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  • The Westies

  • Inside New York's Irish Mob
  • By: T. J. English
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

It's men like Jimmy Coonan and Mickey Featherstone who gave Hell's Kitchen its name. In the mid-1970s, these two longtime friends take the reins of New York's Irish mob, using brute force to give it hitherto unthinkable power. Jimmy, a charismatic sociopath, is the leader. Mickey, whose memories of Vietnam torture him daily, is his enforcer. Together they make brutality their trademark, butchering bodies or hurling them out the window.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TJ English's best. Love his work.

  • By Kevin Armstrong on 09-11-17

informative

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-18

loved this book so much information and stories. sometime a little descriptive but it was good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Comedians

  • Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy
  • By: Kliph Nesteroff
  • Narrated by: Kliph Nesteroff
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

In The Comedians, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff brings to life a century of American comedy with real-life characters, forgotten stars, mainstream heroes and counterculture iconoclasts. Based on over 200 original interviews and extensive archival research, Nesteroff's groundbreaking work is a narrative exploration of the way comedians have reflected, shaped, and changed American culture over the past 100 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good stories, but...

  • By Susan on 04-16-18

Good!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-18

What a great book!! it was informative and had great stories on what really happened

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Beach House Memories

  • By: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Autumn brings its own haunting beauty to the sun-soaked beaches and dunes on Isle of Palms, where Olivia “Lovie” Rutledge lives in her beloved Primrose Cottage with her daughter, Cara. Looking back as summer fades, Lovie can remember many island summers, but especially one. . . .In 1974, America was changing, but Charleston remained eternally the same. Lovie had always done what was expected — marrying the son of a historic Charleston family, Stratton Rutledge, and turning over her fortune and fate to his control. But one thing she steadfastly refuses to relinquish: her family’s old seaside cottage. The precious summers spent on the barrier island are Lovie’s refuge. Here, she can escape with her children from the social expectations of her traditional Southern mother, and her overbearing husband’s ambition and philandering. Here, she indulges her lifelong vocation as a “Turtle Lady,” tending the loggerhead sea turtles that lay their eggs in the warm night sand and then slip back into the sea. This summer, however, is different. Visiting biologist Russell Bennett arrives on the island to research the loggerheads. What begins as a shared passion for the turtles changes to a love far more passionate and profound than Lovie has ever known — but one that forces her to face the most agonizing decision of her life.For Charleston’s elite, divorce is an unforgivable scandal, and Stratton’s influence is far-reaching. If Lovie dares to dream beyond a summer affair, she risks losing everything: her reputation, her wealth, even her precious children.Beach House Memories — a poignant and emotional tale of a strong, passionate woman torn between duty and desire, between the traditions of the old South and the social changes sweeping America — will capture your heart. For Lovie, it is an empowering journey of seasons of self-discovery. Until this autumn, this time of changing tides, of holding on and letting go. . . .“This luminous tale — set in the South Carolina Lowcountry that we both love so deeply — was hard to put down. Fans of The Beach House will at last discover what happened during the summer of 1974. But readers new to Mary Alice Monroe need not worry, for this emotional story of love and loss stands alone.” — New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • REALLY GREAT STORY

  • By jacquelynn on 07-24-12

Great Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-18

Another great book!!! Once again this series is a must read. So addicted to these characters.

  • Swimming Lessons

  • By: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

It's been five years since the original turtle lady, old Miss Lovie Rutledge, passed away, but her legacy lives on with some special women, especially Toy and her daughter, young Little Lovie. Toy Sooner kept her graveside vow to her beloved mentor. She left behind an abusive, dysfunctional lifestyle to become a strong single mother and aquarist at the South Carolina Aquarium. But success has taken its toll, leaving Toy fearful of change and risks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good One

  • By Robin Bergeron on 03-05-18

Another Good One

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-18

This is a good sequel to this story. I can't wait to read the next one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Beach House

  • By: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474

Caretta Rutledge thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. But an unusual request from her mother – coming just as her own life is spinning out of control – has Cara heading back to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers. Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart in wonderful ways as she repairs the family beach house, becomes a bona fide “turtle lady” and renews old acquaintances long thought lost.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, very poor audio quality

  • By Dawn on 04-11-16

Great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-18

This was a really good book. I can't wait till the next one!! so excited

  • A Lowcountry Wedding

  • By: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding - or two! - in Charleston's fabled Lowcountry. A centuries-old church, an avenue of ancient oaks dripping moss, a storied ballroom, a sand dune at sunset.... Yet when a stranger arrives, a long-held family secret could silence the bells ringing for the Muir sisters. Scandals surface, family bonds are questioned, and promises are broken and renewed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to concentrate

  • By JoAnn Hall on 05-12-16

Great Book!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

I love this series. I hope she writes more about these characters. This was the last book and I was disappointed that it was ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful