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M. Murphy

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  • Love, Lucy

  • By: Lucille Ball
  • Narrated by: Lucie Arnaz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,835

Love, Lucy is the valentine Lucille Ball left for her fans—a warm, wise, and witty memoir written by Lucy herself. The legendary star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life. No comedienne had made America laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from radio and B movies to become one of the world’s best-loved performers. This is her story—in her own words. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great book

  • By SCOTT on 07-11-18

Great performance by Lucie Arnaz

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

A down to earth story with more details of Lucy’s early life, flawlessly delivered by Lucie Arnaz who does a perfect imitation of Desi’s Cuban accent

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Jimmy Stewart

  • The Truth Behind the Legend
  • By: Michael Munn
  • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

In this definitive biography of one of Hollywood's most beloved stars, Michael Munn reveals the truth behind the diffident, earnest and kindly persona of Jimmy Stewart. Drawn from the author's formal interviews and informal meetings with the star and his friendship with Stewart's wife, Gloria, is this portrait of a man who came from the Presbyterian traditions of Pennsylvania to become one of the silver screen's enduring legends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and very informative

  • By Harry Boyle on 09-22-13

Engaging and wonderfully delivered

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

An interesting telling of the life of Jimmy Stewart, skillfully narrated with a good impersonation of Jimmy’s voice and that of his wife Gloria

  • One Doctor

  • Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine
  • By: Brendan Reilly
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417

An epic story told by a unique voice in Ameri­can medicine, One Doctor describes life-changing experiences in the career of a distinguished physi­cian. In riveting first-person prose, Dr. Brendan Reilly takes us to the front lines of medicine today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Brilliant

  • By Jan on 06-20-14

Loved the narrator of a fascinating story

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

The book itself was very engaging, skillfully written intertwining patient stories with good information about insurance and the medical system. But most impressive to me was the narrator’s skill a dialec

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Trauma Room Two

  • By: Philip Allen Green MD
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

In every hospital emergency department there is a room reserved for trauma. It is a place where life and death are separated by the thinnest of margins. A place where some families celebrate the most improbable of victories while others face the most devastating of losses. A place where what matters the most in this life is revealed. Trauma Room Two is just such a place. In this collection of short stories, Dr. Green takes the listener inside the hidden emotional landscape of emergency medicine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Anonymous User on 11-09-17

Too much descriptive narrative

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

I realize that good writers need to paint a picture but this book was like the author was trying to paint the Sistine Chapel! I got through 1 1/2 chapters but couldnt take any more of the writer describing the patient' soccer shirts and varsity letters. Way too much! Returned it for a refund so I could buy a book with substance, not creative writing class descriptions.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Nurses

  • A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital
  • By: Alexandra Robbins
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Robbins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

In The Nurses, New York Times best-selling author and award-winning journalist Alexandra Robbins peers behind the staff-only door to write a lively, fast-paced story and a riveting work of investigative journalism. Robbins followed real-life nurses in four hospitals and interviewed hundreds of others in a captivating audiobook filled with joy and violence, miracles and heartbreak, dark humor and narrow victories, gripping drama and unsung heroism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True life nursing

  • By Van on 06-13-16

Too many details??

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

I loved the stories of the personal experiences but not the research so much. I'm sure a real nurse would appreciate the details of the studies and surveys and the tips on where to find help for a variety of issues. This would be a good book for anyone considering nursing as a career.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly

  • A Physician's First Year
  • By: Matt McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Matt McCarthy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

In medical school, Matt McCarthy dreamed of being a different kind of doctor - the sort of mythical, unflappable physician who could reach unreachable patients. But when a new admission to the critical care unit almost died his first night on call, he found himself scrambling. Visions of mastery quickly gave way to hopes of simply surviving hospital life, where confidence was hard to come by and no amount of med school training could dispel the terror of facing actual patients.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "my neurotic inner monologue"

  • By Mom/RN on 06-08-15

Couldn't put it down

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

A soul revealing story narrated by the author who gave a fine performance. So good I may listen to it again.

  • Midlife Happy Hour

  • Our Reward for Surviving Careers, Kids, and Chaos
  • By: Elaine Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Elaine Ambrose
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

More than 40 million middle-aged women are tumbling over the hill laughing all the way because the kids are grown, their menstrual periods stopped, and they survived at least four decades of arbitrary rules dictated by a crabby universe. They went to work with varying degrees of success and they brought home the bacon but threw it in the freezer and ordered pizza.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Middle-aged Women will Enjoy this Book!

  • By Amber on 12-28-16

Witty and entertaining story

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

The book itself was witty and quite well written. The narrator was so boring in her delivery that I stopped the audible and just read the book myself. I hate to say anything negative about anyone but really ... the narrator shouldn't quit her day job. Sorry.

  • Critical Care

  • A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between
  • By: Theresa Brown
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

In her former career as an English professor, Theresa Brown had been shielded from the harsh reality of death. That all changed the day she decided to become an oncology nurse. In Critical Care, Theresa writes powerfully and honestly about her first year on the hospital floor. With great compassion and a disarming sense of humor, she shares the trials and triumphs of her patients and comes to realize that caring for a patient means much more than simply treating a disease.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent all the way around!

  • By Tyler on 10-12-17

A revealing insight into a chemo nurse perspective

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

Having been a cancer patient and chemo recipient myself I found this book answering many of the questions I had about my angel nurses and their side of my treatment. All of my nurses, from the time of my diagnosis, surgery and chemo were kind, caring and supportive. This book was well written and the narrator was excellent. I love books written in the first person speaking the truth of their experiences and feelings of the events from their own perspective. I couldn't put it down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful