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May I Have Your Attention Please?
- By: James Corden
- Narrated by: James Corden
- Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
As far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place: in front of you, doing something to make you laugh, cry, shout, or giggle uncontrollably. At the age of 4, he grandstanded throughout his baby sister’s christening, standing on a chair in front of the whole congregation, pulling faces and cracking everyone up. Despite himself, the vicar was impressed. And from then on he couldn’t get enough of the spotlight, even when it always seemed to avoid him. Throughout his teens, he and his Dad trudged up and down towards London....
- By Rachael Skinner on 06-29-16
Who is James Corden?
Is there anything you would change about this book?
The story is amusing at times, funny at others, and sometimes even a little informative. But there really isn't a plot or an overarching idea that hold the entire narrative like the spine on a book. I think James's narrative needs a lot more cohesion and comedy to really be the work of art that he imagined would be published.
What was most disappointing about James Corden’s story?
His story has no single unifying narrative. I felt that the entire book was really similar to a collection of short stories from James's life rather than an autobiography. I expected the narrative to be as funny as I expect his late night TV show to be.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
No. Although James had a lot of good scenes and stories from the book and his life, it would make for a pretty sloppy movie plot.
Any additional comments?
I thought listening to the book about James Corden would give me a real good sense of who he is and get me more interested in his various works and other acting experiences. However, the book fell a little bit short of those goals. He's a very funny guy and sometimes too self-deprecating but the book didn't quite meet the goals I set at before I started this reading.
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- A Future to Believe In
- By: Bernie Sanders
- Narrated by: Bernie Sanders, Mark Ruffalo
- Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a "fringe" campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment. By the time Sanders' campaign came to a close, however, it was clear that the pundits had gotten it wrong.
Such an important book!
- By B.Arbuckle on 12-10-16
A vision for the future even at the bleakest time
The book is divided into 2 halves but neither section disappoints. For the 1st part, Bernie provides his personal account of his childhood, college life, political career, all the way to the 2016 Democratic Primaries. He gives insight into his thinking the entire time and never hesitates to give credit where it's due or to highlight true progressive values.
The second half, narrated by The Hulk, is essentially a progressive manifesto that helps to shed light on those whose lives have darkened since this past election. There is still so much left in our country that lags behind the civilized world by decades: health care, minimum wage, maternity leave, reproductive rights. Use this as not just a biography but also a guidebook for how to bring our country into the 21st century.