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  • Unhinged

  • An Insider's Account of the Trump White House
  • By: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Narrated by: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,979
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,760

Few have been a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned 15 years - through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing We Didn't Already Know

  • By Yvonne Lowery on 09-11-18

Feels Like a Trojan Horse

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I want to make it clear that I'm not a Trump supporter. I bought this book simply to spite Trump. That said, the whole book felt like a Trojan horse with Omarosa complaining about obstacles the left put in the way of the trump presidency. Her narration is hard to get through and I can't finish the book. She reads the book like you would expect someone to narrate an American Girls Doll story. Her impression of trump is terrible and should not have even been attempted. It's just so sappy and "poor me" that I can't take it. She has no interesting insight. Anything she has to "reveal" about trump, we already know. The best thing about this book is the tapes that coincide and they are being released for free in the cable news circuit so... no thanks, Omarosa. Go back to work on the Trump campaign. Nice try.

169 of 199 people found this review helpful

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  • Dick Gregory 11-24-69

  • By: Dick Gregory
  • Narrated by: Howard Smith, Josh Rattner
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46

Famous for a unique blend of stand-up comedy and political speech, Gregory had recently run, unsuccessfully, for president of the United States. He had since returned to comedy, recording the album, Dick Gregory, The Light Side: The Dark Side. He contemplates his career with Smith, days before a performance at Carnegie Hall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • totally relevant today

  • By mj on 07-25-18

totally relevant today

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-18

sad to say the only parts that date this are the mentions of year and presidents. everything else is totally relevant today

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109,861
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101,753
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 101,267

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not Funny at all

  • By DC in FL on 03-04-17

excellent story - not long enough!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

definitely left me wanting more! I hope he writes and performs more autobiographical pieces infuture

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale

  • By: David Duchovny
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 389

Elsie Bovary is a cow, and a pretty happy one at that - her long, lazy days are spent eating, napping, and chatting with her best friend, Mallory. One night, Elsie and Mallory sneak out of their pasture; but while Mallory is interested in flirting with the neighboring bulls, Elsie finds herself drawn to the farmhouse. Through the window, she sees the farmer's family gathered around a bright Box God - and what the Box God reveals about something called an "industrial meat farm" shakes Elsie's understanding of her world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and fun

  • By Umair on 02-08-15

Cute, Current, Smart, Hilarious and Poignant

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

Where does Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best by far. David Duchovny's voice and inflection was made for this and I'd listen to him read any book to me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Q, for obvious reasons.. gotta read the book to find out. She is the omniscient heroine.

What about David Duchovny’s performance did you like?

The whispered asides. It's always a bonus to have the author narrate, but it's especially a bonus when he's a talented actor that can authentically portray feelings through his voice.

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

Stop using animals for anything. Go vegan. They think and feel just like we do and I hope this illustration of what the world seems like from an animal's point of view changes the minds and hearts of millions. It's interesting that this question asked about "extreme" reactions. Ceasing to use or exploit animals is viewed as extreme by so many. But what is extreme? Abusing animals or abstaining from harming anything?

Any additional comments?

Go vegan.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The New Jim Crow

  • Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  • By: Michelle Alexander
  • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,762

In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An essential read. A horrifying reality.

  • By Jeremy on 04-28-12

Everyone Must Read This.

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

Reviewed: 11-12-14

Any additional comments?

This is a fantastic book that easily explains the history of segregation laws and their progression into our system of mass incarceration that we've all been blindly swallowing for decades now.

  • A People's History of the United States

  • By: Howard Zinn
  • Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
  • Length: 34 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,136

A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up - from the point of view of, and in the words of, America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Editing Ruins Experience

  • By Gavin St. Ours on 05-04-10

Should be required reading in every American HS

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

Reviewed: 11-03-14

Where does A People's History of the United States rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Probably the best history book I've ever read.

What did you like best about this story?

True recollection of facts without any patriotism injected into the stories.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful