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  • Save Me the Waltz

  • By: Zelda Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Save Me the Waltz is the first and only novel by the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. During the years when Fitzgerald was working on Tender Is the Night, Zelda Fitzgerald was preparing her own story, which parallels the narrative of her husband, throwing a fascinating light on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life and work. In its own right, it is a vivid and moving story: the confessions of a famous, slightly doomed glamour girl of the affluent 1920s, which captures the spirit of an era.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gorgeous and Underrated

  • By Caitlin on 11-20-18

A Hot Mess, But Enlightening

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

The writing is all over the place, and has so many metaphors that you tend to lose track of where you are. But through it all, you can see the woman who inspired the memories of a generation.

  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,065

A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book and Great Story

  • By Natalie J. Belle MD on 04-30-11

No Scandals - Just Getting to Know Him Better

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

If you buy this to learn the dirt on his flashy scandals, you won't get much. This is a story of his journey as a person. And it was great.

  • Unqualified

  • By: Anna Faris, Chris Pratt - foreword
  • Narrated by: Chris Pratt - foreword, Anna Faris, Fred Sanders
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752

Anna Faris has advice for you. And it's great advice, because she's been through it all, and she wants to tell you what she's learned. Her comic memoir and first book, Unqualified, will share Anna's candid, sympathetic, and entertaining stories of love lost and won. Part memoir, part humorous, unflinching advice from her hit podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified, the book will reveal Anna's unique take on how to navigate the bizarre, chaotic, and worthwhile adventure of finding love.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I Thought it Would Be

  • By Kevin on 11-12-17

No, It Doesn't Say Why They Split

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Getting it out of the way at the start. This is not about the divorce. It's the rest of her life, up till then. And it's great.

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,308
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,297

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

Laughed and Cried So Dang Hard - but NOT FOR KIDS

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

I got the Audible of this and thought it would be a good one for a car trip with my kids. Yea, no. Found out fast that this stuff is HEAVY. I have teens, and while this wasn't anything worse than they would read in a Buzzfeed comment section, it was super intense. I had to pause so many times to go into what she was saying and follow that rabbit hole of conversation, it just got to be too much. I wound up finishing the book on my own, and giving them the highlights. When they get to be adults, I'll buy them each a copy. It's worth it.

  • The Disaster Artist

  • My Life inside 'The Room', the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
  • By: Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
  • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,755

Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau's scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, "I have to do a scene with this guy." That impulse changed both of their lives. The Disaster Artist is Greg Sestero's laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make "the Citizen Kane of bad movies" ( Entertainment Weekly), which is now an international phenomenon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The book is harsher than the movie

  • By Lindsay on 02-05-18

Required Reading for Life

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

I feel as though this should be on a required reading list in school. It's like a modern day Gatsby. Absolutely incredible. I've only ever seen clips of The Room on YouTube. When I saw a movie was coming out, based on this book, I knew I had to read it. And now I want to buy a dozen copies of The Room to share with family and friends. What a journey it was, hearing everything Tommy has been through and thought of and done to make this movie. Can any of us claim to have even done half as much to realize a dream?

  • Live from New York

  • An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live
  • By: Tom Shales, James Andrew Miller
  • Narrated by: Christopher Burns, Eric Conger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 904
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 573

A history of Saturday Night Live that finally reveals what really went on backstage, on the set, in the writers' offices, and on the town. Dozens of stars, writers, and guest hosts recall the backstage gossip, feuds, foibles, drugs, sex, struggles, and calamities of the show that changed television.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting inside look, so-so presentation

  • By Tim on 12-22-02

A Bit Confusing

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

Reviewed: 02-18-17

All these interviews interweave, making it hard sometimes to keep track. But it was still worth hearing.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116,375
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107,722
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107,204

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Expecting something else

  • By Betsy S. on 10-15-17

I Cried So Much

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

This review is for everyone who complained when Trevor replaced Jon. They said he lacked experience. Please, buy this book. Jon was no idiot in picking him. Trevor has lived the life everyone is afraid of. He's experienced multiple situations that exist as threats on Fox News and fears on CNN. When he gives an interview, it is from a position of truth, personal experience and empathy. Through it all, he still sees beauty and humor in the world. Please buy this book. Share it. Reference it. Donate it to libraries.

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  • 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 2,289
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,085

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

Worth It

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

Dude laughs at his own jokes, adds in extra stuff on the side, and drags in a few folks from his life to help him out. It was the perfect thing to listen to while doing boring household chores.

  • Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins

  • My A-Z Index
  • By: Kathy Griffin
  • Narrated by: Kathy Griffin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287

From New York Times best-selling author Kathy Griffin, an A-Z compendium of the celebrities she's met over the years and the jaw-dropping, charming, and sometimes bizarre anecdotes only she can tell about them. Starting with Woody Allen and making pit stops with Demi Lovato, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Donald Trump, Kathy Griffin finally lifts the veil on her never-before-told run-ins with the famous and the infamous.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Kathy is something else !!

  • By MovieFan on 09-19-18

Kathy is a Delight

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

Kathy makes her book feel like a live performance. I'm tempted to buy the print and compare, because her Audible performance was so convincing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Around the Way Girl

  • A Memoir
  • By: Taraji P. Henson
  • Narrated by: Taraji P. Henson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,906
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,347
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,324

With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, yet is all Taraji, the screen actress writes of her families - the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life's challenges, and of her mother, who survived violence both in the home and on DC's volatile streets. Here, too, she opens up about her experiences as a single mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Around My way, Your Way & Every Woman's way

  • By Yolanda on 10-26-16

Read Beautifully and Emorionally

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

I laughed and cried. Actually, cried a LOT. Unlike other professionals, she allowed herself to break down while reading. Her words and feelings are so true. Beautiful.