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  • Wallis in Love

  • The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy
  • By: Andrew Morton
  • Narrated by: Molly Parker Myers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Everyone has heard of Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom Edward VIII so infamously abdicated his throne and birthright. But although her life has constantly been the subject of much fascination, gossip, and speculation, her whole story has yet to be told. Now historical biographer Andrew Morton uses diary entries, letters, and other never-before-seen records to offer a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson in all her vibrancy and brazenness.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This one is being returned

  • By Rita T on 02-15-18

Waste of time and money!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

One of the worst books I have ever ordered from Audible! I expected a lot more than repeated information in almost every chapter. Huge waste of time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Love Is the Cure

  • On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS
  • By: Elton John
  • Narrated by: Elton John
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. In the midst of the plague, he befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized by his town and his school because of the HIV infection he had contracted from a blood transfusion. Ryan's inspiring life and devastating death led Elton to two realizations: His own life was a mess. And he had to do something to help stop the AIDS crisis. Since then, Elton has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring book

  • By jeff on 07-20-12

Inspiring book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-12

Where does Love Is the Cure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best books I have heard in a long time. I knew that Elton John was involved in the AIDS fight, but I had no idea how much the foundation has achieved since its inception. Elton chronicles the history of not only the foundation but the fight against AIDS as well. It is a virtual primer on the fight and the efforts (for and against) to end this virus once and for all.

His account is clear, honest, perceptive, and cuts through the political nonsense that has surrounded the AIDS crisis.

If you want some plain and simple facts, get the book. He knows what he is talking about and has worked tirelessly to help end AIDS.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Love Is the Cure?

I liked how honest he was in the book. His honesty extends not only to others who did nothing to fight AIDS, but also to himself and how he did not act when he could have. After looking into his foundation some more, I think he has done a brilliant job making up for lost time.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful