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Surviving Agent Orange audiobook cover art

An interesting Hollywood story

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Reviewed: 02-19-19

Gretchen Bonaduce tells the story of her life and it’s gripping, funny and there is tragedy too. Gretchen narrates and hearing her tell the details makes for a mesmerizing audiobook. Danny Bonaduce has so many problems including drinking, drugs and prostitutes. Amazingly Gretchen had all this to deal with and more, and she pulled off a life of travel, friendships, children and a career in TV and music. I have to hand it to her! This is a great audiobook especially if you like memoirs.

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Shocking story behind The Birds

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Reviewed: 07-06-18

Alfred Hitchcock was a disgusting man! As this book by Tippi Hedren reveals, he was the original Harvey Weinstein! Love the audio book, narrated by Tippi herself. She has been through a lot, and has the dirt to dish about her life in Hollywood. Loved it!

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Wonderful epic story

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Reviewed: 10-18-17

The Maybelline Story packs lots of action and excitement. Loved it. The narration is excellent.

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Fantastic entertaining uplifting book

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Reviewed: 09-04-17

Barbara Sinatra tells her funny, heartwarming story of life with Zeppo Marx, Frank Sinatra and many other movie stars who were friends in their crowd. She tells about Judy Garland, Kirk Douglas, Prince Rainier, Princess Grace and others. She knew how to navigate life married to an entitled rich person namely Frank Sinatra, knowing what to do when they showed up for a dinner party in his honor and he decided not to go at the last minute. It makes for an interesting story, one that keeps the listener hooked to the very last chapter. The narration is excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Amazing interesting gripping reading

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Reviewed: 07-10-17

This audiobook is fantastic. The narration is wonderful. The life of J Paul Getty was strange, like no other. All the details of the family are laid out in heart rending detail. Couldn't stop listening. Didn't want it to end!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Most Wonderful Tales of the Year audiobook cover art

Heartwarming and fun

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Reviewed: 01-30-17

Thank you audible narrators for a funny, upbeat, bittersweet, engaging listen! I loved each and every tale. You've outdone yourselves!

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Mind blowing

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Reviewed: 12-18-16

Find out why early diagnosis can do more harm than good. Excellent narration. Loved the anecdotes, a bit of humor thrown in, and the hard facts about screening!

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Another masterpiece from Siddhartha Mukherjee

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Reviewed: 10-21-16

After The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, this is the next amazing thing from Siddhartha Mukherjee!!! He reveals all the interesting behind-the-scenes work and discoveries which have brought us to today's genetics. The author starts with some history and tells about Gregor Mendel and how his thumbs hurt from shelling peas, and he wasn't even recognized in his lifetime! Then came the great synthesis, which is combining genetics with evolution. The author tells about how eugenics started from a scientific revolution that was modern at the time. He tells the real story behind Crick and Watson discovering the structure of DNA and how they got pictures of the molecule. The author reveals the genetics of Huntington's Chorea, updates us on what happened to The Bell Curve, and how the gene for hemophilia is leading to a cure. Kudos to the narrator for reading such phrases as "it takes counterculture to counter culture" so the listener gets it!

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Riveting story of a family disaster

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Reviewed: 09-01-16

After Bernie Madoff became the most hated man in the world and by extension his sons were considered that too, the brothers created a rift between them when they should have stuck together. The narration was great as it was read by the author herself and she doesn't hesitate to reveal her feelings! Her husband is just as bad when it comes to dealing with a family crisis. He gave his mother an ultimatum either to divorce Madoff or he would never speak to her. The author handles her anger against her husband by smashing his iPhone. The author is very demanding in her life, but she wrote a good book!

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Drugged: The Science and Culture Behind Psychotropic Drugs audiobook cover art

Eye opening expose of the history of drugs

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Reviewed: 08-27-16

Drugged is an excellent audio book with wonderful narration. The author tells the story of who discovered pcilocybin and mescaline, and tells some interesting history of the Grateful Dead. He reveals that research on LSD has recently been revived and interestingly, tells how ecstasy was discovered in 1912. He leads us through the discovery of coal tar, which led to anesthetics, which led to psychiatric drugs. He reveals how a Scottish family with schizophrenia helped scientists discover the related gene. He reveals how in 1977 Eli Lily Co developed a new drug Prozac and why it became the first drug in the world to reach one billion dollars in sales. The author talks about Miltown and how Hollywood stars used it. He really makes you think as he sets up a question and walks the reader through it, for example how receptors for benzodiazepams work. A little humor thrown in for good measure makes this a most enjoyable audiobook!