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  • Remember the Time

  • Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days
  • By: Bill Whitfield, Javon Beard, Tanner Colby (contributor)
  • Narrated by: Neal Ghant, Brad Raymond, Brian Troxell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 176

Hounded by the tabloid media, driven from his self-made sanctuary at Neverland, Michael Jackson spent his final years moving from city to city, living with his three children in virtual seclusion - a futile attempt to escape a world that wouldn’t leave him alone. During that time, two men served as the singer’s personal security team: Bill Whitfield, a former cop and veteran of the security profession, and Javon Beard, a brash, untested rookie, both single fathers themselves. Stationed at his side nearly 24/7, their job was to see and hear everything that transpired.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Book! I didn't feel dirty listening to it

  • By MObetta on 06-11-14

An absolute gift to fans

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

This is a phenomenal read from a couple bodyguards who stick out the rough times when most people would’ve ran. Michael was a great entertainer who was treated as no more than a product in the industry. People were only interested in the billions he chose to make off of his talent. He wanted to be seen as an entertainer and a real person people could relate with. All he wanted was to be treated normal without chaotic fans and industry people treating him like he was a God. He was no God at all, far from anything to be worshipped. He was just an incredibly talented man who was so compassionate for people that he didn’t even know how to be direct and take control of his own life. It’s sad the real twisted darkness of Hollywood and fame that they don’t tell you about. It takes people with a real heart to expose the evil in this world. The love of money is the root of all evil and Michael- bringing so much joy in his music and gaining wealth people can only dream of- was surrounded by incredibly evil and demonic people. The sad thing is that he didn’t even want to be famous, he hated it & I understand why. This book confirms to me that the death of Michael was a planned murder. They knew he wasn’t in physical condition to perform 50 shows & AEG didn’t care. All they cared about was the money they’d make whether he performed or not because they knew he was worth BILLIONS. They felt that money was more important than Michaels life and ultimately he’d make more money dead than he’d ever make alive. It’s sad the amount of depression and isolation that comes with fame & fortune on his level. That man broke world & music records even in his death. If that’s not worldwide superstardom & love on the highest level possible idk what is. The people working in the shadows of these million dollar deals are flat out evil. I feel for celebrities that have to experience the pain he did.

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  • #GIRLBOSS

  • By: Sophia Amoruso
  • Narrated by: Sara Jes Austell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,884
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,868

The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion - it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story, Inspiring - but not practical

  • By Angela on 05-01-15

Boring narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

This book is a great self empowerment type of book for those who need a little boost in their lives, but I hate when narrators have a very dull voice. I wish audible would partner with actors & professional narrators who can really act the book out versus being that boring school teacher who reads from the book instead of adding personality & making the books interesting. Her voice stays the same tone throughout the entire story..... so I can't deal with listening to that. I'm not bashing anyone, but I returned the book.