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Tulsa, OK USA
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  • The Electric Woman

  • A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts
  • By: Tessa Fontaine
  • Narrated by: Tessa Fontaine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

 

Turns out, one lesson applies to living through illness, keeping the show on the road, letting go of the person you love most, and eating fire: The trick is there is no trick. You eat fire by eating fire. Two journeys - a daughter’s and a mother’s - bear witness to this lesson in The Electric Woman

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this book.

  • By sdenise on 06-16-18

more about her mother's stroke than freaks

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

she spends a lot of time on her family, I got the book to read about traveling with my freak show

  • Verses for the Dead

  • A Pendergast Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639

After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner. Pendergast and his new teammate, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to Miami Beach, where a rash of killings by a bloodthirsty psychopath are distinguished by a confounding M.O.: cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them - along with cryptic handwritten letters - at local gravestones, unconnected save in one bizarre way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Absorbing Pendergast novel...

  • By shelley on 01-01-19

pendergast is finally back

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

good story, a real ending, a new partner all great. no supernatural elements but best in a white

  • Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra

  • By: Anne Rice, Christopher Rice
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 340

Ramses the Great, former pharaoh of Egypt, is reawakened by the elixir of life in Edwardian England. Now immortal with his bride-to-be, he is swept up in a fierce and deadly battle of wills and psyches against the once-great Queen Cleopatra. Ramses has reawakened Cleopatra with the same perilous elixir whose unworldly force brings the dead back to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am hungry for more......

  • By Michelle M. Durante on 11-23-17

repetitive. rice again explores mortality

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

Rice again explores mortality through immortal beings. I enjoyed it and gulped the whole book down. and unusually for her, Rice actually has an ending for this book. but the beginning is repetitive as the beginnings of each chapter seem to summarize the book to that point. and this goes on for about half the book.

  • The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

  • The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
  • By: Sam Kean
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819

Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: Wait for misfortune to strike - strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents - and see how victims coped. In many cases their survival was miraculous, if puzzling. Observers were amazed by the transformations that took place when different parts of the brain were destroyed, altering victims' personalities. With the lucid, masterful explanations and razor-sharp wit his fans have come to expect, Kean explores the brain's secret passageways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed but not overly Technical

  • By Michael on 05-06-15

entertaining and provocative

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

fun read. well written. some mispronounced words that granted a bit, but I enjoyed the book and listened to it again as soon as I finished it

  • Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

  • And Other Lessons in Life
  • By: Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Michael Caine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films and has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy. He knows what success takes - he's made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. But as he says, "Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it." Now in his 85th year - and more beloved than ever - he wants to share everything he's learned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow.

  • By Gregory C. Fowler on 10-27-18

Advice for those who want to be actors and more

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This book is ostensibly advice from an old codger on how to get along as an actor -- show up on time, know your lines, don't lose your temper, etc. #celebrity #howto #tagsgiving and #sweepstakes

  • I Remember Me

  • By: Carl Reiner
  • Narrated by: Carl Reiner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

For over half a century, millions have appreciated Carl Reiner's work as comedian, actor, director, TV writer and author. Winner of numerous accolades, including 12 Emmy wins and one Grammy award, Carl Reiner once again brandishes his literary talents to tell the story of his life in I Remember Me. Reiner reminisces on 90 years of love and laughter, highs and lows, mistakes and triumphs. Told with a warm heart and an occasional touch of nostalgia, Reiner draws from decades of family, friends and fun to illuminate his life and career as one of America's most loved and memorable figures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'll have what he's having

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-23-15

Funny stories from a funny man

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Carl goes beyond his memoir and tells us stories of his friends and acquaintances; a fun romp #celebrity #namedropping #comedy #tagsgiving and #sweepstakes

  • Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

  • A Sortabiography
  • By: Eric Idle
  • Narrated by: Eric Idle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525

 

We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python - from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on an unforgettable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theater, and film. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eric Idle name-dropping, which can't be helped

  • By LJ on 10-09-18

what fun! I loved it irreverant and cheeky,

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

what more could you ask for? well maybe some might stories about him and his famous friends.

  • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

  • An Audio Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
  • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,431

The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic. Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable making-of documentary of sorts

  • By Tasha on 10-04-18

basically this is an advertisement

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

basically thi is an ad for the Harry Potter museum exhibitions in NYC and London

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  • Lost Boy

  • The True Story of Captain Hook
  • By: Christina Henry
  • Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523

On an island lives a boy called Peter and his band of merry lost boys, young forever. That is unless they get sick or killed by pirates or eaten by crocodiles or unless - inexplicably - they grow old. For some of them do grow old, and nobody knows why. One of these boys is called Jamie, and he was the first boy that Peter ever brought to the island. Jamie's lived there for longer than he can remember, and it's not all fun and games.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it. This is how it's done

  • By Angela on 02-08-18

what an unexpected pleasure

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Ah, how did Hook become Hook? He was once Peter's best friend. Here is the story. What a great escape. Narrator was perfect. Sorry to reach the end. Glad I took a chance on this one.

  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,158

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

loved this story. a gem. narration perfect. wow!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

a real gem! a wonderful story. great narration. a true find. spend a few hours in the library with this family