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  • Someday, Someday, Maybe

  • A Novel
  • By: Lauren Graham
  • Narrated by: Lauren Graham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,040
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,035

From Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, comes a witty, charming, and hilariously relatable debut novel about a struggling young actress trying to get ahead - and keep it together - in New York City. It’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing "important" work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you love Lauren Graham get this

  • By Mia on 05-01-13

I hope there is a sequel

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

As a diehard Gilmore Girls fan, I really enjoyed Lauren Graham's first novel.
I hope there is a sequel or that she writes another book - enjoyed her narration too.

  • Every Day I'm Hustling

  • By: Vivica A. Fox, Kevin Carr O'Leary
  • Narrated by: Vivica A. Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

Vivica A. Fox is a dynamo who has created a lasting career on her own, through sheer, roll-up-your-sleeves DIY hustle. Every Day I'm Hustling is a personal book with a message Fox passionately believes in: that you make your own luck, that you never ever wake up in the morning thinking somebody's going to call you and offer you that part or ask you out on that date that's going to change your life, that you have to wake up and put on your longest eyelashes and fiercest heels and go out and make your life happen yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By colette on 04-09-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

What did you love best about Every Day I'm Hustling?

I love the Hollywood story and details of how many years it takes to really make it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Every Day I'm Hustling?

When she talked about her romantic life - I wasn't sure if she was going to go there and she did. It made me feel less stupid about some of my choices.

What does Vivica A. Fox bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her warmth can through in her narration.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No - it made me feel good - like when you have a good conversation with a friend.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Breaking and Entering: A Manual for the Working Actor

  • From Auditions to Agents to a Career
  • By: Philip Carlson
  • Narrated by: Philip Carlson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45

Philip Carlson was the first agent to sign Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Billy Crudup, Liev Schreiber, Claire Danes, Idris Elba, Kyra Sedgwick, Adrien Grenier, and Paul Giamatti. He has represented Viola Davis, Kathy Bates, Brian Dennehy, and W.H. Macy among many and gifted others. He shares his practical trade secrets in this extraordinarily comprehensive guide on how to get into show business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read even for a non-beginner

  • By Kyle Sutton on 11-02-17

Most informative book on breaking into acting. Ever!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

Excellent - I learned so much and most importantly what I did wrong when I had an agent.
If you want to be in this business, read this book.

  • 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 20,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,657

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

Riveting and Horrifying

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

It took me a week to get through Fire and Fury. I listened every minute I could.
It’s the backstory for the first year’s news story and more. To quote, Spicer from the book, “you can’t make this s...t up.”

  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • A Novel
  • By: Maria Semple
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,733
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,728

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading cover contains excellent novel

  • By jennifer on 01-28-16

Loved this!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

One of my favorite reads of 2017. They are making it into a movie - which should be interesting.
I loved the picture it painted of Seattle. I enjoyed all the characters - Bee was my favorite though being a precocious only child myself.
Great narration too - the narrator did a great job with all the voices.

  • Unbelievable

  • My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
  • By: Katy Tur
  • Narrated by: Katy Tur
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,393

The NBC journalist who covered - and took fire from - Donald Trump on the campaign trail offers an inside look at the most shocking presidential election in American history. Intriguing, disturbing, and powerful, Unbelievable is an unprecedented eyewitness account of the 2016 election from an intelligent, dedicated journalist at the center of it - a thoughtful historical record that offers eye-opening insights and details on our political process, the media, and the mercurial 45th president of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENLIGHTENING WITH MUCH HUMOR -LIKE YOU WERE THERE

  • By v2o777 on 09-18-17

Now I understand

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

If you could sum up Unbelievable in three words, what would they be?

I listened off and on for 3 days - whenever I could. Riveting!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Katy

What about Katy Tur’s performance did you like?

Thank God she read it herself - it would not have been the same if it was someone else.

If you could give Unbelievable a new subtitle, what would it be?

Unbelievable and crazy

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,953

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the YouTube video

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

Just great - sound strong advice

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Very inspiring - you won't be able to leave your house with an unmade bed.
Author narrated - what a great voice

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fast Focus

  • A Quick-Start Guide to Mastering Your Attention, Ignoring Distractions, and Getting More Done in Less Time!
  • By: Damon Zahariades
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 244

Imagine having more free time to spend with your friends and loved ones. Imagine having the freedom to pursue things you're passionate about, whether it's gardening, hiking, reading, or restoring a classic car. Amazon best-selling author Damon Zahariades takes you through a proven system that'll help you to master your attention, keep distractions at bay, and get more done in less time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fundamentals for Focusing

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-08-18

Clear, concise and short

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

This was very useful - it's just the facts of how to achieve good time management - no fluff.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Rather Charming Invitation

  • By: C. A. Belmond
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513

Dateline: London, Paris, Antibes. It's time to get down to nuptial nuts and bolts. But while heiress Penny's distant relatives insist that the wedding be held in their native France, Jeremy's kin won't have it anywhere but England. And either choice might just re-ignite the Hundred Year's War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best of this series

  • By Robin on 03-17-17

I love this series!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

It was light and fun with great descriptions and interesting locations.
The narrator is one of my favorites.
I hope this is not the end of the series.

  • Avoidant

  • How to Love (or Leave) a Dismissive Partner
  • By: Jeb Kinnison
  • Narrated by: Joe Farinacci
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

People in relationships with avoidants struggle with their lack of responsiveness and inability to tolerate real intimacy. Relationships between an avoidant and a partner of another attachment type are the largest group of unhappy relationships, and people who love their partners and who may have started families and had children with an avoidant will work very hard to try to make their relationships work better, out of love for their partner and children as well as their own happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen!

  • By Jolene Monheim on 04-10-15

Useful

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

A good companion to John Gottman's Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Especially if you have a "stonewalling" spouse.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful