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  • How to Satisfy a Woman Every Time - and Have Her Beg for More!

  • By: Naura Hayden
  • Narrated by: Naura Hayden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

The genesis of this work is interviews Naura Hayden conducted with close to 500 women through which she learned that most had faked an orgasm during sex at some point in their lives, and that 60% of them faked orgasm every time they had sex. Hayden realized what these women, and their men - needed was not another fancy sex manual full of complicated positions, but a simple, straightforward work with real advice.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Such a disappointment

  • By Michael on 06-26-09

The Bumbling Male's Bible is Here! Read Or Weep!

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

I am not an actor being paid to write this. (Don't I wish.)
I was the typical bumbling male of 24 when I got hold of this book which was a current bestseller at the time. I was wondering if my technique with my girlfriend needed an upgrade-or maybe an overhaul.
I was so ineffectual that, at the man's ultimate moment i would take to giggling.
Furtively, I got a copy and read it cover to cover while waiting for my GF to return from work.
Did she get a shock when her Mr. Klutz suddenly had discovered the way to satisfy her jaded body. My giggling days were over and so were the pinches I got to stop the giggling.
After we had split up I got with a lady in a wheelchair.
You haven't faced difficult odds until you try to satisfy a woman who can't walk. She had not known a man since the accident that injured her. Without Ms. Hayden's book there's no way I could have gotten the delighted response I got from her.
A quarter of a century later I've gotten the book again, to see if the older version of me can satisfy the woman who has a claim on my heart.
This book was an eye-opener 30 years ago when it was new. I hope more men since then have read it and the ideas aren't as startling as they were when they were first put on the printed page.
I hope you listen to it. I heard Ms. Hayden's voice on the Imus In the Morning show back when Imus was funny. She was a delight to listen to then, and still is.

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  • Ball Four

  • The Final Pitch
  • By: Jim Bouton
  • Narrated by: Jim Bouton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590

When Ball Four was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold and a “social leper” for having violated the “sanctity of the clubhouse.” Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn’t true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn’t read it, denounced the book. It was even banned by a few libraries. Almost everyone else, however, loved Ball Four.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Only Man Who Could Tell It...

  • By K. Palmer on 04-20-12

Funniest Baseball Book Ever

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

Reviewed: 12-19-15

I read this book at some point in the '70s when it was relatively new. I had to smother my laughter, lest my Mom ask me what I was laughing about. A lot of the stories here weren't the kind you told to Mother-not then, not now. How could this book get any funnier? Have the author read his own work. Awesome move. Bouton has been a motivational speaker for some time, and kindly sent me a recording of one of his speeches when I was a baseball broadcaster. I knew from hearing it how good his delivery was for jokes. I didn't know that a 70-year-old Bouton could still laugh at jokes he wrote 40 years earlier. He did. What a romp through baseball's past this is.

  • Carrie

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839

An unpopular teenage girl, whose mother is a religious fanatic, is tormented and teased to the breaking point by her more popular schoolmates. She uses her hidden telekinetic powers to inflict a terrifying revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of Stephen Kings books, and to think he a

  • By Angelia Chisolm on 09-26-12

Bullying Does Not Pay; The Carrie Knows

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

I first heard this book on tape in 1982. I was so eager to read it I played sick for the one time in my life to miss a boring church function.
The format is unusual-the story woven around pretend news items and entries from books that could have been written, had this nightmare been reality.
The story is about bullying-a universal truth since the first cave man realized he was bigger than some other cave man, then threw a rock at the smaller guy and laughed his heiny off. Carrie White is bullied-maybe the word tormented fits here-by the low lives in her school. Even Susan Snell, normally the typical New England blueblood with no personality acts like a jerk in the opening scene.
There is an early warning that Carrie is the wrong gal to push too far, but as always the warning is ignored.
Susan tries to apologize for the wrong she has done, but Christine Harginson, Billy Nolan and their respective todies won't allow any mercy for Carrie.
What happens next is classic Stephen King-writing with bare knuckles, no holds barred and no interest in a happy ending. Tremendous. Fabulous. Two weeks’ worth of nightmares unless you’re a Vulcan.
This is King as he was in the many short stories before “Carrie,” and in the Bachman Books series available on BARD, all written between Carrie in 1974 and 1982.
So don your earphones, pull your covers up tight
and get a grip on your nerves ... if you can.

  • The Other Side of Midnight

  • By: Sidney Sheldon
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Paris, Washington, a peaceful Midwestern campus, and a fabulous villa in Greece are all part of a terrifying web of treachery. These diverse locales serve as the backdrop for a ruthless trio - a beautiful film star, a legendary Greek tycoon, and a womanizing international adventurer - to wage a desperate war of vengeance and betrayal, love and lust, life and death. The pawn in this deadly game is Catherine Douglas, an innocent American girl. Jenny Agutter, star of theater, film and television, narrates this suspenseful and unforgettable drama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Schlock!

  • By Carol on 06-10-12

Best Book by Sheldon you can Buy from Audible

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

Reviewed: 03-29-13

The only better Sheldon book than this is "A Stranger in the Mirror," and Audible hasn't got it.
So this is his best work that Audible has.
Sheldon does what John D. MacDonald also excelled at-drawing highly unlikable characters and filling you with desire to see how low they can sink into the quagmire of human depravity.
Noe!l Page is a spoilt French girl. She runs away from an arrangement her father made for her-straight into the arms of the worst sort of man a girl can find.
Larry Douglas is a beast no one girl can tame.
Meantime, Katherine Alexander is a Chicago beauty and intellectual. But she is an emotional cripple.
She finds the right man in Washington, DC-then leaves him in a minute when she meets Larry Douglas.
But Noe!l Page has been keeping notes on Larry, no matter that he's across the Atlantic, and she has a plan for him.
The narration is terrific. The reader is an Englishman with a rare gift for voices.
I am particularly impressed that he can do American accents-usually a reach for even great British actors.
This is a very adult book. As in every Sheldon book, the sex is rendered in gasping (unrealistic) detail.
It travels effortlessly from Chicago to France, back to the States, then to a frenetic finish in Greece.
The time is before, during and just after World War II, a time frame Sheldon made his own in "Stranger in the Mirror," as well as this book.

  • Blockade Billy

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 166

Even the most die-hard baseball fans don't know the true story of William Blockade Billy Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first - and only - player to have his existence completely removed from the record books.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't want it to end

  • By Eyvonne Carter on 06-25-12

Two Short Great King tales

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

Reviewed: 12-22-12

Stephen King can still write a short story that packs a wallop. He does it twice here. "Blockade Billy" particularly appeals to me, since it's a baseball story, and I'm a huge fan, as King is.
He creates a baseball team in dire need of a catcher-and a catcher who will be one-no matter the cost.
Cost is a factor in the second story, "Morality," to be exact, the cost of a woman's soul. She and her husband are in desperate need of money, but the act they commit to get it is more than the lady can handle.
Blockade Billy is read by Craig Wasson, who is as good as it gets and clearly loves his baseball.
Whoever reads "Morality," it's a good yarn too.

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,749

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

top 5 King books

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

Reviewed: 12-22-12

This is an incredible book, and Craig Wasson's narration makes it so much better it isn't funny. Wasson doesn't just bring the characters to life, he brings the book itself to life in a way few narrators can manage.
The novel itself is awesome-only Stephen King could posit a world where the Kennedy assassination is better than the possibilities if Oswald's bullet had gone elsewhere.
Jake, the main character, has one chance to go backwards, a million to one chance any man reading this would probably take.
King reconstructs both the good and the bad of the late '50s and early '60s which few manage. Most gloss over the '50s as a perfect decade, which it must have been-if you weren't black, Jewish, homosexual or disabled in any way at all.
King has written once you can't put down, for the first time since "Green Mile."

  • Joan Rivers Live at the Palladium

  • By: Joan Rivers
  • Narrated by: Joan Rivers
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

The one and only Ms Rivers at her funniest and wittiest. Live at The London Palladium is a great record of one of the truly great female entertainers. Not afraid to be outrageous and catty, she rips in to any number of celebrities and even royalty!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So FUNNY!

  • By audiobabe on 05-09-18

I'm a big fan, and even I yawned

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

Reviewed: 12-22-12

I'm used to loving everything Joan Rivers does. Sorry, not this time.
She just wasn't funny.
particularly the material about her dog Spike I found appalling, and that's a word I never hoped to use to describe anything done by a woman I admire so much.
I know she has aged, but this just never should have been recorded.
Her book, written 7 years later, is 7 times as funny on one page as this entire thing is.

  • I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me

  • By: Joan Rivers
  • Narrated by: Joan Rivers
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 314

Joan Rivers is a groundbreaking, award-winning, internationally renowned entertainment goddess. She’s also opinionated - especially when it comes to people she hates. Like people who think giving birth is a unique achievement. Or well-adjusted - a.k.a. boring - ex-child stars who don’t even have a decent addiction. With all of her diverse experiences, it stands to reason that Joan has seen, done, said, and heard a lot of hateful things. Thank god, she took notes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Honest and Brave

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-20-12

It was so perfect until ...

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

Reviewed: 12-22-12

I was ready to write a melting love letter to this book and its author-until I find how much had been left out!
Can we talk here?
Where was the part with the funny nicknames for all our 50 states? Where were some of the other hilarious jokes?
What was there was excellent. I loved it to death. I've loved Joan Rivers since the early '80s when she subbef for Johnny Carson, and appeared on Hollywood Squares. What a hoot.
solid 4 out of 5, should have been 5 but for the missing material.

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  • Lonesome Dove

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Lee Horsley
  • Length: 36 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,204

Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio book I have ever listened to!

  • By James on 12-20-04

Maybe best book ever

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-09

This book, and "the Stand," by Stephen King, go back and forth in my mind as far as being the best book ever. Mr. Horsley brings this book to life as only a Texan can do, even better than the skilled narrator who did the audio for the Library of Congress. He was good--Horsley is exceptional. He captures the brashness of Gus, the savagery of Blue Duck, the timid nature of July Johnson, and so much more. With such an epic to work with, many potential narrators would be overwhelmed. This reading lends an added dimension to an amazing book--more realistic than anything John Ford ever put on the screen. In this real Wild West, the good guys certainly don't always win, and even the good guys show the character flaws that make them seem more real than any hero John Wayne ever portrayed. McMurtry only wrote two other books worth bothering with--Streets of Laredo, the sequel to this book, and "Last Picture Show." Other than that, don't even bother. Forget the two prequels, they're worthless. This is easily my favorite western, and as i stated at the outset, one of my two favorite books of all.

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  • All Creatures Great and Small

  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,853
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,020
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,016

In this first volume of his memoirs, then-newly-qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? The local farmers? And what will the animals think? This program is filled with hilarious and touching tales of the unpredictable Siegfried Farnon, his charming student brother Tristan, and Herriot's first encounters with a beautiful girl named Helen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful Listen--Stories That Never Get Old

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Old Friends are back, at their best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-09

This is the first of an awesome series. When I first read it, when it was on the bestseller list, the narration was done by an American. Even with that handicap, these stories made me laugh, cry, and think. They're back, and better than ever, with Christopher Timothy reading them. He excels at the voices, and well he should--having portrayed Herriott on TV. Time hasn't taken the fun out of these books, and neither has an unflattering biog of Herriott done after his death in 1995, although its author certainly tried to wreck the fun of these books. The stories bring happiness to even the most harsh experiences. The tales of failed dates with his dream girl would give heart to a man facing those struggles in these modern times. The tales of an outsider becoming an insider in an often clanish community are a pure delight. Read on, and enjoy.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful