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Cheryl

Southampton, MA, United States
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  • Can I Say

  • Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums
  • By: Travis Barker, Gavin Edwards - contributor
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

Travis Barker's soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer's art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery. After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, everything changed for Travis Barker. But the dark side of rock stardom took its toll: His marriage, chronicled for an MTV reality show, fell apart. Constant touring concealed a serious drug addiction. A reckoning did not truly come until he was forced to face mortality.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The narration was painful at best. It's KILLING me

  • By Zen on 02-21-17

Awful narration-ruined it

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

Narrator's voice didn't match the story. So looked forward to this book but couldn't get past the voice. Travis should have narrated like Sebastian Bach did-makes all the difference

  • It's So Easy

  • And Other Lies
  • By: Duff McKagan
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

In 1984, at the age of 20, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle - partly to pursue music, but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then-decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene. In LA only a few weeks and still living in his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone who identified himself only as "Slash." Soon after, the most dangerous band in the world was born. Guns N' Roses went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book just may save a life.

  • By Katrina Hamilton on 10-16-16

Could'nt stop listenening

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

I bought this book with having no interest in GNR and no idea who Duff McKagan was. I found out Duff McKagan is s strong, honest, brave, caring human being. Such an incredible story.

  • Almost Interesting

  • The Memoir
  • By: David Spade
  • Narrated by: David Spade
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689

David Spade is best known for his harsh "Hollywood Minute" sketches on SNL, his starring roles in movies like Tommy Boy and Joe Dirt, and his seven-year stint as Dennis Finch on the series Just Shoot Me. Now, with a wit as dry as the weather in his home state of Arizona, the "comic brat extraordinaire" delivers a memoir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than expected

  • By Infullbloom on 10-29-15

The best book I've listened to in a long while !

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

Reviewed: 01-09-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

You have to listen to this book ! I can't say I was a big fan of David's but I am now! The book moves at a good pace and he is a fantastic narrator ! Who knew! I literally laughed out loud over and over and over !

What was one of the most memorable moments of Almost Interesting?

I can't say what a favorite moment was The whole story is so interesting, couldn't turn it off.

Which character – as performed by David Spade – was your favorite?

Christy from the Gap !

  • Obama's Wars

  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 222

Working behind the scenes for 18 months, Bob Woodward has written the most intimate and sweeping portrait of President Obama making the critical decisions on the Afghanistan War, the secret war in Pakistan, and the worldwide fight against terrorism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Intriguing Look Into A Misunderstood War

  • By Michael on 10-17-10

Tremendous !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-10

I listened to this book 3 times and will probably listen to it again. Fascinating details and so well written.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Late, Late at Night

  • By: Rick Springfield
  • Narrated by: Rick Springfield
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

In a searingly candid memoir that he authored himself, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Rick Springfield pulls back the curtain on his image as a bright, shiny, happy performer to share the startling story of his rise and fall and rise in music, film, and television, and his lifelong battle with depression.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Confessional, honest, bitter and yet a bit creepy

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-18-14

Didn't like this book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-10

I was hoping there was some wisdom to be found in this book due to his battle with depression, but heard none. I found it slow moving and depressing.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown

  • The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America
  • By: Lorri Glover, Daniel Smith
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

The English had long dreamed of colonizing America, especially after Sir Francis Drake brought home Spanish treasure and dramatic tales from his raids in the Caribbean. Ambitions of finding gold and planting a New World colony seemed within reach when, in 1606, Thomas Smythe extended overseas trade with the launch of the Virginia Company. But from the beginning the American enterprise was a disaster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The background for Shakespeare's The Tempest

  • By GrandmaNurseHeather on 08-25-11

Great !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-10

Loved it- couldn't put it down !

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • House of Abraham

  • Lincoln and the Todds, a Family Divided by War
  • By: Stephen Berry
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

For all the talk of the Civil War "pitting brother against brother", until now there has never been a single book that traces the story of one family ravaged by that conflict. And no family could better illustrate the personal toll the war took than Lincoln's own. Mary Todd Lincoln was one of 14 siblings who were split between the Confederacy and the Union. Three of her brothers fought, and two died, for the South.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Family Divided

  • By Phillip on 12-06-08

Enthralling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-10

Listened to it three times! Well written-

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Savage Kingdom

  • The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America
  • By: Benjamin Woolley
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Four centuries ago, and 14 years before the Mayflower, a group of men - led by a one-armed ex-pirate, an epileptic aristocrat, a reprobate cleric, and a government spy - left London aboard a fleet of three ships to start a new life in America. They arrived in Virginia in the spring of 1607 and set about trying to create a settlement on a tiny island in the James River.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story - poor narration

  • By Don on 08-19-07

Disorganized

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-10

Hard to follow- poorly organized-never finished it.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Lincolns

  • Portrait of a Marriage
  • By: Daniel Mark Epstein
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

In 1974 the historian Fawn Brodie predicted that a "sensitive study of the Lincoln marriage will not always defy biographers". Until now, it has. The only book-length treatment of the marriage was published in 1953, when scholars lacked today's resources and were still struggling with deep-seated prejudices about Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln. Now Daniel Mark Epstein has produced an incisive and balanced portrait of the Lincolns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating!

  • By F. Elizabeth Hauser on 12-14-08

Outstanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-10

Could not stop listening to it-great history lesson.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful