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  • The Manson Women and Me

  • Monsters, Morality, and Murder
  • By: Nikki Meredith
  • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

In the summer of 1969, Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel carried out horrific acts of butchery on the orders of the charismatic cult leader Charles Manson. At their murder trial the following year, lead prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi described the two so-called Manson Women as "human monsters". But to anyone who knew them growing up, they were bright, promising girls, seemingly incapable of such an unfathomable crime. Award-winning journalist Nikki Meredith began visiting Van Houten and Krenwinkel in prison to discover how they had changed during their incarceration.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The title should be "ME,ME,ME."

  • By M. Carpenter on 10-21-18

The title should be "ME,ME,ME."

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

This book was more about Ms. Meredith than it was about the the Manson girls, as if Pat and Leslie were an afterthought in the story of HER life. Save your credits.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Miss D and Me

  • Life with the Invincible Bette Davis
  • By: Kathryn Sermak, Danelle Morton - featuring
  • Narrated by: Kathryn Sermak
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Miss D and Me is a story of two powerful women, one at the end of her life and the other at the beginning. As Bette Davis aged, she was looking for an assistant, but she found something more than that in Kathryn: a loyal and loving buddy, a co-conspirator in her jokes and schemes, and a competent assistant whom she trained never to miss a detail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intimate memoir

  • By Jason on 09-19-17

BORING!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

What would have made Miss D and Me better?

More about BD or Miss Davis's family. Who cares about Katryn Sernac;s love life?

What do you think your next listen will be?

A biography

What about Kathryn Sermak’s performance did you like?

Her delivery was great, Her story was boring!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Miss D and Me?

Most of them!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Joan

  • Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation
  • By: Melissa Rivers
  • Narrated by: Melissa Rivers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

Joan Rivers was known all over the world - from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows. But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities would call when she got a little out of hand. Her daughter and best friend, Melissa.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love Joan and Melissa but the book misses the mark

  • By Stittsville Shopper on 05-08-15

Melissa Rivers is also comical

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

Would you listen to The Book of Joan again? Why?

Yes...Very easy listening!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Joan

What about Melissa Rivers’s performance did you like?

Very intimate delivery.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I never thought much of Melissa Rivers. She won a fan!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wisecracker

  • The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood’s First Openly Gay Star
  • By: William J. Mann
  • Narrated by: Bo Foxworth
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

In 1930, William Haines was Hollywood's #1 box-office draw - a talented, handsome, and wisecracking romantic lead. Off screen, however, protected by a careful collaboration between studio and press, he was openly gay with reporters and studio chiefs alike. Here is Haines's virtually unknown story - rich with detail, revelations, and scandal - about silent movies and talkies; his lover Jimmie Shields, and their fifty-year relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Juicy, Thoughtful and One of a Kind!

  • By Lucian Siedler on 01-06-15

Obscure actor-Hard to relate to

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

Reviewed: 03-15-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Since Billy Haines is basically obscure, more stories involving other celebrities woould have be good.

What did you like best about this story?

Learning about this man..

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Seductive Poison

  • A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the People's Temple
  • By: Deborah Layton
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

Told by a former high-level member of the Peoples Temple and Jonestown survivor, Seductive Poison is the "truly unforgettable" ( Kirkus Review) story of how one woman was seduced by one of the most notorious cults in recent memory and how she found her way back to sanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, Haunting, Chilling

  • By Daryl on 04-16-15

Deborah Layton leaves nothing out.

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

Reviewed: 03-15-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Seductive Poison to be better than the print version?

yes

What other book might you compare Seductive Poison to and why?

It's in a class by itself.

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

The different dialects.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book is very disturbing. Brava to Ms. Layton for telling everything. Not a pretty story.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Remembering Whitney

  • My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped
  • By: Cissy Houston
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

On the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards, the world learned of a stunning tragedy: Whitney Houston, unquestionably one of the most remarkable and powerful voices in all of music, had been silenced forever. Over the weeks and months that followed, family, friends, and fans alike tried to understand how such a magnificent talent and beautiful soul could have been taken so early and so unexpectedly. Honest and heartbreaking, this is a mother's story of tears, joy, and her greatest love of all: her daughter, Whitney.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nobody Knows Whitney Better Than Mama

  • By Kimberly Davis on 04-20-14

With a Mom like Cissy.......

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

Reviewed: 03-15-15

Where does Remembering Whitney rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

5

What was one of the most memorable moments of Remembering Whitney?

Cissy was a strict controlling mother. No woder Whitney turned to drugs.

Which scene was your favorite?

None in particular.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

Very well produced!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Jonestown Survivor

  • An Insider's Look
  • By: Laura Johnston Kohl
  • Narrated by: Sarah Van Sweden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 8

Laura Johnston Kohl moved to California to join her sister. Soon after that, she was introduced to Peoples Temple and spent the next nine years in California and Guyana. She was away from Jonestown on the day when 913 of her friends and family died. The next twenty years were spent recovering, and rebuilding her life. For the first ten years, she lived in Synanon, a residential community. The following ten years, with her husband and young son, she began rebuilding her life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Robotic narrator

  • By Giovanna on 10-27-14

Who knew a book about Jonestown could be so boring

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

Would you try another book from Laura Johnston Kohl and/or Sarah Van Sweden?

This is the "Laura Johnston Kohl" story and it is incredibly boring. Very little is mentioned about the inside story of the "People's Temple.

Has Jonestown Survivor turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Which scene was your favorite?

HO HUM

What character would you cut from Jonestown Survivor?

The author. :)

Any additional comments?

Save your money on this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster

  • By: Sam L. Amirante, Danny Broderick
  • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793

“Sam, could you do me a favor?” Thus begins a story that has now become part of America's true-crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga - the story of a young lawyer fresh from the public defender's office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation's history. This is a gripping true crime narrative that reenacts the gruesome killings and the famous trial that shocked a nation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ultimately an excellent listen

  • By A.R. on 03-03-13

One mispronounced name spoiled this for me.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

If you could sum up John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster in three words, what would they be?

The narrator was excellent; however, he consistently mispronounced the name of the young man whose murder saved countless subsequent future possible young me: Robert Piest.I cringed every time the narrator pronounced his surname incorrectly. It's pronounced "PEEST," not "PEE-AST." I've noticed mispronounced names. on several recordings, Helter Skelter is another example of mispronounced names. Please do your research.

What aspect of Robin Bloodworth’s performance would you have changed?

Mr. Bloodworth's delivery was immaculate with the exception of mispronouncing Rob Piesr's surname.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES

Any additional comments?

I love your products.