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Joseph Kruger

Fairfield, California
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  • An Unauthorized Biography of Charles Krauthammer

  • The Renowned Journalist, Political Pundit, and Pulitzer Prize Winner
  • By: Malcolm Stone
  • Narrated by: Eva R. Marienchild
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

This biography profiles Charles Krauthammer, the Washington Post journalist and Fox News contributor. For four decades, Krauthammer has been a force in American political discourse. Find out how his career developed and how he overcame a devastating accident before becoming a household name.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful awful awful

  • By Joseph Kruger on 06-21-18

Awful awful awful

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Very superficial
No sense of this unique man
Amazing life of this man was not given justice .

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Promise Me, Dad

  • A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
  • By: Joe Biden
  • Narrated by: Joe Biden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,270
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,869

In November 2014, 13 members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past 40 years; it was the one constant in what had become a hectic, scrutinized, and overscheduled life. The Thanksgiving holiday was a much-needed respite, a time to connect, a time to reflect on what the year had brought, and what the future might hold. But this year felt different from all those that had come before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sad Memoir

  • By Jean on 12-02-17

Hookers, strip clubs and drugs should be the title

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Nothing. Joe Biden tells the story of the perfect American family. I do acknowledge the grief. But, in the end, the story is about how privileged people receive medical care. The family is flying around the US, on Air Force 2, taking the family for vacation and medical appointments. Meanwhile, everyday Americans, do not get the luxury of going to world class medical centers like MD Anderson in Houston. Everyday Americans would have received medical care in their home state. In the end, Hunter Biden is a phony just like his father. According to Joe Biden, he could solve the worlds ills, but, of course, he does say how he would pay for such luxuries. Very disappointing book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Joe Biden again?

No. Nothing but propaganda.

Would you be willing to try another one of Joe Biden’s performances?

No.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Unfortunately, no. Of course, this is a tragedy for a young man to lose his life. But all of the talk of Biden family values turns out to be a sham.

Any additional comments?

No.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Waylon

  • Tales of My Outlaw Dad
  • By: Terry Jennings, David Thomas - contributor
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

In a signed copy of his autobiography, Texas-born country "outlaw" icon Waylon Jennings penned a personal note to his son Terry: "I did my best. Now it's your turn." Two decades later, Terry Jennings finally completes the true story of his father's remarkable, unvarnished life with Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw Dad. Born when Waylon was only 19, Terry came of age just as Waylon's career hit the stratosphere with hits like "I've Always Been Crazy" and "Good Hearted Woman", one of his famous Willie Nelson duets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "My Favorite Outlaw"

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-10-16

Shallow book authored by a spoiled brat

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book is ideal for other spoiled brats who take pride in drug and alcohol use.

What could Terry Jennings and David Thomas - contributor have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

A more insightful look at Waylon Jennings.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christopher Ryan Grant?

N/A

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

Disappointment. I was hoping to learn more about Waylon Jennings rather than hearing about his spoiled son's exploits.

Any additional comments?

This book does not merit being on audible.com.
I guess I am spoiled with all of the David McCullough books I own.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • But Enough About Me

  • A Memoir
  • By: Burt Reynolds, Jon Winokur
  • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803

Burt Reynolds has been a Hollywood leading man for six decades, known for his legendary performances, sex-symbol status, and storied Hollywood romances. In his long career of stardom, during which he was number one at the box office for five years in a row, Reynolds has seen it all. But Enough About Me will tell his story through the people he's encountered on his amazing journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible life!

  • By Zeppy on 11-24-15

Wonderful stories of interesting characters

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the stories of Burt Reynolds
You get a sense that at root he is a very nice man

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,650
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,368
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33,442

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Impact of war on a family

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

I am nearly 60 years old
On multiple occasions as I listened to this book, I wept
The books about presidents and generals certainly have their place in my que,but this a book about a family and the devastating impact
Kudos to Ms Hillenbran

  • Steve McQueen

  • A Biography
  • By: Marc Eliot
  • Narrated by: Marc Eliot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

One of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and '70s with now-classics such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Bullit, Steve McQueen is renowned as one of the most exciting actors ever to come out of Hollywood. Now, in Steve McQueen: A Biography, best-selling author Marc Eliot gives unique insight into McQueen's life, from his films to his three marriages, many affairs, and struggles with addictions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long on chronology, a bit short on analysis

  • By Tim on 03-06-16

Dime store novel

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

Reviewed: 08-20-15

I was hoping to get a real sense of Steve McQueen. However, for the most part, this book is nothing more than a review of each movie. I recently finished David McCullough's book on the Wright Brothers, so the contrast between the two biographies is stunning.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful