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Kevin J. Yellick

Minneapolis, MN
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  • Riding the Elephant

  • A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations
  • By: Craig Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Craig Ferguson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

From the comedian, actor, and former host of The Late Late Show comes an irreverent, lyrical memoir in essays featuring his signature wit. In the audiobook, there are some stories that are too graphic for television, too politically incorrect for social media, or too meditative for a stand-up comedy performance. Craig discusses his deep love for his native Scotland, examines his profound psychic change brought on by fatherhood, and looks at aging and mortality with a perspective that he was incapable of as a younger man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time well spent.

  • By Bonnie on 05-08-19

fantastic storyteller

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

Reviewed: 05-21-19

Ferguson is becoming a better author than a comedian and he is a great comedian. Love the stories - love the telling - everything about it is gerat. Read this book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • On Such a Full Sea

  • A Novel
  • By: Chang-rae Lee
  • Narrated by: B. D. Wong
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 324

In a future, long-declining America, society is strictly stratified by class. Long-abandoned urban neighborhoods have been repurposed as highwalled, self-contained labor colonies. And the members of the labor class - descendants of those brought over en masse many years earlier from environmentally ruined provincial China - find purpose and identity in their work to provide pristine produce and fish to the small, elite, satellite charter villages that ring the labor settlement.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Literary dystopian fiction

  • By David on 03-18-17

plot spins out unevenly

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

Reviewed: 04-30-19

Overall the book is an interesting read but it is told so unevenly that it got in the way of enjoying it.

  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

  • A Novel
  • By: Aimee Bender
  • Narrated by: Aimee Bender
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 251

On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents' attention, bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother - her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother - tastes of despair and desperation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Going to Read the Actual Book

  • By Victoria on 07-11-10

Silly premise. Boring story. Don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Didn't bother to finish. Maybe you can understand why some enjoy this book but it was a waste of a credit..