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Joshua Irving Gershick

Los Angeles, CA, USA
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  • Full Disclosure

  • By: Stormy Daniels
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437

She was already well-known in some circles before March 6, 2018, but that's probably the first time you heard the name Stormy Daniels. That's the day she filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement negotiated before the election but never signed. How did Stormy Daniels become the woman willing to take on a president? What is it like to be reviled by some, held up as a beacon of hope by others, and to be an object of fascination to all? In this audiobook, Stormy Daniels tells her whole story for the first time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining, Funny, Shocking Beautiful

  • By B Van Het Hof on 10-04-18

A Courageous, Smart, Perceptive Writer

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Ms. Daniels is smart, funny & perceptive. Her story is full of fascinating detail. I love her. And I love this book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,022

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

Must-Read Chronicle of a Crazy Year

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

To those who paid attention through 2016 - and continue to do so - the revelations in Wolff’s must-read account of his year as an embedded White House observer will be unsurprising. Yes, the Trump moment is insane. What we are witnessing in NOT normal. And we must NOT normal

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,098

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17

A Class Act!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

Hillary Rodham Clinton, a brilliant, accomplished woman & brave leader, should be the 45th President of the United States, not the crass, racist, sexist, authoritarian miscreant who currently occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This is a clear-eyed account of the run-up to the 2016 election.

46 of 214 people found this review helpful

  • Through the Door of Life

  • By: Joy Ladin
  • Narrated by: Trudie Kessler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Professor Jay Ladin made headlines around the world when, after years of teaching literature at Yeshiva University, he returned to the Orthodox Jewish campus as a woman - Joy Ladin. In Through the Door of Life, Joy Ladin takes listeners inside her transition as she changed genders and, in the process, created a new self. With unsparing honesty and surprising humor, Ladin wrestles with both the practical problems of gender transition and the larger moral, spiritual, and philosophical questions that arise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Profound Journey

  • By Joshua Irving Gershick on 08-11-17

A Profound Journey

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Joy Ladin's journey to authenticity is deeply moving. I loved her perspective and language. Gorgeous!

  • Are You Anybody?

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeffrey Tambor
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Tambor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

It's rare that an actor embodies even one memorable character over the arc of a career. Jeffrey Tambor has managed to create three, beginning with Hank "Hey Now!" Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, the series created by Garry Shandling, Jeffrey's first mentor in television. He went on to find two more show creators, Mitch Hurwitz of Arrested Development and Jill Soloway of Transparent, who shared a love of actors and taught him a lot about acting along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jeffrey, You Are Somebody

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-25-17

A Charming Man, An Interesting Life

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

I like it when folks narrate their own books, and Mr Tamblor is delightful! I particularly loved his childhood story of his red bowtie, and his recounting of everything Transparent/Maura Pffeferman. Listen!

  • Manhunt

  • The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
  • By: James L. Swanson
  • Narrated by: Richard Thomas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552

The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history, the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild 12-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Scott on 12-06-13

A Compelling, Illuminating Work!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

Swanson is a great writer who knows how to make history come alive. This book is rich in detail, but not overwhelmingly so. And Richard Thomas's performance is electrifying. Gorgeous work all around! Highly Recommended.

  • King Cohn

  • The Life and Times of Hollywood Mogul Harry Cohn
  • By: Bob Thomas
  • Narrated by: John Landis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Harry Cohn left no writings, made no speeches, rarely submitted to interviews and abhorred personal publicity. Despite all of those facts, the notoriously rough and tough studio chieftain is brilliantly rendered in what may be Thomas's finest work.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very limited

  • By Elizabeth on 07-25-15

A Thin Bio

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

Reviewed: 11-01-16

The late Bob Thomas is no Jeanine Basinger and here gives a light once-over to the life of Columbia Pictures founder Harry Cohn. Not an in-depth examination of Cohn, this book is more a collection of vignettes and war stories, light on detail and over before you know it. The narrator mispronounces many pedestrian words and proper names alike, which is jarring, and he has a nasal delivery. A good producer might have prevented the mispronunciations with some careful prep. Disappointing.

  • The Children of Roswell

  • A Seven-Decade Legacy of Fear, Intimidation, and Cover-Ups
  • By: Thomas J. Carey, Donald R. Schmitt
  • Narrated by: Barry Abrams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Despite the government's best efforts to explain it away, after nearly 70 years, Roswell is a story that just won't disappear. Parents who were present during or immediately after the incident may have passed on, but their children know what happened‚ and have paid dearly for their knowledge. These are their stories.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of Conjecture, Little Evidence & an Unremarkable Performance

  • By Joshua Irving Gershick on 07-13-16

Lots of Conjecture, Little Evidence & an Unremarkable Performance

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

Better writing & organization might have made this a better book. Another book, "Witness to Roswell," covers these "testimonies" more keenly. A good editor might have stripped this book of its many redundancies & duplications. Disappointing. PERFORMANCE: The reader punctuates his droning performance by strangely emphasizing a word or phrase. His attempts at characterization, particularly of female "witnesses" is more distracting than effective.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

  • By: Terry Ryan
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio introduces Evelyn Ryan, an enterprising woman who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the 1950s and 1960s. Standing up to the church, her alcoholic husband, and antiquated ideas about women, Evelyn turned every financial challenge into an opportunity for innovation, all the while raising her six sons and four daughters with the belief that miracles are an everyday occurrence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming yet unsentimental

  • By Margaret on 05-12-12

"The Prize Winner" is Prize Winning!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

A beautifully written, wonderfully read true story about a mid-century woman whose irrepressible heart, wit, wisdom & talent buoyed her family through tough times.

  • Tea at Five

  • By: Matthew Lombardo
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Joins us for a cup of tea, won't you? Katharine Hepburn beckons us into her Connecticut home for a cozy chat and an intimate look at the legend, and the woman behind the legend. Based on the critically acclaimed New York production, the independent, intelligent, feisty Hepburn comes alive once again when Kate Mulgrew, of Star Trek: Voyager fame, slips deftly into the voice and being of the famous actress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MULGREW UNLEASHES HER INNER HEPBURN

  • By Scott on 03-09-09

Mulgrew Is Tops as Hepburn

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

Love Kate Mulgrew as Katharine Hepburn in Matthew Lombardo's THIN playlette. The pleasure is all in the performance, and Mulgrew IS a pleasure and MAKES this otherwise lean piece worthwhile.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful