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  • I'll Be There for You: The One About Friends

  • By: Kelsey Miller
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson, Kelsey Miller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

I’ll Be There for You is a deep dive into Friends history and lore, exploring all aspects of the show, from its unlikely origins to the societal conditions that amplified its success. Journalist and pop culture expert Kelsey Miller relives the show’s most powerful moments, sheds light on its sometimes dated and problematic elements, and examines the worldwide trends that Friends catalyzed, from contemporary coffee culture to the wildly popular ’90s haircut The Rachel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent book, poorly read

  • By Jeremy on 10-30-18

voices for male characters is brutal to listen to

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

I'm 2hrs in to this 8 1/2hr audiobook and the impersonations for every male character is excruciating. Every person that's tried listening to it with me agrees it just sounds hooky and bad. It'll pull you out of whatever is being described. Hope i can continue.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Day After Roswell

  • By: William J. Birnes, Philip Corso
  • Narrated by: William J. Birnes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 530

Now on audio! The best-selling exposé that ends the decades-old controversy surrounding the infamous and mysterious crash of an unidentified aircraft at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Harrison on 07-01-17

Bernie Sanders does Roswell

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

Would you listen to The Day After Roswell again? Why?

prob' not

Who was your favorite character and why?

Phil Corso

Which character – as performed by William J. Birnes – was your favorite?

Phil Corso

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

It's great this is finally released on audiobook. The sound of the voice actor is a little comical, tho.

Any additional comments?

It's like listening to Bernie Sanders ..... or Larry David voicing George Steinbrenner in "Seinfeld."

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Thanks for the Money

  • How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be
  • By: Joel McHale
  • Narrated by: Joel McHale
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 235

Joel McHale pulls back the curtain on his personal journey to stardom! Here, for the first time, Joel reveals all that has molded him into the acclaimed comic actor he is today: a love of performance, a series of boyhood head injuries, and, most importantly, a passion for financial compensation and free shoes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No Real Focus.

  • By WhosYourChubby on 11-19-16

50 mins in and it's talking about a PDF but ....

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

Would you listen to Thanks for the Money again? Why?

50 mins in and it's talking about a PDF but audible didn't include a PDF

Who was your favorite character and why?

50 mins in and it's talking about a PDF but audible didn't include a PDF

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

50 mins in and it's talking about a PDF but audible didn't include a PDF

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

50 mins in and it's talking about a PDF but audible didn't include a PDF

Any additional comments?

50 mins in and it's talking about a PDF but audible didn't include a PDF

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Yabba Dabba Doo!

  • The Alan Reed Story
  • By: Mr. Alan Reed Sr.
  • Narrated by: Alan Reed Jr., Alan Reed Sr., Joe Bevilacqua, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

The autobiography of the voice of Fred Flintstone is brought to life by veteran radio theater producer Joe Bevilacqua and Alan Reed Jr., featuring rare interviews with Alan Reed himself, an interview with Joe Barbera, and clips from Reed's radio, TV and film career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clip-filled tribute to a master character actor

  • By Robert on 11-01-11

This is disappointing for a Flintstone fan.

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

Reviewed: 11-25-11

The title is ???Yabba Dabba Doo!??? yet the section devoted to details and trivia about that show was less than 30 mins. Kinda bummed and would have liked more. I guess it???s cool for those that want to hear clips of all the shows Alan Reed worked on in his career. I had to skip to nearly the end the locate the (in my opinion) yabba-dabba-doo-worthy material.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Professional Idiot

  • A Memoir
  • By: Stephen "Steve-O" Glover, David Peisner
  • Narrated by: Stephen "Steve-O" Glover, Stu Sone
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433

Fame can be addictive. From his early days videotaping crazy skateboard stunts to starring in the blockbuster Jackass franchise, there was little that Stephen “Steve-O” Glover wouldn’t do for attention. Whether it was stapling his nutsack to his leg, diving into a pool full of elephant crap, or routinely risking death invading the private lives of sharks, lions, tigers, and bears, almost nothing was out of bounds. And as the stunts got crazier, his life kept pace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Steve-O narrates 1st 53mins then you get a new guy

  • By Rob on 06-10-11

Steve-O narrates 1st 53mins then you get a new guy

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-11

Sort of deceptive. I???m enjoying the audiobook but 53 mins into it Steve-O announces he???ll no longer be reading it and then hands it over to some other narrator. What the hell?
It???s weird trying to adjust to it now that I???ve been used to hearing the actual author talk. Would this be an example of bait and switch? It does says Narrated by Stephen "Steve-O" Glover.
Steve-O, liking the book so far but sad to say as a consumer I am disappointed. (so far 5 stars for content but overall 2 for lame decision on replacement)

20 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Voodoo Histories

  • The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History
  • By: David Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78

Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy. We see it everywhere - from Pearl Harbor to 9/11, from the assassination of Kennedy to the death of Diana. In this age of terrorism we live in, the role of conspiracy is a serious one - one that can fuel radical or fringe elements to violence. For award-winning journalist David Aaronovitch, there came a time when he started to see a pattern among these inflammatory theories.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and enlightening.

  • By Caro on 06-10-10

crud

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-10

waste. aweful. doesn't make sense. unbearable to listen to. i skipped ahead to each chapter and couldn't understand any of it.

2 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • New World Order

  • The Battle for Your Mind and the Truth to the UFOs: With Reflections on William Cooper
  • By: Robert Howton, Doyle Shamley
  • Narrated by: Theo Chalmers
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Is there a New World Order? Are they trying to control every part of our lives? Are we treated like sheep? If so, then who are these people? What power do they really hold? Are they politicians, company directors, religious leaders, Royalty, lawmakers or all of the above and more? How old is their rule? And what secret organization do they belong to? Perhaps more importantly, are UFOs actually visiting our planet?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not designed as an audio program!

  • By Rob on 03-07-10

Not designed as an audio program!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-10

What I have discovered about this publisher: World Wide Multi Media, is that their audiobook titles are actually the audio track from dvd productions.
They are not programs designed for a listening only audience!!
These aren't audio programs derived from a written book, they are a free-flowing interviews from some type of tv show "Hour of Our Time Show."

I quit listening once it introduced that it was going to play a video for the audience that went on with music and no narration.

Completely inappropriate as an audio feature. I could understand if it was adapted as a listening program, but it isn't at all. Infuriating. Rip off!!
Save your money. If you really want it, look for it in dvd format because that's the only way you'll understand these "World Wide Multi Media" audiobooks.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Two-Faced Moon

  • Who Got There First?
  • By: Simon Lewis
  • Narrated by: Theo Chalmers, Simon Lewis
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

For millennia man has looked towards the night sky in awe at the beauty and majesty of the Moon. It's silver glow has enticed and invited us. Then, in 1969, mankind finally managed to fulfill his dream, as NASA astronauts set foot upon our celestial partner. But ever since that momentous year, there have been raging arguments about whether we actually landed there or not.

In this gripping presentation, Simon Lewis explains his own theory about the true nature of the Moon.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not designed as an audio program!

  • By Rob on 03-07-10

Not designed as an audio program!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-10

What I have discovered about this publisher: World Wide Multi Media, is that their audiobook titles are actually the audio track from dvd productions.
They are not programs designed for a listening only audience!!
These are not audio programs derived from a written book, they are a free-flowing interviews from some type of tv show that has several, several points where the host says, "take a look at this (video) clip." Or the program references picture after picture without explaining what is being seen. Completely inappropriate as an audio feature. I could understand if it was adapted as a listening program, but it isn't at all. Infuriating. Rip off!!
Save your money. If you really want it, look for it in dvd format because that's the only way you will understand these World Wide Multi Media audiobooks. Or if feel you need the audio experience watch it on youtube and close your eyes and see if you enjoy it. Guaranteed you'll want to open your eyes.

(the rating system needs to have a negative)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful