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Suze Weinberg

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  • Troublemaker

  • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • By: Leah Remini
  • Narrated by: Leah Remini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,325
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,090
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,035

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi Marie on 07-10-18

You Go Girl - Bravissimo !

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

If you could sum up Troublemaker in three words, what would they be?

Fascinating, troubling, amazing

What other book might you compare Troublemaker to and why?

it's in a class by itself

What about Leah Remini’s performance did you like?

everything..her wonderful delicious Brooklyn accent (Hey Im a Brooklynite too...I get it!), her truthfulness, her easy to understand style of writing. The whole book was a "trip"!!

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

I absolutely LOVED this book. I asked myself over and over, however, how could a relatively normal human being not recognize the mind control and just say "Bah-Bah"...any 'religion' trying to control who I could be friends with (or not be) is so cult-like. So..there were times I was silently yelling at her to take her life back.

Any additional comments?

You go girl...you have made a wonderful choice for yourself and your family. Go ahead & live your life and let go of ANYTHING you might have left in the guilt department....I dont get the whole Scientology craziness....and where the hell was God in any of it....(not that he/she has to be BTW)...but..hell....you are a brave lady, a very funny lady and a wonderfully truthful lady...most of all...A LADY....so go forth and conquer!! You made a wise choice.

  • The Woman Upstairs

  • By: Claire Messud
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 512

Nora Eldridge, a 37-year-old elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who long ago abandoned her ambition to be a successful artist, has become the "woman upstairs", a reliable friend and tidy neighbor always on the fringe of others' achievements. Then into her classroom walks Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale. He and his parents - dashing Skandar, a Lebanese scholar and professor at the École Normale Supérleure; and Sirena, an effortlessly glamorous Italian artist - have come to Boston for Skandar to take up a fellowship at Harvard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing, Frustrating, Messed Up and AWESOME!

  • By Beth Anne on 05-24-13

Huge Waste of my Time

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

Reviewed: 06-04-13

What disappointed you about The Woman Upstairs?

Eleven hours of absolute drivel. Yes...I liked the narrater and Im confident that the author is probably a good writer but this book did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR ME.
The characters did nothing for me...they were boring, and, it took eleven hours to get to the ridiculous twist at the end...which still had no real ending.
I almost feel angry that it wasted so much of my time that could have been spent on a book with a decent story.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Inferno, Dan Brown

Would you listen to another book narrated by Cassandra Campbell?

possibly

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

utter disappointment.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Star Island

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 608

Meet 22-year-old Cherry Pye, a pop star since she was 14 - and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster. Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her “undercover stunt double” Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too “indisposed” - meaning wasted - to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott. Now the challenge for Cherry’s handlers is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence a secret from Cherry’s public - and from Cherry herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh Out Loud

  • By Suzn F on 08-01-10

Nope...not great at all

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-10

I'm willing to give this a 2 star because the author is generally a really funny guy and I loved his other books. Skinny Dip was wonderful. But...not this one.
It bored me..it made no sense...it had nothing either exciting or interesting or captivating about the plot. It just rambled on and on. I had no objection to the reader...I objected to being objected to this bunch of nonsense!!
For me, a big time waster.

  • The Best of Friends

  • Martha and Me
  • By: Mariana Pasternak
  • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 4

For more than two decades, Mariana Pasternak and Martha Stewart were nearly inseparable. They first met over a garden gate in Westport, Connecticut - two suburban wives wedded to successful men but with grand aspirations of their own. Pasternak’s deeply personal memoir tells the story of their friendship with honesty and candor, reflecting on the power of such intense relationships to change our lives, and the devastating aftermath when they end.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Martyr

  • By Laurie Longe on 04-16-10

Is she kidding ?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-10

Holy Cow....talk about being glued to someones hip & being afraid to speak up for fear of losing a 'friendship'.
Mariana Pasternak overlooked despicable traits in her' friend' Martha Stewart because she so enjoyed the life she was living. The whole thing made me ill.
This life of privilege and snobbery and feeling entitled, and constantly excusing it all to come back for more.OH MY. From the ridiculous relishing of drinking tea from special tea leaves to buying up houses and the fancy schmancy parties. So self absorbed.
The reader, while her voice was lovely, only made all of it so much more nauseating. The saddest part....you can tell that Mariana still wishes she were friends with Stewart and only through Stewarts undoing did it fall apart...NOT because Mariana was able to ever stand up for herself & tell Stewart how disgustingly she behaved.
As the story droned on and on I kept thinking...damn...END ALREADY.

  • The Girl Who Played with Fire Part 1

  • The Millennium Series, Book 2
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,211
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listening!

  • By Curatina on 08-09-09

fabulous

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-10

even better and more exciting than the first one in the trilogy..easier to get in to. Have pre-ordered the third book...can not wait! Shame we'll not have any more from this amazing writer/story teller.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,379

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Mystery with Wonderful Characters

  • By Robert on 12-22-08

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-10

While a bit tough to get into initially...once you do you will not ever be able to put it down. It mesmerized me, it transported me, it kept me highly interested. Saw the Swedish film version which remained faithful to the book..thank goodness.
Then I immediately read the second in the series which was even better then the first (if that's possible !)..now I have pre-ordered the last in the trilogy and I cant wait.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Nine Dragons

  • Harry Bosch, Book 14
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,118

The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ordinary at best

  • By P.Keith Daigle on 06-23-10

engaging

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-09

at times drawn out, at times kinda far fetched but, for the most part good plot twists, good ending and pretty good writing.

  • The Murder of King Tut

  • The Plot to Kill the Child King
  • By: James Patterson, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

In The Murder of Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard chronicle their epic quest to find out what happened to the boy-king. They comb through the evidence--X-rays, Carter's files, forensic clues--and scavenge for overlooked data to piece together the details of his life and death. The result is a true crime tale of intrigue, betrayal, and usurpation that presents a compelling case that King Tut's death was anything but natural.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Painful to listen to!

  • By Kelly on 10-17-09

awful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-09

What a complete waste of good reading time. I hated the narrator. The story was ridiculous. Patterson is a dreadful author. I can't believe I wasted a credit on this.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    3,706 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • The Lost Symbol Part 1

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,706
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Do yourself a favoe, pick up a good book

  • By F. Hayek on 09-28-09

.........and then came the last 1/4 of the book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-09

Well.....it really had me in the beginning. I couldn't put it down. I was gonna love this I was sure. But then...3/4 of the way through came the "big reveal' of one of main characters and the Lost Symbol was lost to me forever ! What a nonsense plot twist that was.
From there on it got ridiculous. It got wordy. It got boring. It got preachy.
It no longer had me. AT ALL.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vanished

  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 690

Nick Heller is tough, smart, and stubborn. And in his line of work, it's essential. Trained in the Special Forces, Nick is a high-powered intelligence investigator - exposing secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. He's a guy you don't want to mess with. He's also the man you call when you need a problem fixed. Desperate, with nowhere else to run, Nick's nephew, Gabe makes that call one night.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great business/espionage thriller

  • By Philip on 12-16-09

Really enjoyed it

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-09

I saw where many reviewers didn't like the reader, but I thought he was terrific. I felt he did a very good job and his voice was very easy, clear and pleasant. I had no objection what-so-ever to the variety of voices he used for the different characters.
I'd never read anything by Finder before. Thought it was a pretty decently engaging story and loved the way it turned out.
Now I'll look to see what other things he's written and what this reader has narrated.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful