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  • 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 1,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771

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

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

I loved Eddie Izzard’s comedy before this book, and even more now. If I you aren’t used to his rambling thought process, he may be tricky to listen to...but stick with it, you’ll be glad you did.
I really enjoyed his persistent climb to where he wanted to be and encouraging words to all to keep on going, and be kind to each other. I think I would enjoy being a friend of Eddies!
Thanks for sharing your life story...so far. I look forward to more to come.

  • Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

  • And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House
  • By: Alyssa Mastromonaco, Lauren Oyler
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Mastromonaco
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,257

If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would sound something like this. Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is an intimate and admiring portrait of a president, a candid book of advice for young women, and a promising debut from a savvy political star.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging and funny

  • By Jean on 04-06-17

Enlightening and entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

I throughly enjoyed listening to Alyssa share her experiences working in the White House in the Obama administration. Very interesting to hear an insiders view along with more personal stories and experiences along the way. Really love her stories and interactions with Obama...a fun listen that puts the human touch on such a powerful place. Highly recommend!

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  • Nevertheless

  • A Memoir
  • By: Alec Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Alec Baldwin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,715
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,710

One of the most accomplished and outspoken actors today chronicles the highs and lows of his life in this beautifully written, candid memoir.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who knew Alec could write?

  • By Kristin on 04-19-17

Insightful & Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Where does Nevertheless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Alec tell his story, from early childhood up to his Trump impersonations of today. It's always interesting to hear the background stories of people who are more or less in the spotlight and hear of their humble beginnings.

What did you like best about this story?

I too have questioned some of Alec's antics offscreen, though it is refreshing and insightful to hear the other side of the story. I'm even more of a fan after listening. I found it very interesting to hear the behind the scenes workings of "Hollywood" and the trials and tribulations of being an actor and trying to find work.

What does Alec Baldwin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Alec brings his presence in surround sound to this story, wouldn't have been the same without his personal voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. While I enjoyed the book very much...it was more fun to put on in spurts while I was working on an art project and looked forward to getting back to the story each time.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book, whether you're an Alec fan or not...you might just end up becoming one!

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,086

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

I couldn't take my earbuds out, Claire Danes narration was so clear with perfect timing, eloquence and annunciation. Not to mention an interesting story considering our political times at present. Great story!

  • God Said,'Ha!'

  • By: Julia Sweeney
  • Narrated by: Julia Sweeney
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

In one year Julia Sweeney got a divorce (amicable), bought a small bungalow in Hollywood, and looked forward to a life that said, "Here dwells a happily single young woman!" But then the axe fell. Her younger brother, Mike, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and moved in with her. Her parents came to be with Mike and moved in with her, too. Julia was now on seriously intimate terms with the people she had spent half a lifetime growing up away from.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Resonated Big Time

  • By Haley on 09-15-08

Still laughing!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

I love Julia's books, she makes me laugh so much! Her openness about her family and their relationships is priceless. I think I have to say I love the stories that involve her mother... hysterical! Worth a read (listen is best so you hear Julia) and a reread!