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  • The Morning Read from The Wall Street Journal, 1-Month Subscription

  • By: The Wall Street Journal
  • Narrated by: The Wall Street Journal
  • Length: Not Yet Known
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917

The Editors of The Wall Street Journal select the most popular columns and briefings from the Marketplace, Money & Investing, and Front Sections of the Journal. You'll hear the top stories read to you verbatim and be able to easily skip from story to story. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good coverage of business and news

  • By CB on 10-20-03

I love hearing the WSJ

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

I am so glad Audibles has the WSJ. I try to listen every day, but if i don’t have time I can catch up on the weekend. It is very well done and keeps me informed of the current news.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hollywood Godfather

  • My Life in the Movies and the Mob
  • By: Gianni Russo, Patrick Picciarelli
  • Narrated by: Gianni Russo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history. He played Carlo Rizzi, and he didn't have to act - he knew the mob inside and out: from his childhood in Little Italy, where Mafia legend Frank Costello took him under his wing, to having to go on the lam after shooting and killing a member of the Colombian drug cartel in his Vegas club. Along the way, Russo befriended Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. Russo had passionate affairs with Marilyn Monroe and Liza Minelli....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some Mysteries Solved

  • By 20eagle16 on 04-28-19

Incredible

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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: 03-16-19

I’m still mulling over in my mind the information in this book. Once I started this book I listened to it any time I could. I finished in 3 days. If these are the types of books you enjoy, you will love this book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Man on the Mountaintop

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,528

The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and full of wisdom

  • By Michele Mattix on 01-06-19

It was ok

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Kinda corny storyline. Maybe just not my cup of tea. It was free but wouldn’t listen to it again.

  • Calypso

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,452
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,112

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And it's as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation - and dark humor - toward middle age and mortality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, as always

  • By Ruthie on 05-31-18

What planet have I been on?

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

I have never heard of David but I read some reviews and thought oh why not I can always return it if I don't like it.
I started listening and tried to figure out if I was really listening to the author. Apparently I was as he confirmed it during the read.
A funny thing happened as I listened, and realized that we are in the same age range. He says out loud things lots of families choose to keep quiet I think he's hilarious. Many times I laughed out loud and my husband would ask me what was so funny. I'd mumble' "oh you'd have to hear it to get the whole story"
I'm a new fan, and I don't know how I've been alive 58 years and never heard of David.
I'm looking for another book by him as everyone needs a break from the chaos we call news these days.
I highly recommend this to anyone whose family isn't perfect. We're all in he same boat, but some of us are better swimmers than others.

  • Live from New York

  • The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests
  • By: James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine, Paul Woodson
  • Length: 28 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, Live from New York was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a dazzling galaxy of trail-blazing talents recalled three turbulent decades of on-camera antics and off-camera escapades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The First Forty Years ... and Counting

  • By Dubi on 10-21-18

Long Book

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

I guess this was a nostalgic read for me. I saw all the names and assumed some of them would be reading. Once I figured out that wasn’t happening I settled in and listened. I learned a lot of stuff I didn’t know.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Upstairs at the White House

  • My Life with the First Ladies
  • By: J. B. West
  • Narrated by: Eric Jason Martin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924

J. B. West, chief usher of the White House, directed the operations and maintenance of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue - and coordinated its daily life - at the request of the president and his family. He directed state functions; planned parties, weddings, funerals, gardens, playgrounds, and extensive renovations; and with a large staff, supervised every activity in the presidential home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A tasteful taste of history

  • By Mark on 04-27-15

Great book. Well written and read.

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I’ve listened to several biographies about the Presidents mentioned. I found the perspective of “the help” very interesting since I have been “the help” most of my life.
The reader was excellent and I imagine that Mr West probably sounded like him. I loved that the reader gave the calm, in charge, and respectful intonation to Mr. West.

  • The Liberal Redneck Manifesto

  • Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark
  • By: Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, Corey Ryan Forrester
  • Narrated by: Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, Corey Ryan Forrester
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,440
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,318

Smart, hilarious, and incisive, the Liberal Rednecks confront outdated traditions and intolerant attitudes, tackling everything people think they know about the South - the good, the bad, the glorious, and the shameful - in a laugh-out-loud funny and lively manifesto for the rise of a New South. Home to some of the best music, athletes, soldiers, whiskey, waffles, and weather the country has to offer, the South has also been bathing in backward bathroom bills and other bigoted legislation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A southern grandma's opinion

  • By Lisa K. Ray on 02-19-17

Wasn’t born in the South

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

But got here as soon as I could! I’ve been in the South for longer than I was a yankee. I love the people and couldn’t agree more with the observations of the authors. Thanks for not sugar coating the issues.

  • Black Like Me

  • By: John Howard Griffin
  • Narrated by: Ray Childs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328

Writer John Howard Griffin (1920-1980) decided to perform an experiment in order to learn from the inside out how one race could withstand the second class citizenship imposed on it by another race. Through medication, he dyed his skin dark and left his family and home in Texas to find out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book brings back memories...

  • By Wayne on 11-26-15

Read it 30 years ago

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

I was in high school when this book became popular to read. I grew up in a town that had two black families in a small Colorado rural town. It was shocking to read. It was even sadder now as an adult in Texas to see that many of the same struggles exist.

  • The Zookeeper's Wife

  • A War Story
  • By: Diane Ackerman
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,078
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,571

When Germany invaded Poland, bombers devastated Warsaw - and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into the empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Sara on 09-06-08

Well done

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I saw the movie and wondered how close to the book it was. They are close but the book is better. The reader is really what makes this a great listen.

  • Bobby Kennedy

  • A Raging Spirit
  • By: Chris Matthews
  • Narrated by: Chris Matthews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683

Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Robert Francis Kennedy. He shines a light on all the important moments of his life, from his early years and his start in politics to his crucial role as attorney general in his brother's administration and his tragic run for president. This definitive book brings Bobby Kennedy to life like never before and is destined to become a political classic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What Could Have Been.

  • By Jean on 02-23-18

Moving

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

I was too young to understand all that was happening during this time frame. I would have to say when it was as done I cried. I do not think there are any more Bobbies. We need a Bobbie right now.