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Lois Creamer

St. Louis, MO
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  • On Her Trail

  • My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star
  • By: John Dickerson
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Growing up in the shadow of Nancy's fame, John Dickerson rarely saw his mother. This frank memoir - part remembrance, part discovery - describes a freewheeling childhood in which Nancy Dickerson was rarely around unless John was in trouble or she was throwing a party for the president and John was instructed to check the coats. By the time John was old enough to know what the news was, his mother was no longer in the national spotlight and he didn't see why she should be. He thought she was a liar and a phony. When he was 14, his parents divorced, and he moved in with his father.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Lois Creamer on 02-10-19

Great read!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

An interesting look into a pioneer in broadcasting. Also a fascinating book regarding the parent child Relationship.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Team of Vipers

  • My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House
  • By: Cliff Sims
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May, Cliff Sims - introduction
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 489

After standing at Donald Trump’s side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as special assistant to the president and director of White House message strategy. He soon found himself pulled into the president’s inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. This is the story of what it was really like in the West Wing as a member of the president’s team. It's a story of power and palace intrigue, backstabbing and bold victories, as well as painful moral compromises, occasionally with yourself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Underwhelming and OMG - the performance?

  • By Mark Lipscombe on 01-29-19

Boring ..

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

I was looking forward to reading this book after seeing the author interviews. However .. I found it boring, plodding and a snore.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 76,557
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69,756
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 69,356

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Becoming is terrific!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

This is one of the best autobiographies ever. It's even more compelling since the author reads it herself. You'll love this book!

  • You Must Remember This

  • Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age
  • By: Robert J. Wagner, Scott Eyman
  • Narrated by: Robert J. Wagner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

With a career spanning more than five decades, few actors are more qualified to recount the glamorous Hollywood era of the late 1940s and early 1950s than Robert Wagner. You Must Remember This is Wagner’s ode to a bygone age, to its incomparable style and how it was displayed, and to its legendary stars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the true LA/Hollywood affectionado!

  • By Sheila on 06-09-14

Robert Wagner is a great storyteller!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I've read all of Wagner's books. He's a great storyteller who lived and worked in an era of Hollywood that was fascinating. I'm a real fan of his audible books because he has a terrific voice for narration. Loved it!

  • The Vanity Fair Diaries

  • 1983-1992
  • By: Tina Brown
  • Narrated by: Tina Brown
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 291

The Vanity Fair Diaries is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her 20s who arrives in New York City with a dream. Summoned from London in hopes that she can save Condé Nast's troubled new flagship Vanity Fair, Tina Brown is immediately plunged into the maelstrom of the competitive New York media world and the backstabbing rivalries at the court of the planet's slickest, most glamour-focused magazine company. She survives the politics, the intrigue, and the attempts to derail her by a simple stratagem: succeeding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There is something about the Brits...

  • By Sylvia on 12-11-17

Looked forward to reading but was boring.

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

I love Vanity Fair and thought I would love this book. Sadly, night so much. Plodding, and boring.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,094
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,928
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,787

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was reading this when the allegations against Franken came out

  • By Fruitsalad200 on 12-10-17

Great book ..

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

Absolutely loved this book. It's fun and funny, but it's also gives a great inside look into the life and futures if a Senator. Minnesota is fortunate to have such a terrific legislator, and we're fortunate he wrote about it.

  • Waiter to the Rich and Shameless

  • Confessions of a Five Star Beverly Hills Server
  • By: Paul Hartford
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,190

Waiter to the Rich and Shameless is not just a peek into the secretive inner workings of a legendary five-star restaurant; it is not just a celebrity tell-all or a scathing corporate analysis. It is a top-tier waiter's personal coming-of-age story, an intimate look into the complicated challenges of serving in the country's most elite, Hollywood-centric dining room while fighting to maintain a sense of self and purpose.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I imagined

  • By Maia C. Larkin on 02-17-17

Not as much fun as it sounds ..

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

Slow, slogging and sleep inducing. That just about says it all. Maybe your experience will be better.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • I Loved Her in the Movies

  • Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses
  • By: Robert Wagner
  • Narrated by: Robert Wagner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

In a career that has spanned more than 60 years, Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming a beloved star in both media. During that time he became acquainted, both professionally and socially, with the remarkable women who were the greatest screen personalities of their day. I Loved Her in the Movies is his intimate and revealing account of the charisma of these women on film, why they became stars, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining, insightful, and easy-to-listen to

  • By Dr. Judith Frith on 07-01-17

A winner!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Thoroughly enjoyable read! Wagner has a terrific career and acted with some of brightness women stars in the business. His stories are gleaned from his work, life and relationships. A great read if you're interested in old .. and new show business.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Settle for More

  • By: Megyn Kelly
  • Narrated by: Megyn Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,458

Anchor of the number-one news show on cable, The Kelly File, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly writes her much anticipated book, a revealing and surprising memoir detailing her rise as one of the most respected journalists working today. From the values and lessons that have shaped her career to her time at the center of the chaotic 2016 Republican presidential primary, this book offers an inside look at an uncompromising woman's journey to the top of the news business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great career & personal advice!

  • By Beth Wilcox on 01-20-17

Well done ..

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

Although I'm not a "Fox Fan" I'm now a Megyn Kelly fan. This book was well done, heartbreaking, life-affirming, teary and funny. A great retrospective on working in a tough business.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Little Thing Called Life

  • On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between
  • By: Linda Thompson
  • Narrated by: Linda Thompson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson breaks her silence, sharing the extraordinary story of her life, career, and epic romances with two of the most celebrated yet enigmatic modern American superstars - Elvis Presley and Bruce Jenner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its hard to not fall in love with the lovely Linda

  • By Leahmgordon on 08-27-16

An endurance contest ...

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

I felt like it was an endurance contest to finish. Some interesting stories on the men in her life but this was s-l-o-w. I especially disliked the author ending each chapter with her poetry or lyrics or whatever it was. Not a favorite.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful