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Bangkok, Thailand
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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 1,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,636

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

Written + Narrated = best kind of audio book

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

I love it when the author narrates their own work and Alec does a wonderful job. It makes you feel like you are really hearing their story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,057

Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Calamity!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 10-07-14

School yard politics everyone can relate to.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

At first I thought this was a parody of school yard politics but it goes deeper into big issues and I'm glad. I'm glad I've read it and happy to recommend it. Love the Aussie accent of the narrator too.

  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,321

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

Someone else's shoes

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

I loved that this novel allowed me to see the world from Lou's shoes but I can't agree with the ending.

  • Three Weeks with My Brother

  • By: Nicholas Sparks, Micah Sparks
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

In January 2003, Nick Sparks and his brother Micah set off on a three-week trip around the world. It was to mark a milestone in their lives, for at 35 and 36, respectively, they were now the only surviving members of their family. As Nick and Micah travel the globe, the intimate story of their tragic family legacy unfolds in the details of the untimely deaths of their parents and only sister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic!

  • By Nancie on 05-05-04

Good semi-biography

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

Reviewed: 12-14-16

I enjoyed hearing about Nicholas Sparks' life, especially how he started writing but I don't think it ties in well with his holiday. A regular chronological biography would be just as interesting.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

  • By: Amy Schumer
  • Narrated by: Amy Schumer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,625

In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Down to earth and relatable, frank and unapologetic, Amy Schumer is one of us: She relies on her sister for advice, still hangs out with her high school pals, and continues to navigate the ever-changing boundaries in love, work, and life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • mind numbing

  • By katrina on 09-17-16

Funny and empowering

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

Amy is funny on paper and in real life. Mostly light-hearted, she also covers defining moments and controversies in her life. She talks about why she uses sexual material in her comedy and her body issues. Occasional swearing but that's ok with me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rosemary

  • The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
  • By: Kate Clifford Larson
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436

Joe and Rose Kennedy's strikingly beautiful daughter, Rosemary, attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet Rosemary was intellectually disabled - a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Illuminating and moving.

  • By Gotta Tellya on 05-30-16

an amazing life and story

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

Reviewed: 12-02-15

As a special needs teacher, this was a very memorable story for me. However, it breaks my heart to read a personal account of how people with intellectual disabilities were treated. I know institutionalisation and lobotomies were part of history but this biography adds a devastating personal perspective. My only criticism is that this seems to be more of a biography of her mother Rose, than of Rosemary.

  • Lean In

  • Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,969

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lean In, Lead On

  • By Cynthia on 03-14-13

Motivating ideas and good read

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

I really enjoyed hearing about her personal experiences and specific moments in her career that had influenced her thinking. But at times some of the big idea stuff was a bit preachy. Still, I highly recommend it and will be buying copies for inspiring women in my life for Christmas.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Triple Package

  • Why Groups Rise and Fall in America
  • By: Amy Chua, Jed Rubenfeld
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

It may be taboo to say, but some groups in America do better than others. Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all. Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, The Triple Package uncovers the secret to their success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Triple Thumbs Up!!

  • By CBlox on 02-07-14

Compelling argument

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

Reviewed: 10-28-15

Not as easy to read as Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother but more informative and evidence based. A good argument for pushing kids to achieve. I did find the use of the phrase "triple package" a bit repetitive.

  • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

  • By: Amy Chua
  • Narrated by: Amy Chua
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 835

All decent parents want to do what's best for their children. What Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother reveals is that the Chinese just have a totally different idea of how to do that. Western parents try to respect their children's individuality, encouraging them to pursue their true passions and providing a nurturing environment. The Chinese believe that the best way to protect your children is by preparing them for the future and arming them with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Provocative for all parents

  • By Michael Blumstein on 01-15-12

thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

I love it when authors narrate their own work, makes it much more meaningful. Although I totally disagree with Amy's parenting style, this was a fascinating book.

  • Columbine

  • By: Dave Cullen
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241

Over the course of this gripping narrative, Dave Cullen approaches his subjects with unrivaled care and insight. What emerges are shattering portraits of the killers, the victims, and the community that suffered one of the greatest - and most socially and historically important - shooting tragedies of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I feel like I've been hit by a freight train

  • By Dave on 06-23-09

meticulous detail

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

Reviewed: 03-12-15

The sequence of the narrative makes this an enthralling read. I wish it was fiction rather than real but the author does justice to the tragedy of Columbine. The meticulous detail and thorough research makes this a must read.