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D. Millson

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  • The Screwtape Letters

  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Joss Ackland
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,348

A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging and humorous account of temptation - and triumph over it - ever written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep! Very intriuguing!!! Wonderful Listen!

  • By Goose on 09-30-13

A Must Listen

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

So well-written, humorous, scary. translate in perspective, it really makes you think about the motives behind your own behavior. Highly recommend! Couldn't give it 5 stars because after the first half of it, I struggled to listen because it was just too dark for me. But I'm a Pollyanna!

  • The Princess Diarist

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,918

When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fireworks at Midnight

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-25-16

The Things You Wanted to Know

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

The things you wanted to know about Princess Leia and how Carrie Fisher felt about Princess Leia are here. How Leia formed Carrie, Carrie shaped Leia, Debbie influenced Carrie, how Harrison affected Carrie, and how Carrie as Leia formed a generation- my generation.

Those of us who were children when Star Wars came out, we who were raised on the films. Those of us raised by women who themselves had just missed women's liberation by a few years. We little girls who sat in front of that giant silver screen with upturned faces, learning.

We soaked in the knowledge that a girl could be pretty AND smart, quiet AND bold. Enslaved then free an entire galaxy. We learned to appreciate the strength of men without taking any crap from them. We felt the Force within us, quietly waiting, knowing it was there when we needed it.

It wasn't just Leia who taught us. We learned from the way Carrie lived her life, who she became, what space slugs of her own she slayed. How she fought mental illness, how she loved, the way she observed the world with wit, humor, and sass.

Princess, teacher, role model, icon, truth. Thank you, Carrie Fisher.

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  • Talking as Fast as I Can

  • From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)
  • By: Lauren Graham
  • Narrated by: Lauren Graham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,909
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,929

In her first work of nonfiction, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls - the first and second times - and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. This collection of essays is written in the intimate, hilarious, and down-to-earth voice that made her novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, a New York Times best seller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Talking as Fast as I Can

  • By NO SPIN on 12-02-16

Lauren Graham Tells Interesting Stories

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

I had some pre-holiday irritation going on at the time I begin listening to this book. So the energy and tone of the first chapter was kind of annoying but soon I settled in and was engrossed. Interesting behind the scenes stories, new details for fans, personal stories- loved it. Even my husband, not normally at all interested in things like this, was listening with anticipation on our drive to Southern California for Christmas. Keep going, Lauren!

  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,815
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,075

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warm-hearted retelling

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-19-14

Trip Down Memory Lane

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

The Princess Bride is the most favorite movie of all time of just about everyone in my family. Getting to hear all the stories behind the scenes, voiced by those who were there, is a treat. Cary Elwes' impressions of his fellow actors are the icing on the cake.

  • Life After Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,852
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,858

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provking premise well executed

  • By Carolyn on 11-19-15

Fascinating!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Filled with memorable characters and fascinating accounts of life during World War II in England and Germany.