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  • Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered

  • The Definitive How-To Guide
  • By: Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark
  • Narrated by: Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, Paul Giamatti
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,751
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,699

Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation. In Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being "nice" or "helpful." They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful issues with empathy and frankness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No murder--but so much to love

  • By Lesley on 06-02-19

could listen to them all day..

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

Reviewed: 06-11-19

oh, wait, I do listen to them all day! I love this book. I cannot get enough stories from their lives. especially the guide to being a latchkey kid!!!!!! Paul Giamatti, you RULE

  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,633
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,704
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,662

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rank this with the best in true crime.

  • By Allison Smith on 11-16-18

answering so many questions i had

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

answers so many unanswered questions and gives Michelle McNamara her due. thank you Paul Holes and every investigator

  • The Magnolia Story

  • By: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,807
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,766

Are you ready to see your fixer-upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like: Who are these people? What's the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super entertaining!

  • By M. Ryder on 06-25-17

love the show, now i know how it began

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

my mom and I love to watch Fixer-Upper whenever we get a chance we sit down we watch. But we have a lot of questions about chip and Joann, like how they met, and so on. This book answers all of the questions and I love how they dually narrate the book

  • Life of the Party

  • Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child
  • By: Bert Kreischer
  • Narrated by: Bert Kreischer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,370
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,159

A collection of outrageous stories by the stand-up comic, TV host, and inspiration for the movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder. Bert Kreischer doesn't know how to say "no". If he did, he wouldn't have gotten himself mixed up with a group of Russian mobsters on a class trip to Moscow, earning him his nickname "The Machine". He wouldn't have wrestled with a bear or swum with sharks on national television. He wouldn't have (possibly) smoked PCP with a star of Saturday Night Live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big Fan of Bert

  • By slayer on 02-01-15

our Buddy Bert

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

ridiculously hilarious reading by the author! I have never heard anyone laugh so much during their reading it was refreshing. actually have never heard anyone laugh during their reading. it was like listening to his podcast with only him. Bert has an amazing ability to make you feel like you are there and you're his best friend and you're involved in all of these shenanigans.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,410
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35,092
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,925

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never give anything 5 stars but in this case...

  • By Marlana Crews on 07-12-17

1 million points for performance

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

it was a great listen I'm so glad that mr. Hart narrated it himself. He sticks to his comedic Cadence and thinking and voice and made me laugh out loud several times

  • Digging Up Mother

  • A Love Story
  • By: Johnny Depp - foreword, Doug Stanhope
  • Narrated by: Doug Stanhope and Friends
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,899

Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I hoped for!

  • By jeff adams on 08-20-16

like a glorious train wreck complete w a dead body

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-17

don't waste your time reading reviews. download this S, strap in, hold the F on and enjoy. remember it's only funny if you actually do it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Whoever Fights Monsters

  • My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI
  • By: Robert K. Ressler, Tom Shachtman
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,262

Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert Ressler learned from them how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us - and put them behind bars. Now the man who coined the phrase "serial killer" and advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs shows how he has tracked down some of the nation's most brutal murderers. Join Ressler as he takes you on the hunt for America's most dangerous psychopaths. It is a terrifying journey you will not forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murderino checking in

  • By Sarah R Bongiovanni on 06-16-17

extremely interesting

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

great material for murderinos ! do not let the publish date of this book, it was over 20 years ago, deter you from reading it or listening. It is filled with facts about serial killers and the man who started the serial killer profiling database and study of serial killer crimes and crime scenes.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Marilyn Monroe

  • The Biography
  • By: Donald Spoto
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 22 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

Fifty years after her death, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe still beguiles the world, her image enthralling millions. Many books have attempted to explain her allure and tell her story, but none has succeeded as well as this work by acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto. Spoto’s exhaustive research uncovers a conspiracy of silence, allowing him to present the facts, free from often-repeated myths and speculation. Granted access to more than thirty-five thousand pages of formerly sealed files containing letters, diaries, appointment books, and other intimate papers, he also interviewed nearly two hundred people who had never before spoken on record.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe

  • By bookbug on 12-24-12

great bio on this icon

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Marilyn Monroe to be better than the print version?

I do not have the print version so I cannot compare.

What did you like best about this story?

The author did a lot of research and it shows. Also I liked that he spoke about well known rumors and told which ones had no fact behind them and put them to rest. I am glad I chose this as my first Monroe listen.

What does Anna Fields bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Emotion.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Conversations with Van Gogh

  • By: Vincent Van Gogh, Simon Parke
  • Narrated by: Andy Havill
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Vincent van Gogh is best known for two things – his sunflowers and his ear-cutting. But there are many other ways of knowing this remarkable son of a Dutch pastor, who left his chill homeland for the sunshine of Arles in the South of France; and left us over a thousand frank letters of struggle and joy, to help us glimpse his inner world. Vincent came late to painting after spending time in London trying to be a Christian missionary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Imaginary Premise...

  • By Douglas on 05-26-13

A fascinating way to tell his story.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

Would you try another book from Vincent Van Gogh and Simon Parke and/or Andy Havill?

Yes, I like the way the author sticks to the facts while telling a story with in the conversation. I found it to be a refreshing new take on biography styles.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Conversations with Van Gogh?

The letters about him in the asylum.

Which character – as performed by Andy Havill – was your favorite?

Van gogh

Was Conversations with Van Gogh worth the listening time?

yes

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Broken Angels

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,849

Cynical, quick-on-the-trigger Takeshi Kovacs, the ex-U.N. envoy turned private eye, has changed careers, and bodies, once more, trading sleuthing for soldiering as a warrior-for-hire and helping a far-flung planet's government put down a bloody revolution.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty, hard-boiled space action

  • By Ryan on 08-23-14

get in, shut up, hold on!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

What did you love best about Broken Angels?

I loved Broken Angels because it trusts the audience to figure out what is happening without giving to much description of this new world. It is like Richard Morgan said, "Here are some basic essentials, now go ahead and have a look around this future I have created." The main character is a total bad a**. I enjoyed this ride.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character because he is an experienced soldier without prejudice of what race of woman he wants, confident, and sarcastic.

What about Todd McLaren’s performance did you like?

He is a talented voice performer who knows how and when to be suspensful or dramatic.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When they enter the martian ship. So erie.