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  • Steve Jobs

  • The Exclusive Biography
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson (introduction)
  • Length: 25 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,159

In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More man, less tech, might have made a better book

  • By john on 11-24-11

Loved this very informative

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

Reviewed: 08-19-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes has some great stories in it and gives you a more nuanced view on who jobs was... A genius and a bit of an asshole it seems...

  • The Life of Lee

  • By: Lee Evans
  • Narrated by: Lee Evans
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Lee Evans is one of the best-loved comedians in the country; a Hollywood star able to sell out arenas in the blink of eye. But he was not always such a roaring success. Read unabridged by the man himself, the audiobook edition of The Life of Lee is an utterly hilarious and very moving autobiography, charting his ups and downs on the way to the top.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving and Inspiring

  • By Jahnos on 06-24-15

Very very well written and told.

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

Reviewed: 08-19-12

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I love the way he writes... He's better than most professional writers out there... Some of his stories are a bit hard... But I really enjoyed this a lot.

Any additional comments?

Just buy it... You won't regret it.

  • May I Have Your Attention Please?

  • By: James Corden
  • Narrated by: James Corden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 955

As far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place: in front of you, doing something to make you laugh, cry, shout, or giggle uncontrollably. At the age of 4, he grandstanded throughout his baby sister’s christening, standing on a chair in front of the whole congregation, pulling faces and cracking everyone up. Despite himself, the vicar was impressed. And from then on he couldn’t get enough of the spotlight, even when it always seemed to avoid him. Throughout his teens, he and his Dad trudged up and down towards London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Rachael Skinner on 06-29-16

Nice stories, but he's a bit young to have a bio

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

Reviewed: 08-19-12

Would you listen to May I Have Your Attention Please? again? Why?

Sure, it's a sweet and involving story of a young man making his dreams come true...

What about James Corden’s performance did you like?

He's just very nice and funny...

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes I laughed out loud frequently...

Any additional comments?

A tad on the light side that's all.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,188

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

Starts out amazing but King can't keep it up

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

Reviewed: 08-19-12

What made the experience of listening to 11-22-63 the most enjoyable?

The beginning with the time travel and the murder story is amazing, easily the most tension filled pages I have read in my life... But it goes downhill after that...

Which character – as performed by Craig Wasson – was your favorite?

Great voice, great delivery... One of the best readers I have listened to!

  • Small Man in a Book

  • By: Rob Brydon
  • Narrated by: Rob Brydon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

Who is the man behind the many voices of Rob Brydon? Read by the man himself, this audiobook memoir will reveal the warm heart behind one of Britain's favourite impressionists. A multi-award-winning actor, writer, comedian and presenter known for his warmth, humour and inspired impressions, Rob Brydon has quickly become one of our very favourite entertainers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and Interesting

  • By Kathy on 03-12-12

Cosy listening, easy on the ears but not great.

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

Reviewed: 08-19-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not really, it has its moments but it's not a book I love.

What about Rob Brydon’s performance did you like?

Great, little hard to understand in the beginning, but once you get used to the accent, he has a lovely voice...

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends

  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

A wryly funny and moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye.

Teen idol at 15, international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-1970s Malibu, where he embarked on his unrelenting pursuit of a career in Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A surprisingly brilliant book

  • By Björn on 11-18-12

Loved this and I'm not even a big fan of Lowe

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

Reviewed: 08-19-12

What did you like best about this story?

All the anecdotes about growing up in Malibu in LA, all the name dropping... All the inside stories about movies and stars I love... Read this if you grew up in the eighties!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I couldn't stop... I listened to the entire book in two days... Lowe has a great reading voice and stories to match.

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,540

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My First Completed Stephen King Novel

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 02-20-12

Starts out slow but has some nice moments.

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

Reviewed: 08-19-12

What did you like best about The Stand? What did you like least?

This book has too much character build-up... I really had to drag myself through the first couple of hours.

Would you be willing to try another book from Stephen King? Why or why not?

Yes, he isn't perfect, but I have loved many of his works, like The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption and so on...

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

It's good... Not great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mustaine

  • A Heavy Metal Memoir
  • By: Dave Mustaine, Joe Layden
  • Narrated by: Tom Wayland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

James Hetfield, with whom many years ago Mustaine founded a band known as Metallica, once observed, with some incredulity, that Mustaine must have been born with a horseshoe up his ass. That's how lucky he's been, how fortunate he is to be pulling breath after so many close calls. And Hetfield is right. Mustaine has been lucky. He has been blessed. But here's the thing about having a horseshoe lodged in your rectum: It also hurts like hell. And you never forget it's there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • peace sells...I'm buying!!!

  • By michael on 09-19-10

This guy goes on and on about his addictions

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

Reviewed: 08-19-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would have liked to hear more about his songwriting and less about his addictions.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance is ok, but not great.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful