistress - and it will take cooperation by rich and poor alike to solve it. All of Boston is talking about the murder of Virginia Kimball. The famous actress, past her prime but still a renowned beauty, was found shot to death in her Beacon Hill townhouse, along with her young Irish - American maid, Fiona Gannon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More I want more

  • By barbara on 01-01-15

It ended way too fast!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

This third book of the Nell Sweeney series is another finely crafted mystery with plenty of twists & turns. P. B. Ryan continues to develop & deepen her primary characters as well as their relationship with one another. I enjoyed the story immensely with my only complaint being that it ended way too quickly. The narration was once again "top notch" & thoroughly enjoyable. Bravo!!

  • Murder in a Mill Town

  • Nell Sweeney Mystery , Book 2
  • By: P.B. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Leigh Ryan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Nell Sweeney, a young Irish-born governess in post-Civil War Boston, may not have much, but she does possess both a keen mind and a brave heart. As governess to the wealthy Hewitt family, she finds plenty of opportunities to use both - especially when the seamy side of society shows itself. The lowborn Fallons come to Viola Hewitt with a desperate plea for help. Their wayward daughter, Bridget, a pretty young employee of Hewitt Mills and Dye Works, hasn’t been seen for days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An all time fave in a whole new way

  • By Punky585 on 09-18-14

I love books like this...

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

It's been quite some time since I've been so swept up in a story that it carried me completely into a world other than my own. I found Leigh Ryan's reading of this finely crafted tale remarkable. Her ability to shift the tone & rhythm of her voice to portray each of the characters as individuals with his or her own quirks & behaviors was impressive & most enjoyable. I was touched by the love & compassion that developed as relationships grew & deepened and I was on the edge of my seat as all the murderous twists & turns came to a frightening conclusion. I highly recommend this novel &, thus far, the series of which it is part two. I look forward with eager anticipation to the next book & hope my pleasant expectation of another wonderful journey into "Nell's world" will continue to be fully justified.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98,291
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91,035
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 90,610

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little repetitive and scattered, but well delivered.

  • By Heather Harej on 01-24-17

Amazing, poignant, evocative, funny, loving...

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

There are not enough superlatives to describe this book. What an incredible life Trevor Noah has had. Such wisdom is packed into this 33 yr old man! When you hear his story you'll understand why. I strongly recommend LISTENING to this book. HEAR Trevor tell you HIS story. Learn about South Africa in a way that is personal, heart rending & vibrant. Hear the incredible respect, admiration & love that he has for the woman who made him such a remarkable young man. I laughed, I cried, I was on the edge of my seat with my heart in my mouth...and now I look forward to starting @ the beginning & hearing it all over again. This time, I'll go more slowly & savor it while sharing it with my husband.