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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 1,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,760

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

Embarrassingly petty

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I like Alec Baldwin as a performer and I was excited to hear stories from his long career and life. Unfortunately, he suffers from a severe lack of tact and self-awareness here. It reads like a revenge piece against anyone who's ever wounded his ego, including but not limited to former colleagues, ex-wives, and Harrison Ford. I can understand someone choosing not to pull any punches in reporting their experience authentically, but Baldwin quickly proves himself an unreliable narrator, coming off as a bit of a narcissist. I get the impression that he's learned only as much from his experiences as it was most convenient for him to learn. To be frank, the book has already aged badly, and I have a feeling it will only continue to do so. Nice voice, though.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • HELP

  • By: Simon Amstell
  • Narrated by: Simon Amstell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 64

Comedy, Tragedy, Therapy. Simon Amstell did his first stand-up gig at the age of 13. His parents had just divorced, and puberty was confusing. Trying to be funny solved everything. Read by Simon Amstell, and interspersed with footage from his stand-up tours, HELP is the hilarious and heartbreaking account of Simon's ongoing compulsion to reveal his entire self onstage. To tell the truth so it can't hurt him anymore. Loneliness, anxiety, depression - this book has it all. And more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous but too short

  • By Stephen on 03-21-19

thank you, Simon

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

Loved this book.
Full of humour and grace.
Highly relatable, insightful, and inspiring.
Thank you, Simon Amstel, for writing it.

  • 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 26,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,618

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

Over-the-top reading

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

I love Atwood's writing, and I like Danes as an actress. I was hoping this would be a perfect match. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with Dane's reading. I feel like her reading style is simultaneously too flat and too over-the-top. I found it difficult to get into the story hearing it read this way, and ended up just getting the book and reading it myself.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass audiobook cover art
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: Christopher Plummer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 704
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562

Since the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 and Through the Looking Glass six years later, Lewis Carroll’s nonsensical tales have delighted the world with wildly imaginative and unforgettable journeys. While charming children with a heroine who represents their own feelings about growing up, the Alice stories are also appreciated by adults as a gentle satire on education, politics, literature, and Victorian life in general.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Book, Wonderful Performance

  • By Eclectic Reader on 03-12-14

Incredible performance

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

Christopher Plummer is perfection.
Every voice is so different and every character so richly fashioned.
I lived every second of listening to this classic.