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  • Robin

  • By: Dave Itzkoff
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213

From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations - all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams’ comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Robin...

  • By Leigh on 05-24-18

Real, Personal, In-Depth read!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I loved knowing more about the talented Robin Williams who entertained me in so many ways. I read and listened to this book. The audible helped me bring Robin to life at times. Thank you so much for your gentle and personal story about him. He definitely was a genius and a kind human being.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,428
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,547
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,460

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Inspirational

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

James Comey has such clarity of his convictions. I am thrilled that I read and listened to his book. He very clearly describes his time as the FBI Director and his reasons for telling us about the Clinton investigation when he did. Yes, we are in very difficult times now with Donald Trump. I am inspired to do my part to help our country recover. Thank you for this book, Mr. Comey.

  • The House on Mango Street

  • By: Sandra Cisneros
  • Narrated by: Sandra Cisneros
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 849
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 692

Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong, not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it's excellent, but may be best in paper

  • By mkrhoades on 09-09-05

Such a personal, sweet story.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I could relate a lot of this to my childhood thoughts growing up Greek American. This story is told from eyes of a child.

  • Personal History

  • By: Katharine Graham
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 30 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

In this best-selling and widely acclaimed memoir, Katharine Graham, the woman who piloted the Washington Post through the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, tells her story - one that is extraordinary both for the events it encompasses and for the courage, candor, and dignity of its telling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Life Told with Honesty, Humility, and Humor.

  • By Kalutha on 01-01-18

A Lady of Honor

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Spoiler Alert: Excellent writing about an amazing life! Katharine was a torch bearer for women. She faced her husband’s suicide with such courage, and she went on to lead The Post with God-given talent and humility. She never stopped learning. I would have loved to have her as a friend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hallelujah Anyway

  • Rediscovering Mercy
  • By: Anne Lamott
  • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

From best-selling author Anne Lamott comes a powerful exploration of mercy, its limitless (if sometimes hidden) presence, why we ignore it, and how we can embrace it. "Mercy is radical kindness," Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway. It's the permission you give others - and yourself - to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anne is my new teacher and hero

  • By Kathleen S Vineyard on 10-30-17

Love Lamott

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-17

Great performance and message. Anne is so real! I love her books. I have read them all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Was Told to Come Alone

  • My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad
  • By: Souad Mekhennet
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 214

For her whole life, Souad Mekhennet, a reporter for the Washington Post who was born and educated in Germany, has had to balance the two sides of her upbringing - Muslim and Western. She has also sought to provide a mediating voice between these cultures, which too often misunderstand each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By Sandy on 10-31-17

Personal Bravery

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

I chose this book because I wanted to know a female Muslim's view of how people become so radicalized and violent in the name of Islam. What do other Muslims think about the violence and how do they stand up against it? The author is a brilliant, brave woman with an understanding heart.

  • All the King's Men

  • By: Robert Penn Warren
  • Narrated by: Michael Emerson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085

The fictionalized account of Louisiana's colorful and notorious governor, Huey Pierce Long, All the King's Men follows the startling rise and fall of Willie Stark, a country lawyer in the Deep South of the 1930s. Beset by political enemies, Stark seeks aid from his right-hand man Jack Burden, who will bear witness to the cataclysmic unfolding of this very American tragedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully presented

  • By Cheimon on 10-12-08

Beautiful Work of Literature

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

I did not want this book to end. Penn Warren's story of a politician propels the narrative, but his style and deep thought slow

it down. I read several passages over and over because the image he painted was so clear. And his description of our plight as human beings made me think quite deeply about many things.

  • How the Irish Saved Civilization

  • By: Thomas Cahill
  • Narrated by: Liam Neeson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Thanks to Thomas Cahill, the pivotal era called the "dark ages" is brought back to vibrant life, its personages portrayed in all their seemingly contemporary humanity, its issues simply and compellingly spelled out. How the Irish Saved Civilization will change forever the way we look at our past, and ourselves. Read by critically-acclaimed actor Liam Neeson.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Audio Quality So Bad I Can't Listen

  • By CoffeeIV on 12-19-14

Liam Neesom could make any book sound great!!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-15

Io learned a lot about Ireland and its history of knowledgeable leaders. I look forward to visiting this beautiful country. And listening to Liam read about his country is a joy!!

  • Small Victories

  • Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
  • By: Anne Lamott
  • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It's an approach that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott offers a new message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardship and pain may seem small, she writes, but they change us - our perceptions, our perspectives, and our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book Anne has ever done.

  • By Craig L. Ervin on 11-14-14

Pick me up

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

Reviewed: 04-28-15

I love Lamott's sense of humor and honesty. She definitely picks me up. Her special talent with words offer solace and fun.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130,889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,395

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Entanglement

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

Reviewed: 03-06-15

Lots of twists and turns for the girl on the train. Fast moving, different stories and tied together very well.