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  • Daddy, Stop Talking

  • And Other Things My Kids Want But Won't Be Getting
  • By: Adam Carolla
  • Narrated by: Adam Carolla
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172

Adam rips parenthood a new one, telling it straight about what adults must do if they don't want to have to support their kids forever. Using his own crappy childhood as a cautionary tale, and touting the pitfalls of the kind of helicopter parenting so pervasive today, Daddy, Stop Talking is the only parenting book you should ever read.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than just hilarious

  • By Sparky on 07-29-15

More than just hilarious

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

I lived in LA for several years and laughed every time Adam came on the radio. It's so great that he reads his own audiobook. He drifts from the book a few times and that alone makes it worth listening to over reading it. This is the fastest I've ever gone through an audiobook. If you're easily offended, don't listen. Or better yet, listen, take it with a grain of salt and know that jokes are jokes. As a parent of two young children, it's incredibly relatable. There are some totally hilarious stories in it and a surprise appearance by two "characters" that is such a sweet treat. Not just a funny book, there is some genuinely great advice and at the end it's surprisingly quite inspiring. The man has some depth!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Inner Circle

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,795
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,784

When Clementine Kaye, archivist Beecher White's first childhood crush, shows up at the National Archives asking for his help, Beecher tries to impress her by showing her the secret vault where the president of the United States privately reviews classified documents. They accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact - and find themselves suddenly entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By FAC on 12-29-11

Enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

As always, Scott Brick is awesome. The story kept my interest and I certainly don't regret listening to it. At times it seems a bit cheesy and there are points in the story where you want to strangle the characters for being stupid but I guess it's no different than most thrillers. The author peaked my interest with his TV show. I've been listening to a ton of fantasy lately and this was a nice change. I would recommend.

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,963
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,651
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33,725

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

At last.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-15

I first heard of this man while watching the CBS special back in the 90s. I was unhappily living in New York City at the time and I remember being glued to my TV watching what I would later say is the second best story ever told. I realized that I wasn't as unhappy as I thought. Louis Zamparini's life and story has stuck with me all these years and I can't count how many conversations where I've told people about this man, not understanding why there isn't more information on his life. Not long ago, I was out in public walking past a TV set that was on mute and saw an image of a skinny man holding up a block of wood over his head. In the first instant I knew exactly who it was and was giddy at the idea that they had finally made a movie about Louis Zamperini! I'm a movie buff but after talking to my brother-in-law who said the book was incredible, I put this on my list and downloaded it ASAP. He wasn't wrong. It's almost hard to say who is the real star in the story. Louis or the author, Laura. Some of the most detailed, descriptive and mesmerizing writing I have ever read. This story will blow your mind, make you realize how lucky you are and fly by as quickly as you can click the play button. I haven't seen the movie yet but not unsurprisingly, I've heard that Hollywood left out the most important part of the story. I'll let you be the judge of what that is. Read this book and be grateful for the men who came before us.