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  • My Cross to Bear

  • By: Gregg Allman, Alan Light
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

As one of the greatest rock icons of all time, Gregg Allman has lived it all and then some. For almost 50 years, he's been creating some of the most recognizable songs in American rock, but never before has he paused to reflect on the long road he's traveled. Now, he tells the unflinching story of his life, laying bare the unvarnished truth about his wild ride that has spanned across the years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • my cross to bear was awesome

  • By the dude on 05-02-12

Walks like a duck...etc.

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

The impression he leaves is of a selfish, sexist junkie who never takes responsibility for his failures and bad behavior. His six wives? they seem to comprise one inconvenient thread running through his life rather than a series of individual humans. His kids get only cursory mentions---like, he makes kind of a big deal out of having lived with Elijah Blue "the whole time he was little, until he started walking". Drugs, alcohol, and gross promiscuity (three chicks, in different hotel rooms, at a time) dot the landcsape. A real doll of a memoir.

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  • Daring Greatly

  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,000
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,159

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Important information - painful narration

  • By Marc on 10-01-12
  • Daring Greatly
  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen White

Aapalling narration ruins book!

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

What would have made Daring Greatly better?

The book is great.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

The content was overshadowed by the sugary, inauthentic voice and delivery of the reader.

Any additional comments?

This is such an important book: get a new reader!

  • High on Arrival

  • A Memoir
  • By: Mackenzie Phillips
  • Narrated by: Mackenzie Phillips
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

Not long before her 50birthday, Mackenzie Phillips walked into Los Angeles International Airport. She was on her way to a reunion of One Day at a Time, the hugely popular 70s sitcom on which she once starred as the loveable rebel Julie Cooper. Within minutes, Mackenzie was in handcuffs, arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin. But the star who turned up High on Arrival has finally come back down to earth - to stay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Raw and Honest

  • By Missye on 10-11-09

drug addicts' lives are boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-10

I know---what did I expect? this is the most boring book I have ever read (heard.) Just an endless repetition of buying/using/buying/using/stealing/using/lost opptys/misery/buying/using/apallingbehavior/using/ etc.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Treasure Island

  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341

Robert Louis Stevenson's cherished, unforgettable adventure magically captures the thrill of a sea voyage and a treasure hunt through the eyes of its teenage protagonist, Jim Hawkins. Crossing the Atlantic in search of the buried cache, Jim and the ship's crew must brave the elements and a mutinous charge led by the quintessentially ruthless pirate Long John Silver. Brilliantly conceived and splendidly executed, it is a novel that has seized the imagination of generations of adults and children alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Jessica Kos on 01-02-08

bad audio quality---popping sound

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-10

I love Alfred Molina's reading, but what's with the popping/crackling sound? very distracting.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful