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  • In Pieces

  • By: Sally Field
  • Narrated by: Sally Field
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850

In this intimate, haunting, literary memoir read by the author, an American icon tells her story for the first time, in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Life Story of Sally Field's

  • By Doris Anna Wright on 09-20-18

Profoundly good

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

It's been a while since I have read or (in this case ) listened to such insight by an author of a memoir. Sally has always been one of my favorite actresses and in this work she reveals the heart ,soul, and spirit of her work. The reason why she is so great that comes from a place of self deprivation, hurt, mental anxiety, reluctant ambition, And in the center, an over whelming passionate love she had for a somewhat clueless, but deeply devoted mother. It is truly like we are privy to Sally's self discovery and healing. She allows us to not only be the fly on the wallpaper of her life and memories, but at the end I felt as though she was confiding in me a deep truth. I for one never expected such honesty and I am deeply moved and honored.

  • Twain’s Feast

  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,584
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,556

Mark Twain, beloved American writer, performer, and humorist, was a self-proclaimed glutton. With the help of a chef and some friends, Nick Offerman presents the story of Twain’s life through the lens of eight of Mark Twain’s favorite foods.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Recycling

  • By Greg Hill on 11-17-18

I've love Mark Twain.....

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Honestly, I love these comedians usually, but I found this a boringly predictable affair.

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,232

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

A Legend talking to his underlings, lol.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

I love to hear these genius older generation talents talk about their lives. May it be Steve Martin, Carol Burnett,Tim Conway or Martin Short, they are so brilliant each in their own capacity.But here is a wonderful little recording of one of the very first original stand-up comedians. In conversation with these younger comedian ( well, younger to him) you can tell the influence and love that Mr..Newhart has given to them and the respect they have for him. In today's too seriously over politically correct world we live in, it is refreshing to hear the comedians one-on-one (no political bashing or taking the cheap way out) just have a honest discussion on what it takes to be a real comedian. Of course in Bob's day, he didn't need to drop a f-bomb every 10 seconds to be funny. He was clever, so intelligent, brilliant, and so so so funny. I really miss these days.

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  • O. Henry Short Stories, Vol. 1

  • By: O. Henry, William Sydney Porter
  • Narrated by: Bob Thomley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

O. Henry's short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great book at a great price

  • By Robert on 08-24-12

Wonderful story teller

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

What a wonderful story teller. an articulate, imaginative, intelligent, informative, entertaining, beautifully narrated work of art.

  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,462
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,661

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful southern historical fiction

  • By MissSusie66 on 02-27-15

Special, So very special...

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I just found this book and probably can't say too much that hasn't already been written about it, but this book effected so much. What an absolutely amazing narration, The characters, the story, the heart, the love.... It is a very simple heart wrenching love story handled so gently and with great dignity that I found myself crying, angry, and rejoicing. Wonderfully written and unbelievably narrated.... Special, very special.

  • Born with Teeth

  • A Memoir
  • By: Kate Mulgrew
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,680

Audie Award, Narration by Author, 2016. Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil", Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Memoir

  • By Jasmine on 07-23-15

Soooo great, to say the least

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I honestly bought this because of the title. Then, Entertaining, Honest, Articulate, Fantastically performed, enjoyed!

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,096
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,099

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

Very interestingly disturbing

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

One can't complain too much about a free book and so I didn't expect much, but this was a very interesting listen. Very well thoughtout, researched, articulate, unbelievable, spooky, and interestingly disturbing pieces of non-fictious work. There's a little language and the description of the murder scene details are a little graphic, but not gratuitous. The listener is read to, as though the narrator is telling you personally the story. Every angle is explored and even the accused is given his fair share.... well worth the download and time. That's my 2 cents worth

  • Unsinkable

  • A Memoir
  • By: Debbie Reynolds, Dorian Hannaway
  • Narrated by: Debbie Reynolds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

The definitive memoir by legendary actress and performer Debbie Reynolds - an entertaining and moving story of enduring friendships and unbreakable family bonds, of hitting bottom and rising to the top again - that offers a unique and deeply personal perspective on Hollywood and its elite, from the glory days of MGM to the present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Total fun with Debbie Reynolds

  • By S.P.C. on 10-06-15

Loved Loved loved IT!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Almost shocking with honesty. My beef alot of the time with so-called memoires or autobiographies from different actors is that they cut and paste then whitewash alot of the facts, making themselves look good. But, it seems that Miss Reynolds holds nothing back. Her delivery is wonderfully old Hollywood like a gossip columnist almost. What a loss when she past last year.

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  • All the Winters After

  • A Novel
  • By: Seré Prince Halverson
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,273

Kachemak Winkel never intended to come back to his hometown of Caboose, Alaska, where his family died in a plane crash 20 years earlier. When he finally musters the courage to return and face his painful memories, he's surprised to find a mysterious young woman living in his abandoned house.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ambivalent

  • By Bonnie on 04-21-16

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 06-03-17

I don't know what I expected when I bought this one, and it's not that it was badly written, but yet I felt disappointed. I actually said to myself at the end...eh. Honestly for me the story was very predictable. I did enjoy the narration and the historical parts. Other than that well, just predictable. That's my 2 cents worth

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  • A Killer Among Us

  • By: Charles Bosworth
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,020

On March 16, 1992, Elizabeth DeCaro, a 28 year-old mother of four, was found dead in her own home, murdered execution-style with two bullets to the head. Her husband, Rick, was immediately a suspect, having previously struck her "accidentally" with the family van after taking out a $100,000 life insurance policy on her. A Killer Among Us presents the true shocking story of Elizabeth's family and their search for justice against the man who continued to play father to the children whose mother he had killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By A. Ellis on 10-23-15

Enjoyed listening.....

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Being from this part of Missouri, I remember when this crime occurred. it was very interesting listening to the facts of the case and nothing was left out. So many details that I felt I really knew this family. If you are a reporter or an investigator kind you will really really love this book, but for a someone expecting a television episode of 48 hours or one of the others, this may not be one for you. When I say it's detailed, I really mean it is detailed. From the beginning to the end it is filled with no empty space. You get all the facts, figures, scenarios , family Dynamics, the history and everything else. I really thought the case was cut and dry, in my opinion, but I personally enjoyed following the story and the investigators but honestly if it hadn't been for the incredible narration of Kevin Pierce it would have one of those books I would have listened to over a greater period of time. But Mr. Pierce is incredible and I found myself mesmerized by his voice..... That's my two cents worth.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful