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  • The Run of His Life

  • The People v. O.J. Simpson
  • By: Jeffrey Toobin
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521

The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost legal journalist of our time. First published less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin's nonfiction masterpiece tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of "the trial of the century".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted more after the 2016 mini-series...

  • By AudioAddict on 04-15-16

Riveting stuff

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

Like the FX series based in it, this is a powerful and fascinating study of one of the most bizarre and shameful moments in U.S. legal history. Heartbreaking and infuriating, a great book that I was sad to have end.

  • Shock Value

  • How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror
  • By: Jason Zinoman
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Much has been written about the storied New Hollywood of the 1970s, but while Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Francis Ford Coppola were making their first classic movies, a parallel universe of directors gave birth to the modern horror film - aggressive, raw, and utterly original. Based on unprecedented access to the genre's major players, New York Times critic Jason Zinoman's Shock Value delivers the first definitive account of horror's golden age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen, but narrow in scope

  • By Billy on 01-31-13

Good but incomplete

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

Reviewed: 02-24-16

Would you try another book from Jason Zinoman and/or Pete Larkin?

Yes.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

A history of the modern horror movie is a great idea, but the limited timeline hurts the ambitions of the book.

Which scene was your favorite?

The stories about Dan O'Bannon and Alien, the stories about making Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

It's already several movies.

Any additional comments?

This book covers only the influential horror movies of the 1970s and relegates the 1980s... a major era in modern horror... to a few brief chapters at the end. It's well-written and entertaining, but this approach is a mistake and the book description is slightly misleading because of it.

  • Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth

  • By: Brad Blanton
  • Narrated by: Brad Blanton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 248

In Radical Honesty, Dr. Blanton coaches us on how to have lives that work, how to have relationships that are alive and passionate, and how to create intimacy where none exists. As we have been taught by the philosophical and spiritual sources of our culture for thousands of years, from Plato to Nietzsche, from the Bible to Emerson, the truth shall set you free.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely embarrassing audiobook production

  • By Soergel on 02-10-16

Absolutely embarrassing audiobook production

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

What disappointed you about Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth?

This sounds like it was recorded on an iPhone in 40 second chunks. Incredibly hard to listen to, and amateurish.

Would you be willing to try another one of Brad Blanton’s performances?

No thank you.

Any additional comments?

Audible seriously needs to rerecord this book with a professional narrator if they expect to charge money for this audiobook.

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