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  • Notorious RBG

  • The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • By: Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,310

Nearly a half century into being a feminist and legal pioneer, something funny happened to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The octogenarian won the Internet. Across America, people who weren't even born when Ginsburg made her name are tattooing themselves with her face, setting her famously searing dissents to music, and making viral videos in tribute.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fall in love with RBG! I did.

  • By serine on 01-23-16

Awe inspiring and important

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Reviewed: 08-06-18

The authors did such a great job with this book. RBG is such a fascinating figure and I'd recommend this book to anyone.

  • I Blame Dennis Hopper

  • And Other Stories from a Life Lived in and out of the Movies
  • By: Illeana Douglas
  • Narrated by: Illeana Douglas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

In 1969, Illeana Douglas' parents saw the film Easy Rider and were transformed. Taking Dennis Hopper's words - "That's what it's all about, man" - to heart, they abandoned their comfortable upper-middle-class life and gave Illeana a childhood filled with hippies, goats, free spirits, and free love. Illeana writes, "Since it was all out of my control, I began to think of my life as a movie, with a Dennis Hopper-like father at the center of it." I Blame Dennis Hopper is a rollicking, funny, at times tender exploration of the way movies can change our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved Every Moment of this Book!

  • By Susan Van Allen on 01-20-16

So perfect

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Reviewed: 07-02-16

Exactly what you want an autobiography to be. I wish it was twice as long. My favorite book in a long time.

  • Fast Girl

  • A Life Spent Running from Madness
  • By: Suzy Favor Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Suzy Favor Hamilton, Nan McNamara
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504

The former middle-distance Olympic runner and high-end escort speaks out for the first time about her battle with mental illness and how mania controlled and compelled her in competition but also in life. This is a heartbreakingly honest yet hopeful memoir reminiscent of Manic, Electroboy, and An Unquiet Mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Accurate Explanation of Bi-Polar Disorder

  • By Julia on 08-03-17

Brave, Powerful & Compelling

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Reviewed: 05-03-16

Well written and inspiring, Suzy Favor Hamilton shares her story in a way that makes you want to listen non stop.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Just Kids

  • By: Patti Smith
  • Narrated by: Patti Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,945

Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late 60s and 70s and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated

  • By Stan on 04-28-13

Perfection

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Reviewed: 10-08-15

Her story was compelling, but she is such a talented poet and writer that it was also just beautiful to listen to. This has to be the most perfectly written book I've ever heard or read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beyond Belief

  • My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
  • By: Jenna Miscavige Hill
  • Narrated by: Sandy Rustin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,786

Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org - the church's highest ministry - speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Despicable Truth Behind Scientology

  • By Tim on 02-07-13

Amazing & shocking

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Reviewed: 09-20-15

This was the most informative and compelling read on what is truly happening in Scientology. Everyone should hear this and the "church" should be shut down and the leaders jailed. Way to go, Jenna Hill!