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  • The Gutfeld Monologues

  • By: Greg Gutfeld
  • Narrated by: Greg Gutfeld, G. N. Young
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394

In the past few years, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld has covered everything from crazed academics, to unhinged celebrities, to the wildest election in recent history on his shows The Five and The Greg Gutfeld Show. In The Gutfeld Monologues, he brings together his best and favorite monologues in this funny, unconventional collection for new and longtime fans alike. This book isn’t your grandmother’s anthology collection.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined, clearified truth with the Gutfeld edge

  • By LarryCU on 08-02-18

Fun.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

Not enough of the Trump story or enough about Obama and his lies... Overall I would recommend it...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,920
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,432
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,413

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes' worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme retaliation against former employees

  • By Eugene on 05-29-18

excellent, balanced story<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

I can't believe that this woman is not under indictment for what she did. She put many people's lives at stake just to raise money for a company that was a fraud. Did her political connections help her from being indicted already?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Love Capitalism!

  • An American Story
  • By: Ken Langone
  • Narrated by: Ken Langone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 644

Ken Langone has seen it all on his way to a net worth beyond his wildest dreams. A pillar of corporate America for decades, he's a co-founder of Home Depot, a former director of the New York Stock Exchange, and a world-class philanthropist (including $200 million for NYU's Langone Health). In this memoir he finally tells the story of his unlikely rise and controversial career. It's also a passionate defense of the American Dream - of preserving a country in which any hungry kid can reach the maximum potential of his or her talents and work ethic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good autobiography

  • By D. C. Cooper on 05-22-18

Great Story..

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

I really enjoyed the book and some of the anecdotes were priceless. The best was Ross Perot losing out on making a 2 million dollar investment that would roughly be worth 150 billion today. Why? Read the book and find out.. Great job Ken.
Jim Power

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Gambler

  • How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History
  • By: William C. Rempel
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 242

The rags-to-riches story of one of America's wealthiest and least-known financial giants, self-made billionaire Kirk Kerkorian - the daring aviator, movie mogul, risk taker, and business tycoon who transformed Las Vegas and Hollywood to become one of the leading financiers in American business. Kerkorian combined the courage of a World War II pilot, the fortitude of a scrappy boxer, the cunning of an inscrutable poker player, and an unmatched genius for making deals.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Engrossing Biography

  • By Jean on 02-04-18

a very interesting story

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

I really was impressed with this man's integrity and was amused by his personal life. it was a lot of fun to read. I recommend it.

  • The Graybar Hotel

  • Stories
  • By: Curtis Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

In Curtis Dawkins' first short story collection, he offers a window into prison life through the eyes of his narrators and their cellmates. Dawkins reveals the idiosyncrasies, tedium, and desperation of long-term incarceration - he describes men who struggle to keep their souls alive despite the challenges they face.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh, Don't Buy!

  • By Sharey on 07-11-18

More like a fictional novel rather than a true sto

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

More like a fictional novel not really like a true story of life in the penitentiary

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Operator

  • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
  • By: Robert O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,194
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,377
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,337

Stirringly evocative, thought provoking, and often jaw dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career that included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complete inside look into the teams and the life story of a great American patriot

  • By RenegadeTM3 on 04-28-17

Outstanding story of an amazing American.

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

Thank you Rob for your service and story.. I'm astounded you completed so many dangerous missions and survived them. God bless you....

  • Conviction

  • The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars
  • By: Juan Martinez
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795

Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation. Through two trials, America watched with bated breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of murder one for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, to death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Never Understood His Questioning Technique Before

  • By Dennis on 02-22-16

great read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-16

very interesting especially if you watched the trial like I did. I really admired Juan Martinez and the excellent job he did Prosecuting Jodi.

  • Why I Left Goldman Sachs

  • A Wall Street Story
  • By: Greg Smith
  • Narrated by: Greg Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 451

On March 14, 2012, more than three million people read Greg Smith's bombshell op-ed in the New York Times titled Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs. The column immediately went viral, became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter, and drew passionate responses from former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, legendary General Electric CEO Jack Welch, and New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg. Mostly, though, it hit a nerve among the general public who question the role of Wall Street in society - and the callous "take-the-money-and-run" mentality that brought the world economy to its knees a few short years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging Story; Raises Highly Important Issues

  • By Michael Moore on 11-10-12

good inside WS story.

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

Reviewed: 11-25-16

very insightful book for those who have never been involved with Goldman Sachs. I change my opinion about them.

  • The End of Normal

  • By: Stephanie Madoff Mack
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Madoff Mack
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

An explosive, heartbreaking memoir from the widow of Mark Madoff and daughter-in-law of Bernard Madoff, the first genuine inside story from a family member who has lived through - and survived - both the public crisis and her own deeply personal tragedy. In this candid insider account, she talks about her idyllic wedding to Mark, what it was really like to be a part of the Madoff family, the build-up to Bernard's confession, and the media frenzy that followed. It is about the loss of the fairytale life she knew and the tragic and final loss of her husband.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhat interesting, but dreadful narration

  • By Curatina on 11-23-11

Boring

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

Would you try another book from Stephanie Madoff Mack and/or Stephanie Madoff Mack?

NO

What was most disappointing about Stephanie Madoff Mack’s story?

It was all about her.... And her life was boring!!!

How could the performance have been better?

Couldn't have because the material was all about her life, which is not interesting

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The End of Normal?

none

Any additional comments?

Needed to be a lot more about Bernie and Ruth and what they were actually like and how they behaved with family and friends. Instead it was about Stephanie trying desperately to make the reader believe her husband had nothing to do with the embezzlement scheme of Bernie's.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Amateur

  • Barack Obama in the White House
  • By: Edward Klein
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703

It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times best-selling author Edward Klein in his political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in over his head, The Amateur argues that Obama’s toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance has run our nation and his presidency off the rails.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • And yet, he was re-elected.....

  • By Daryl on 07-08-13

Revealing Story

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

Reviewed: 06-18-12

What did you love best about The Amateur?

Some of the details of this man's life were unknown to me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

no one

Which scene was your favorite?

none

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

A few details of Obama's life I din't know

Any additional comments?

none

1 of 3 people found this review helpful