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  • I Am Brian Wilson

  • By: Brian Wilson, Ben Greenman - contributor
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

As a cofounding member of the Beach Boys in the 1960s, Wilson created some of the most groundbreaking and timeless popular music ever recorded. With intricate harmonies, symphonic structures, and wide-eyed lyrics that explored life's most transcendent joys and deepest sorrows, songs like "In My Room", "God Only Knows", and "Good Vibrations" forever expanded the possibilities of pop songwriting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surviving the Minor Keys in Life - Love Overcomes

  • By Russell on 12-01-16

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 12-15-16

What a wonderful and honest autobiography. I have been a fan of Brian Wilson's for years. This book is his story.

  • Everybody's Got Something

  • By: Robin Roberts, Veronica Chambers
  • Narrated by: Robin Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

"Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. As momma always said, 'Everybody's got something.'" So begins beloved Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts' new memoir in which she recounts the incredible journey that's been her life so far, and the lessons she's learned along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank God for Robin Roberts

  • By SydSavvy on 07-23-14

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 04-27-15

I highly recommend this book. Robin shares her life, her heart, her losses and gains in such a beautiful way. She is so thankful and upbeat it was amazing.

  • Farewell, Titanic

  • Her Final Legacy
  • By: Charles Pellegrino
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

On the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, a prominent Titanic researcher offers a final chance to see the ship before it disappears forever. The Titanic was the biggest, most luxurious passenger ship the world had ever seen; the ads proclaimed it to be unsinkable. When it sank in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people, the world was forever changed and the public has been spellbound ever since. Now, a century later, the Titanic is about to disappear again: its infrastructure is set to collapse in the next few years.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The first half is good, but...

  • By brandon on 03-07-17

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 04-17-15

This book is amazing and goes into more detail than other books I've read on the Titanic. I like how the Titanic and 911 taught the scientists more about disasters. I could almost see what they described.

  • Producing Fashion

  • Commerce, Culture, and Consumers
  • By: Regina Lee Blaszczyk
  • Narrated by: Beth Richmond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Each essay in Producing Fashion is presented in full and has been selected from the original print edition. The essays show how economic institutions in Europe and North America laid the foundation for the global fashion system and sustained it commercially through the mechanisms of advertising, licensing, marketing, publishing, and retailing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Smckin1966 on 04-15-15

Good book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-15

I really enjoyed this book. My favorite chapter was about the Marlboro Man. I liked the chapter on Dior also. The woman on the book narrated well.

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  • The Longest Night

  • A Personal History of Pan Am 103
  • By: Helen Engelhardt
  • Narrated by: Helen Engelhardt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6

More than 20 years ago, Pan Am 103 exploded over Scotland, killing 270 people. The Longest Night - A Personal History of Pan Am 103 begins with the author's learning that her husband was killed in the terrorist bombing over Lockerbie on December 21, 1988.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We, the public, knew only half the story.

  • By Julia on 01-24-15

Ok story

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-15

While I feel for their loss, I got the feeling that Helen was very emotionally detached. She treats her son more like a friend than a child. I also was uneasy with the son using his father's first name all the time.

The book told me more about how the passengers and crew died. I knew the father of one of the flight attendants. I know there were many questions.

  • Classic Love Poems

  • By: William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,561

For anyone who's in love - or hopes to be - what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world's greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 13 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine's Day - or any day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful recitation by Richard Armitage

  • By vc on 02-09-15

Short but sweet

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-15

This has the classic poems, but the book is very short. I enjoyed it none the less, but would have enjoyed more poems.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vincent van Gogh

  • A Biography
  • By: Julius Meier-Graefe
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

The lives of many famous artists have been shrouded in mystery and conjecture, but none have been more controversial than the life of Vincent van Gogh. Remembered for his swirling brushstrokes and burning colors, Vincent van Gogh is today one of the best-known painters. Though his career as a painter spanned less than ten years, he produced a body of work that remains one of the most enduring in all of modern art. In his lifetime, however, he received little recognition. Today his paintings sell for countless millions, yet during his lifetime, van Gogh managed to sell just one painting.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More Poetry Than Biography...

  • By Douglas on 05-20-13

Enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-15

The book captures lots of emotion. I liked listening to the narrator, she was very expressive. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about Van Gogh.

  • The Black Dahlia

  • By: James Ellroy
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 516

On January 15, 1947, the tortured body of a beautiful young woman was found in a vacant lot in Hollywood. Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, a young Hollywood hopeful, had been brutally murdered. Her murder sparked one of the greatest manhunts in California history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining.

  • By krista on 09-12-06

Awesome

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Reviewed: 02-26-15

The book covers a lot more than the movie. I like the book ending. Great plot twists and finding out who was dirty and who was played.