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  • Based on a True Story

  • A Memoir
  • By: Norm Macdonald
  • Narrated by: Norm Macdonald, Tim O'Halloran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,792

As this book's title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life - more or less - from his origins on a farm in the-back-of-beyond Canada and an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search to his account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live - until he was fired because a corporate executive didn't think he was funny. But Based on a True Story is much more than a memoir; it's the hilarious, inspired epic of Norm's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Cameron on 09-24-16

He's very famous. And dry. Oh, and hilarious.

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

This book is the most ridiculous I've read in my entire life. I loved every bit of it.

  • Warlock Holmes

  • A Study in Brimstone
  • By: G. S. Denning
  • Narrated by: Robert Garson
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,609

Sherlock Holmes is an unparalleled genius who uses the gift of deduction and reason to solve the most vexing of crimes. Warlock Holmes, however, is an idiot. A good man, perhaps; a font of arcane power, certainly. But he's brilliantly dim. Frankly, he couldn't deduce his way out of a paper bag. The only thing he has really got going for him are the might of a thousand demons and his stalwart flatmate. Thankfully, Dr. Watson is always there to aid him through the treacherous shoals of Victorian propriety.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short on Clues--Heavy on Delightful Twists

  • By Gillian on 01-10-17

Can't wait for the next one

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

Now that's a cliffhanger. Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone was cativating, well written and read by a very talented man. I can't wait for the sequel.

  • The King of Plagues

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 3
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,803

Saturday, 0911 hours — A blast rocks a London hospital and thousands are dead or injured. 1009 hours — Joe Ledger arrives on scene to investigate. The horror is unlike anything he has ever seen. Compelled by grief and rage, Ledger rejoins the Department of Military Sciences, and within hours he's attacked by a hit team of assassins and sent on a suicide mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joe Ledger ROCKS!

  • By Amanda H. on 05-12-11

Thrilling. Just like we like it.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

Maberry and Porter. Two great talents united just for our pleasure. Thanks you so much!

  • The Cartel

  • By: Ashley & Jaquavis
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998

The port of Miami brings in millions of dollars worth of cocaine every year, and the Cartel controls 80 percent of it. The Diamond family is a force to be reckoned with, but all hell breaks loose when they lose their leader. The most ruthless gangster Miami has ever seen, Carter Diamond, leaves behind a wife, twin sons, a daughter, and a secret - his illegitimate son, Carter Jones. When young Carter learns of his father’s death, he comes to town and is introduced to the legacy of the Cartel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exciting, thrilling,

  • By JALAYNE on 07-09-12

Could not listen for more than 5 minutes

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

Reviewed: 11-20-13

Any additional comments?

Cheap sound effects completely ruined this book for me. Poor audio caption (especially when the narrator is yelling) had the final "stop and delete" consequence.

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  • Rubber Balls and Liquor

  • By: Gilbert Gottfried
  • Narrated by: Gilbert Gottfried
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

In the early 1970s, as our nation's youth railed against every conceivable societal norm, a funny-looking teenage Jew started turning up at open mike nights in various New York City comedy clubs. Surprisingly, he didn't suck. That funny-looking teenage Jew is now the even funnier-looking middle-aged comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who despite his transparent shortcomings has managed to carve out a hardly-respectable career - and a reputation for shock and awe unrivaled outside the Bush administration. With this scathingly funny book of rants and musings, Gottfried sullies an entirely new medium....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like being at the Comedy Club!

  • By JJK on 04-27-15

You just want to hug that very funny man...

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

Reviewed: 01-10-13

Where does Rubber Balls and Liquor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Mister Gottfried is not a Christopher Hitchens or a Noam Chomsky. But I have to say I enjoyed every minute of his book. Since the early '70s, he had a "brilliant" career and he recounts the adventure with his priceless wit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful