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  • The Auerbach Will

  • By: Stephen Birmingham
  • Narrated by: Stan Adams, Maria Freeman, Charles Fuller, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Ambitious young Essie Litsky defies a rigid upbringing by immigrant Russian Jewish parents to achieve wealth and success. But her children tear Essie and her husband Jack Auerbach's family apart in fights over their fortune, and Essie finds that money will not mend broken lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging family saga

  • By MC on 04-23-18

Engaging family saga

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Enjoyed the characters and how they were woven together thriugh generation. interesting evolution. Goid story.

  • I Loved Her in the Movies

  • Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses
  • By: Robert Wagner
  • Narrated by: Robert Wagner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

In a career that has spanned more than 60 years, Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming a beloved star in both media. During that time he became acquainted, both professionally and socially, with the remarkable women who were the greatest screen personalities of their day. I Loved Her in the Movies is his intimate and revealing account of the charisma of these women on film, why they became stars, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining, insightful, and easy-to-listen to

  • By Dr. Judith Frith on 07-01-17

Engaging and Enlightened

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

Would you listen to I Loved Her in the Movies again? Why?

Loved this book and Mr. Wagner's read. He appreciated outstanding women in film, the struggles so many of them overcame and how shortchanged many were by the studios that limited their careers.

Who was your favorite character and why?

His reminiscences are personal and respectful. You get the sense he truly loves women but not in a pandering way.

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

His other book, about the historical places in Hollywood, was also very interesting.

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

Very enjoyable. He has lived a rich life and shares details and reflections from it.

Any additional comments?

I respect his observations. And greatly enjoyed his read. He sounds younger than his years and quite timeless. Classy guy.

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  • Dropped Names

  • Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them
  • By: Frank Langella
  • Narrated by: Frank Langella
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

Captured forever in a unique memoir, Frank Langella's myriad encounters with some of the past century's most famous human beings are profoundly affecting, funny, wicked, sometimes shocking, and utterly irresistible. With sharp wit and a perceptive eye, Mr. Langella takes us with him into the private worlds and privileged lives of movie stars, presidents, royalty, literary lions, the social elite, and the greats of the Broadway stage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Kathy on 04-03-12

Fun Behind the Scenes

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

Reviewed: 01-18-13

Would you listen to Dropped Names again? Why?

Great read, well written and a fun behind the scenes look at an actor's life and the myriad of personalities he encountered on an interesting life''s journey.