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David Buley

Long Beach, CA
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  • Girl Walks into a Bar...

  • Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle
  • By: Rachel Dratch
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dratch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,639
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,640

Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians." Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish - and dating. After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hanging out with Rachel Dratch

  • By LARRY on 04-30-12

Nice one Rach!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-15

A top story! I've never seen SNL (living in Australia) but I now get the gist of what Rachel brought to the show.

  • What Every BODY Is Saying

  • An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People
  • By: Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,221
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,605
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,582

Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Let Me Hear Your Body Talk

  • By Cynthia on 07-06-13

Insightful

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

Reviewed: 02-11-13

Would you listen to What Every BODY Is Saying again? Why?

Maybe, depends on how much I forget

Would you recommend What Every BODY Is Saying to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, some very insightful aspects to people watching

Which character - as performed by Paul Costanzo - was your favorite?

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Any additional comments?

  • The Last Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,222

The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, The return of modern day Mitch

  • By Jim on 11-19-12

Another Vince Flynn blockbuster

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

What did you love best about The Last Man?

The story, the Middle East setting.

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

Generally I liked the performance although I thought George's voice wasn't what I thought Mitch Rapp would sound like. I thought he'd sound younger. George did very good Pakistani and Middle East accents though.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

  • Nemesis: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 4

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Grainy CCTV footage shows a man walking into a bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn’t get his money in time, she is executed. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case. While Harry’s girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning the girl is found shot dead in her bed. Then Harry begins to receive threatening e-mails.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jo Nesbo at his best

  • By Lia on 10-08-12

A well-told story

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

If you could sum up Nemesis in three words, what would they be?

Complex, engaging, enjoyable

What other book might you compare Nemesis to and why?

Headhunters because its a complex story that brings the reader along slowly and confidently

Which character – as performed by Sean Barrett – was your favorite?

Harry

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No