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  • Waiting to Be Heard

  • A Memoir
  • By: Amanda Knox
  • Narrated by: Amanda Knox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807

Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit. In the fall of 2007, the 20-year-old college coed left Seattle to study abroad in Italy, but her life was shattered when her roommate was murdered in their apartment. After a controversial trial, Amanda was convicted and imprisoned. But in 2011, an appeals court overturned the decision and vacated the murder charge. Free at last, she returned home to the U.S., where she has remained silent, until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating Story- Buy it now!

  • By Brock on 05-03-13

I hear you, Amanda

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

First of all, it is horrifying that this happened to an innocent person, but it definitely happens, and also happens far too often in this country.

Her explanation of why she admitted to things that didn’t actually happen is dead on. It is so hard for the average person to understand why a normal, intelligent, honest, well-behaved person would say things that aren’t true when put under police pressure. The tactics the police use are not as effective as they would like to admit. Too many wrongful convictions in the world. Let’s face it, police officers are NOT trained in psychology, and do not have to get a PhD, so why are they in a position to determine if someone is lying or telling the truth?!

Amanda’s story/experience highlight the need for change. This is more than just a memoir. It is an eye opening account of just one of the MANY wrongfully convicted people in the world. You never think it could happen to you, but trust me, it can. And the saddest part is the innocent have nothing to hide, so they put so much trust in a system that fails them to the worst degree.

Overall, the book is written in a compelling manner, easy to follow along despite many names and places. Her reading is very helpful in conveying the emotion. I’m sorry this ever happened to Amanda Knox.

  • Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins

  • My A-Z Index
  • By: Kathy Griffin
  • Narrated by: Kathy Griffin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308

From New York Times best-selling author Kathy Griffin, an A-Z compendium of the celebrities she's met over the years and the jaw-dropping, charming, and sometimes bizarre anecdotes only she can tell about them. Starting with Woody Allen and making pit stops with Demi Lovato, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Donald Trump, Kathy Griffin finally lifts the veil on her never-before-told run-ins with the famous and the infamous.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Kathy is something else !!

  • By MovieFan on 09-19-18

Strong performance; read very well, like she is just chatting with you

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

Loved the performance. The story was interesting in that I gained insight into what she does and why she does it. I get the "pushing the envelope" as an artist, wether or not I approve of it. There are some really great stories of celebrities, and she does name names. I liked the A to z format. She is clever, intelligent, and lives in a world of blurred lines to begin with, so ofcourse all of us in the land of black and white norms are aghast at some of what she says/does.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Between Breaths

  • A Memoir of Panic and Addiction
  • By: Elizabeth Vargas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Vargas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762

From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, "I am an alcoholic," to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. Now, in Between Breaths, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety - which began suddenly at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam - and how she dealt with this anxiety as she came of age, to her eventually turning to alcohol for relief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brave and Beautiful

  • By LAFalls on 09-14-16

Realness and honesty at its finest.

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

I never would have imagined all she had been through. This book is fantastic. She puts herself out there, and that is commendable. She didn't have to do that. She is brilliant, funny, and strong. I don't think anyone else could have read this on her behalf. She reports on so much controversy that it was as if hearing a report on herself. That must have been so difficult.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Magnolia Story

  • By: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,217
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,810
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,769

Are you ready to see your fixer-upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like: Who are these people? What's the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super entertaining!

  • By M. Ryder on 06-25-17

Superb - and I never really knew who they were before reading this.

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

Didn't really watch their show but after reading this, I want to be their neighbor! One of the best audio books to date. Full of personality, range of emotions, real life struggles and successes, this was so inspiring.

  • 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

A decent story of someone forced into acting as a child, just not worth an entire book.

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

Parts of this story were good, however it was clearly dragged out into enough words to get a book deal, or edited to omit some really eye opening parts. I appreciate her honesty and willingness to say she did not want to be a long-term actress. I feel like the point was rehashed over and over, and it came off as being bitter about the life she was blessed with. I wanted to recommend this book to a friend, but there is nothing in it to give it enough substance unless you were a fan of hers to begin with. I had no idea who she was.