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K. Burkhardt

Kansas & Nebraska
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  • Not Just Me

  • Anxiety, Depression, and Learning to Embrace Your Weird
  • By: Lisa Jakub
  • Narrated by: Lisa Jakub
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Lisa Jakub has always been a little weird. Sensitive. Emotional. Introverted. What else would you expect from a former child actor turned writer? But the issue wasn't just an artistic temperament; Lisa was constantly trying to hide her debilitating anxiety and depression. She assumed that retiring from her 18-year acting career and leaving Hollywood was going to be the cure for all of her issues. Guess how that worked out?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye and soul opening

  • By K. Burkhardt on 07-17-18

Eye and soul opening

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

Lisa explains, through though research, that one can truly embrace their weird, be ok by saying no, and be alone while doing so. She talks about the multiple "types" of issues that people face or encounter and gives extensive insight.

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  • You Look Like That Girl

  • A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up
  • By: Lisa Jakub
  • Narrated by: Lisa Jakub
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Lisa Jakub had what she was supposed to want: She was a working actor in Los Angeles. She had more than 40 movies and TV shows to her name. She had been in blockbusters like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day. She walked the red carpet and lived in the house she had bought when she was 15. But something was missing. Passion. Purpose. Happiness. In this funny and insightful book, Lisa chronicles the adventures of growing up in the film industry and her difficult decision to leave behind the only life she had ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Author opens up about life and living.

  • By K. Burkhardt on 07-22-15

Author opens up about life and living.

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

I've listened to the audio book two or three times now, and it's just as captivating each time. She tells her story clearly enough and thoroughly so that you feel her pain, anxiety, joy, cheers, and everything in between.

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  • Show Me the Buffet

  • By: John Pinette
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Hysterical! Ten years ago, Uproar took the explicit-lyrics, grown-up version of this classic performance off the market in favor of the edited "clean" version. Now, on the 10-year anniversary of that decision, we are happy to bring it back. Enjoy!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny - From an earlier recording

  • By Shawn on 03-23-11

Can't stop laughing!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-15

Decided to purchase after hearing Pinette on XM. Now we can't stop laughing at him, and with him. His stories might even help folks laugh at themselves too

  • Making Lite of Myself

  • By: John Pinette
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Welcome back, John! After two years of dancing in high heels on Broadway starring as Edna Turnblad in "Hairspray", John is finally back on the comedy stage. Making Lite of Myself is John's follow-up to the uproarious and extremely successful Show Me the Buffet which, years later, continues to attract fans. When asked to describe his stand-up, John Pinette says, "I talk about my life. It is the funniest thing I can think of. For some reason, people enjoy seeing me lose my cherub-like demeanor".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Ever!

  • By keynotes on 02-14-10

Non stop laughing

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

Reviewed: 05-22-15

Listening to this while traveling, and laughing the entire time. So so funny, well worth the effort

  • Pastrix

  • The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint
  • By: Nadia Bolz-Weber
  • Narrated by: Nadia Bolz-Weber
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 752

Nadia Bolz-Weber takes no prisoners as she reclaims the term "pastrix"(pronounced "pas-triks," a term used by some Christians who refuse to recognize female pastors) in her messy, beautiful, prayer-and-profanity laden narrative about an unconventional life of faith. Heavily tattooed and loud-mouthed, Nadia, a former stand-up comic, sure as hell didn't consider herself to be religious leader material-until the day she ended up leading a friend's funeral in a smoky downtown comedy club. Surrounded by fellow alcoholics, depressives, and cynics, she realized: These were her people. Maybe she was meant to be their pastor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WoW wOw WoW

  • By Deborah on 11-26-13

Insightful and inspiring

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

Reviewed: 03-12-15

Listened to this while traveling, found myself unable to pause it to take a break.
Nadia Bolz-Weber "says it like it is", which not only is moving, but helps me to remember that I, too, can be a pastor AND be a person.

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  • All By My Selves

  • Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me
  • By: Jeff Dunham
  • Narrated by: Jeff Dunham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

All By My Selves is comedy superstar Jeff Dunham's story as told by Jeff himself! This unique comedic audio release takes fans behind the curtain to explain how he turned a tired, vaudevillian art form into something truly modern and hip. Not only will Jeff reveal how he developed his act and lovable characters over the years, he'll also share the details of his life as working comedian and family man on the road.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Enjoyable

  • By Michelle on 12-11-10

Informative and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 01-27-15

The book is both informative and entertaining.
Full of laughs , mostly clean fun for the whole family

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,884

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired me to restart my meditation practice

  • By Julie W. Capell on 12-07-16
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

To the point

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

Reviewed: 08-18-14

What did you love best about 10% Happier?

Harris is straight and honest, giving his own life-examples, thus showing that he's experienced many of the ups and downs as anyone else.

What about Dan Harris’s performance did you like?

His honest, sincere, "gonna say it like it is" approach makes this a nice listen.

  • Just a Guy

  • Notes from a Blue Collar Life
  • By: Bill Engvall, Alan Eisenstock
  • Narrated by: Bill Engvall
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

Blue Collar Comedy star Bill Engvall is just a guy. He's been one his whole life. He can't help it; he was born that way. And that makes him an expert on the subject. For the record, here's the official definition of a guy: a person who doesn't think before he speaks. He can't. He's not that deep. Because a guy has only three basic needs: eating, sleeping, and sex. That's it. Just a Guy chronicles a lifetime in pursuit of those needs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Man Behind The Signs

  • By Christopher on 12-07-07

Just a Guy is just a guy

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

Reviewed: 03-15-14

What did you love best about Just a Guy?

Bill Engvall gives a humorous and lighthearted insight on his life, but also exposes his real self - admitting in parts how much of a guy, or real man, he really is, opening up about his family life, including one of the most scariest times of his life.
I laughed, I related, and I even found myself shedding a tear or two with this Guy.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was when he offered a doctor & staff some tickets.
... you'll have to hear the story to get the rest.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Engvall already says it - "Just a Guy"

Any additional comments?

Engvall's audiobook has plenty of breaks. Where many go on and on, he reads it in a simple way, with some "quick shots". This is a great listen for the long hauls or the "piece together for some short trips"

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