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Colorado Springs, CO, United States
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  • Kanye West Owes Me $300

  • And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big
  • By: Jensen Karp
  • Narrated by: Jensen Karp, Chris MacDonnell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

When 12-year-old Jensen Karp got his first taste of rapping for crowds at his friend's bar mitzvah in 1991, little did he know that he was taking his first step on a crazy journey - one that would end with a failed million-dollar recording and publishing deal with Interscope Records when he was only 19. Now, in Kanye West Owes Me $300, Karp finally tells the true story of his wild ride as "Hot Karl", the most famous white rapper you've never heard of.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Buried the lead

  • By Titus Smith on 06-09-16

love the behind the scenes

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

awesome especially if you love the podcast. only minor dislike was that at one point it sounds like Jensen is running through talking points to get through it rather than telling a fluid story. but it's minor in the grand picture of it. get up on this book!

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,018

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

great observations little short on implementation

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

kept waiting for practice tidal implementation ideas at the end of each point and they did not really materialize

  • Becoming Rich

  • A Method for Manifesting Exceptional Wealth (A Course in Manifesting)
  • By: Genevieve Davis
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

Now, in response to huge demand, this latest addition to my magical Course in Manifesting series turns to the subject of money. In Becoming Rich, you'll not only learn the precise details of how you can use magic to transform your entire financial world and start bringing money flowing to you. You'll also have the chance of winning a sizeable donation to your chosen favorite charity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Become rich applying this information!!

  • By Katy on 12-17-15

Good info with practical advice-just takes forever

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

Any additional comments?

I liked this and it was more helpful that most LOA books BUT.....good gracious it took FOREVER to get there. The first half is just droning on and on and on about how great this strategy is and how it will work and how you have to believe etc. I was driving listening to it on a road trip with nothing else to do and I wanted to turn it off. It was a chore to get through the first half. Worth it in the end but annoying.

  • How to Talk to Anyone

  • 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
  • By: Leil Lowndes
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean, Leil Lowndes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,261

What is that magic quality that makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?"

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good info, but painful to listen to

  • By Scott on 09-19-16

I enjoyed it despite itself

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

Any additional comments?

I liked this book as a person who coaches people on how to make more sales. But the story about your 'friend' Laura was horrifying and embarrassing. Sadly it made me look at the rest of the book poorly. I understand that your friend did not handle a situation using your methods but clearly it was not intentional. So why would you not tell her? If she is really your friend you should be able to have that conversation. BUT THEN to say "to this day she still wonders why she did not hear back" WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU NOT TELL HER IF YOUR FRIEND IS FEELING AWFUL AND YOU COULD HELP? Instead your answer is you have never told and you will never help her again because "I can't risk it." What a terrible friend you are! Well maybe if you told her your magical little tip, it would help her. And to INSIST that she is still you friend shows me you KNOW it was messed up what you think and never said.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Profiler

  • My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths
  • By: Pat Brown, Bob A. Andelman
  • Narrated by: Pat Brown
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65

In 1990, a young woman was strangled on a jogging path near the home of Pat Brown and her family. Brown suspected the young man who was renting a room in her house, and quickly uncovered strong evidence that pointed to him - but the police dismissed her as merely a housewife with an overactive imagination. It would be six years before her former boarder would be brought in for questioning, but the night Brown took action to solve the murder was the beginning of her life's work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hero's Journey or Heroine's Journey

  • By Clydene on 06-29-10

Seriously frustrating read

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

Reviewed: 11-16-14

Would you try another book from Pat Brown and Bob A. Andelman and/or Pat Brown?

I spent this whole book waiting for someone ANYONE to get justice. Never happens. It's basically a book with a woman who has a pretty inspiring story of starting down a new path later in her life but nothing else. She only seems to offer people some theories that has helped no one. She identifies killers but no one can do anything with that info. She's a hunter who has caught no one. The one interesting thing is to understand how tv has lulled us all into thinking the police will try to catch someone who victimizes us. Clearly, at least from the perspective she presents, they don't do crap to help anyone if it's even a little harder than catching someone standing over you with a smoking gun saying 'I did it.'. Overall depressing and frustrating.

Has The Profiler turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Have you listened to any of Pat Brown’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin

  • A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years
  • By: Frank Bailey, Ken Morris, Jeanne Devon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

This explosive, up-close view of Sarah Palin comes from an inner-circle confidant who shares surprising information about how Sarah dealt with staff and perceived "enemies" and the discrepancy between what she said and what she did.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth a listen

  • By John S. on 06-06-11

Fantastic for anyone...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-11

No matter if you are a republican or a democrat a liberal or a conservative there is something for you in this book. Believe it or not I did not find this to be a book which is pushing a political ideology. It was a book about right and wrong. It was a book that I felt really showed the immorality of Mrs. Palin, her family, and her campaign.

The only reasons I did not give it 5 stars is that there a moments clealy inserted by the co authors that are so over the top they are a little stomach turning. Like when they describe Sarah Palin as a 5 foor 5 inch Aphrodite...ew.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Decision Points

  • By: George W. Bush
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288

Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America's 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By cw360 on 01-17-11

Total Whitewash

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-11

This was such a waste of time. It was such a whitewashing of history. Hours of rewriting actual facts and trying to polish a legacy stained with bull crap. This man is such a delusional idiot I am still amazed America fell for this man twice. Read it only to watch a man desperate to justify his actions which were taken just to try and work out his daddy issues.

1 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Dirty Sexy Politics

  • By: Meghan McCain
  • Narrated by: Meghan McCain
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Meghan McCain came to prominence as the straight-talking, progressive daughter of the 2008 Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain. And her profile has only risen since the election ended in favor of the other guy. What makes Meghan so appealing? As a new role model for young, creative, and vocal members of the GOP, she’s unafraid to mix it up and speak her mind. She doesn’t shy away from serious issues and her raucous humor and down-to-earth style keep her positions accessible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing but naive?

  • By John on 03-02-11

Good for every political shade

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-11

As a progressive I do not agree with the author on many policies or politics. However, this book was refreshingly honest and the exact dialoge that we as a country should be striving for. Dialoge that understands that we have to find a middle ground and listen to each other with believing the other side to be evil. I admire Meghan McCain for bucking her own party, not out of the need for attention, but for her need to be true to herself and her beliefs.

  • Married to the Boss

  • By: Lori Foster
  • Narrated by: Gina Cedarwood
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Dana Dillinger had been R.J. Maitland's right hand for years - loyal, dependable, and hopelessly, secretly, in love with him. So when he popped the question to prove he wasn't the playboy the press labeled him, she accepted his "proposal". But where R.J. envisioned a marriage in name only, Dana refused to settle for anything less than his heart....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narrator, Not Lori Foster's Usual

  • By LuluBee on 12-02-10

SPOILER-Great passion/horrible accents

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-11

Here is what I loved about the book: great chemistry between the two main characters and the premise is very fantasy like for quite a few women with 'the man she has secretly loved finally coming to his senses' aspect. I really liked the supportive family dynamic, the mom busting out the skank, and the banter from everyone in the book.

Here is what I really did not like: The southern accents. When I read a book where I know there is one I insert my own version on my head. I used to have a southern accent and over the years it has faded to nothing. But I have tons of friends and family still with the accent. The author enunciated ever single solitary word in a way that DRIPPED with the accent.
Then the vocabulary used by these people shows they are clearly educated. However, some of the words combined with the over the top accent made me laugh. I do not know one educated southern person who would say 'abdicated' and 'vicious insinuations' with an accent like they were from the backwoods of the Mississippi Delta. Also the way Dana kept saying his name, RJ, also with the dripping accent off each letter was annoying.

Also the female protagonist seemed to have buried her personality to please this man and she also seems to have buried any self esteem because of her mother abuse. However, the way it is written is like she is a child who is so over the top naïve that it is ridiculous. She is strong when she wants to stand up to RJ but she seems so helpless at times it pathetic. I understand that there is a fantasy of a man saving the seemingly helpless woman, but she then finds she is stronger that she thought, and the two build a partnership…but this went a little too far and felt a little insulting.

Overall I liked it quite a bit and would recommend it but beware of the accents!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful